Fiona Strasserking, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Cardiology. Her areas of interest are health disparities, cardiovascular diseases in global health, and cardiovascular imaging.

Dr. Strasserking holds a bachelor's degree in health sciences from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s McGovern Medical School, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She then gained advanced training through a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During her fellowship, she was selected as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow through the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Strasserking is veteran of the United States Navy, where she served as a hospital corpsman.

Certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022. She also serves as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Zambia.

Dr. Strasserking’s research focuses on cardiovascular diseases in global health. She has published on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors in an understudied population in Sierra Leone, and her Fogarty fellowship in Zambia described the phenotype of women with peripartum cardiomyopathy.

She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, European Society of Cardiology, and the Pan-African Society of Cardiology.


Medical School
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2015)
Washington University St. Louis - Barnes Jewish Hospital (2018), Internal Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2022), Cardiovascular Disease

Research Interest

  • Cardiovascular Diseases in Global Health
  • Echocardiography


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Characteristics and outcomes among women seen at a referral hospital in Lusaka, Zambia
Strasserking, FE; Musho, J; Heimburger, DC; Mutale, W; Damp, JA; Mumba, N; Goma, F IJCH&V 2022 42 101104
Making a SPLASH for Rheumatic Heart Disease.
Strasserking F, Davila-Roman VG, Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 08 14 8 e013232
Development and Validation of a Risk Prediction Score for Enterococcal Endocarditis
Caline Mattar, MD, Benjamin S Thomas, MD, Fiona Strasserking, M.D, Faris Bakeer, MD, Jeffrey Chung, MD, David Warren, MD, MPH Open Forum Infectious Diseases 2017
Effects of Household Air Pollution on the Abdominal Aorta Diameter: Study of the CRONICAS cohort in Puno, Peru
Strasserking F, Checkley W, Cruz D, de la Fuentes L, Davila-Roman V European Society of Cardiology 2017
A Cross-Sectional Survey to Determine the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in an Understudied Population in Sierra Leone
Fiona E. Strasserking, Roger J. Bick, James B. W. Russell, Yong-Jian Geng World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases 2016

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding IM UME Faculty Teaching Award
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2022-2023)
  • Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)
    Scholar - UCSF (National Institutes of Health) (2022-2023)
  • NIH Fogarty International Fellow
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Global Health (2021-2022)
  • Department of Internal Medicine House Staff Community Service Award
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (2017-2018)
  • Physician Community Leadership Award
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (2016-2017)
  • Collins Jill, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Cardiology
    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX (2014)
  • Hitoshi Nikaidoh, MD Scholarship for Humanism in Medicine
    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX (2014)
  • Houston Medical Forum Scholarship
    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX (2014)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • Pan-African Society of Cardiology