Faculty

Conference Co-chairs

Héctor Michelena, MD, FACC Miguel Urina Triana, MD, PhD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
Director, Intra-operative Echocardiography Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA

Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology
Simón Bolívar University of Barranquilla
ACC Colombia Chapter Governor
Barranquilla, Colombia


Planning Committee


Juan Aranda, Jr., MD, FACC

Professor and Interim Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
Director of Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA

Javier Castillo, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery
Director, Hispanic Heart Center
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY, USA
Jorge A. Gonzalez, MD, FACC, FSCMR

Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging (CT/MRI)
Co-Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic
Director, Aorta Imaging Clinic
Scripps Clinic Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Scripps Clinic Division of Diagnostic Radiology
La Jolla, CA, USA
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Population Health Science and Policy
Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY, USA
Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Director, Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
Co-Director, Women's Heart Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC, USA
Alejandro Olaya, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Head of Cardiology Department
San José Hospital
Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Children’s Hospital of Cundinamarca
President of Colombian Chapter of Electrophysiology
Chief of Program of Cardiology, FUCS
Bogotá, Colombia
Adalberto Elias Quintero, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine and Cardiology
Simón Bolivar University of Barranquilla
SCC President (Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiologia y Cirugía Cardiovascular)
Barranquilla, Colombia
Manuel Urina-Triana, MD, MSc, FACC

Former President, Colombian Heart Foundation (2008-2010)
Former President, Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (2010-2012)
Fundación BIOS
Barranquilla, Colombia

International Faculty


Robert Bonow., MD, FACC

Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL, USA
Juan P. Brito, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Endocrinology
Medical Director of the Shared Decision-Making National Resource Center, Mayo Clinic
Director of Late-stage Translational Research of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS)
Investigator, Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA
Bernard J. Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil, MACC

Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA
Viviana Navas, MD

Medical Director of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic, Florida
Weston, FL, USA
B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC

The Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Carolinas HealthCare System/Atrium Health
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UNC School of Medicine
Chair, Membership Committee
Board of Trustees
American College of Cardiology
Charlotte, NC, USA
Richard Kovacs, MD, FACC

President, American College of Cardiology
Q.E. And Sally Russell Professor of Cardiology
Clinical Director Krannert Institute of Cardiology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN, USA
C. Michael Valentine, MD, MACC

Immediate-Past President, American College of Cardiology
Stroobants Cardiovascular Center
Centra Medical Group
Lynchburg, VA, USA
Antonio Carlos P. Chagas, MD, PhD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
ABC Medical School, Santo André - SP - Brazil
Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo
Governor, Brazilian Chapter ACC
Scientific Director, Brazilian Medical Association
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Y. S. Chandrashekhar, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Editor in Chief
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Oscar Dutra, MD, FACC

Associate Professor, Intensive Care Unit Instituto de Cardiologia
President, Brazilian Society of Cardiology, biennium 2018-2019
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Lucía Florio, MD, MSc, FACC

Associate Professor of Cardiology
University of the Republic (Uruguay)
President, Uruguayan Society of Cardiology
Montevideo, Uruguay
Pedro Gutiérrez-Fajardo, MD, FACC

Cardiologist-Echocardiographer
Director, Cardiotest, Echocardiography Lab, Hospitales Mac Bernardette
President, National Association of Cardiologists of Mexico (ANCAM)
Past President, Mexican Society of Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging
Cesar J. Herrera, MD, FACC

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Adjunct)
Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, NY, USA
Director, CEDIMAT Cardiovascular Center
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Governor, ACC Dominican Republic Chapter
Juan Krauss, MD, FACC

Associated MD of Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires
Associated Professor of Italian School of Medicine
Governor, ACC Argentine Chapter
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Iván Mendoza, MD, MS, MSc, FACC

Governor, ACC Venezuela Chapter
Caracas, Venezuela
Daniel Piskorz, MD, FACC

Sanatorio Britanico SA, CV Research Center
President, Argentina Federation of Cardiology (2017)
Rosario, Argentina
Alvaro Niggemeyer, MD, FACC

