Dr. William Brinkman, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. William Brinkman and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1996. To date, I have performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Medical Center of Plano, and Medical City Dallas. Read more...

15 Patient Reviews for Dr. Brinkman

"Dr. Brinkman did a fantastic job on my aortic repair, and I am so thankful for his excellent care!"

-- Karen Bessel, Aortic Valve, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, David Procedure, 04/14/2015

"If having surgery can be described as wonderful - then I am the one to express just that.

Dr. Brinkman is experienced, professional, and completely trustworthy. His caring "bedside" manner - both in his office, as well as at your actual bedside, is most comforting when facing a procedure that is difficult and delicate. Dr. Brinkman's staff is equally professional and willing to be helpful in any given situation. Whenever I had questions, I was provided answers that I could understand. If I needed a hand to hold to ease my fears, Dr. Brinkman's team was there for me. My surgical procedure was successful. I have had no problems recovering.

If I ever have another procedure that requires the need of an Aortic Specialist, I would not hesitate to call Dr. Brinkman. I can refer him without any reservation or hesitancy. I consider myself fortunate to have had a doctor, who had my life in his hands, be Dr. Brinkman."

-- SALLY WALLS, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/18/2015

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Aortic valve repair
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Bicuspid aortic valve disease
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Aortic dissection

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. William Brinkman, heart surgeon, graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1996.

I completed my general surgery residency at Emory University, School of Medicine in 2004. After that, I completed my cardiothoracic surgery residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital in 2006. In 2007, I was a fellow of thoracic aortic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Penn in 2007.

I am certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Since 2008, I have served as the Medical Director at the Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute (CRISTI) in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. William Brinkman

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
4716 Alliance Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
(888) 512-4682

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