Rodney Horton, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Undergoing treatment for heart arrhythmias can be a trying time for people. I try to relate to patients in a way that lets them know they have all the time in the world to talk. I want all my patients to be as confident in their treatment as I am.
Now among the leading physicians in his field, Dr. Rodney Horton’s accomplished career in electrophysiology can be traced back to a difficult case he experienced as a young doctor during his internship. It was a patient who had been experiencing frequent, unexplained black outs. The cause eluded the medical team until, finally, heart tracing revealed the problem to be a subtle rhythm disturbance. Frustrated by the difficulty of the diagnosis, Dr. Horton learned all he could about electrophysiology. It would become his specialty, and the man with the difficult diagnosis would become his first ablation patient.
Dr. Horton earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he also completed his fellowship in electrophysiology. Also at UT Southwestern Medical School, he has served as an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology.
He is a recipient of the Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence and the Rotary International Fellowship for Study Abroad at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in the field of medicine. Dr. Horton also presented as a guest lecturer at the prestigious Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium in 2006.
At the top the list of his most important accomplishments, though, Dr. Horton places all the patients he has helped during his career.
- M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
- Fellowship (Cardiac Electrophysiology), University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
- Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence
- Rotary International Fellowship for Study Abroad at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)
- Travis County Medical Society
- Texas Medical Association