Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Jerry D. Estep, M.D.

Jerry D. Estep, M.D.


Jerry D. Estep, M.D.

Jerry D. Estep, M.D.

Assistant Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
The Methodist Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-1100
Fax: 713-790-6334


B.A.   University of Texas at Austin (Biochemistry)
M.D.   Baylor College of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training

Internal Medicine Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital/VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Cardiology Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX



Dr. Estep received numerous honors during his education and postdoctoral training, including membership in the prestigious Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, and awards for Most Outstanding Resident Instructor and Most Outstanding Clinical Cardiology Fellow. He assumed his position at Methodist in 2007.

Description of Research

Dr. Estep conducts clinical trails of novel therapies and investigational new drugs in patients with decompensated heart failure and mechanical circulatory support/LVADS for heart failure.

Major Areas of Research

Heart failure, mechanical circulatory support/LVADS for heart failure, investigational new drugs

Recent Publications

Estep JD, Stainback RF, Little SH, Torre G, Zoghbi WA. The role of echocardiography and other imaging modalities in patients with left ventricular assist devices. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Oct;3(10):1049-64

Torre-Amione G, Orrego CM, Khalil N, Kottner-Assad C, Leveque C, Celis R, Youker KA, Estep JD. Therapeutic plasma exchange a potential strategy for patients with advanced heart failure. J Clin Apher. 2010 Sep 24

Estep J. Percutaneous device therapy to prevent and treat acute decompensated heart failure. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2009;5(3):16-25

Torre-Amione G, Southard RE, Loebe MM, Youker KA, Bruckner B, Estep JD, Tierney M, Noon GP. Reversal of secondary pulmonary hypertension by axial and pulsatile mechanical circulatory support. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Feb;29(2):195-200

Estep JD, Shah DJ, Nagueh SF, Mahmarian JJ, Torre-Amione G, Zoghbi WA. The role of multimodality cardiac imaging in the transplanted heart. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Sep;2(9):1126-40

Estep J. Diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Journal Methodist DeBakey Heart Vascular Center 2008; Vol 4(3): 8-12

Ramasubbu K, Estep J, White DL, Deswal A, Mann DL. Experimental and clinical basis for the use of statins in patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Jan 29;51(4):415-26

Estep JD, Aguilar D. Diabetes and heart failure in the post-myocardial infarction patient. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2006 Dec;3(4):164-9

Estep, JD, et al. Ruptured sinus of valsalva: Cardiosource; American College of Cardiology; clinical collections/case studies. 2005 Sept-Oct. http://www.cardiosouce.com

Estep JD, Mehta SK, Uddin F, King L, Toto KH, Nelson LL, Dries DL, Yancy CW, Drazner MH. Beta-blocker therapy in patients with heart failure in the urban setting: moving beyond clinical trials. Am Heart J. 2004 Dec;148(6):958-63.