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.