Meet Dr. Jennifer Thibodeau
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Specialist

 

When patients diagnosed with heart failure choose cardiology specialist Jennifer Thibodeau, M.D., and UT Southwestern Medical Center for their cardiac care, they get the peace of mind that comes with selecting a heart care team that’s unsurpassed in Texas.

“Our heart transplant and VAD program has excellent outcomes,” Dr. Thibodeau says. “It’s a joy to be part of a team of such skilled and experienced colleagues.”

Dr. Thibodeau’s clinical focus is medically managing patients with heart failure, including those whose conditions are so advanced that they require a heart transplant or ventricular assist device. She is also interested in hemodynamic assessments of patients with dyspnea and heart failure.

Dr. Thibodeau is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology.

She thrives on caring for her patients and values the bond she develops with them.

“I enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of caring for patients with heart failure,” she says. “One of the most gratifying parts of my job is to be able to offer those who have advanced heart failure a second chance at life with a heart transplant.

Dr. Thibodeau also enjoys taking care of people whose hearts are not as sick. For those patients, she can improve how they feel and prevent them from needing a heart transplant or ventricular assist device.

“I think it's important for patients and their physicians to develop a good, trusting relationship, and I find great joy in taking care of patients over many years and really getting to know them and their families,” she says.

“I’m very proud of the excellent care that UT Southwestern delivers to our heart failure patients,” Dr. Thibodeau adds. “It’s wonderful to be part of a team that’s able to offer the sickest of these patients a second chance at life.”