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...

21 Patient Reviews for Dr. Brinkman

"What a great Doctor and real person. Had no problems with Dr Brinkman. Good bedside manner. Attentive to each one of his patients. Im so HAPPY with Dr. Brinkman, I wanna give him a HUG!!"

-- donna abraham, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/18/2017

"Dr. Brinkman was easy to talk to and answered all my questions. He checked on me the very next day and spoke with my family. I am eight weeks out and recovering very well. Initially I was concerned my shortness of breath was caused by COPD, Dr. Brinkman ordered a PFT and determined my lungs were not in bad shape, which gave me the option for an AVR (bovine tissue valve)

Thanks to Dr. Brinkman and his wonderful stall, I have a new lease on life!"

-- Gary Wiggins, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/27/2017

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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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