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CURRENT POSITION:

Vice-President of Caribbean Vascular Center
Director of Wound Care Management
Management of preventive and primary care of vascular patient that suffer of chronic venous disease, peripheral arterial diseases and different types of inflammatory of vessels. Wound care experience and outpatient venous surgeries. High knowledge in the management of thromboembolic event includes wound care, ulceration, anticoagulation and coordinator of preventive care.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2008 to present      Caribbean Vascular Center – Ponce, Puerto Rico

– Consulting patients with venous insufficiency with a complete evaluation, management of venous ulcers, an excellent follow up with the use of Elastic Graded Compression Stockings debridement if is necessary, pre and post evaluation after procedures.

– Assisting surgeon on Ambulatory Room for radiofrequency
ablation for thrombectomy, phlebotomy, etc.

– Vascular Laboratory Supervisor

2005-2008             MDnet Solutions – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Individuals considering bariatric surgery were tailored towards a proper evaluation by a multi-specialty team. Patients with diabetes were interviewed, history was documented in electronic medical record and education as part of a full integrated diabetes care center was provided

 

2000-2002            Primary Care Clinic – Rincon, Puerto Rico

Interview patients, to obtain a comprehensive medical history, perform physical examination and document findings. Provide patients and families with education about their pertinent issues. Assist physicians in providing wound care management, maintaining adequate blood pressure and blood sugar control. Preventive measurements were promoted, recommended screenings were offered plus diet and exercise was encouraged.

 

EDUCATION:

Wound Specialist                                     2008/2011
American College of Certified Wound Specialist

Transitional Internship                          2001-2002
San Carlos Borromeo Hospital, Moca, Puerto Rico

Physician Degree                                     1995-2000
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Medical School Guadalajara, Mexico

Undergraduate Biomedical Science     1992-1995
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
San German, Puerto Rico

 

LICENSURE:

Puerto Rico Medical Licence #1450     06/2010

 

ORGANIZATIONS:

Colegio de Médicos-Cirujanos de Puerto Rico

American College of Phlebology

 

RESEARCH

Use of Radiofrencuency ablation to          2014
avoid recurrence of venous ulceration
Presented at American College of Surgeons – Clinical Congress
San Francisco, California
Santini Rafael, MD; Vélez Colón Waika, MD; Martínez Trabal Jorge, MD

Perforating Veins Ultrasound                    2011
Guided Perforator Phlebotomy as a novel technique
Presented at American College of Surgeons –
Puerto Rico Chapter – Annual Congress
2nd Place Award

 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:

American Venous Forum                                                                       2002/2014
American College of Surgeon – Division of Education
New Orleans, LA

Venous Thromboembolism                                                                    2001/2014
Academia Medical del Sur
Ponce, Puerto Rico

1st San Lucas Medical Center Cardiovascular                                   2008-2013
Cardiovascular Disease Managemen
Reinventing the future everyday
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Department of Emergency Medicine                                                   2006/2010
Ponce School of Medicine
Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

New Advances in Cardiovascular and Endovascular Techniques   2005/2010 
Society Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Physician’s Role in the Prevention and                                       2002/2010
Management of Chronic Conditions of Greater
Incidence and Impact in Puerto Rico
Ponce School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico

7th Ana G. Mendez Health Symposium                                               2003/2009
on Cardiovascular Disease
Fundación de Educación Medica Continuada
San Juan, Puerto Rico

1st Symposium for Endovascular Surgeon                                        2002/2009
Academia Medica del Sur de Puerto Rico
Ponce, Puerto Rico