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Dr. Edgardo Zavala-Alarcon


 
 

Dr. Edgardo Zavala-Alarcon
Edgardo Zavala-Alarcon, M.D; FACC; FSCAI is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Vascular Medicine, the American Board of Echocardiography and the American Board of Phlebology. He is member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. He is also member of the American college of Phlebology and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as a Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. He has extensive training not only in tumescent Liposuction but also in Laser and Ultrasound assisted Liposuction using the latest technologies to accomplish the best esthetic outcomes in his patients. Added to his extensive experience in cosmetic surgery his patients benefit of his comprehensive knowledge in Internal Medicine, Surgery and Cardiology decreasing the usual risks for any kind of surgical intervention.

Dr. Zavala-Alarcon studied at the National Autonomous University in Mexico City, receiving his Medical Degree, Suma Cum Laude, in 1977. He completed specialization in General Surgery and Internal Medicine and then a Fellowship in Cardiology and another Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the internationally renowned National Institute of Cardiology in Mexico City. He received recognition as best resident in both internal medicine/general surgery and cardiology. He was recognized as one of the most respected and successful cardiologists in Mexico but due to family issues he moved to the USA where he completed a second Internal Medicine Residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix AZ, to fulfill U.S. requirements. He then became chief of Cardiology at both Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Memorial Hospital. After many years of intensive work in cardiology, concerned with the impossibility to provide optimal medical care in the current managed care environment in this country he pursued and completed a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery at Baja Plastic Surgery and Med Spa Center from 2003 to 2007 with extensive training in Liposuction, diverse Laser treatments and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. He opened CIAO BELLA MEDICAL SPA @ VEIN CLINIC in Chandler Arizona in December 2007.

Current Position

Medical Director Ciao Bella Medical Spa & Vein Clinic

2002-2007 Director Cardiology department and cardiovascular surgery
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

2003-2006 Director
Cardiology Department
Phoenix Memorial Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

Education

1/1972-1/1977 National Autonomous University of Mexico
Physician and Surgeon. M.D degree
Mexico City

1971 Maine Institute of Technology
Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Technician
Augusta General Hospital
Augusta Maine, USA

7/1968-7/1971 University Center of Mexico
Bachelor degree in Chemistry and Biology
Mexico City

Post-graduate training

5/2003- 4/2007 Fellowship in Cosmetic surgery.
Baja Plastic Surgery and Med Spa Center

10/1995-9/1998 Maricopa Medical Center
Resident in Internal Medicine
Phoenix , Arizona

9/1992-8/1993 Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia
Fellow in Interventional Cardiology
Mexico City

8/1981-8/1983 Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia
Fellow in Cardiology
Mexico City

1/1978-12/1980 Clinica de Diagnostico Integral
Resident in Internal Medicine and General Surgery
Mexico City

1/1977-12/1977 Centro de Salud Manuel Escontria
Social service in a community hospital

Academic Appointments

2005-Present Board of Councilors Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

2002-2005 Board of Councilors AZ chapter American College of Cardiology

2000-Present Instructor in Medicine
Mayo Medical School

Scottsdale, AZ

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Arizona
Health Sciences Center
College of Medicine

1997-1998 Chief Resident, Department of Internal Medicine
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

1987-1990 University of Michoacan San Nicolas Hidalgo
Professor of Cardiology
Residency program
Uruapan Michoacan Mexico

1992-2005 Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Clinical Professor of Medicine

1974-1976 National Autonomous University of Mexico
Instructor in Electrocardiography

1973-1974 National Autonomous University of Mexico
Instructor in Human Physiology

Hospital Appointments

1998-2002 Staff Cardiologist and Vascular Intervention
Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

1998-2007 Maricopa Medical Center
Member of the commitees: Pharmacy and therapeutics
Quality improvement
Medicine executive committee

1983-1992 Chief, Division of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Clinica de Diagnostico Integral
Uruapan Michoacan, Mexico

