Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Welcomes Cardiologist Juan Viles-Gonzalez, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHRS
MIAMI, FL – January 7, 2019 — Cardiac Electrophysiologist Juan Viles-Gonzalez, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FEHRA, FHRS, has joined Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and the region’s largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility. He will serve as Medical Director of Arrhythmia Management for Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiology. Triple board certified in cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular medicine and internal medicine, Dr. Viles-Gonzalez specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmias and their risk factors. He has distinctive training and expertise in cardiac electrophysiology, making him uniquely qualified to assess the heart’s electrical system and diagnose and treat abnormal heartbeats and arrhythmias. Dr. Viles-Gonzalez will see patients at 7400 SW 87 Avenue, Suite 100, in Miami.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Viles-Gonzalez to our team of skilled experts in the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiology group,” said Barry T. Katzen, M.D., the Institute’s founder and medical director. “He brings to this position extensive training and expertise as well as vast leadership, teaching and research experience.”
Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., lead physician for Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiology added, “Dr. Viles-Gonzalez is an exceptional addition to our team. Under his leadership, we will provide a full spectrum of the most innovative rhythm management services to patients with arrhythmias.”
Dr. Viles-Gonzalez earned his medical degree at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Medicina, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He also completed a cardiology fellowship and a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York, NY. Prior to joining Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, he was director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA.
While at Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Dr. Viles-Gonzalez was appointed Professor of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the American Heart Association, Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and a member of several other professional societies. He conducts clinical research in his specialty to increase the efficacy of treatments and improve patient outcomes. He is widely published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and textbooks and is an invited speaker at national and international cardiology conferences. Dr. Viles-Gonzalez serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Journal Case Reports and as a reviewer for several other medical publications.
About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists has pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart.
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.