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William T. Brinkman, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery Specialists (Plano)
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Penn, Thoracic Aortic Fellow
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and National Board of Medical Examiners
Professional Memberships
Affiliate Member of the American College of Chest Physicians, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor, Pennsylvania Medical License, Drug Enforcement Agency License, STS Thoracic Endografting Certification, Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis Certification
Professional Interests
Dr. William Brinkman specializes in the treatment of thoracic aortic disease, heart transplantation, and minimally invasive surgical techniques for cardiac surgery. He focuses on hybrid approaches to the management and treatment of thoracic aortic disease; valve-sparing aortic root surgery; and the employment of stroke and spinal cord protection technologies, to improve the quality of heart surgery. He has completed specialty certification training with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' (STS) Thoracic Endografting program; and the Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis program. Dr. Brinkman participates in clinical research, and is a frequent presenter on the topic of endovascular techniques for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, and thoracic aortic surgery. He maintains hospital privileges at Medical City hospital in Dallas, and Baylor Regional Medical Center of Plano.
Personal Interests
Dr. Brinkman is married to Uta Kathrin Brinkman, MD, FAAP; has three children; and enjoys playing golf and guitar, as well as hiking and boating.