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Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Appoints Dr. Nish Patel to Director of Structural Heart Disease

May 16, 2023

MIAMI, FL – May 16, 2023 – Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute announces the appointment of Nish Patel, M.D. as the new director of structural heart disease.  Dr. Patel succeeds Ramon Quesada, M.D., who is appointed to the position of director of interventional & structural cardiac innovations and research.

Dr. Patel is an interventional cardiologist specializing in catheter-based therapies for valvular heart disease, structural heart, and coronary artery disease.  Prior to his time with Baptist Health Dr. Patel served as director of the structural heart program at St. Peters Health Partners in Albany, NY.  He completed both an interventional cardiology, and structural heart disease fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital and Ichan School of Medicine in New York City.  

“I am honored to be the new director of structural heart, and I want to thank Dr. Quesada personally for the opportunity to lead this program”, said Dr. Patel.  “Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute holds a special place in this community when it comes to heart health, and I am confident we will continue to provide some of the most comprehensive care in South Florida.”    

Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute structural heart program was previously led by Dr. Quesada, who has nearly 30 years of experience as an interventional cardiologist.  He specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of cardiovascular diseases as well as congenital and structural heart conditions through catheter-based procedures including angioplasty, stenting, and transcatheter valve repairs and replacements. Under his leadership, the institute has diagnosed and treated a wide array of cardiac disorders.  Dr. Quesada will continue to be at the forefront of the institute involving catheter-based techniques as the first director of interventional & structural cardiac innovations and research for Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

“Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is proud to welcome Dr. Patel as our new director of structural heart disease. As someone who has a wealth of experience in the field of structural heart medicine, I know Dr. Patel will continue to provide our program with some of the most comprehensive and quality care in South Florida,” said Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, chief population health officer for Baptist Health, & chief of cardiology and deputy director of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. “In addition, I want to recognize the contributions that Dr. Quesada has made over the past several years and thank him for all of his hard work and dedication to the institute.  This program would not be where it is today without the insight & expertise of Dr. Quesada.” 

As one of the largest and most experienced cardiovascular programs in South Florida, Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute delivers a team-based approach to our patients’ care that includes our cardiologists, vascular surgeons, radiologist, advanced practice providers, clinical pharmacists, and support staff. This innovative team model provides more coordinated care and an enhanced patient experience.

Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute offers a personalized approach to care through an array of cardiac and vascular programs. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Heart.  

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