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)
University of Michigan Medical School (1988), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1991), Cardiovascular Disease

Research Interest

  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
  • Echocardiography


Featured Publications LegendFeatured 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

Honors & Awards

  • University of Texas Regent's Outstanding Teacher Award (ROTA)
    UT Board of Regents' highest honor rewarding outstanding faculty performance (2017)
  • UT Kenneth I. Shine, MD Academy of Health Science Education
    Distinguished scholars recognized for their teaching excellence and committment to enhancing health science education (2016)
  • UT Southwestern Distinguished Clinical Educator Award
    Recognizing excellence and contributions to medical education at UTSW (2016)
  • 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