1992 Attending physician
Intensive care unit
Instituto Nacional de la Nutricion
Mexico City

1994 Staff Cardiologist
Instituto Nacional de la Nutricion
Mexico City

1997 Emergency room physician
VA Hospital.
Phoenix AZ

Licensure

1997 State of California No. A 056463

1998 State of Arizona No. 27016

Certification

1977 E.C.F.M.G

1983 Mexican Board of Cardiology

1988 Mexican Board of Cardiology (recertification)

1993 Mexican Board of Interventional Cardiology certification

1995/1997/2005/2009/2011/2013 A.C.L.S

1998 American Board of Internal Medicine

2001 Fellow American College of Cardiology

2003 Fellow Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention

2005 NASPE Exam Certification in Cardiac Pacing and defib.

2005 American Board of Vascular Medicine certification

2006 Recertification American Board of Internal Medicine

2007 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

2007 American Society of Liposuction Surgery

2007 American Board of Echocardiography

2007 American College of Phlebology

Awards

1971 Bachelor in Chemistry and Biology
CUM LAUDE

1971 Best bachelor award 1971

1978 M.D degree
SUMA CUM LAUDE

1978 Scholarship of the Instituto cultural Hispano-Mexicano

1980 Best resident award. Surgery Dept.
Clinica de Diagnostico Integral

1982 Scholarship: “Dr.Samuel Zajarias” National Institute of
Cardiology

1983 S.I.B.I.C International award

1983 Best fellow award.

National Institute of Cardiology

1999 Teacher of the year award.
Maricopa Medical Center

2000 Teacher of the year award
Emergency department
Maricopa Medical Center

2006 Teacher of the year award.
Maricopa Medical Center.

2007 Distinguished fellow in cosmetic Surgery
Baja Plastic Surgery and Med Spa Center

Professional memberships

1983 Titulary Member S.I.B.I.C International

1983 Affiliated member Mexican Society of Cardiolgy

1993 Titulary member Mexican Society of Cardiology

1995 Resident member American Society of Internal Med.

1995 Associate member American College of Physicians

1998 Member American College of Physicians

1998 Member American Medical Association.

Community activities

1994 La Buena Vida project
Health improvement education in the hispanic community
Escondido, California

1994 Center for employment training
Industrial Advisory board
Escondido, California

Bibliography

Collaborator in the books:

Respiratory diseases 1st and 2nd. edition.
Dr. Donato G. Alarcon
Editor: Salvat. 1980 and 1990

Seven life roads to health, well being and longevity.
Jose Represas.
Multiple editions in 6 languages.

Journal Publications

M-Mode Echocardiographic Assessment of left ventricular diastolic behavior in Aortic Stenosis. Jose Velazquez, Jose Esquivel-Avila, Jose Zapata, Edgardo Zavala, L.Rebollar, Jorge Soni, M.Casanova.
J. of Cardiovascular Ultrasonography. Vol.2 Nr.3, 1983

Echocardiographic evaluation of the tricuspid valve in rheumatic mitral valvulopathy. Gustavo Hernandez, Jose Esquivel-Avila, Roberto Villalba, Thomas G DiSessa, Edgardo Zavala.
Archivos del I.N.C. Ano 53, Vol. 53. No.6 Nov-Dic. 1983

Usefulness of electrophysiologic studies. Report of 224 cases.
Luis Molina, Rafael Pinto, Patricia Gorostiza, Edgardo Zavala, E. Gutierrez Fuster.
Archivos del I.N.C. Ano 53, Vol. 53, No. 6 Nov-Dic. 1983

Echocardiographic follow-up of patients after coronary artery bypass grafting. Post- graduate thesis. Published by U.N.A.M 1983

Coronary angioplasthy with a monorail system through 6 French diagnostic catheters. Villavivencio R, Zavala E.
Archivos del I.N.C. 64(1):29-35, 1994. Jan-Feb.

Free internal mammary artery graft dissection after percutaneous angioplasty.
Zavala E, Villavicencio R. 1994
Archivos del I.N.C.

Letters to the Editor. Annals of Internal Medicine. June 1st, 1998.
Zavala-Alarcon E., Pineda-Roman M.

Extension of a Pulmonary Blastoma into the left atrium. Edgardo Zavala-Alarcon, Sheila Sudhakar, Learned R.Gonzalez, Rajul Patel. Mayo Clin Proc.76:657-660, 2001.

