Brian Bethea, MD

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Brian Bethea, MD

Cardiac Surgery / Regional Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery

PHONE: 561-638-9140

 | FAX: 561-498-0320

PHONE: 561-638-9140

FAX:561-498-0320

Practicing since : 1999
Specialty : Cardiac Surgery
Tenet Hospital Affiliations : Delray Medical Center, Florida Medical Center
Language(s) : English

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

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

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

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

Honors and 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

Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic Disease (Heart Valve Disorders)
  • Arrhythmia
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Valvular Disease
  • Angina

Treatments & Procedures

Treatments & Procedures

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Clinics
  • Valve Surgery
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Echocardiograms
  • Valvuloplasty

Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care

Address
4205 W Atlantic Aveune
Building B, Suite 201
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Phone

561-638-9140

Location Details

Pulmonary Veins in the Normal Lung and Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Left Heart Disease

By: Hunt JM, Bethea B, Liu X, Gandjeva A, Mammen PP, Slacher E, Gandjeva MR, Parish E, Perez M, Smith L, Graham BB, Kuebler WM, Tuder RM|Date: June 26, 2014|Source: Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol: September 2013/PMID: 24039255 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] PMCID: PMC3840271 [Available on 2014/11/15]

Sympathetic Neural and Hemodynamic Responses to Upright Tilt in Patients with Pulsatile and Nonpulsatile Left Ventricular Assist Devices

By: Markham DW, Fu Q, Palmer MD, Drazner MH, Meyer DM, Bethea BT, Hastings JL, Fujimoto N, Shibata S, Levine BD|Date: June 26, 2014|Source: Circ Heart Fail: March 2013; 6(2): 293-9/PMID: 23250982 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Utilization of Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography for the Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Assist Device Thrombosis

By: Mishkin JD, Enriquez JR, Meyer DM, Bethea B, Thibodeau JT, Patel PC, Markham DW, Mammen PP, Velez-Martinez M, Drazner MH|Date: June 26, 2014|Source: Circ Heart Fail: March 2012; 1;5(2):e 27-9/PMID: 22438526 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Dr. Brian Bethea leads Palm Beach County Medical Society MED TALKS

By: David DiPino | Date: November 22, 2017 | Source: Palm Beach County Medical Society

Dr. Brian Bethea explains incision less cardiac surgery during informative interview

By: Lauriana Anderson | Date: August 27, 2017 | Source: You and Your Doctor ShowWWNN 95.3 FM1470 AMiHeartRadio appAMP2.TV You Tube page

How to Build an Integrated Heart Team

By: Dave Fornell | Date: February 15, 2017 | Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology

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