Robert W. Smalling, M.D.
Dr. Richard W. Smalling is the Jay Brent Sterling Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Co-Director, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. A native Texan, Dr. Smalling received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, M.S. in Bio-Medical Engineering, M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas and did his residency training and cardiology fellowship at UCSD. Board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine, Richard is the medical director of the Hermann Heart Center at Hermann Hospital in Houston, the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and more than a dozen textbook chapters. He is an Associate Editor of Circulation and is on the editorial board of several other Cardiovascular journals. Dr. Smalling is an active investigator in clinical cardiology in the areas of thrombolysis, new interventional devices and percutaneous left ventricular assist devices. In addition to his clinical duties as an interventional cardiologist, Richard has an active animal physiology laboratory engaged in evaluation of mechanisms for prevention of reperfusion injury as well as new device development for coronary interventions and left ventricular assist.

Dr. Smalling has received grant/research support from Centocor/Boston Scientific within the last three years.