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Sharon Reimold, M.D.
Sharon Reimold, M.D.

Sharon Reimold, M.D.

Internal Medicine Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Faculty Development

  • Gail Griffiths Hill Chair in Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Heart Valve Disorders
  • General Cardiology

Biography

Sharon Reimold, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in the interpretation of imaging studies, particularly echocardiograms, and is an expert on gender differences in cardiac disease.

Dr. Reimold earned her medical degree and completed a residency in internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. She received advanced training in cardiovascular disease through a fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2000.

Dr. Reimold conducts extensive research into imaging and heart failure, as well as the use of magnetic resonance imaging in cardiac care. She is a member of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, among other professional organizations.

In 2018 she was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor, and she has also been named a D Magazine Best Doctor. In 2012, she earned the Patricia and William L. Watson Jr., M.D., Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. 

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Meet Dr. Reimold

Heart Imaging Cardiologist

Sharon Reimold, M.D., is a highly experienced cardiologist who trained at Harvard Medical School and specializes in the interpretation of imaging studies, with a strong emphasis on echocardiograms. In fact, no one in North Texas has read more echocardiograms than she has. But interpreting cardiac images is only part of the story: She is also an expert on knowing what to do with the analyses to positively impact patient care.

"Patients should feel absolutely confident that I’ll have the right answer after reading their echocardiogram and that I’ll know what to do with that answer or result," Dr. Reimold says.

“The echocardiographer is a little like the radiologist of cardiology, except at UT Southwestern we also have the clinical care ability,” she says. “It’s really how the information is interpreted and put into clinical practice that makes our medical imaging abilities superior.”

With more than 25 years’ experience in the field of cardiology and cardiac imaging, Dr. Reimold is called on frequently by area physicians and patients to offer second opinions in interpreting cardiac test results, as well as to translate imaging findings into appropriate patient care.

A UT Southwestern faculty member since 2000, Dr. Reimold is uniquely skilled in caring for acutely ill patients, and she sees many patients who, while not seriously ill, are living with cardiac problems that affect their quality of life.

Many of Dr. Reimold's patients are women who come to her with vascular heart disease, cardiovascular disorders during pregnancy, and other heart-related issues, as well as for preventive cardiac care.

“Some of the women I’ve seen who had been to other cardiologists felt like their symptoms weren’t being taken seriously,” she says. “I’m a little more in tune to the variety of symptoms that women can have.”

Dr. Reimold’s skill and compassion in caring for patients were recognized in 2012 when she was named the recipient of the Patricia and William L. Watson Jr., M.D., Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. The award recognizes a UT Southwestern clinician whose work exemplifies a commitment to outstanding patient care and advancement of innovative medical therapy.

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Education & Training
  • Research Fellowship - Harvard Medical School (1988-1991), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital (1988-1990), Internal Medicine
  • Chief Resident - John Cochran VA Medical Center (1988-1988), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - Washington University/Barnes Hospital (1986-1988), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - Washington University/Barnes Hospital (1985-1986), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Washington University School of Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology
Honors & Awards
  • ACC/Merck Award 1991
  • Eugene Braunwald Teaching Award 2000
Research
  • Utility of serial echocardiography
  • Use of magnetic resonance imaging
  • Imaging and heart failure

Clinical Focus

  • Heart Valve Disorders
  • General Cardiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Women's Heart Disease

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