Dr. David Fixler is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He received a Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology from the University of London in 1982. Since that time his major research has focused on the epidemiology of congenital heart disease and most recently environmental epidemiology of exposures associated with birth defects of the heart.


Medical School
University of Chicago (1964)
Children's Memorial Medical Center - Chicago (1967), Pediatric Cardiology
Children's Memorial Medical Center - Chicago (1967), Pediatrics
University of California at San Francisco (1971), Cardiovascular Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Epidemiology of Birth Defects
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Research Interest

    • Epidemiology of congenital heart disease


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    Honors & Awards

    • 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)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

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