Cara A. East, MD, FACP, FAPCR

About Dr. East


Dr. Cara East is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography. Dr. East has practiced and served patients in the Dallas area since 1995 with privileges at Baylor University Medical Center. In 2010 Dr. East left to pursue her love of research. She rejoined Texas Heart Center where she continues with her research as well as clinic practice.

She has practiced general cardiology since 1990, with a special expertise in prevention and lipid disorders. She leads a clinical research division that coordinates studies for over 20 physicians. The Center has studies in stem cell treatment for heart disease, renal artery nerve ablation for the treatment of hypertension, anti-inflammatory drugs for the prevention of recurrent events after a heart attack, drugs to protect the kidneys in open heart surgeries, drugs to protect the heart and brain in congestive heart failure, drugs to lower cholesterol levels in dialysis patients, and genetic studies of the general population for the National Institutes of Health. She is a professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine where she teaches medical students and residents. Many college students rotating through the Research Center have gone on to medical school. She lives in Dallas with her husband.

Office Location

Baylor University Medical Center

3600 Gaston Avenue,
Suite 851
Dallas, Texas 75246


  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Treatment of Risk Factors for Heart Disease
  • Clinical Research, Echocardiography

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate: Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Dallas, TX
  • Residency Training: Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship: Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society


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