Dr Jarett Barry

Dr Jarett Barry

Dr Jarett Barry

Jarett D. Berry, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Clinical Sciences, he is a Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care. Dr. Berry is a general cardiologist whose main clinical and research focus is primary prevention. Dr. Berry earned his medical degree and completed a residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern. He then completed postdoctoral fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and cardiovascular epidemiology at Northwestern University, where he also earned a master of science in clinical investigation. Board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2008.

Cardiovascular disease develops long before its signs and symptoms do, says preventive cardiologist and physician-scientist Jarett D. Berry, M.D. “Heart disease doesn’t magically appear when people are 75 or 80,” he says. “What determines our risk for cardiovascular disease at 80 is our risk factors at 40 – and that’s the perspective we apply to our clinical care at UT Southwestern Medical Center.”Dr. Berry’s clinical and research focus is primary prevention, and he evaluates and treats patients for conditions such as atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lipid disorders. He also cares for patients suffering from conditions that include coronary artery disease, heart failure, and angina, as well as those who have suffered cardiovascular events such as heart attacks. Dr. Berry believes that integrating his research interests with his clinical pursuits helps him to provide insightful, evidence-based care. “I enjoy bringing evidence-based care into my practice to provide my patients with good counsel and perspective as they undertake lifestyle changes and consider the risks and benefits of treatment,” he says. “We use our data to show patients that their exercise patterns in middle age impact their heart disease risk for the rest of their lives – just as much as things like diabetes and hypertension do.”

A busy clinical investigator, Dr. Berry has published nearly 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. His work is funded by both the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Institutes of Health. He is also active in UT Southwestern’s research partnership with Dallas’s Cooper Institute. Dr. Berry is a Fellow of the AHA and actively involved with the organization, serving on a number of committees. He has won numerous awards for his research, including the Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Award from the AHA. His research has been covered extensively by the media, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.