Safety of elective-including “high risk”-percutaneous coronary intervention
without on site cardiac surgery. Edgardo Zavala-Alarcon, Felipe Cecena,
Rajiv Ashar, Rajul Patel, Scott Van Poppel, Richard Carlson.
Am Heart J. 2004 Oct;148(4):676-83.

The Debate About Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Without On Site Cardiac Surgery.
Are outcomes related to on site cardiac surgery or operator experience? Zavala-Alarcon E: Interventional Cardiology Monitor. Vol.12, Nr.3, 57-61. 2005

THE NO FLOW PHENOMENON DURING DIAGNOSTIC CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY. Zavala-Alarcon E., Cecena F,Little R, Bant A, Van Poppel S, Patel R. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine . Vol 6, Issue 3, Pages 126-
132. July 2005.

Safety of elective—including “high risk”—percutaneous coronary interventions without on-site cardiac surgery.
Zavala-Alarcon E, Cecena F, Ashar F
ACC Current Journal Review – February 2005 (Vol. 14, Issue 2, Pages 46-47)

PERCUTANEOUS VERTEBRAL ARTERY INTERVENTION:
A necessary tool in every interventional cardiologist armamentarium.
Zavala-Alarcon E, Emmans L, Bant A, Cecena F, Liitle R. Cardiovascular
Revascularization Medicine. In press.

WITNESSED RUPTURE OF A SINUS OF VALSALVA ANEURYSM INTO THE RIGHT VENTRICLE PRESENTING AS CARDIOGENIC SHOCK. Zavala-Alarcon E, Emmans L, Bant A. Vascular disease Management. In press.

Reduced Lidocaine Concentration in Tumescent Liposuction: A Report of efficacy at 400 mg/L. Zavala-Alarcon E, May-Villanueva Louis.
The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 26, No. 2, 2009

EDITORIAL CONSULTANT:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
J. SOC.OF CARDIOVASCULAR ANGIOGRAPHY AND INTERVENTION

Abstract presentations

Zavala-Alarcon E, Wisinger D: Two cases of fatal pneumococcal pericarditis.
Arizona ACP meeting. September 1996

Abbas A, Pettit A, Patel R, Zavala-Alarcon E: Metastatic Sarcoma
to the heart. Arizona ACP meeting. November 1999.

Delucia C, Abbas A, Patel R, Zavala-Alarcon E: A rare variant of atrial septal
defect. Arizona ACP meeting. November 1999.

Kamineni R, Abbas A, Patel R, Zavala-Alarcon E: Apical hyperftrophic
cardiomyopathy. Arizona ACP meeting. November 1999

Abbas A, Kamineni R, Patel R, Zavala-Alarcon E: Coronary artery disease in
cocaine abusers with chest pain: our experience. Arizona ACP meeting.
November 1999. 1st place.

Abbas A, Erickson L, Quan D, Zavala-Alarcon E, Klein L, Patel R:
Impact of cardiac rehabilitation programs on lipid management in CAD patients.
Arizona ACP meeting. November 1999

Sudhakar S, Gonzales L, Zavala-Alarcon E: Left atrial extension of a pulmonary
Blastoma. Arizona ACP meeting. November 2000

Davis C, Gonzales L, Sudhakar S, Zavala-Alarcon E: Hypereosinophilic
syndrome with severe restrictive cardiomyopathy isolated to the right ventricle.
Arizona ACP meeting. November 2000

Sullivan J, Thurling D, Zavala-Alarcon E, Thomas N: Total anomalous pulmonary
venous connection in a 27 year old woman.
Arizona ACP meeting. November 2000. 3rd. place.

Loli A, Bay C, Zavala-Alarcon E: Analysis of the influence of different risk factors
In a cohort of patients with positive technectium 99m Sestamibi SPECT stress
Test(MIBI).
Arizona ACP meeting. November 2000

Loli A, Gabir M, Bay C, Zavala-Alarcon E: Patterns of coronary artery disease in
a diabetic population; comparison between Hispanics and Caucasians. Arizona
ACP meeting. November 2000. 5th.place.

