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Dawn Hui, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Schedule an appointment: 210-450-0999
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2005
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2010
University of Southern California, 2013
Insurance Accepted
6 Degrees - Transplant
90 Degree Benefits - Commercial
Aetna - EPO
Aetna - PPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Aetna - Transplant
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-CHIP
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-STAR
AIG - Transplant
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Ancira Enterprises - Direct Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Exchange (BlueAdvantage)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HPN/EPO (Narrow Network)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicaid-STAR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage PPO Yes Yes
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Essentials)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Premier)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Traditional
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Transplant Programs
Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage-SNP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-CHIP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Cenpatico - Medicare Advantage
Community First Health Plans - Exchange (EPO)
Community First Health Plans - HMO
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Community First Health Plans - Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry - HMO
Coventry - PPO
Coventry - Work Comp / Auto
Decent Health Plan - Commercial
Driscoll Health Plan - Medicaid
El Paso First - Medicaid-CHIP
El Paso First - Medicaid-STAR
Entrust - TPA
FirstCare (Part of Scott & White Health Plans) - Medicaid-STAR
Healthsmart - PPO
Humana - Exchange (HMOx)
Humana - HMO
Humana - Medicare Advantage HMO (Gold)
Humana - Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana - National Transplant Network
Humana - PPO
Humana Behavioral - Commercial
Humana Behavioral - Medicare Advantage
Humana Military - TRICARE
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
Interlink - Transplant
LifeTrac - Transplant
Magellan - Behavioral Health
Molina - Commercial Exchange
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Molina - Medicaid-STAR
Molina - Medicare Advantage
Molina - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
OptumHealth - Transplant
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Refugee Medical Assistance
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Unaccompanied Children
Prime Health Services - Medicare Advantage
Prime Health Services- PPO
ProCare Advantage - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) - Student Services
Scott & White Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO
Scott & White Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare Advantage (Allwell)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare-Medicaid Duals (Allwell)
Texas Independence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network - PPO
TriWest (via BCBSTX) - VA CCN Program
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR Kids
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare - PPO
University of Incarnate Word - Direct Employer
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed - Medicare Advantage
I am a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon. After obtaining my medical degree and general surgery residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, I completed cardiothoracic surgical training at The University of Southern California under the leadership of Dr. Vaughn Starnes. In 2019, I was fortunate to join the esteemed and excellent group of cardiothoracic surgeons led by Dr. John Calhoon here at University Hospital and UT Health in San Antonio. I am an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UT Health San Antonio. I also serve as Associate Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency program and am the faculty advisor for the CT Surgery Interest group at the School of Medicine.
I enjoy aortic surgery including aortic root and aortic arch surgery, multiple arterial coronary bypass grafting, and structural heart interventions including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
My passion is to continually improve patient's lives and outcomes through collaborative approaches to patient care, and through community education on the prevention and treatment of heart disease. I am a key member of the UT Health Heart Team, as well as a board member and President-Elect of the San Antonio Chapter of the American Heart Association.
A native of Texas, I am a graduate of The Juilliard School and was a violinist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra before changing careers. Since 2012 I have been blessed to be married to Justin Wirpel, a principal partner at Isogent, an information technology services company.
Career Highlights:
I am an active mentor in both clinical and academic research for many students and residents.
I am on the board of the San Antonio chapter of the American Heart Association. Nationally, I serve on the Editorial Boards of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. I also serve on the Society Of Thoracic Surgeons Political Action Committee Board of Directors to promote advocacy for cardiothoracic surgeons and their patients.
Research Interests:
Clinical outcomes and translational research.
Philosophy of Care Statement:
As a cardiac surgeon, I am humbled and honored to treat a disease that affects many peoples' quality of life, as well as life expectancy. Heart surgery is a serious undertaking. In addition to carefully evaluating my patients' anatomy, physiology, cardiac lesions and overall health, I take care to understand them as people, and to learn what their goals in being treated are. I believe this approach is valuable to having both patient and doctor work together for the best outcomes.
Interests & Hobbies:
Reading, hiking, cooking & music.
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