Medical Alumni Weekend : Hall of Fame Recipient

Hall of Fame Recipient

Please join us at The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove for the Hall of Fame award presentation as we honor Eduardo de Marchena, M.D., Class of 1980.

Dr. Eduardo de Marchena is an internationally recognized cardiologist and a professor of medicine and surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He was named associate dean for International Medicine Institute in March 2008 and has served as the director of Interventional Cardiology, medical director of the UHealth Atherosclerosis Prevention and Treatment Center, and the former chairman of the University of Miami Medical Group. During his tenure at the University, Dr. Eduardo de Marchena has spearheaded key programs for the Heart Transplantation and Interventional Cardiology unit, launched the Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease Training Programs, he has served as chief of the Division of Cardiology and was appointed Interim chairman of the Department of Medicine.

Dr. de Marchena completed his undergraduate studies and his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine and his residency at its affiliate institution, Jackson Memorial Hospital. Following his residency, he served as chief medical resident in internal medicine, and received a fellowship in the Division of Cardiology.

As dean of International Medicine, he leads the International Medicine Institute’s UHealth International, the International Education and Training Division and the International Research Division. UHealth International delivers quality health care to patients from all over the world. Through the International Education and Training Division, the University educates and trains medical students and physicians from Latin America, the Caribbean and has, under his direction, extended its programs to the global community. The Research Division partners with physicians, researchers, and organizations to broaden the scope of research projects and clinical trials and is establishing new frontiers in the advancement of medical research and technology.

In addition to his clinical, academic and leadership roles, his research in interventional cardiology, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and congestive heart failure has been widely published with more than 200 publications, book chapters, peer reviewed, and abstracts in journals including; New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Progress in Cardiology, and Journal of Vascular Surgery. He is the co-editor of the “Secrets in Interventional Cardiology” textbook.

Dr. de Marchena has been widely recognized for his clinical accomplishments as a four-time recipient of the Best Cardiology Attending award presented by the University of Miami Cardiology Fellows (1988-2000) and he received the Martin H. Stein Memorial Award for Superior Performance as a cardiology fellow.

Active in the local community, de Marchena has been recognized by the Cuban Medical Society, the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, and the Iron Arrow Honor Society for his contributions to the medical field. He received the American Heart Association’s Cor Vitae Award and the distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association. Additionally, he has been acknowledged multiple times by the Best Doctors in America survey.

As an innovator, his work has resulted in several patents and patent applications in percutaneous cardiovascular devices. His commitment to education is evident in the numerous medical education presentations he has given and has attended as course director of conferences in all areas of cardiology throughout the United States and Latin America.

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