Seton Family of Doctors

Mark J. Pirwitz, MD, FACC

President and Chief Executive Officer - Seton Heart Institute, Physician Executive for Seton’s Cardiovascular Service Line, Assistant Professor - Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

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Mark J. Pirwitz, MD, FACC

President and Chief Executive Officer - Seton Heart Institute, Physician Executive for Seton’s Cardiovascular Service Line, Assistant Professor - Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Pirwitz got his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School and completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship there. Prior to joining the Seton Heart Institute, he was Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Seton Medical Center and the Seton Cardiac Database.

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Specialty

Cardiology

Seton Hospital Affiliation

Seton Edgar B. Davis

Seton Highland Lakes

Seton Medical Center Austin

Seton Medical Center Hays

Seton Medical Center Williamson

Seton Northwest Hospital

Seton Southwest Hospital

University Medical Center Brackenridge

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Provides Care Through

Seton Heart Institute

Additional Language Spoken

Spanish

Services I Provide

  1. PTCA
  2. Nuclear Cardiology
  3. TAVR
  4. Stress Testing
  5. Transcatheter Valve Replacement
  6. Echocardiographic Interpretation

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of Texas Southwestern Med Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX

  • Internship

    UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospital, Dallas, TX

  • Residency

    University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

    UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospital, Dallas, TX

  • Board Certification

    AB of Internal Medicine/Interventional Cardiology

    AB of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease

My Clinical Focus

Dr. Pirwitz's research focuses on various interventional cardiology devices such as cardiac stents and numerous pharmacologic studies involving patients with congestive heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, elevated cholesterol and heart rhythm and heart valve problems. He has extensive cardiac research experience that includes participating in more than 100 clinical studies published in major medical journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, Annals of Internal Medicine and Archives of Internal Medicine.

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Aetna-MA - Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Cardiology, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • ASH (American Specialty Health Network) - PT and OT providers only
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • IMO Med-Select Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sedwick/CMS Southwest Medical Provider Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • TriWest (new contract) - VA
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP) WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Specialists ONLY
  • United HealthCare-AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS-WellMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Medicare Advantage-WELLMED NETWORK - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Heart Care with Seton

Our cardiologists get to know each patient by heart, and that means you can benefit from better care. Not only do we treat immediate heart health concerns, but we also provide access to additional support and resources that you and your family need to return to vibrant health.

Our board-certified cardiologists can diagnose and treat heart conditions ranging from high blood pressure and arrhythmia to heart failure. The Seton Heart Institute is known for offering some of the most advanced, comprehensive heart care in the area.

The Seton Heart Specialty Care & Transplant Center is the only heart transplant center in Central Texas. In addition, Seton Medical Center Austin is the only hospital in Central Texas to have earned Joint Commission certification for its Destination Therapy Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program.

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