Juan F Plate, MD

Plate Juan F
Cardiac Surgery

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Ave
Ste 440
Hollywood, FL 33021

Meet the Physician

Medical Director of the Comprehensive Aortic Program

Dr. Juan Plate is a board-certified thoracic and general surgeon who is also involved in research studies in cardiothoracic surgery. Prior to joining Memorial, Dr. Plate was an assistant professor in the cardiothoracic surgery division at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Dr. Plate earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed medical school at UMDNJ. Following that, Dr. Plate completed his residency in general surgery in the Department of Surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., where he also served as a chief administrative resident. Dr. Plate then returned to UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he completed his residency in thoracic surgery. 


Awards and honors
  • Ernest Alva Gould Award, Senior House Officer Award for Excellence, Department of Surgery, Washington Hospital Center
  • Internal Medicine Clerkship, Psychiatry Clerkship
  • Valedictorian Award, American High School, Asuncion, Paraguay

Professional organizations
  • New York Society for Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery Residency Association
  • American College of Surgeons

  • Co-investigator, “A Comparative Clinical and Pharmacoeconomic Study Comparing Argatroban IV vs. Desirudin SC for Patients with Suspected Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia without Clinically Evident Thrombosis,” Canyon Pharmaceuticals, 2009
  • Principal Investigator, “Impella Training in Swine Model,” Abiomed, 2009
  • Co-investigator, “The Effect of Acadesine on Clinically Significant Adverse Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events in High-Risk Subjects Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Using Cardiopulmonary Bypass,” Schering Plough, 2009
  • Co-investigator, “Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support,” The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2009
  • Co-investigator, “Double-blind, Randomized Study of High-Dose Vitamin C on Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery,” 2008
  • Co-investigator, “Thromboembolic-Related Complications – Randomized Trial of Previous and Current Generation Mechanical Prostheses,” Ox-X Life Technologies, Inc., 2008

  • “Cardiovascular Disease,” Community Outreach Program “Tu Perteneces,” 2008
  • “Aortic Valve Replacement After Previous Median Sternotomy: Is a Less-Invasive Approach Still Appropriate?”, Annual Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Boston, 2008
  • “Acute Type A Aortic Dissection: A Review of Operative Results from 2002-2007,” Aortic Symposium, 2008
  • “First U.S. Experience with Percutaneous Surgical VAD,” Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 44th Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, 2008


  • Umdnj-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1996
  • Washington Hospital Center, 2004, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery-Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery-Thoracic Surgery

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