$$ Beth Brickner, MD Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center


UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Board Certification American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease
Languages Spoken: English,


Beth Brickner, M.D., is a clinical cardiologist at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in echocardiography.

After receiving her undergraduate degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati, she earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Brickner completed internal medicine training at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then performed her cardiology fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Brickner is an expert at interpreting images of human hearts that did not form the way "normal" hearts do. She says that it is important to monitor congenital heart disease patients throughout childhood and then transition them to a skilled adult congenital heart disease clinic as they get older.

"We have wonderful collaborative relationships with adult and pediatric care teams across our affiliated centers," Dr. Brickner says. "This allows patients to get the best surgery for their defect by the most experienced surgeon at the institution that's right for them."

Dr. Brickner says that the reality is that congenital heart disease is a lifelong disease and is not something people grow out of because they had one or more surgeries in childhood.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (1985)


University of Michigan (1988), Internal Medicine


UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (1991), Cardiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
  • Echocardiography

Selected Publications

  • Congenital Heart Disease., M. Elizabeth Brickner, MD Eric J. Topol’s Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine2007 3rd edition 502-536
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography: Indications and Applications., Gail E. Peterson, M. Elizabeth Brickner, Sharon C. Reimold Circulation 2003 in press
  • Valvar Aortic Stenosis., M. Elizabeth Brickner Gatzoulis, et al: Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2003 in press
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults, Parts I and II., M. Elizabeth Brickner, L. David Hillis, Richard A. Lange New England Journal of Medicine January 2000 Vol. 342 256-263, 334-342

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Heart Association
  • Member, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Member, International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Charles B. Mullins, MD Professorship in Clinical Practice and Teaching in Cardiology  - Professorship (2010)
  • Member of Southwestern Academy of Teachers  - Membership (2009)
  • Socrates Award - Medical Student Teaching Award (2008)