Enrique Gongora, MD

Cardiac Surgery, Adult Cardiac Transplant Surgery
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 440
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-6356
Fax: 954-985-5154

About Me

Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program 
Medical Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program 

Dr. Enrique Gongora is a board-certified cardiac surgeon. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota in 1992. Dr. Gongora completed residency training in general surgery and a fellowship in surgical critical care at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He then completed a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He then pursued further fellowship training in adult cardiac surgery and thoracic transplantation/mechanical circulatory support at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Prior to joining Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Gongora served as Director of Thoracic Transplantation at Scott & White Clinic-Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine (Temple, TX) and as Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA).

Related Medical Services


  • Universidad Del Rosario-Columbia, 1992
  • Mayo Clinic, 2007, Thoracic Surgery
  • Washington Hospital Center, 2003, Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2008, Cardiac Surgery
  • Washington Hospital Center, 2004, Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Surgery-Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery-Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Professional Highlights


  • OT Clagett Travel Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, 2006
  • Dedicated Service Award, Division of Surgical Critical Care, Washington Hospital Center, 2004
  • Ernest Alva Gould “Best Resident” Award, Department of Surgery, Washington Hospital Center 2003
  • Finalist, “Surgical Jeopardy,” American College of Surgeons, 2003
  • Best Performance in the American Board of Surgery-in-Training Examination, Department of Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, 2003, 2001
  • Outstanding Transplant Resident, Division of Transplantation, Washington Hospital Center, 2002

Professional Organizations

  • International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society


  • “Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Principles and Practice,” Anesthesia Grand Rounds, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2013
  • “Use of Global Functional Index in Assessment of Diastolic Dysfunction,” 33rd annual meeting of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2013
  • “Effect of Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support on Diastolic Function,” 17th International Heart Congress, 2012
  • “”Novel Tissue Doppler Parameters in Staging of Diastolic Dysfunction,” 17th International Heart Congress, 2012
  • “Current Status of Heart Transplantation,” Grand Rounds, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, 2012
  • “Emergency Department Evaluation of Patients with Implanted Left Ventricular Assist Devices,” 4th Annual STEMI Texas Meeting, 2011
  • “Critical Care Management of the Patent with a Left Ventricular Assist Device,” 4th Annual STEMI Texas Meeting, 2011
  • “Surgical Options for Stage D Congestive Heart Failure,” Grand Rounds, Veterans Administration Hospital, 2010

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