Biography

Lynn Mahony, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is a pediatric cardiologist, caring for infants and children with congenital and acquired heart disease. She specializes in congenital heart disease, dilated aortas, Marfan syndrome, and quality of life in pediatric patients with heart disease.

Dr. Mahony earned her medical degree at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Stanford University Hospital and received advanced training in pediatric cardiology through a fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute/University of California, San Francisco.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in cardiology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1985.

Dr. Mahony is Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program. Since 2001, she has chaired the Pediatric Heart Network, a National Institutes of Health-funded collaborative that conducts research leading to evidence-based treatment options for pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Her research interests include connective tissue disorders associated with aortic dilation, such as Marfan syndrome; congestive heart failure; single ventricle patients; clinical trials; and quality of life in pediatric patients with heart disease. She has published a number of books and academic articles.

In 2018, she was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list and was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of California at San Francisco (1978-1981), Pediatric Cardiology
  • Residency - Stanford University Hospital (1975-1978), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Stanford University School of Medicine (1971-1975)
  • Research Fellowship - University of California at San Francisco (1978-1981), Pediatric Cardiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
Honors & Awards
  • Founder's Award 2019, Academy of Pediatrics, Cardiology/Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Best Doctors 2018, D Magazine
  • Super Doctor 2018, Texas Monthly
  • Marfan Study Named in American Heart Association Top 10 Cardiovascular Disease Research Advances 2014
  • Top US Doctor 2011, U.S. News & World Report
  • Leadership Appreciation Award 2011, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Guest Editor 2009-2016, Circulation
  • Dallas Best Pediatrician 2007-2011
  • Patients’ Choice Recognition Award 2009
  • William J. Rashkind Memorial Lecturer 2009, Cardiology 2009 Meeting, sponsored by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Pediatrics Core Clerkship Teaching Award 2008, UT Southwestern
  • Meritorious Achievement Award 2007, American Heart Association
  • Editorial Board 2004-2016, Circulation
  • Fellow 2003, American Heart Association
  • Chair 2001-2011, Pediatric Heart Disease Clinical Research Network (NIH)
  • Walter M. Kirkendall, M.D.,Scientist/Educator Volunteer of the Year 1995, American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate
  • Clinical Investigator Award 1985-1990, National Institutes of Health
  • Young Investigator Award 1984, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow 1982, American College of Cardiology
  • Individual National Research Award 1980-1981, National Institutes of Health
  • National Research Service Award 1978-1980, National Institutes of Health
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1972
Books & Publications
Research
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dilated Aorta
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients with Heart Disease

Clinical Focus

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dilated Aorta
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients with Heart Disease

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