Brian T. Bethea, MD

Cardiac Surgery / Regional Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery

Practicing Since: 1999
Specialty: Cardiac Surgery
Tenet Hospital Affiliations: Delray Medical Center, Florida Medical Center
Language: English

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  • Education & Certifications

    Board Certifications
    Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
    Diplomate, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

    Additional Certifications
    USMLE I, II & III

    Education
    Medical School
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

    Internship
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery, Baltimore, MD – General Surgery

    Residency
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery, Baltimore, MD – General Surgery
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Baltimore, MD – Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Fellowship
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Baltimore, MD – Cardiac Surgery Research
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Baltimore, MD – Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Professional Experience

    Cardiac Surgeon, Regional Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tenet Florida Physician Services, Delray Beach, FL 2014 – Present

    Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

    Surgical Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Valve Program, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

    Surgical Director of Transcatheter Cardiac Therapies Program (TAVR), Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

    Associate LVAD Director, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

    Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

  • Areas of Interest

    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) – replacing the aortic valve via catheter rather than traditional open heart surgery
    • Minimally invasive valve replacement and repair
    • Complex aortic surgery including valve sparing aortic root operations, aortic dissections, aortic arch pathology and TEVAR
    • Atrial fibrillation as both stand-alone and concomitant operations
    • Minimally invasive approach to left ventricular assist devices for advanced heart failure
  • Professional Affiliations

    Member, Tenet Florida Heart & Vascular Network
    Member, Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS)
    Member, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA)
    Member, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
    Member, Joint Council for Thoracic Surgery Education Committee (JCTSE)

  • Honors & Awards

    • Surgery Award – University of Oklahoma Medical School, 1999
    • The Hugh G. Sharp, Jr. Endowed Research Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery, 2001
    • Irene Piccini Cardiac Surgery Investigator Award, Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiac Surgery, 2002
    • Hawley H. Seiler Resident Research Award, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 2003
    • Aaron E. Estrera Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Texas Southwestern, 2013