H. O. Ventura
Hector Ventura has got an M.D. degree and is the Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Section Head of the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, La, USA. He is also a Professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, Tulane University in New Orleans. After graduating from the School of Medicine at the National University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, Dr. Ventura completed an internship and residency at the Central Military Hospital in Buenos Aires, followed by research fellowships in arterial hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, an internship, and an internal medicine residency at the Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans. He was then named a Fellow of the heart failure/heart transplantation at the School of Medicine, Loyola University in Chicago, Ill, USA. Moreover, he is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and serves as a Member of the Cardiology Training & Workforce Committee. He is also a Vice President of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACC. Dr. Ventura’s research includes studies on arterial hypertension following cardiac transplantation, the effect of digitalis on mortality in heart failure, and lipid profiles after cardiac transplantation. In addition, he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Revista Colombiana de Cardiologia, Congestive Heart Failure, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiac Failure, Congestive Heart Failure, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Ventura is an Editor-in-Chief of Cardiosource en Español. He is also a Member of numerous professional societies, including the American Heart Association, American Society of Transplant Physicians, International Society of Heart Transplantation, and American Osler Society. He has been named a Medical Historian of the Heart Failure Society of America. He recently became a Member of the AHA Membership and Communications Committee of the Council on clinical cardiology.
Biography Updated on 26 May 2009