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...

17 Patient Reviews for Dr. Brinkman

"I am 51 years old and my bicuspid aortic valve replacement surgery was supposed to last 4-6 hours. I also had to have an aneurysm that needed to be repaired. Dr. Brinkman was done in 3 hours. I went in on Feb 2. and was home on Feb 7. I feel great!. I would recommend Dr. Brinkman to anyone that needs a heart valve replacement. He answers all of your questions and concerns and has a great sense of humor. "

-- Rodney Cooper, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 02/02/2017

"I highly recommend Dr. Brinkman. I had my surgery 2 1/2 months ago and my recovery could not be going better. I have been following Dr. Brinkman's instructions in taking it slow, and in doing cardio rehab. I am truly amazed at how little pain I had during all of my recovery. Pre and Post Surgery, Dr. Brinkman and his staff were always available to answer any questions, and to put my family at ease with my treatment plan. I am now transitioning back to my cardiologist for ongoing checkups, but Dr. Brinkman stated that his office will always be a resource that I can call on as I have questions, or if there are other needs. Dr. Brinkman performed my surgery at the Baylor Scott and White Heart Hospital in Plano Tx, and I can not say enough about the staff and the wonderful care that they provided as well. Dr. Brinkman and the Heart Hospital are now both highly recommended by me, and I am so thankful that they were both recommended to me by my cardiologist. Thank you Dr. Brinkman for all of the years that are still ahead."

-- Doug Armitage, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 01/30/2017

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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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