Dr. Szerlip received her medical degree and completed her residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a Major in the US Army where she was Vice Chief of the Internal Medicine Clinic at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. She completed her fellowship in cardiology at Medical College of Georgia and her interventional cardiology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Dr. Szerlip joined the Baylor Scott and White Heart Hospital in Plano in 2013. She is the Medical Director of the Percutaneous Valve Program, which oversees both the large TAVR program as well as the percutaneous mitral and tricuspid programs. She helped start and grow the Structural Heart Fellowship Program in 2015 and in 2019 she helped develop and became the Program Director for the newly formed Cardiology Fellowship. She will also oversee the Interventional, EP and Heart failure sub-specialties.
Prior to arriving at the Heart Hospital, she was faculty at the University of Arizona. Dr. Szerlip helped develop the structural heart program which was highlighted by the first percutaneous aortic valve program in Tucson. She was also Director of the Coronary Hybrid Revascularization program where she worked closely with the cardiothoracic surgeons in the combination of stenting the coronaries and robotic bypass. At the University of Arizona she developed her expertise in structural heart disease, which has led her to lecture nationally and internationally at major meetings and to become a rising figurehead in major studies pertaining to percutaneous valve treatments.
In 2015, Dr. Szerlip was chosen by The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) to participate in the Emerging Leader Mentorship (ELM) Program. As a member of this highly select group of physicians, Dr. Szerlip participated in a two-year mentorship program designed to further develop her skills as a leader in medicine, ambassador for her specialty, and advocate for her patients. She is currently the Chairmen of SCAI publication committee and is a member of the SCAI Board of trustees.
Her specialty and interests in interventional cardiology include structural heart disease, complex coronary disease and cardiogenic shock.