Rafic Berbarie, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Cardiac risk factor management
  • Echocardiographic evaluation of valvular heart disease

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Biography

Rafic Berbarie, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His interests include echocardiography, medical teaching, and all areas of general cardiology, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiac symptom evaluation, cardiac risk factor management, and arrhythmias.

Dr. Berbarie earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, where he also received advanced training through a fellowship in cardiology.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Berbarie has published numerous academic articles on a variety of cardiology topics in peer- reviewed journals.

He has received many honors for his teaching, including the 2017 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award from the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He has also been included on Houstonia Magazine’s Best Doctors List.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1997-2001)
  • Residency - Baylor University Medical Center (2001-2004), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Baylor University Medical Center (2004-2007), Cardiology
Honors & Awards
  • Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award 2017, John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Excellence in Residency Education, Outstanding Subspecialty Faculty 2015-2017, University of Texas Medical Branch Internal Medicine Residents
  • Best Doctors List 2014, Houstonia Magazine
  • First Place, Clinical Vignette Poster Presentation Contest 2004, Northeast Texas Regional, American College of Physicians Associates Conference
  • Outstanding Internal Medicine Senior Resident 2004, Baylor University Medical Center
  • Second Place, Poster Presentation Award 1999, National Student Research Forum
  • Student Leader of the Year 1997, University of Texas at Dallas
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Cardiac risk factor management
  • Echocardiographic evaluation of valvular heart disease
  • Noninvasive cardiac evaluation of chest pain

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