Dr. Thibodeau is a cardiologist specializing in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. She completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine as well as Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Thibodeau’s clinical interests are in the management of patients with advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and ventricular assist devices.


Medical School
University of Maryland School of Medicine (2003)
University of Maryland Medical Center (2006), Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
University of Maryland Medical Center (2007), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical School (2010), Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical School (2011), Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (2013)

Research Interest

  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hemodynamics
  • Symptoms and physical examination findings of heart failure
  • Ventricular assist devices


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Hypoxemia in a patient with biventricular HeartWare ventricular assist devices.
Velez-Martinez M, Albaugh MA, Amin AA, Thibodeau JT, Miskin JD, Mammen PPA, Markham DW, Reimold SC, Drazner MH, McKinnon LJ, Meyer DM, Bethea BT, Mishkin JD. Mechanical Circulatory Support 2103 4 22638
Bioelectrical impedance analysis: Can it help in the assessment of congestion?
Thibodeau JT, Drazner MH, J. Card. Fail. 2019 Dec
Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Patient Desire for Early LVAD Therapy Prior to Inotrope Dependence.
Tchoukina I, Shah KB, Thibodeau JT, Estep JD, Lala A, Lanfear DE, Gilotra NA, Pamboukian SV, Horstmanshof DA, McNamara DM, Haas DC, Jorde UP, McLean RC, Cascino TM, Khalatbari S, Richards B, Yosef M, Spino C, Baldwin JT, Mann DL, Aaronson KD, Stewart GC, J. Card. Fail. 2019 Dec

Honors & Awards

  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure's Young Author Achievement Award
  • American Heart Association Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award Finalist

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation