Julio G Peguero Moreno, MD

Peguero Moreno Julio G
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Office
Address 2301 N. University Drive
Suite 211
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Phone: 954-265-7900
Fax: 954-893-6385

About Me

I am a cardiologist at Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute and board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography and vascular ultrasound.

A native of Santiago, Dominican Republic, I earned my medical degree at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra, where I graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude. I received subsequent training during an internal medicine residency and cardiovascular disease fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida, where I was named best resident-fellow of the year on five occasions.

I was drawn to cardiology because I was fascinated by the physiology of the heart. But what I love most about my work is helping patients understand what is happening with their heart and figuring out a way to make them feel better. It is incredibly rewarding. 

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Education

Education
  • Pontificia Univeridad Catolica Madre Y Maestra, 2007
Internships
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2011, Internal Medicine
Residencies
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2013, Internal Medicine
Fellowships
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2016, Cardiovascular Disease
Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine
Languages
  • Spanish

Professional Highlights

Awards

  • 2016 Klausner Award Recipient for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper. Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL 
  • 2015 Klausner Award Recipient for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper. Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL
  • 2014 Klausner Award Recipient for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper. Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL
  • 2014 1st Annual Cardiology Fellow Research Award. Outstanding Research Project of the Year. Department of Cardiology. Mount Sinai Medical Center 
  • 2014 Cardiovascular Fellow of the year. The 2014 Dr. Robert Ciccia -Maclean Doctor’s Doctor Award 
  • 2013 Outstanding Mt Sinai Medical Center Resident for the year 2013 for excellence in Internal Medicine. American College of Physicians. Florida Chapter 
  • 2013 Faculty Choice for “Resident of the year”. Department of Medicine. Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL 
  • 2013 House Staff Choice for “Resident of the Year”. Department of Medicine Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL
  • 2013 Best Oral Presentation. Department of Medicine Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL
  • 2013 House Staff Jeopardy team member. Department of Medicine. Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • 2012 House Staff Choice for “Resident of the Year”. Department of Medicine. Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL 
  • 2012 Florida Chapter Associates Meeting. 1st Place Research Poster Competition. Orlando, FL
  • 2012 Klausner Award Recipient for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper. Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL

Research

My research interests focus on echocardiography and electrocardiography, as well as potential treatment options for patients with cardiac disease. Throughout my medical training, I excelled in cardiovascular research and received the best clinical research award for four consecutive years. I was also awarded numerous research grants from various prestigious institutions.

Grants include:

  • 2014: Julio G. Peguero, Gervasio Lamas, Paul Kurlansky. Contrast Nephropathy and Nitrates Trial (CONAN). A Randomized trial to detect the effect of nitroglycerin to prevent contrast induced nephropathy. Sponsored by the Florida Heart Research Institute, Florida, USA.
  • 2009 Julio G. Peguero, Aseret Medina, Zunilda Nunez. Endothelial factors for prediction of preeclampsia and its complications. Sponsored by Fondo Nacional de Innovación y Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico. (FONDOCYT). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
 

Presentations

  • 2015 Peguero JG, Presti S, Issa O, Podesta C, Brenes J, Santana O. R2-CHADS2 Scheme Predicts Postoperative Outcomes Similar to STS Score. J Am Coll Cardiol.2015;65. 
  • 2014 Peguero, J., Podesta, C., Issa, O., Santana, O., Jacobson, J., & Lamas, G. (2014). CHA2DS2-VASc score is superior to atrial fibrillation in prediction postoperative ischemic stroke in patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 63(12), A1953.
  • 2014 Julio G. Peguero, Carlos Podesta, Omar Issa, Hany Elmahdy, Juan C. Brenes. Atrial Double Product Index: A Marker of Bi-atrial Enlargement Predicts Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery. American Society of Echocardiography. ASE 14
  • 2014 Peguero, J., Issa, O., Podesta, C., & Brenes, J. C. (2014). Left atrial emptying fraction as a predictor of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing minimally invasive valve surgery. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 63(12), A434.
  • 2013 Julio G. Peguero, Javier Reyna, Cesar Conde. The Pickering Syndrome. American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter Syllabus. March, 2013. 
  • 2013 Julio G. Peguero, Carlos Podesta, Vertilio Cornielle, Ivan Gomez, Orlando Santana. Takotsubo, can we prevent it? American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter Syllabus. March 2013.
  • 2012 Julio G. Peguero, Vertilio Cornielle, Sabas Gomez, Todd Heimowitz, Orlando Santana, Robert Goldszer, Gervasio Lamas. The use of nitrates for the prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy. American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter. March 2012. First Place.
  • 2011 Julio G. Peguero, Jonas Skornicki, Aseret Medina, Esteban Escolar. The Hidden Rhythm, A case of Brugada Syndrome. American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter. September 2011. 
  • 2011 Julio G. Peguero, Joseph Romero, Aseret Medina, Ari Ciment. Eosinophillic Pleural effusions in the presence of Influenza A infection. American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter. March 2011.

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