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Thelsa Thomas Weickert, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Service Line Lead for the Cardiology Inpatient Service

Specialty Areas

Advanced cardiac imaging- echocardiography and nuclear cardiology; valvular heart disease; advanced heart failure; preventive cardiology and women’s health.

Education and Experience

MD: University of Bombay/D.Y. Patil Medical College, 2002; Internship: Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, 2004-2005; Residency: Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, 2005-2007; Chief Resident, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, 2007-2008; Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2008-2011; Chief Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2010-2011; Clinical Instructor in Cardiovascular Medicine/Senior Clinical Imaging Fellow: University of North Carolina, 2011-2012; Staff Cardiologist and Director of the Advanced Heart Failure clinic: The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Atlanta, GA, 2012-2016; Assistant Professor of Medicine-Cardiology, December 2016-present.

Faculty Award

Leonard Gettes Award in Cardiology: Outstanding Faculty Award, 2012.

Research Award

NC TraCs Institute- UNC Translational and Clinical Science Award $50K Grant for “Familial Mitral Valve Prolapse Study.”

Personal Statement

“Doctors give drugs of which they know little, for diseases of which they know less, into bodies, of which they know nothing at all.” I have always tried to incorporate the cautionary wisdom of Voltaire’s words into my everyday practice. I believe that much healing is achieved by getting to know your patient and understanding their circumstances. I moved to North Carolina in 2008 for my cardiology fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Having fallen in love with Tarheel country, I am thrilled at the opportunity to join the exceptional and growing team of cardiologists at UNC- Chapel Hill. I look forward to having a fulfilling career in academic cardiology and pursuing my lifelong dream of being a true patient advocate and also a thoughtful mentor to the next generation of physicians.

Selected Bibliography

Weickert TT, Zurick AO, Willis PW. Echocardiography in Stouffer GA, Runge MS, Patterson C, Rossi JS (Eds.), Netter’s Cardiology, 3rd Edition (pp. 55-61). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2019.

Weickert, TT, Patterson KB, Patterson C. Infective Endocarditis in Stouffer GA, Runge MS, Patterson C, Rossi JS (Eds.), Netter’s Cardiology, 3rd Edition (pp. 341-347). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2019.

Eubanks G, Haywood H, Sander M, Byku M, Weickert W. Outpatient Diuresis Clinic – A Patient Centered and Cost Saving Approach to Heart Failure Management. J Card Fail 2019; 25(8), S137.

Haskell GT, Jensen BC2, Skrzynia C, Pulikkotil [Weickert] T, Tilley CR, Lu Y, Marchuk DS, Ann Samsa L, Wilhelmsen KC, Lange E, Patterson C, Evans JP, Berg JS. Genetic Complexity of Mitral Valve Prolapse Revealed by Clinical and Genetic Evaluation of a Large Family. J Heart Valve Dis. 2017 Sep;26(5):569-580

Buntaine AJ, Dangerfield C, Pulikottil [Weickert] T, Katz LM, Cook AM, Reed BN, Katz JN. Putting class IIb recommendations to the test: the influence of unwitnessed and Non-VT/VF arrests on resource consumption and outcomes in therapeutic hypothermia and targeted temperature management. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2014 Jun;13(2):78-81. doi: 10.1097/HPC.0000000000000011.


  • Phone Number

    Office: 919-966-5202 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    160 Dental Circle

    6011 Burnett-Womack Building


    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7075