Associate Professor of Cardiology
Centro Cardiovascular Universitario Universidad de la Republica Montevideo Uruguay
Past President, Uruguayan Society of Cardiology
Montevideo, Uruguay
Juan Prohias Martinez, MD, FACC

Cardiocenter Hnos Ameijeiras Hospital
Havana, Cuba
Eduardo Rivas-Estany, MD, DrSc, FACC

Director Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre
Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
Havana, Cuba
Michael T. Spooner, MD, FACC
Regional Director for Simulation
Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth, VA, USA

Colombian Faculty


Clara Inés Saldarriaga G., MD

CardioVID Clinic – Medellìn – Colombia
Head Cardiology Section
Head Heart Failure Program
Asociatted Profesor of Cardiology - University of Antioquia
Head Cardiology Program - Pontifical Bolivarian University
Editor Section of Heart Faiure - Colombian Jorunal of Cardiology
Medellín, Colombia
Claudia V. Anchique, MD,

Director Cardiology Service - Mediagnostica Tecmedi SAS
Certification - The AACVPR Professional Certification Commission the Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional 2014-2017.
Duitama, Boyacá
Darío Echeverri Arcila, MD, FACC

Director Cardiology Department
Fundation CardioInfantil – Institute of Cardiology
Professor - Medicine Faculty. Universidad del Rosario
Editor Colombian Cardiology Journal
Former President SOLACI
Former President Colombian College of Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Intervention
Bogotá, Colombia
Enrique Melgarejo Rojas, MD, FACC, FESC, FLASH

Past-President Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología.
Fellow American College of Cardiology
Fellow European Society of Cardiology
Fellow LatinAmerican Society of Hypertension
Profesor Emérito Hospital Militar Central.
Presidente Emérito Colegio Panamericano del Endotelio.
Bogotá, Colombia

Angel Alberto García, MD

Medico especialista en Medicina Interna, Cardiología, Falla Cardíaca y Trasplante Cardíaco.
MSc y PhD(c) en Epidemiología Clínica.
Coordinador Nacional de las Guías de Practica Clínica del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social (diabetes y dislipidemia).
Jefe de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos. Hospital Universitario San Ignacio.
Profesor Asistente, Facultad de Medicina. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Bogotá, Colombia.
Hernando Matiz Camacho, MD

Médico Internista. Cardiólogo, FACC., FACP
Profesor titular de la Facultad de medicina de la Universidad del Bosque y Subdirector de ITMS telemedicina en Colombia
Expresidente Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular
Miembro de la AMCI
Bogotá, Colombia
Jannes Buelvas, MD

Internista, cardiólogo, ecocardiografista
Universidad de Cartagena, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Hospital Nacional Prof. Alejandro Posadas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Miembro actual de la Junta Directiva SCC
Expresidente Seccional Atlántico - SCC
Cardiodiagnóstico - Barranquilla
Fundación BIOS
Barranquilla, Colombia
Jorge Enrique Velásquez, MD

Cardiologo - Electrofisiologo Universidad CES.
Miembro de Staff de Electrofisiología Clínica CES
Miembro de Staff de Electrofisiología Clínica Las Americas
Jefe del Servicio de Electrofisiología Somer Incare
Profesor Adscrito de los Programas de Medicina Interna - Cardiologia y Electrofisiología Universidad del CES
Ex-presidente Colegio Colombiano de Electrofisiología
Miembro de EHRA
Miembro de HRS
Medellín, Colombia
Juan Esteban Gómez Mesa, MD

Jefe de Cardiologia del Hospital Universitario Fundación Valle del Lili en Cali, Colombia
Coordinador nacional del registro Colombiano de falla cardiaca
Coordinador del Consejo de Falla Cardiaca e Hipertensión Pulmonar de la Sociedad Interamericana de Cardiologia
Profesor del programa de Medicina Interna y Cardiologia de las Universidades del Valle, ICESI y CES.
Cali, Colombia
Mauricio Duque, MD

