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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Valderrábano came to Houston from Los Angeles where he was director of the Implanted Devices Clinic at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Valderrábano received his medical degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) School of Medicine in Madrid, Spain, and internal medicine training at UCLA. He completed his cardiology and electrophysiology training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was chief cardiology fellow. He then joined the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Research interests

Dr. Valderrábano’s research and clinical interests focus on finding new and more effective treatments for atrial fibrillation, including epicardial mapping and ablation. His research has been funded by grants from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Jul 1 1999Jun 30 2002

Award Date: Jun 30 2003

Research Fellowship, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA SCOR Group

Jul 1 2000Jun 30 2002

Award Date: Jun 30 2002

Internal Medicine, Residency

Jul 1 1997Jun 30 1999

Award Date: Jun 30 1999

Cardiology, Internship, UCLA - West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

Jun 1 1996Jun 30 1997

Award Date: Jun 3 1997

MD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Oct 1 1988Jul 31 1994

Award Date: Jul 31 1994

Free-text keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Epicardial mapping
  • Ablation

Research Area Keywords

  • Heart & Vascular
  • Clinical Translation & Trials

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Research Output

Ablation strategies for intramural ventricular arrhythmias

Neira, V., Santangeli, P., Futyma, P., Sapp, J., Valderrábano, M., Garcia, F. & Enriquez, A., Jul 1 2020, In : Heart Rhythm. 17, 7, p. 1176-1184 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Chemical mapping as a predictor of vein of Marshall ethanol ablative effects

    Okishige, K., Shigeta, T., Nishimura, T., Nakamura, R. A., Hirao, T., Yoshida, H., Yamauchi, Y., Keida, T., Sasano, T., Hirao, K. & Valderrábano, M., Jan 1 2020, In : PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 43, 1, p. 47-53 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Comparative study of cryoballoon versus radiofrequency for pulmonary vein isolation when combined with vein of marshall ethanol infusion for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

    Okishige, K., Kawaguchi, N., Iwai, S., Yamauchi, Y., Keida, T., Sasano, T., Hirao, K. & Valderrabano, M., 2020, In : Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. 12, 5, p. 1-8 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Device Therapy for Sudden Cardiac Death Prophylaxis After Acute Coronary Syndrome: When and Why?

    Beg, F., Valderrabano, M. & Schurmann, P., Jan 1 2020, In : Current Cardiology Reports. 22, 1, 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Incessant PVCs and Cardiomyopathy: Think Outside the Box

    Senapati, A., Rojas, S. F., Kurrelmeyer, K. M., Kassi, M., Valderrábano, M., Shah, D. J. & Al-Mallah, M. H., Apr 1 2020, In : Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal. 16, 2, p. e1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle