Juan Carlos Brenes, MD

Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 605
Hollywood, FL 33021

About Me

Dr. Brenes joined Memorial Healthcare System after nearly a decade working at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He served as Program Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program and Co-Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory since 2010. During his tenure as program director, the fellowship program achieved a 100% cardiology-board passing rate.

He was also appointed Associate Professor of Medicine within the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He participated in the development of the structural heart disease program at this institution and brought to the Echo Lab newer scanning modalities such as three-dimensional and strain echocardiographic imaging. His interest in the field of valvular heart disease led him to become a sub-investigator in landmark trials such as COAPT and PARTNER 3. Prior to this he served as associate staff, clinical cardiologist and echocardiographer at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, where he also became director of the Lipid Clinic.

Dr. Brenes is a board-certified echocardiographer trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. A native of Costa Rica, he completed medical school at University of Costa Rica in 2000. He pursued further training during his last year of medical school and was accepted at the prestigious William J. Harrington Medical Training Program at the University of Miami. He did his Internal Medicine internship, residency and general cardiology training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. During his training he received the Best Cardiovascular Fellow Award. He then completed a fellowship in advanced echocardiography at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Brenes has developed a reputation of a strong clinical cardiologist, an expert in echocardiography and a leader in education. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and echocardiography. He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, has written book chapters, and continues to lecture at different venues, both nationally and internationally. He enjoys spending time with his wife and twins, and visiting family in Costa Rica whenever possible.

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Education

Education
  • Universidad De Costa Rica, 2000
Internships
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Internal Medicine Prog, 2002, Internal Medicine
Residencies
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Internal Medicine Prog, 2004, Internal Medicine
Fellowships
  • Columbia University, 2008
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2007, Cardiovascular Disease
Languages
  • Spanish
  • French

Achievements

Publications

Please view Dr. Juan-Carlos Brenes’ publications on PubMed.

Awards

  • Tenth Annual Joan Barber Memorial Research Award, New York Echocardiography Society, New York, NY, 2008
  • Best Cardiovascular Fellow, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2007
  • The Heart Group of Miami Latinoamericano Award, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2005
  • The Sodi Award for Outstanding Teaching in ECG Interpretation, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2005
  • Searching for Excellence Award, The William J. Harrington Latin American Program, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2000

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American College of Physicians
  • Journal Reviewer for American Journal of Cardiology

Presentations

  • Tricuspid Valve: Ignored But Not Forgotten. Cardiology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Medical Center. 2016
  • Aortic Stenosis: Paradoxical or Not. Cardiology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Medical Center. 2015
  • Athlete’s Heart: Is There a Role for an Echocardiogram? Cardiology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Medical Center. 2013
  • Aortic Stenosis: What do you do in asymptomatic patients? Cardiology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Medical Center. 2013
  • Severe Aortic Stenosis: More Than Meets The Eye. Cardiology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Medical Center. 2012
  • Controversies in the assessment of valvular heart disease. Cardiology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Medical Center. 2011
  • Aortic Stenosis and Cardiac Output: Low-Flow vs. Paradoxical Low-Low Flow. Cardiology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Medical Center. 2011
  • “Valvular Emergencies.” Emergency Medicine Lecture Series. Mount Sinai Medical Center. 2010
  • “New Insights in the Assessment of Valvular Heart Disease. Cardiology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Medical Center. 2010
  • Ecocardiografia Contemporanea en la Evaluacion de Enfermedades Valvulares. Congreso Domincano de Cardiologia. Dominican Republic. 2009
  • La Estenosis Aortica con Bajo Gasto Cardiaco: Evaluacion Ecocardiografica. Congreso Dominicano de Cardiologia. Dominican Republic. 2009
  • “Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis,” New York Society of Echocardiography Meeting, New York, NY. 2008
  • “Principles of Clinical Echocardiography.” Columbia University Biomedical Engineering Lecture Series, New York, NY. 2008
 

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