Stephanie Coulter-Brown, M.D., ’91 spoke at the inaugural “Grand Sounds” event sponsored by the Student Chapter of The Alumni Association on April 1, 2015. Students were treated to the medical and clinical reflections from the graduate who now provides the medical leadership for Texas Heart Institute’s Center for Women’s Heart and Vascular Health.
Dr. Coulter-Brown demonstrated her energy and candor regarding the diligence needed by each medical student to find a niche: that something that one can be excited about going to work every day. She recounted that she really didn’t know what she wanted to practice until listening to the advice of mentors during her residency training. Dr. Coulter-Brown always loved searching out the answers to difficult cases as a medical student on her clinical rotations. She relayed how important it is to study so that a great foundation of knowledge is built and at your disposal in order to solve problems.
Dr. Coulter-Brown attended Texas A&M University as an undergraduate. After graduating Alpha Omega Alpha from UT Houston in 1991 she moved to Massachusetts where she completed an internship in medicine as well as internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She completed a fellowship in general cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an advanced fellowship in echocardiography at Massachusetts General as well. She later was instrumental in clinical epidemiology and clinical trials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with the Thrombosis in Myocardial Infarction Group. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography as well as certified in nuclear medicine. She is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Associate Director of Noninvasive Cardiology at St. Luke’s Medical Center.
“Grand Sounds” is a play on the term Grand Rounds, “Grand Sounds” is an opportunity to hear prominent UT Houston Alumni as they reflect on their time at our school and how UT Houston prepared them for residency and practice. Speakers share triumphs, challenges, and advice with our students and alumni community. Watch for events next fall as we ramp up the series.