Dr. James M. Wilson

Dr. Wilson trained in General and Interventional Cardiology at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital/Texas Heart Institute. He worked for several years with the most respected physicians in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery before becoming the director of the teaching program. While at THI, Dr. Wilson helped to begin the Cardiac-MRI diagnostic testing center, was the principle cardiologist involved in developing the STEMI program for treatment of Heart Attack and introduced routine Radial/Wrist access heart catheterization to the catheterization laboratory. He maintains his interest in Electrocardiogram interpretation and the Cardiac physical examination for diagnosis.


University: Louisiana Tech Univ., Ruston, LA 1986
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 1990.
Residency: Internal Medicine, Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX 1993
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX 1997


General and Interventional Cardiology
Established with Steven Neish: Joint Training Program for Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Texas Heart Institute/Texas Children’s Hospital
Originating Co-Director Cardiovascular MRI St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Key Cardiology Physician creating the St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital STEMI program
Initiated and Maintain Heartsounds Lab teaching website,

Academic Appointments

Robert J. Hall Chair of Cardiovascular Disease 2008-2016
Director of Cardiology Education, SLEH/Texas Heart Institute 2003-2016
Professional Staff Texas Heart Institute 1997-2016

Honors and Awards

Lambda Sigma Honor Society
Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre Medical Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Paracelsus Award for excellence in Toxicology
John Taylor Halsey Award for excellence in Pharmacology
Chief Medical Resident for St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital 1994
Chief Cardiology Fellow 1996
Outstanding Cardiology Fellow 1997
Resident Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine 1999-2003, 2007-2014
Robert J. Hall Teaching Award – 2007

This blog is intended to inform and teach about Cardiology. It includes comments and opinions about procedures but is intended only for educational purposes. We cannot be held liable for its content and is not intended as a how-to manual.

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