John J. Warner, M.D., FAHA

EVP, Health System Affairs, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Former President, American Heart Association, 2017-2018

John J. Warner, M.D., FAHA

John Warner, M.D., FAHA is an Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Also at UT Southwestern, he is the Jim and Norma Smith Distinguished Chair for Interventional Cardiology.

As president, Warner is chief volunteer scientific and medical officer, responsible for medical, scientific and public health matters. 
Warner is chairperson of the association’s Science Advisory & Coordinating Committee and also a member of its Advocacy Coordinating Committee, Corporate Operations Coordinating Committee, Executive Committee, and International Committee. He was the 2012-14 president of the association’s SouthWest Affiliate, and the 2010-12 president of its Dallas Division. He has been a member of the association’s national board of directors since 2014.

He has been a leading voice in local advocacy initiatives in priority areas including smoke-free air, CPR training, and systems of care. He chaired the association’s Advocacy Coordinating Committee from 2014 to 2017.