- Cardiac Surgery
Brian Bethea, MD is the Vice Chief of Cardiac Surgery with the MedStar Heart & Vascular Instituteat MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and the regional chief of outreach for the Baltimore region.
Dr. Bethea's clinical and research interests involve minimally invasive approaches to valvular and structural heart disease. This includes procedures such as TAVR, transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement, transcatheter tricuspid valve repair and replacement.
He has participated in all major US clinical trials for TAVR and has been involved in three transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement trials. He has also been a proctor for all of the valves and the only US proctor for the Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement platform. He has traveled throughout the continental U.S. as well as internationally to teach TAVR and TMVR techniques.
Dr. Bethea provides personalized, tailored care to each of his patients. Whether it’s a minimally
invasive procedure, an open procedure, or a hybrid approach, he provides each patient with their best option.
He wholeheartedly believes in the team approach when taking care of patients, and he views patients, their families, and their referring physicians as integral members of the care team. He continually communicates with referring physicians to ensure they are as involved as possible with the patient’s care.
Dr. Bethea has been an invited speaker all over the world and has been widely published in all themajor cardiothoracic medical journals. Dr. Bethea is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
- Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (2008)
- Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (2005)
- Medical School: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (1999)
- Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
- MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
- MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital