Ziv Beckerman, MD
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Program, Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
Medical University of Debrecen, Hungary, MD
Medical University of Debrecen, Hungary, BS
Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rambam Health Care Campus, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Israel
Fellowship, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, The Edmond J. Safra International Congenital Heart Center at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
Fellowship, International Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital
Fellowship, Advanced Aortic Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University
Fellowship, Aortic Root and Valve Repair, Francis Fontan Fund, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Ziv Beckerman, MD, is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon in the Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Program within the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. He specializes in operating on adults and babies with congenital heart disease and genetic syndromes. Additionally, Dr. Beckerman is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.
Dr. Beckerman earned his medical degree from the University of Debrecen Medical School in Hungary and completed both an internship and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine’s Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, where he was named Chief Resident of the Cardiac Surgery Department. He also completed a fellowship in congenital cardiac surgery at the Edmond J. Safra International Congenital Heart Center at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, a second fellowship in international congenital cardiac surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital, and a third fellowship in advanced aortic cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University. In 2020, Dr. Beckerman was awarded the Francis Fontan Fund Aortic Root and Valve Repair fellowship by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Beckerman has an extensive background in research, writing, and teaching. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching and research. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and holds a medical patent for Vascular Bypass Measurement, Quality Control for Bypass Grafts.
- Bicuspid aortic valve repair
- Congenital heart disease
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Awards & Honors
- Ami Cohen Young Investigator in Cardiac Surgery Awards
- Distinction for the Best Basic Science Research Work on Amiodarone-Eluting Biological Glue for Reducing Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation, Israeli Medical Association
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Professor Hanoch Milwitsky Outstanding Cardiac Surgery Resident Award