$$ David E. Fixler, MD Professor Scholar at UT Southwestern Medical Center


UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
Languages Spoken: English,


David E. Fixler, M.D., is a cardiologist at Children’s Health and a professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Dr. Fixler completed his cardiology fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and postdoctoral research at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Fixler’s clinical interests include hypertension, Kawasaki disease and the epidemiology of congenital heart defects. 

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

University of Chicago (1964)


Childrens Memorial Medical Ctr (1967), Pediatrics


University of CA at San Francisco School of Med (1971), Cardiovascular Disease
Childrens Memorial Medical Ctr (1967), Pediatric Cardiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of congenital heart disease

Selected Publications

  • Five-year survival of Texas infants with a functional single ventricle born during 1996-2003. Fixler DE, Nembhard WN, Salemi JL, Ethen MK, Canfield MA. Circulation 2010 121 644-650
  • Mortality resulting from congenital heart disease among children and adults in the United States, 1999 to 2006. Gilboa SM, Salemi JL, Nembhard WN, Fixler DE, Correa AC. Circulation 2010 122 2254-63
  • Relationship between ambient air quality and selected birth defects, Seven County Study, Texas, 1997-2000. Gilboa SM, Mendola P, Olshan AF, Savitz DA, Loomis D, Herring AH, Fixler D. Am J Epidemiology 2005 162 238-252
  • Ethnicity and socioeconomic status: impact on the diagnosis of congenital heart disease. Fixler DE, Pastor P, Sigman E and Eifler CW J Am Coll Cardiol 1993 21 1722-6
  • The validity of mass blood pressure screening in children, Fixler DE, and Laird WP Pediatrics 1983 72 459-463

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Cardiology
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Society for Pediatric Research

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Robert L. Moore, MD - Distinguished Service Award for Medicine, Children’s Medical Center (2000)
  • The Dr. Fred Brooksaler - Pediatric Teaching Professorship (1999)
  • American Heart Association Gladys Fashena Award - Outstanding contribution to Pediatric Cardiology (1991)
  • Residents Teaching Awards, 1983-4, 1987-8 - Awarded by Children’s Medical Center for teaching excellence (1988)
  • Variety Club of Texas Humanitarian of the Year Award - Humanitarian of the Year Award (1985)