Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center - Houston, TX

Dr. Jerry Estep

Jerry D. Estep,

Jerry D. Estep, MD, FACC

Medical Director, Heart Transplant

Clinical Expertise

  • Advanced heart failure and heart transplantation inpatient Care
  • Diagnostic Right and Left Heart catheterization, RV Biopsies
  • Level III TTE, TEE and DSE interpretation

Selected Professional Activity

  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • Heart Failure Society of America, Member

Research Interest

  • Treatment of Hyponatremia
  • Effects of Intravenous BG9928 on Body Weight
  • Diuretic Optimization Strategies Evaluation in Acute Heart Failure
  • Protocol for the Cardiorenal Rescue Study in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure


  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry- University of Texas, Austin, 1994
  • College of Engineering, University of Texas, El Paso, 1992

Dr. Estep's Biography

Dr. Jerry Estep is a cardiologist in the Critical Care Unit at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Dr. Estep is board certified in internal medicine and Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Dr. Estep has contributed to several published articles on heart failure and is involved in research on heart failure and transplantation. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, completed his residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Baylor. He has received numerous awards, including “Most Outstanding Clinical Cardiology Fellow” from Baylor and “Most Outstanding Resident Instructor” from UT Southwestern.