I am a cardiac electrophysiologist at Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute. I have expertise in the management of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, syncope, defibrillators and pacemakers.
I always knew that I wanted to be involved in medicine. The physics of the heart as a pump fascinated me from when I was young. The heart is such an important organ and when it’s out of regulation and not doing its proper job, the patient feels it right away.
At Memorial, we focus on family care and making sure everyone feels cared for, loved and well. I try to offer my patients what I would offer to my parents or my kids and that gives me the internal tranquility to know that I am doing the best that I can. We want our patients to feel connected to us so they can come back should they need to.
I am multilingual, and speak Spanish, French and English. This gives me the advantage of connecting with people in a more personal way. Understanding someone’s culture is a big part of good medicine.
In addition to my work at Memorial, I am also the director of education for the Latin America Electrophysiology Society, and lecture throughout the United States and Latin America. I have also published in the fields of atrial fibrillation ablation, prevention of stroke, sudden cardiac death and remote monitoring of patients with defibrillators.
Related Medical Services
Universidad Central De Venezuela, 2003
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2008, Internal Medicine
Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania, 2014, Electrophysiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2012, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine-Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Awards, Achievements, and More
- “Periprocedural Heparin Requirement in Patients Undergoing Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Stratified by Different Baseline Anticoagulation Regimens: Evidence for a Prothrombotic State With Interrupted Dabigatran,” American Heart Association, Chicago 2014.
- “Ventricular Arrhythmias Arising from the Left Ventricular Summit: ECG Features Can Predict Site of Origin and Response to Epicardial Ablation,” Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, 2014
- “VPD QRS Duration as a New Marker of Risk for the Development of VPD Induced Cardiomyopathy,” Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, 2013
- “Moderator Bank VT, Our Strategy for Successful Ablation,” Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, 2013
- “Long-Term Arrhythmia Follow-up of Patients with Myotonic Dystrophy,” Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, 2013
- “Fragmented Wide QRS on a 12-Lead ECG Increases the Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with Severe Systolic Dysfunction,” American Heart Association, 2011
- “Presence of Premature Ventricular Contractions During a Stress Test in Patients with Low Ejection Fraction and ICD as a Risk Factor for ICD Shocks,” AHA Fellows Research Day, 2010
- Magna Cum Laude, First of the Class, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2003
- Young Investigator Award, ACC Pennsylvania Chapter Meeting, 2011
- Honorary Member of the Mexican Electrophysiology Society (SOMEEC), 2014-present