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Susan Matulevicius, M.D., M.S.C.S., F.A.C.C., FASE, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Cardiology. Her clinical specialties include noninvasive cardiac imaging, particularly echocardiography and MRI; women’s heart health; coronary artery disease; and primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention.

After earning a B.S.E. degree magna cum laude (with distinction in biomedical engineering) from Duke University, Dr. Matulevicius earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the medical honors society, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA).

She completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania before completing fellowships in cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging (with a focus on MRI) at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas.

Dr. Matulevicius joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009. She serves as Associate Dean of Faculty Wellness, a faculty interviewer for the Cardiology Fellowship Program, a mentor to cardiology interns and fellows, an active research collaborator in cardiac MRI, and a frequent lecturer at professional meetings and continuing medical education (CME) events.

Her research interests include evaluating cardiac function during pregnancy via MRI, assessing cardiovascular performance in chronic heart failure, and evaluating the contribution of cardiac imaging and other diagnostic testing to clinical care and decision making.

She has served as a reviewer for publications including the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of Investigative Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and American Heart Journal.

In 2013, Dr. Matulevicius received the Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award from Scientific Therapeutics Information, Inc., and was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely® competition sponsored by Costs of Care, Inc. – a competition encouraging innovative ideas to optimize the use of medical resources in the provision of high value patient care.

A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, she also is a member of the American Heart Association, the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.

In 2018, Dr. Matulevicius was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.


Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2002)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2005), Internal Medicine
Parkland Health & Hospital System (2009), Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • congestive heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Right ventricular structure and function


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Bleeding Risk in Patients with Cirrhosis Undergoing Transesophageal Echocardiography: 6-Year Experience from Parkland Health and Hospital System.
Chandra A, Chen TC, Tang Z, Matulevicius SA, Das SR, Agrawal D, J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2019 May 32 5 678-680
Association of African Ancestry With Electrocardiographic Voltage and Concentric Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: The Dallas Heart Study.
Alame AJ, Garg S, Kozlitina J, Ayers C, Peshock RM, Matulevicius SA, Drazner MH JAMA Cardiol 2018 Nov

Honors & Awards

  • ACCF/GE Healthcare Career Development Awards in Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies
    An integrated assessment of right-sided cardiovascular performance in left-sided chronic heart failure (2011)
  • AHA Women in Cardiology Trainee
    Award for Excellence Recipient (2007)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • TEAGLE Foundation
    Merit-based partial academic scholarship for undergraduate and graduate studies (2002)
  • Magna Cum Laude
    Distinction in biomedical engineering (1998)
  • National Science Foundation/Engineering Research Center
    Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1998)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology (2005)
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association (2020)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (2018)
  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) (2010)