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Women of Influence – Jodie L. Hurwitz, M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; North Texas Heart Center
By D Partner Studio | |Photography by Bret Redman

Dr. Jodie Hurwitz has been improving the heart health of her patients throughout North Texas and beyond for more than 30 years. She is a part of the 15-member North Texas Heart Center team, serves as the director of the electrophysiology lab at Medical City Heart Hospital, and president of the North Texas Electrophysiology Society. Dr. Hurwitz also serves as the president of the Heart Rhythm Society, an organization comprised of electrophysiologists from 94 countries. She is one in only seven female physicians to hold this office and the first from a private practice.

Dr. Hurwitz became interested in electrophysiology in medical school. At the time, few women were pursuing this specialty—and not much has changed. “Only 12 percent of electrophysiology physicians are women,” she says. “Women tend to go into fields where there are women leaders; if they don’t see someone like themselves, they aren’t as likely to pursue it.” Today, Dr. Hurwitz is an impressive example of what these female physicians can achieve.

“I love what I do,” Dr. Hurwitz says. “I travel a lot for work, but when I return, I am always reminded how much I love my day job, taking care of patients and working in the lab. I’m happiest on days I’m wearing scrubs.”


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