Gueret R, Zavala-Alarcon E: Coronary angiographic findings in patients with
endothelial dysfunction as a result of insulin resistance. ACP meeting 2002

Zavala-Alarcon E: Safety of elective-including “high risk”-percutaneous coronary intervention without on site cardiac surgery. SCAI MEETING 2005.

CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA

Two dimensional echocardiography in patients after myocardial revascularization. XIII National congress of Cardiology. Guadalajara, Mexico. 1983

Tetralogy of Fallot associated to supravalvular mitral membrane. XIII National congress of Cardiology. Guadalajara, Mexico. 1983

President of congenital cardiopathies chapter. XIV National Congress of Cardiology. Acapulco, Mexico. 1985

Levels of serum magnesium in acute myocardial infarction. XV National Congress of Cardiology. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 1987

Usefulness of glucocorticoids in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
XV National Congress of Cardiology. San Luis Potosi, Mexico
1987.

Refractory septic shock secondary to infected patent ductus arteriosus.
XVII National Congress of Cardiology. Guadalajara, Mexico. 1991

Coordinator and presenter : II Symposia of advances in echocardiography. Guadalajara, Mexico. 1988

Acute rheumatic fever. Clinical manifestations and treatment. Actualization in Cardiology. Zamora, Mexico. Mexican Society of Cardiology.1986.

Aspects of interest in Pediatric cardiology. Mexican Society of Cardiology
Uruapan, Mexico. 1988

Alcohol septal ablation in hypertrophic subaortic stenosis.
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. 7/2005

Online Presentations

TCT MD WEBSITE: Complete Revascularization of a Patient with Unprotected LM, 80% RCA, and CTOs of the LAD, LCX, and OM2. SEPT 11, 2006

Research Trials participations

COAGUCHECK PT Self testing for patients on Coumadin

CAMELOT Comparison of Amlodipine vs. Enalapril to prevent ischemic events.

VALUE Comparison of Valsartan vs. Amlodipine on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

LIFE Comparison of Atenolol vs. Losartan on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in pts. with HTN.

CREDO Clopidogrel use after coronary stenting. Comparison of two differents dosages.

CHARM Candesartan in patients with CHF with EF > 40%

CAPRICORN Carvedilol in patients with LV dysfunction after an MI.

SLIDE Primary stenting without predilatation with the Tristar system.

SAGE Aggressive vs. moderate lipid lowering in ischemic events monitored by Holter.

GUSTO IV Comparison of standard thrombolysis vs. r-tPA + Reopro on primary endpoints in AMI.

EPHESUS Effects of Eplerenone in mortality in CHF after MI.

MPACT Role of the immune system in unstable angina.

VALIANT Comparison of Valsartan vs. Captopril in CHF after MI.

SECOND SYMPHONY

OPUS TIMI 16

SPORTIF V

CME Activities

SCRIPPS CLINIC. 11TH. ANNUAL CORONARY INTERVENTIONS:2000 ABIM BOARD REVIEW COURSE FOR INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY SEPTEMBER 20-24 2000. CREDIT HOURS: 35.5

CARDIOVASCULAR CONSULTANTS OF NEVADA. PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE WORKSHOP. MARCH 24-25, 2000. CREDIT HOURS: 16

MID-AMERICA HEART INSTITUTE. PRACTICAL TUTORIAL IN PERIPHERAL ANGIOPLASTY. SEPTEMBER 9-10, 1999. CREDIT HOURS:16

ST.JOSEPH MERCY HEALTH SYSTEM. NORTH AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON TRANSCATHETER CARDIOSEAL CLOSURE OF PFO. JUNE 21-22,2001

MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL. LIVE SYMPOSIUM OF COMPLEX CORONARY CASES IV. JUNE 13-15,2001. NEW YORK. CREDIT HOURS:30

PARIS COURSE ON REVASCULARIZATION. PARIS FRANCE MAY 21-24-2002

ACC MEETING 2003. CHICAGO IL.

FUNDAMENTAL OF AICD THERAPY. BOSTON MASS. JULY 12-13 2003

ACC MEETING MARCH 7-10, 2004.

SCAI MEETING ORLANDO FLORIDA, APRIL 2005

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