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 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
Predictors of Death in Adults With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-Associated Cardiomyopathy.
Cheeran D, Khan S, Khera R, Bhatt A, Garg S, Grodin JL, Morlend R, Araj FG, Amin AA, Thibodeau JT, Das S, Drazner MH, Mammen PPA J Am Heart Assoc 2017 Oct 6 10
Implantation of a left ventricular assist device to provide long-term support for end-stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy-associated cardiomyopathy.
Stoller D, Araj F, Amin A, Fitzsimmons C, Morlend R, Thibodeau JT, Ramaciotti C, Drazner MH, Meyer DM, Mammen PPA ESC Heart Fail 2017 Aug 4 3 379-383
High early event rates in patients with questionable eligibility for advanced heart failure therapies: Results from the Medical Arm of Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (Medamacs) Registry.
Ambardekar AV, Forde-McLean RC, Kittleson MM, Stewart GC, Palardy M, Thibodeau JT, DeVore AD, Mountis MM, Cadaret L, Teuteberg JJ, Pamboukian SV, Cantor RS, Lindenfeld J J. Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Jan

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