Dr. David Briston is a physician at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease. Dr. Briston cares for patients through adulthood with congenital heart defects, which are present at birth as their hearts age differently even after repair. His expertise includes:
- Treating adolescents and adults with heart disease
- Caring for congenital hearts as patients age
- Caring for congenital hearts during pregnancy or illness
- Monitoring long-term effects of childhood surgeries to congenital hearts
- Determining if and when additional intervention may be needed
Dr. Briston emphasizes the importance of lifelong care for adults with congenital heart disease and is working to fill the current gap in care for these patients.
Dr. Briston’s Training
He earned a bachelor’s degree at Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Briston received his medical degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown.
He completed residencies in pediatric internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital, both in Miami. While there, the David A. Briston, MD Excellence in Resident Research, Internal Medicine — Pediatrics Department was established, and he was named the first recipient. He also was chosen for the Resident Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Briston performed fellowships in pediatric cardiology at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, New York, and adult congenital cardiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University School of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio.
About Dr. Briston
Dr. Briston is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics and in internal medicine and adult congenital heart disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His professional memberships include the Adult Congenital Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
Dr. Briston contributes extensively to peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters, presentations and studies. In 2019, he was named Physician of the Year at AdventHealth for Children in Orlando.
Outside of work, Dr. Briston enjoys spending time with his family. He is fluent in English and Spanish.