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Faculty Detail    
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Professor and Co-section Head, Sections of Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Pulmonary Hypertension
Campus Address THT 338 Zip 0012
Other websites Complete List of Published Work

Medical School  Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santiago, Dominican Republic    1992  MD Medicine 
Residency  Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI    1998  Internal Medicine 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL    2001  Cardiology 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Cardiovascular Disease Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cardiovascular Ctr  Comprehensive Cardiovascular Ctr Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  Medicine  Ctr Cardiovasc Bio (Org Ret) Professor

Biographical Sketch 
I am Professor and Co-Section Head, Section of Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Pulmonary Hypertension at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). I am the immediate Past Chair of the Heart Failure and Transplant Medicine of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. My academic interests are management of patients with advanced heart failure, from new therapies and devices to mechanical support and transplantation. In addition to keep a busy clinical service, I have successfully collaborated on numerous research projects with many different national and international investigators resulting in many peer-reviewed publications. I have been involved in the training of medicine residents and cardiology and pulmonary fellows in the area of heart failure and transplantation and pulmonary hypertension for over 14 years.