Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists – Plano
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Aortic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
American College of Chest Physicians
American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
Dr. 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 Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital Plano, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano, and Medical City in Dallas.
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