Medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires. Residency/Cardiology Fellowship at the Sanatorio Guemes/Favaloro Foundation. Cardiac cath fellow at the Sanatorio Guemes. International Scholar in Artificial Organs at the Cleveland Clinic. Duke Clinical Research Institute research fellow.
Faculty member in the Cardiology Division at the University of Texas Medical Branch with the rank of Assoc Professor of Medicine as CCU and Cardiac Cath Lab attending (invasive cardiologist) on all type of cardiovascular diseases Director or Associated Dir of the Advanced Heart Failure that included devices such as aquapheresis, 2.5 impella, Cardiac Power, and surgical such as being part of the approval team for destination therapy on Heart Mate II. UNOS primary physician in the Heart Transplant program 2011-2013. Current Adj Ast Professor Medicine/Cardiology at Duke University, member of the Board of Directors of DUCCS (a Duke Clinical Research organization). Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Postgraduate Program at the Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA). Staff member Interventional Cardiology service at the Instituto del diagnostico y tratamiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Research Interest in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure, percutaneous and surgical devices in heart failure. Early identification of STEMI such as criteria's for MI in LBBB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgarbossa's_criteria), new descriptors in Q wave/non Q wave, use of telemedicine for timeliness reperfusion. Co-editor of the book on “prehospital Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction” Member of the Int. Speaker Bureau AHA. Published more than 60 peer articles and more than 100 hundred abstract and speaker in a number of Scientific Meetings.
Education and Training
- M.D., University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), 1982