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Matthew Dzurik, M.D.

Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Matthew Dzurik

As medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory, I would like to introduce myself and some of the services that we provide. I have three outstanding partners that work with me to perform heart catheterizations on children and young adults of all ages. We continue to strive to stay at the forefront of our field and bring in the latest technology. On the arrhythmia front we are employing a new three dimensional mapping system that we use to aid in ablation procedures to treat abnormal heart rhythms. Recently my colleagues have initiated a program to place heart valves in patients through a vein in their leg, thus avoiding open heart surgery in certain situations. Overall we strive to provide the best possible environment and care for our patients and their family as we know how stressful an illness can be.

Aside from medical experience and expertise, I bring compassion to every case. You have to demonstrate to a child that you care, they sense that. Children have to know that you mean what you say. Most people who know me, know I work as hard as I possibly can. You have to be there for your patients and your partners. It's a good thing.

On a personal note, I am the youngest of four, and the son of a pediatrician, I always wanted to follow in my father's footsteps. I am a native of Louisiana. My medical school training was at Louisiana State University and I also performed my pediatric training there. The instant I did my pediatric rotation, "I was sold." I then moved to Nashville where I completed my cardiology and arrhythmia training at Vanderbilt University.

I will admit most of my patients tell me that I don’t sound like I am from Louisiana. My father is from Ohio and was in the military being transferred to Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana. I believe he neutralized my accent quite a bit, but I still love Louisiana cuisine and LSU football!

My family and I moved to Fort Worth in 2007 and we have loved living here ever since. We enjoy the "small town" feel and the friendly nature. We can often be found visiting the zoo, botanical gardens or the Trinity trails for outdoor activities. I look forward to staying in the area and continuing to strive to provide you with the best possible medical care in the metroplex.