Mary Brickner, M.D.


Endowed Title: Charles B. Mullins, M.D. Professorship in Clinical Practice and Teaching in Cardiology

Department: Internal Medicine


Dr. Beth Brickner is a clinical cardiologist who specializes in echocardiography and adult congenital heart disease. She did her undergraduate training at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, obtained her medical degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, completed Internal Medicine training at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the completed cardiology fellowship training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. She joined the medical school faculty at UT Southwestern in 1991 and is currently  Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. She is the medical director of the Cardiovascular (Echocardiography) Laboratory at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, is the Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic at UT Southwestern, and is the Director of the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Center for Cardiovascular Disease Research. Her clinical interests focus on congenital heart disease in adults, valvular heart disease, and heart disease in pregnancy.


Medical School The Ohio State University (1985)
Residency University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (1988), Internal Medicine
Fellowship UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1991), Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Interests

Marfan & Other Congenital Defects
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Valve Defects
  • Ebstein Abnormality
  • Fontan Circulation
  • Mitral Atresia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Single Ventricle
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Truncus Arteriosus
Congenital Heart Disease
  • Arrhythmias in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Bacterial Endocarditis in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cyanotic Congenital Heart
  • Dextrocardia
  • Eisenmenger's Syndrome
  • Syncope in Congenital Heart Disease
High Risk Pregnancy in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Contraception & Family Planning for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Education Focused on Understanding Cardiovascular Issues with Pregnancy & Congenital Heart Disease
  • Peri- & Postpartum Management in Conjunction with High Risk Obstetricians
Cardiac Evaluations in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Evaluation for Cardiac & Non-Cardiac Surgeries
  • Evaluation for Catheter-based Diagnostics & Interventions
  • Evaluation for Electrophysiologic Diagnostics & Interventions
  • Routine & Advanced Imaging (Echocardiogram, Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT)
Pediatric Transitioning to Adult Congenital Cardiac Care
  • Clinical Follow up for Patients with Repair of Congenital Heart Disease as Children
  • Clinical Management of Tetralogy of Fallot for Patients with Repair as Children
  • Individualized Therapies for Congenital Heart Disease Patient's Symptoms
  • Long Term Management & Evaluation of Atrial & Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Treatment of Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries

Research Interests

  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
  • Echocardiography


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Congenital Heart Disease

M. Elizabeth Brickner, MD Eric J. Topol’s Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine 2007 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

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  • 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)

Professional Associations/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