Lisa Forbess, M.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Internal Medicine


Dr. Forbess is a noninvasive cardiologist who specializes in adult congenital and valvular heart disease. She trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA and completed her fellowship in Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. While at Duke, she obtained advanced subspecialty training in echocardiography,valvular and congenital heart disease. She also obtained 15 months of formal training in Pediatric Cardiology at Duke to further her knowledge of congenital heart disease. She joined the UT Southwestern Medical Center division of Cardiology in November 2004 where she practices general noninvasive cardiology and cares for adults with congenital heart disease.


Medical School Harvard Medical School (1991)
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital (1994), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Duke University Hospital - GME (1996), Cardiovascular Disease
Fellowship Duke University Hospital - GME (1997), Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship Duke University Hospital - GME (1999), Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cyanotic Diseases
  • Eisenmenger's Syndrome
  • Marfan's Syndrome
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Tetralogy of Fallot

Research Interests

  • Appropriate timing of pulmonary valve replacement in patients with tetralogy of Fallot.
  • Clinical outcomes in adult patient with congenital heart disease
  • Role of echocardiography in predicting outcomes in pulmonary hypertension

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Society, member
  • American Society of Echocardiography, member
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology