Top Doctor 2020
Debra Becker is a non-invasive cardiologist who has been practicing in the Boca Delray area for over twenty years. Her clinical expertise involves all aspects of clinical cardiology including Coronary Artery Disease, Arrhythmias, Coronary Risk Reduction. and, Congestive Heart Failure. As a non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Becker performs stress testing, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography as part of her daily practice. As one of the only female clinical cardiologists on staff at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, she has a special interest in heart disease in women. Over the years she has given numerous lectures to local civic groups on this important topic.
Dr. Becker’s medical career began with her acceptance into the prestigious six year Honors Program in Medical Education at the University of Miami. This highly competitive program only accepts fifteen students a year and combines college and medical school into six intensive years of training. After receiving the Henry King Stanford academic scholarship, she graduated Cum Laude and with University Honors. While in medical school Dr. Becker became interested in cardiology. Despite the rigorous demands of medical school, she received grants from the American Heart Association and American Lung Association to perform research in the areas of critical care medicine and cardiology. In addition she served the community by training paramedics, firefighters, and civilians in the skills of basic life support and CPR.
After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, she returned to Florida to finish her cardiology fellowship training at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She is Board Certified in Cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In addition, she has been designated a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Becker has remained committed to teaching and training new physicians. She served as a voluntary faculty member at the University of Miami from 1997-2001. Her dedication to teaching earned her the Community Based teacher Award for excellence in 1999 by the Florida chapter of the American College of Physicians. After the opening of the medical school at FAU, she became a voluntary assistant professor of medicine, training first and second year students in the art of history and physical exam. Currently, she supervises internal medicine residents as they complete their cardiology rotations at Boca Regional Hospital as part of the FAU Medical Residency training program.
Outside of the office Dr. Becker keeps busy as well. She has 3 wonderful children and a husband who is also a practicing physician. She has been active in the Greater Miami Federation for several years serving on the executive board of the Young Leadership Council in the past. She and her husband founded the Rebecca Leah Berger Tuberous Sclerosis Foundation whose goal was to raise money for therapy for children affected with Tuberous Sclerosis. They subsequently worked to create a multidisciplinary clinic to care for children diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis at the Miami Childrens/Niklaus Childrens Hospital in Miami.
Dr. Becker has been designated Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and listed as one of the Best Doctors in America. Throughout her career, Dr. Becker’s goal has been to provide quality compassionate care to her patients.