J. James Rohack, MD, FACC, FACP

Baylor Scott & White Health

Chief Health Policy Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health
Director, Center for Healthcare Policy
Medical Director for System Improvement, Scott & White Health Plan
Courtney Centennial Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Patient Care Emphasis
General and Consultative Cardiology

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    August 25, 1986

  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX, MD, 1980
  • University of Texas at El Paso, TX, BS, 1976

  • Specialty Training
  • Cardiology Clinical Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    The William R. Courtney Centennial Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities; Professor of Internal Medicine and Humanities in Medicine

    Publications and Research
  • Rohack J. AMA and patient safety. Texas Medicine 2005; 101[1]:75-76.
  • Godley P, Nguyen A, Yokoyama K, Rohack J, Woodward B, Chiang T. Improving hypertension care in a large group-model MCO. Am.J.Health Syst.Pharm. 2003; 60[6]:554-564.
  • Godley P, Pham H, Rohack J, Woodward B, Yokoyama K, Maue SK. Opportunities for improving the quality of hypertension care in a managed care setting. Am.J.Health Syst.Pharm. 2001; 58[18]:1728-1733.
  • Rajam, MH, Villamaria, FJ, Rohack, JJ. Evaluating the status of translating research into practice in major academic healthcare system, Academic Medicine Intl Jnl of Tech Ass in Health Care 2009, 25(1), 84-89
  • Edwards, WV, Rohack JJ, A shared commitment to ending disparities in care, Jnl of National Medical Association, 101(6), 623-624
  • Rohack, JJ, A dangerous precedent: the cosmetic surgery tax, Ann of Plastic Surgery 66(2), 109
  • Gooch, GR, Finley, M, Rohack JJ, The Moral from Sorrell: Educate, Don''t Legislate, Health Matrix: Jnl of Law-Medicine, 23 (in print)

  • Awards and Honors
  • Top 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare
  • 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare
  • "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015
  • America's Top Cardiologist
  • UTEP Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2008
  • Golden Nugget Distinguished Alumnus Award, UTEP College of Liberal Arts, 2002
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award, UTMB, 2000
  • Paul Ledbetter Physician Volunteer of the Year Award, American Heart Association Texas Affillitate, 1997
  • American Heart Association Distinguished Service Award, 1990

  • Professional Memberships
  • Former president, American Medical Association
  • Former president, Texas Medical Association

  • Languages Spoken


    Scott & White Clinic - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508