Internista, Cardiólogo, Electrofisiólogo.
Director CES Cardiología.
Profesor Titular Universidad CES.
Jefe de Postgrado de Cardiología y Electrofisiología, Universidad CES.
Investigador Senior Colciencias.
Miembro de número de la Sociedad Europea de Cardiología.
Miembro de número de la Heart Rhythm Society.
Miembro de número de la EHRA (European Heart Rhythm Association).
Miembro de número de la Sociedad Española de Cardiología.
Miembro Honorario de la Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología
Medellín. Colombia
Nohora Rodríguez, MD

Cardióloga Clínica de Marly Jorge Cavelier Gaviria 2018 Actual
Cardióloga Clínica Unimarly/Clínica de Marly Desde 2003 Actual
Cardióloga Clínica Universidad de la Sabana 2017- Actual
Profesor Cátedra Fisiopatología Universidad Militar Nueva Granada 2014- 2018
Miembro Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología
ExDirectora General Hospital Militar Central 2006-2010
ExDirectora Programa de investigación interinstitucional CARDIECOL-COLCIENCIAS 2016-2018
Bogotá, Colombia
Carlos Luengas, MD, FACC

Cardiologist and Echocardiographer - FCV
Cardiologist – FOSCAL
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Honorary Member of the Colombian Society of Cardiology
Member of Spanish Society of Cardiology
Member of ECOSIAC
Member of EACVI
Bucaramanga, Colombia
Fernando Manzur Jattin, MD, FACC, FESC

Medicina interna cardiología
Doctorado anatomo clinico cardiovascular universidad complutfnse
Master en investigacion clinica, Universidad de sevilla
Master en avances en cardiologia Universidad Católica de Murcia
Master en imagenes en cardiologia universidad de padoba
Consejero academico y superior universidad de cartagena
Gobernador de colombia en el ISCP
EXpresidente de las Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiologia y Fundacion Colombiana del Corazón
Cartagena, Colombia
Efraín Gómez López, MD

Especialista en Medicina Interna
Especialista en Cardiologia
Especialista en Medicina Critica y Cuidados Intensivos
Diplomado en Epidemiologia clínica
Diplomado en Diabetes Mellitus tipo 2
Expresidente Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología y Cirugía cardiovascular
Coordinador académico Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología y cirugía cardiovascular
Presidente del CAMEC Consejo Colombiano de certificación y recertificación de especialidades medicas.
Miembro activo de la sociedad colombiana de medicina interna
Miembro de la sociedad de medicina critica y cuidados intensivos
Miembro de la federación diabetologica colombiana.
Profesor adjunto de las Universidades del Bosque, Universidad de la sabana, Universidad Javeriana.
Bogotá, Colombia
Jaime Rodríguez, MD

Especialista en Medicina Interna, Cardiología y Ecocardiografía
Métodos Diagnósticos no Invasivos y Clínica de Falla Cardiaca. Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia, Floridablanca (Sder).
Vicepresidente Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiologia 2018 - 2020
Presidente Capitulo Ecocardiografía e Imágenes Cardiacas 2017 - 2020
Miembro Board ECOSIAC
Bucaramanga, Colombia
Fernan Mendoza, MD, FACC

Miembro de número Asociación Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular
Especialista en Medicina Interna. Cardiólogo clínico
Especialista en Bioética, Medicina Crítica y Cuidado Intensivo, Epidemiología Clínica
Especialista en Docencia Universitaria
Jefe del Departamento de Cardiología Clínica y Medicina Interna, Fundación Clínica Shaio
Profesor Asociado Universidad El Bosque
Director del Posgrado de Cardiología de adultos Universidad El Bosque
Bogotá, Colombia
Adriana Torres, MD

Leader of cardiovascular medicine at LosCobos medical center, Bogota Colombia.
Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Universidad El Bosque: January 2009 to present
Member, Executive Committee, of Colombian heart failure and heart transplant committe
Present Member of National Heart Transplant Commission
Colombian journal of cardiology Ad Hoc Reviewer
Member of Colombian Society of Cardiology
Member of the European Society of Cardiology 2008 to present
Member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
Bogotá, Colombia