Elizabeth Stephens, MD, PhD
Elizabeth H. Stephens, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in Cardiovascular Surgery specializing in congenital cardiac surgery. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and Ph.D in Bioengineering from Rice University focusing on tissue engineering heart valves. Her adult cardiothoracic training was completed at Columbia University and congenital training at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Her clinical areas of expertise include the treatment of:
- Neonates, infants, and children with complex congenital heart disease
- Adult patients with congenital heart disease, including patients previously repaired
- Valve disease, including Ebstein's anomaly
- Pediatric patients with heart failure, including mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation
- Patients with vascular rings and tracheal stenosis
In addition to her clinical areas of expertise, Dr. Stephens is active in outcomes research relative to congenital heart disease and is extensively published on various cardiac surgery conditions. She has a particular interest in education, including serving on national committees and mentoring trainees of all levels.