Miguel A. Quiñones, MD, MACC, FASE

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Miguel A. Quiñones, MD, MACC, FASE is the Winters Family Distinguished Centennial Chair in Cardiovascular Education. Dr. Quiñones has been one of the pioneers in the field of echocardiography over the past 40 years. He has received significant worldwide recognition for his groundbreaking contributions in echocardiography, both as a teacher and as an investigator in developing noninvasive, echocardiographic methods to measure left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction, cardiac output and regurgitant volumes in mitral and aortic insufficiency.

From 1977 to 2005, Dr. Quiñones rose through the faculty ranks at Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, leading the development of Methodist’s world-class echocardiography laboratory. In 2005, Dr. Quiñones joined the Methodist Hospital Physician Organization in affiliation with Weill Cornell Medicial College at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital and established the new Department of Cardiology, becoming the first Chair. Under his leadership, the department grew to an impressive roster of world-class faculty, engaged in ground-breaking research. He served as Chair until 2016, when he stepped into a new role as Editor-in-Chief of the Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal.

Dr. Quiñones has authored or co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has contributed to writing groups that provide guidelines for the practice of cardiology, including chairing the writing group for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association Document that established criteria for Clinical Competence in Echocardiography. Dr. Quiñones has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the ACC, and the Executive Board of the Interamerican Society of Cardiology. In 2012, the ACC awarded Dr. Quiñones its highest distinction of Master of the American College of Cardiology (MACC), and ASE honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Research interests

Echocardiography; cardiac function

Dr. Quiñones has been one of the pioneers in the field of cardiac ultrasound over the past 40 years, and has developed multiple methods for the evaluation of cardiac and valvular function at rest and during stress. His laboratory made important contributions in developing echocardiographic methods to measure left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction, cardiac output, regurgitant fractions in mitral and aortic insufficiency, and valve area in aortic stenosis. Dr. Quiñones played a pivotal role in the development of stress echocardiography as a clinical tool for the evaluation of coronary artery disease, and validated the technique against coronary angiography and nuclear stress imaging. He and his colleagues have also developed newer methods to evaluate diastolic function and estimate left ventricular filling pressures by echocardiography.

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Heart & Vascular

    Free-text keywords

  • Cardiac ultrasound, Echocardiography, Stress echocardiography

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Echocardiography
Concept: Echocardiography
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Doppler Echocardiography
Concept: Doppler Echocardiography
Weight: 35%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Concept: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Weight: 34%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Advisory Committees
Concept: Advisory Committees
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Ventricular Pressure
Concept: Ventricular Pressure
Weight: 24%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Concept: Transesophageal Echocardiography
Weight: 23%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Concept: Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Weight: 23%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Concept: Cardiac Arrhythmias
Weight: 22%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Concept: Mitral Valve Insufficiency
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart Failure
Concept: Heart Failure
Weight: 21%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Research OutputsResearch Output authored by Miguel A. Quiñones is tagged with the concept

Research outputs

Understanding by General Providers of the Echocardiogram Report

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Detection of an Atrioesophageal Fistula on a Transthoracic Echocardiogram

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Explore our Refreshed Look and Expanded Features

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Journals

Circulation

ISSNs: 0009-7322, 1524-4539

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

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46

The American journal of cardiology

ISSNs: 0002-9149

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-1913

Elsevier

Journal

31

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

ISSNs: 0735-1097

Elsevier

Journal

31

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

ISSNs: 0894-7317

Mosby Inc.

Journal

18

American heart journal

ISSNs: 0002-8703

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1097-6744

Mosby Inc.

Journal

16
has published Research OutputsResearch Output by Miguel A. Quiñones

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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

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Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration

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9
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J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Baylor College of Medicine

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99

Houston Methodist Research Institute

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Ben Taub General Hospital

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Cleveland Clinic Foundation

External organization: Medical

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American Society of Echocardiography

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

Richard R. Miller

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Robert Roberts

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Alan D. Waggoner

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J. B. Young

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J. K. Alexander

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