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Alejandro Jimenez Restrepo, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Medicine

Location:

UMMC main building

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-6056

Fax:

(410) 328-2062

Education and Training

  • Universidad CES, Facultad de Medicina, Medico y Cirujano (MD) 1997

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Internal Medicine Resident, 2006

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow, 2009

  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow, 2011

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Fellow 2014

 

Biosketch

Biosketch

Dr. Jimenez Restrepo is a Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist in the Heart & Vascular Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland Baltimore.

 A native of Colombia, his international work experience includes a tenure as visiting consultant electrophysiologist at the International arrhythmia Center, Fundacion CardioInfantil in Bogota, where he treated patients with complex arrhythmia disorders, participated in proctoring programs for Latin american electrophysiologists and collaborated in clinical trials related to the management of arrhythmias in Chagas disease. Later he took an appointment as Consultant Electrophysiologist at Wellington Regional Hospital, co-director of the cardiac rhythm management fellowship program and Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago School of Medicine in New Zealand. He was instrumental in re-establishing the electrophysiology service for the New Zealand Central region and introducing advanced mapping techniques for arrhythmia ablations. He collaborated with New Zealand and Australian colleagues in important clinical trials in arrhythmia management, device therapy and sudden cardiac death. During this time he obtained his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. In 2014 he joined the Heart and Vascular Center of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi as a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist and was also appointed clinical assistant professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. At Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi he brought innovative procedural techniques to the Middle East including intracardiac ultrasound guided complex ablation, zero fluoroscopy ablations, leadless pacemaker and subcutaneous ICD implants among others.

 His research interests focus on imaging techniques for assisting complex arrhythmia ablations. He has authored various papers in scientific textbooks and journals and is an active reviewer and editorial member of several peer reviewed Journals.  He resides in Baltimore with his wife and enjoys travelling, outdoor activities and road cycling.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Image Integration, Scar mapping, Intracardiac ultrasound, Medical Three dimensional printing, Sudden Cardiac Death

Highlighted Publications

Pacemaker/implantable cardioverter-defibrillator interaction. Jimenez A, Dickfeld T, Saliaris A, Shorofsky S. HeartRhythm 2010;7:1157–1160.

MRI-Guided Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation: Integration of Late Gadolinium Enhanced 3D Scar in Patients with ICD. Dickfeld T, Tian J, Ahmad G, Jimenez A, Turgeman A, Kuk R, Peters M, Saliaris A, Saba M, Shorofsky S, Jeudy J. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2011; 4:172-184.

Assessment of Ventricular Tachycardia Scar Substrate by Intracardiac Echocardiography. Hussein A, Jimenez A, Ahmad G, Mesubi O, Klein T, Gurm G, Beck H, Shams O, See V, Saliaris A, Shorofsky S, Dickfeld T. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014; 37(4):412-21.

Cardiac troponin levels following implantable cardioverter defibrillation implantation and testing. Furniss G, Shi B, Jimenez A, Harding SA, Larsen PD. Europace. 2015;17(2):262-6.

Computer Tomography in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Jimenez A, Dickfeld T. In: Zipes D, Cardiac Electrophysiology: From cell to Bedside, Seventh Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2017, 1120 pages.

Medical three-dimensional printing opens up new opportunities in cardiology and cardiac surgery. Bartel T, Rivard A, Jimenez A, Mestres C, Muller S. Eur Heart J. 2015 (EPub ahead of print).

Research Interests

Image Integration, scar mapping, Intracardiac ultrasound, Medical Three dimensional printing, Sudden Cardiac Death

Clinical Specialty Details

Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Zero fluoroscopy ablations

Intracardiac ultrasound guided ablations