Dr. Anne H. Dougherty graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina with highest honors. She received her medical degree and completed her residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. Then Dr. Dougherty completed her cardiology and electrophysiology fellowship training at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.
Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. Dougherty specializes in ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, defibrillation, electrophysiology and pacing.
Dr. Dougherty holds multiple roles at McGovern Medical School, including professor in the Division of Cardiovascular. Long an advocate of responsible clinical research and the rights and welfare of human research participants, Dr. Dougherty has also promoted the appropriate representation of women in clinical research trials. She has been the executive chair of the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects since 2004. She assumed the role of institutional official and vice president of the Human Research Protection Programs in 2011.
Throughout her career, Dr. Dougherty has received many honors and awards, including Top Doctor by US News and World Report in 2011, Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Service at McGovern Medical School in 1996, the 1997 YWCA Outstanding Women of Achievement—Medicine, Science and Technology Award, and the 1997-1998 American Heart Association’s Paul Dudley White Award. She is a past president of both the Houston Cardiology Society and the Houston Electrophysiology Society.