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Betul Yilmaz Furtun, MD



Contact Information

6651 Main Street
Legacy Tower, 21st Floor
United States
Texas US

Phone: 832-824-3278
Fax: 832-825-9052

Betul Yilmaz Furtun, MD


School Education Degree Year
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging fellowship Fetal Cardiology 2015
Columbia University, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2014
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children’s Hospital residency Pediatrics 2011
Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003

Personal Statement

I completed my residency training in pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital, pediatric cardiology fellowship at Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and advanced non-invasive imaging fellowship in fetal and pediatric cardiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  Prior to residency, I spent almost four years on basic science research in genetics at University of Chicago Medical Center.

I joined Texas Children's Hospital in 2015.  I trained both in pediatric and fetal cardiology and specialize in pediatric and fetal echocardiography, intraoperative assessment during congenital cardiac surgery and fetal surgery. My clinical and research focus relates to cardiac imaging by echocardiography and fetal echocardiography. I utilize my experience in these areas to study how we can use non-invasive imaging modalities for investigating normal and abnormal cardiac function in patients with congenital heart disease and in fetuses with cardiac compromise. My primary research interests focus on fetal cardiovascular assessment and cardiac dysfunction in patients with congenital heart disease, in fetuses with congenital abnormalities, and in multiple gestation pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Heart Association Member
American Society of Echocardiography Member
International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology Member

Selected Publications

PPStephens EH, Ibrahimiye AN, Yerebakan H, Yilmaz B, Chelliah A, Levasseur S, Mosca RS, Chen JM, Chai P, Quaegebeur J, and Bacha EA. "Early Complete Atrioventricular Canal Repair Yields Outcomes Equivalent to Late Repair." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2015 Jun;99(6):2109-15; discussion 2115-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.01.063. Epub 2015 Apr 15.  PubMed URL: (

Yilmaz B, Narayan HK, Wilpers A, Weiss C, Fifer WP, and Williams IA. "Electrocardiographic intervals in Foetuses with CHD." Cardiol Young. 2015 Jan 20:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]  PubMed URL:

Dadlez N, Brubaker S, Simpson L, Yilmaz B, and Williams IA. "Impact of change in delivery practice on neonatal and maternal outcomes in cases of significant congenital heart disease." AAP Young Investigator Abstract. Congenit Heart Dis. 2014 Sep-Oct;9(5):368-72.  PubMed URL: (

Yilmaz B, Matthew A. Crystal, and Brett R. Anderson. "Unusual Variant of Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia: A Right Pulmonary Artery from the Ascending Aorta and a Coronary-to-Left Pulmonary Artery Collateral." Cardiol Young. 2015 Mar;25(3):554-6.  PubMed URL: (

Yilmaz B, Zuckerman WA, Richmond ME, Singh RK, Lee TM, Beddows KD, Gilmore LA, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ. "Left Ventricular Assist Device To Avoid Heart-Lung Transplant In An Adolescent With Dilated Cardiomyopathy And Severely Elevated Pulmonary Vascular Resistance." Pediatric Transplantation, 2013 Aug;17(5):E113-6. PubMed URL: (