Dr. H. Vernon Anderson

Dr. H. Vernon Anderson

Professor of Medicine Cardiology
University of Texas Health Science Center
McGovern Medical School
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
Houston, Texas

I began my career in electrical engineering and computer science, but quickly migrated to medicine and cardiology, and ultimately to interventional cardiology. I trained at Emory University in Atlanta with Andreas Gruentzig, considered to be the father of interventional cardiology, and with his partners Spencer King and John Douglas.

While at Emory I worked with William (Bill) Weintraub and learned about databases and large-scale analytics. A few years later I helped Bill establish the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry. This was my introduction to informatics and interoperability, which I have been building on ever since.

Over the past 20 years I have served on numerous committees, task forces, and work groups devoted to data standards and informatics, as well as electronic representation of information in computer networks.

Current Research Interest:
Much of the practical application of my work is in quality metrics and performance measures, which rely on both accurate data and appropriate analytics, and which for the most part has been focused on quality of care and clinical outcomes.

Key Manuscripts:
Slotwiner DJ, Abraham RL, Al-Khatib SM, Anderson HV, Bunch TJ, Ferrara MG, Lippman N, Serwer GA, Steiner PR, Tcheng JE, Varma N, Wilkoff BL. HRS White Paper on Interoperability of Data from Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs), Heart Rhythm (2019), doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.05.002.

Anderson HV. Information technology data standards in cardiology: what, why, and how come. Radcliffe Cardiology, US Cardiology Review 2016;10:43-45.

Sanborn TA, Tcheng JE, Anderson HV, Chambers CE, Cheatham SL, DeCaro MV, Durack JC, Everett AD, Gordon JB, Hammond WE, Hijazi ZM, Kashyap VS, Knudtson M, Landzberg MJ, Martinez-Rios MA, Riggs LA, Sim KH, Slotwiner DJ, Solomon H, Szeto WY, Weiner BH, Weintraub WS, Windle JR, ACC/AHA/SCAI 2014 Health Policy Statement on Structured Reporting for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014;63:2591-2623.

Anderson HV, Weintraub WS, Radford MJ, Kremers MS, Roe MT, Shaw RE, Pinchotti DM, Tcheng JE. Standardized cardiovascular data for clinical research, registries, and patient care. A report from the Data Standards Workgroup of the National Cardiovascular Research Infrastructure Project. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013; 61: 1835 1846.

H. Vernon Anderson