Enrique Gongora, MD

Gongora Enrique
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Surgery

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Ave
Ste 440
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-6356
Fax:
954-985-5154

Meet the Physician

Medical Director, Adult Cardiac Surgical Transplant 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).

Research

Awards and honors

  • 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

Recent Publications

  • “Does Cyclosporine Down Regulate IL-17 in Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy?”, Open Journal of Organ Transplant Surgery, 2013
  • “Circulating miRNA as Novel Markers for Diastolic Dysfunction,” Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2012
  • “Commonality Between Depression and Heart Failure,” American Journal of Cardiology, 2012
  • “Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C is a Potential Diagnostic Biomarker for Myocardial Infarction,” Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 2012
  • “Effect of Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support for Diastolic Function,” Journal of Heart Disease, 2012
  • “Novel Tissue Doppler Parameters in Staging of Diastolic Dysfunction,” Journal of Heart Disease, 2012
  • “Addition of CRP and D-Dimer Enhance the Predictive Value of BNP in Heart Failure,” Vascular Medicine, 2011
  • “Correlation of Clinical Parameters with Echocardiographic Indices of Diastolic Dysfunction,” Vascular Medicine, 2011
  • “Operative Techniques in Surgery of the Proximal Aorta and Aortic Arch,” Anesthesia for Aortic Surgery, 1st edition, 2011
  • “Older Donor for Older Recipient in Lung Transplantation,” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2009
  • “Impact of Abdominal Complications on Outcomes Following Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy,” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2009
  • “Tricuspid Regurgitation in Patients Undergoing Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Percarditis,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2008

Presentations

  • “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

Education

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

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