John M Erikson
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Erikson, MD

  • Cardiologist
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About me

About Me

John Erikson, M.D., Ph.D., a cardiologist specializing in cardiovascular imaging, is Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas and Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. He is a staff physician at the University Health Systems University Hospital, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital, UT Health Physicians, and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center, Medical Director of the University Hospital Non-Invasive Laboratories, and Medical Director of the Bartter Research Unit at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital.
After completing undergraduate study in biochemistry atNorthTexasState University, Dr. Erikson attended medical and graduate school atSouthwesternMedicalCenter inDallas,Texas where he received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, and completed his residency training atParklandMemorialHospital. He received his cardiology training at Southwestern Medical Center and received advanced echocardiography training at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital before joining the faculty in San Antonio, where he participates in patient care, teaching, and clinical research. He has been elected to Fellowship in the, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, and American Heart Association.
Dr. Erikson has received grant support from the Texas Affiliate of the American Heart Association to study proinflammatory cytokines in acute ischemia/reperfusion and investigating novel delivery techniques for gene therapy in the acute setting. His current research and clinical interests are related to non-invasive imaging, valvular heart disease, and percutaneous valve therapies.






  • Award



Medical School:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac Device Implant
  • Complication Associated With Cardiac Implant
  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Fainting
  • Heart Throbbing
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Long Qt Syndrome
  • Myocardial Disease
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia