Peripheral Vascular Intervention Program Director
Peripheral Vascular Intervention Program Director in Department of Cardiology at Texas Heart Institute
and St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Peripheral Vascular Intervention Program Director at Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke’s Hospital and
Baylor College of Medicine , Houston, TX
Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Founding member and Past President of the THI Cardiac Society.
Education Chairman- International Society of Endovascular Specialists (ISEVS) (
President of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists (ISEVS)
JEVT Editorial Board member
SCAI Journal Board member
Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Board member
Publications: Author in over 200 manuscripts in peer review journals.
Other professional activities: Program director of more than 25 national and international
cardiovascular meetings on 5 continents (Endovascular Summit meetings in Jackson Hole, Colorado
Springs, Buenos Aires (AR), San Juan (PR), Sidney (AU), Slovenia, Croatia, Siena (IT), ICON Phoenix ( AZ),
CCC (Houston), Krakow (Pl) and 4TS in Dubai (UAI). Scientific committee member of the peripheral
vascular program at Euro PCR (2012-2014).
Endovascular Interventions experience: Performing PCI since 1979, peripheral interventions since 1980,
Carotid interventions since 1995. Participated in over 10 carotid clinical trials and registries.
Performed over 2,500 EVAR and TEVAR procedures (from 1995 until present), most of them under local
anesthesia and conscious sedation in the cardiac cath lab. Participated as a principal investigator in 6
EVAR and TEVAR clinical trials (Principal Investigator of the PEVAR Trial, Principal Investigator of the LIFE
Trial, Principal Investigator of MANTA Trial).