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Luis A Guzman, MD, FACC, FSCAILuis A. Guzman, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Email: luis.guzman@vcuhealth.org
(804) 628-4327

View Dr. Luis A. Guzman’s publications on PubMed.

VCU Health introduced Dr. Luis Guzman as Medical Director of Pauley Heart Center’s Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory in August 2015. Dr. Guzman specializes in newer antithrombotic agents for the treatment of patients with acute coronary syndromes as well as very advanced techniques and treatment for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), with focus on patients with critical limb ischemia. He also focuses on the treatment of very high risk and complex coronary interventions, including advanced techniques in interventions in chronic total occluded coronary vessels and the use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices.

Prior to his arrival, Dr. Guzman served as Director of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Interventional Program and then as Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Florida, Jacksonville where he received the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2008, 2011 and 2015. Dr. Guzman is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is co-chair of the International Council at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Board of Trustees of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and member of the Educational Council of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

An Argentina native, Dr. Guzman completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Churruca-Visca Hospital in Buenos Aires. He then completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the Instituto Cardiovascular Buenos Aires, followed by a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Research at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires.

A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Dr. Guzman is also co-chair of the International Council at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Board of Trustees of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and member of the Educational Council of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

With a highly successful record of attracting both public and private funding, Dr. Guzman has served as principal investigator in multiple funded grants and contracts. He has published more than 75 original scientific articles in peer review journals, over 200 original abstracts presented in scientific sessions and over 20 book chapters. He serves as reviewer of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Circulation Journal (official journal of the Japan Society of Cardiology), the Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions Journal, The American Heart Association Journal, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Journal and abstract grader for main national and international scientific sessions. Dr. Guzman has been an invited lecturer and speaker all over the world and has given over 300 talks at major national and international meetings, including lectures at main scientific sessions in Korea, China, India, Middle East and Latin America.

 

 

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