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Patrick Roughneen, MD
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Languages: English
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Dr. Patrick Roughneen hails from Ireland and was educated in Great Britain.  He attended Medical School in England and completed his General Surgery residency training at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he later entered Cardiac Surgical Residency Training at The Texas Heart Institute in Houston under the direction of Dr. Denton Cooley.  Following this he pursued an additional Fellowship in Congenital Heart Surgery at the Hospital For Sick Children in London, England, thereafter returning to the United States.

Dr. Roughneen was formerly Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Loyola University Chicago and Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School while in practice in Dallas.  He is now currently appointed as Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at UTMB.

During his career Dr. Roughneen has been an invited reviewer for several esteemed medical journals to advance knowledge in cardiac surgery and has published over fifty articles in peer review journals.  He has a particular interest in Adult Congenital Heart Surgery, Valve Surgery and Surgery for Heart Failure patients.  He was also Founded and served as Chairman Of Premier Patient Healthcare, one of the most successful Accountable Care Organizations in Texas aimed at providing quality, affordable healthcare to Medicare and Privately Insured patients in Texas.  He is also a member of several esteemed medical societies and was appointed as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He is also actively involved in improvements in Healthcare Quality in the State of Texas and has testified to the 86th Texas Legislature in Austin in 2015 on behalf of patients and physicians.  He has also chaired and served on several hospital patient quality assurance committees.  In his spare time Dr. Roughneen is avid in his pursuit of golf, fitness and travel. 

Medical/Professional School:

University of Leicester - Leicester, England, MD, 1982


General Medicine and Cardiology, Falkirk Royal Infirmary - Falkirk, Scotland, 1983

General Surgery and Transplantation, Professional Surgical Unit, Western Infirmary - Glasgow, Scotland, 1983

Surgical Specialties (Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Accident and Emergency Medicine), Western Infirmary and Southern General Hospital - Glasgow, Scotland

General Surgery, University of Texas Medical School - Houston, TX, 1991

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Texas Heart Institute - Houston, TX, 1993

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children - London, England

Senior registrar in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Harley Street Clinic - London, England


Surgical Research (Surgical Immunology), University of Texas Medical School - Houston, TX


American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

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*Dr. Roughneen is great. I love the job the team did on me. Best care I've ever had.Dec 10,2019
Very genuine and honest care and did everything to ensure my confidence in my care and recovery results.Mar 07,2019
The cardiac team were caring, helpful and gave me peace of mind.Aug 09,2018
His concern for my health seem very sincere. Also someone you can talk to openly.Jun 22,2017
He will be heart transplant surgeon - very calming.Aug 25,2016
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