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Dr. Torre-Amione received his first academic appointment in 1995 as a Clinical Instructor at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He became an Assistant Professor there one year later, the same year he became the Medical Director for the Cardiac Transplant Service at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. Dr.Torre-Amione joined the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group and Weill Medical College in 2005.

Research interests

Dr. Torre-Amione is the director of the Heart Failure Research Laboratory at Houston Methodist, and conducts research examining the mechanisms of immune activation and inflammation as it relates to myocardial dysfunction in the areas of heart failure and cardiac transplantation. The doctor and his colleagues have conducted numerous studies that suggest novel immune modulatory therapies for the treatment of heart failure and transplant patients. Dr. Torre-Amione led the first two FDA-approved trials of Celacade with impressive results, and a Phase III trial is underway. Other studies underway in the Heart Failure Research Laboratory are investigating additional immune response pathways that contribute to the progression of heart failure, including the role of heat shock proteins and cardiac mast cells.

Education/Academic qualification

Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine

Aug 1 1992Jun 30 1995

Award Date: Jun 30 1995

Internal Medicine, Residency, Baylor College of Medicine

Jul 1 1990Jul 30 1992

Award Date: Jul 30 1992

MD, Facultad De Medicina - Instituto Tech.

… → May 31 1985

Award Date: May 31 1985

Cardiology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine

Immunology, PhD, University of Chicago

Research Area Keywords

  • Regenerative Medicine

Free-text keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Cardiac transplant
  • Immune activation
  • Inflammation
  • Heat shock proteins
  • Cardiac mast cells

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Research Output

Discovery of non-HLA antibodies associated with cardiac allograft rejection and development and validation of a non-HLA antigen multiplex panel: From bench to bedside

Butler, C. L., Hickey, M. J., Jiang, N., Zheng, Y., Gjertson, D., Zhang, Q., Rao, P., Fishbein, G. A., Cadeiras, M., Deng, M. C., Banchs, H. L., Torre, G., DeNofrio, D., Eisen, H. J., Kobashigawa, J., Starling, R. C., Kfoury, A., Van Bakel, A., Ewald, G., Balazs, I. & 9 others, Baas, A. S., Cruz, D., Ardehali, R., Biniwale, R., Kwon, M., Ardehali, A., Nsair, A., Ray, B. & Reed, E. F., Oct 1 2020, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 20, 10, p. 2768-2780 13 p.

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  • Equipo de respuesta rápida para tromboembolismo venoso del hospital zambrano hellion (PREVENTION-team): mejorando el manejo del tromboembolismo pulmonar y trombosis venosa profunda

    Translated title of the contribution: The hospital zambrano hellion venous thromboembolism rapid response team (PREVENTION-team): Improving pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis patient careDel Toro-Mijares, R., Jerjes-Sánchez, C., Rodríguez, D., Panneflek, J., Vázquez-Guajardo, M., Fabiani, M. A., Quintanilla, J., Manautou, L., de la Peña-Almaguer, E., Cadena, A., Cassagne, G. & Torre-Amione, G., 2020, In : Archivos de cardiologia de Mexico. 90, 1, p. 28-38 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Heat shock protein 60 and cardiovascular diseases: An intricate love-hate story

    Krishnan-Sivadoss, I., Mijares-Rojas, I. A., Villarreal-Leal, R. A., Torre-Amione, G., Knowlton, A. A. & Guerrero-Beltrán, C. E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Medicinal Research Reviews.

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  • Percutaneous Left Axillary Artery Placement of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump in Advanced Heart Failure Patients

    Bhimaraj, A., Agrawal, T., Duran, A., Tamimi, O., Amione-Guerra, J., Trachtenberg, B., Guha, A., Hussain, I., Kim, J., Kassi, M., Xu, J., Suarez, E. E., Ngo, U. Q., Torre-Amione, G. & Estep, J. D., Apr 2020, In : JACC: Heart Failure. 8, 4, p. 313-323 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Pulse assessment is important with blood pressure measurement in individuals with continuous flow left ventricular assist devices

    Marcos-Abdala, H. G., Cruz-Solbes, A. S., Hussain, I., Trachtenberg, B., Ashrith, G., Torre-Amione, G., Bruckner, B., Suarez, E. E., Estep, J. D. & Bhimaraj, A., Jan 1 2020, In : International Journal of Artificial Organs.

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