Elaine Goolsbey is a Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Texas Heart and Vascular in July 2017. She works closely with Dr. Vinh Nguyen to assess each patient’s individual cardiac care needs. Together, they will devise a plan of care based on up-to-date guidelines to improve and maintain your cardiac health, so that you can enjoy an active lifestyle.

Elaine completed her Master of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin and is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority.

Elaine’s professional experience includes a prior career as a flight nurse, providing critical care air transport. In addition, Elaine has worked in the ICU and emergency department for over 23 years.

“My goal is for our patients to have a thorough understanding of their diagnosis and treatment plan, and to participate in the decision-making process.”


Medical School
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner – The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – The University of Texas at Austin

Certifications & Memberships

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) – Family Nurse Practitioner

Board of Certified Emergency Nurses (BCEN) – Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Flight Nurse

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) – Critical Care Registered Nurse


Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Texas Nurse Practitioners
Austin Advanced Practice Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association
American Association of Critical Care Nurses




Cardiovascular Disease

Office Locations

Austin - South Post Oak Centre
4316 James Casey St
Building A
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (512) 623-5300
Fax: (512) 623-5399