The Methodist Hospital, Houston (United States of America)
Miguel Valderrábano is the Lois and Carl Davis Centennial Chair, Director of the Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular center, and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University. He graduated in 1994 from the UAM in Madrid, and pursued training at UCLA and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he also completed a basic research fellowship funded by the American Heart Association. Following training, he joined the faculty at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where he continued his basic and clinical research, and moved to Houston in 2006. His research evolved from basic mechanisms of electrical propagation and cardiac fibrillation using optical mapping in ex vivo hears and cultured cardiomyocytes to more translational and clinical aspects of cardiac electrophysiology. He is known for his contributions in ethanol ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, and to left atrial appendage occlusion.