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...

13 Patient Reviews for Dr. Brinkman

"Dr. Brinkman was fantastic! Great bedside manners, easy to talk to and I felt his "human" side! I could tell he cared about me and he made me feel 100% confident that I was going to come through this surgery with flying colors and I did thanks to him! I made me feel at ease and there was just this confidence that I had in him! I would recommend him to anyone……he made me 100% again!"

-- Bernard Schraegle, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 12/17/2014

"I always felt confident in Dr. Brinkman. He came highly recommended by two of my cardiologists. His personal manner is comfortable and easy-going.

I had some health issues that made my healing a higher risk, but I came through it all beautifully and I feel that I am healing well!"

-- Jacquelyn Schafer, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/08/2014

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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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