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Juan C. Lopez-Mattei, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Co-Director, Cardiac Radiology Services, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Juan C. Lopez-Mattei, MD is a cardiologist trained in Puerto Rico who completed an additional two year fellowship in cardiovascular multi-modality imaging in Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston, TX (affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College). He has the highest level of training that can be achieved in echocardiography and cardiovascular MRI (level III). Currently he is an Assistant Professor in Medicine and Radiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a full-time faculty in the Department of Cardiology.  He is the Co-Director of MD Anderson Cardiac Radiology Services. His research interests are the use of cardiovascular MRI and echocardiography in assessing chemotherapy- induced cardiotoxicity and cardiovascular applications of molecular imaging. In his leisure time he likes training for triathlons.

Education & Training

Postgraduate Training

7/2011-6/2013 Clinical Fellowship, Cardiovascular Imaging (Level III Echocardiography and Level III Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Fellowship), Houston Methodist Hospital- Weill Cornell, Houston, TX, Dr. William A. Zoghbi
7/2008-6/2011 Clinical Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, San Juan V.A. Medical Center, San Juan, PR, Dr. Luis Rodriguez- Ospina
7/2005-6/2008 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico, Dr. Carlos Gonzales- Oppenheimer

Board Certifications

2013 Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Council for Certification in Cardiovascular Imaging
2013 Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Level III Competence Certification
2012 Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, American Board of Echocardiography
2012 Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Council for Certification in Cardiovascular Imaging
2011 Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
2008 Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Society of Echocardiography
Telemedicine and New Technology Task Force Member, 7/2014
Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Latin American Working Group
Member, 2013-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Chaikriangkrai K, Lopez-Mattei JC, Lawrie G, Ibrahim H, Quinones MA, Zoghbi W, Little SH, Shah DJ. Prognostic Value of Delayed Enhancement Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Mitral Valve Repair. Ann Thorac Surg 98(5):1557-63, 11/2014. e-Pub 9/18/2014. PMID: 25240782.
2. Chaikriangkrai K, Lopez-Mattei JC, Flores-Arredondo J, Lin H, Reardon M, Chang SM, Shah D. Magnetic resonance imaging of a Scimitar vein and aortic dissection. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 10(4):257, Oct-Dec, 10/2014. PMCID: PMC4300067.
3. Simprini LA, Afroz A, Cooper MA, Klem I, Jensen C, Kim RJ, Srichai MB, Heitner JF, Sood M, Chandy E, Shah DJ, Lopez-Mattei J, Biederman RW, Grizzard JD, Fuisz A, Ghafourian K, Farzaneh-Far A, Weinsaft J. Routine Cine-CMR for Prosthesis Associated Mitral Regurgitation - A Multicenter Comparison to Echocardiography. J Heart Valve Dis 23(5):575-582, https://www.icr-heart.com/?cid=3903&g=3, 9/2014. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 25799706.
4. Yusuf SW, Solhpour A, Banchs J, Lopez-Mattei JC, Durand JB, Iliescu C, Hassan SA, Qazilbash MH. Cardiac amyloidosis. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 12(2):265-77, 2/2014. e-Pub 1/6/2014. PMID: 24386926.
5. Lopez-Mattei JC, Shah DJ. When to consider cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement? Curr Opin Cardiol 28(5):505-11, 9/2013. e-Pub 7/2013. PMID: 23852024.
6. Lopez-Mattei JC, Shah DJ. The Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Valvular Heart Disease. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 9(3):142-148, Jul-Sep, 7/2013. PMCID: PMC3782321.
7. Lopez-Mattei JC, Nabi F, Little SH, Shah D. Museum of TMH Multimodality Imaging Center: Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 9(2):114, 4/2013. PMCID: PMC3693529.
8. Figueroa Y, Altieri PI, Banchs H, Hernández J, López JC, Escobales N, Crespo MJ. Syncope in Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R 99(3):207-10, Jul-Sep, 7/2007. PMID: 19610576.

Abstracts

1. Vicens-Rodriguez RA, Lopez-Mattei JC, Nachiappan A, Shah DJ. Not Everything Is Thrombus! Multimodality Imaging of Intracardiac Normal Variants: A Common Source of Pitfalls. Presented at RSNA 2014, http://archive.rsna.org/2014/14001156.html, 2014.
2. Chaikriangkrai K, Lopez-Mattei JC, Ibrahim H, Little SH, Zoghbi W, Quinones MA, Lawrie G, Shah DJ. Prognostic value of preoperative myocardial fibrosis assessment by delayed enhancement cardiac magnetic sesonance imaging in patients undergoing mitral valve repair. SCMR Scientific Sessions, 2014.
3. Chaikriangkrai K, Lopez-Mattei JC, Ghosn M, El-Beheary M, Shah DJ, Nagueh SF. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Derived Late Gadolinium Enhancement Replacement Fibrosis and Extracellular Volume Significance in the Detection of Diastolic Dysfunction. AHA Scientific Sessions 2013, 2013.
4. Simprini, L, Afroz A, Cooper M, Klem I, Jensen C, Kim R, Srichai M, Heitner J, Sood M, Chandy E, Shah,D, Lopez-Mattei JC, Biederman R, Grizzard J, Fuisz A, Ghafourian K, Farzaneh-Far A, Weinsaft J. Routine Cine-CMR for Assessment of Prosthesis-Associated Mitral Regurgitation- A Multicenter, Multivendor Study. Presented in The Society of Magnetic Resonance Scientific Sessions, 2013.
5. Simprini L, Afroz A, Cooper M, Klem I, Jensen C, Kim R, Srichai M, Heitner J, Sood M, Chandy E, Shah D, Lopez-Mattei JC, Biederman R, Grizzard J, Fuisz A, Ghafourian K, Farzaneh-Far A, Weinsaft J. Routine Cine-CMR for Prosthesis Associated Mitral Regurgitation: A Multicenter Comparison to Echocardiography. Presented in The American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2013.

Book Chapters

1. Juan C. López-Mattei, Miguel Quiñones. Evaluación de prótesis cardíacas. In: ECOCARDIOGRAFÍA E IMAGEN CARDIOVASCULAR EN LA PRÁCTICA CLÍNICA, 1st. Ed(s) Gustavo Restrepo, Jorge Lowenstein, Pedro Gutiérrez Fajardo, Marcelo Vieira. Distribuna Editorial: SIAC, 2014.

Last updated: 5/18/2016