• Levy Funeral Directors
    Bellaire, TX
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John T Bricker 1952 - 2013

John T Bricker

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We had the privilege to know Dr. Bricker because my daughter has a VSD. We would never forget our first visit at Physician building. Alice was a little fuzzy ( she was only 4 month old then). Dr.Bricker had us sit in the chair, and got down on his knees to listen to her heart.He picked up Alice , held her in his arm, and played with her.Alice smiled. I have never seen a doctor so caring. His expertise in cardiology helped Alice beyond what I could express in words.When UT physician called to reschedule Alice's appt and we learned the sad news, tears came into my heart and out of my eyes. Our thoughts and prayers went out to the family, and Alice will always remember that she had been very fortunate to be cared by Dr. Bricker.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tim and I were fellows together, sharing the same "closet" for an office. He had just finished as chief resident and as a cardiology fellow, the house staff would daily ask for his help to "start an IV". He never said that he was too busy with his new responsibilities as a fellow. Together we began to compile a list of medical neologisms and bizarre research projects that brought humor to our long days as fellows. Tim was not only a learned and accomplished pediatric cardiologist but also a great pediatrician. Most of all he was a an exceptional human being. God bless you Tim. I am a better person for having known you.
Mark Duster MD Colorado Springs, CO
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What a great doctor and human being. No one cared more about Kentucky's Children. It was a privilege to work with him. he made me a better doctor and a better person. The world will really miss him.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tim was not only a great Cardiologist, teacher, advocate, mentor, humanist and friend, but he was one of the best individuals I have ever had the honor to know. His passing beings sadness, but his memory brings smiles just as his presence did each day he was with us. He will be missed. Our heart and prayers go out to his family.
Friday, May 17, 2013
When I returned from a trip yesterday I learned that our colleague, Dr. Tim Bricker, had passed away last week. Tim was the Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at UT Health Medical School and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.
I knew Tim for 30 years and first met him when he was a junior faculty member at Texas Children's Hospital. When he became Chief of Cardiology at TCH in 1992 he has helped me to establish a rotation for the UT fellows at TCH (which was possible in those days). Our fellows ranked it consistently as one of the best rotations at the time. Tim went to Kentucky, and then returned to Houston two years ago. At this time our school was fortunate to recruit him, and in his short tenure he had already made a major impact in his division, the Department of Pediatrics, and the school.
In the 1990s Tim and I served together in the group of Associate Editors for Circulation when Dr. Willerson was the journal's editor-in-chief.Through this I got to know Tim even better. I admired his unfailing willingness to help and to serve when he was called upon to serve. Really, the best of American values. And I remember his fairness and unfailing collegiality, even in the most difficult of times for him personally.
Tim's tenure with us at UT was cut short by illness. I am certain that he will live on the the hearts of those who knew him, and as an inspiration to all of us in the cardiology community.

With profound gratitude.
Heinrich Taegtmeyer
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