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Dr. Jesus Mendiolaza

MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FSCCT

  • E-mail jmendiolaza@gmail.com
  • Mobile Phone (239) 777-7180
  • Specialty Cardiology (non invasive, invasive),Cardiac Imaging - Structural Heart Disease

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Welcome to the official site of Dr. Jesus Mendiolaza. I am a board-certified cardiologist and have been serving patients for over 23 years. In 2023, I was selected by Forbes, Press Media Up and AP News as “one of the best 10 cardiologists in the United States,” and I was named “Best Doctor in the State of Florida for 2023” by Best in Florida Magazine – Doctor Edition.

“Best Doctor in the State of Florida for 2023 and 2024 consecutively”

Dr. Mendiolaza holds 21 state medical licenses throughout the United States and brings his expert Concierge practice all across the United States and soon in Europe where he will be providing Cardiac Imaging Consulting to various European Health Care Venues.

Budapest, Hungary, GLOBAL WORLD SYMPOSIUM IN CARDIAC COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY, January 2024, awarded distinguish presentation of Cardiac CT in a research clinical poster publication

London, United Kingdom, GLOBAL WORLD SYMPOSIUM IN CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE January 2024, awarded distinguish presentation of Cardiac MRI IN a research clinical poster publication





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“7 Heart Health Facts to Share During American Heart Month” (PDF) by Dr. Jesus Mendiolaza, from Health & Wellness Magazine, February 2021.

Employment Status

Feb 2024- present

ThedaCare Heart and Vascular Institute and Cardiac Structural Heart Program Cardiac Imaging Director Wisconsin, United States

Attending Cardiologist

Non-Invasive and Invasive Cardiology, All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, Cardiac CTA Structural Heart Imaging and CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention. All non -invasive cardiovascular procedures.

Nov 2023 - Feb 2024

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Heart and Vascular Institute, Division Structural Heart Disease, Maryland

Attending Cardiologist

Non-Invasive and Invasive Cardiology, All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention. All non -invasive cardiovascular procedures.

Jul 2023 - Oct 2023

Concierge Cardiology, Ascension St Agnes Medical Center and Heart Institute, Baltimore MD

Attending Cardiologist

Non-Invasive Cardiology, All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention. All non -invasive cardiovascular procedures.

Apr 2023 - Jul 2023

Concierge Cardiology, Decatur Memorial Hear Institute/ Hospital, Decatur IL

Attending Cardiologist

Non-Invasive Cardiology, All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention. All non -invasive cardiovascular procedures.

Feb 14 - Mar 30, 2023

Concierge Cardiology, Pasco, WA

Attending internal Medicine /Cardiologist

DOC, CRCC outpatient clinic, all IM and cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention.

Oct 2022 - Jan 2023

Director Nuclear Cardiology, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Yakima, WA

Attending Cardiologist

Non-Invasive Cardiology, All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention. All non -invasive cardiovascular procedures.

May 2022 - Sep 2023

Concierge Cardiology, Lourdes Hospital Pasco WA Life Point Care, Pasco, WA

Attending Cardiologist

All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention.

Mar 2022 - Apr 2022

Concierge Cardiology, Simi Valley Hospital, Adventist Health Simi Valley Health Care System, Los Angeles, CA

Attending Cardiologist

All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention.

Nov 2021 - Mar 2022

Concierge Cardiology, MCR Sarasota Florida, MCR Health Care System

Attending Cardiologist

Non-Invasive Cardiology, (November 15, until March 1st, 2022) All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention.

Sep 2021 - Nov 2021

Concierge Cardiology, West Florida Hospital HCA Health Care System, Pensacola, FL

Attending Cardiologist

All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention.

Jan 2021 - Sep 2021

Naples Cardiac and Endovascular Center PA, Bonita Springs FL

Attending Cardiologist

All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention.

Oct 2020 - Nov 2020

(United States territory), BIOTEL, MCOT LLC

Consultant, medical advisor, expert medical liaison leader

Cardiac Outpatient Remote Telemetry

Feb 2018 - Sep 2020

Millennium Physicians Group, Naples, FL Non-Invasive Cardiology, Ft Myers, FL

Attending Cardiologist

All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention.

Sep 2009 - Jan 2018

Lee Physicians Group Non-Invasive Cardiology, Ft Myers, FL

Attending Cardiologist

All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention.

Jul 2007 - Sep 2009

Anchor Health Centers Non-Invasive Cardiology, Naples FL

Company Name

All noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, all cardiovascular imaging modalities including 3 D Echo, carotids Doppler, CTA coronaries, coronary calcium scoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention.

PROCEDURE: TAVR (transcutaneous aortic valve replacement-no open heart surgery need it)

Education

Jul 1989 - Jun 1995

MD

Federico Villarreal University, School of Medicine, Lima, Peru.

Jul 1986 - Jun 1989

BS in Medical Sciences (combined program)

Federico Villarreal University, School of Medicine, Lima, Peru

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

Jul 2004 - Jun 2007

Senior Cardiology Fellow

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Cardiology Fellowship Program

Jul 2002 - Jul 2004

Resident-Physician, PGY-2 & 3

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Categorical

Dec 2001

Visiting Medical Resident

National Institute of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Cardiology Department, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, Chief of Cardiology: Dr Richard Cannon III MD, PhD, FACC

Jul 2001 - Jul 2002

Intern-House Staff, PGY-1

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center- University of Illinois at Chicago affiliated program, Chicago, IL, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Internship

Jan 1999 - Jun 2001

Chronic Disease Management Program, Instructor/ Trainee

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Patient Education Research Center, Stanford, CA

Jul 1996 - Dec 1998

Postgraduate Researcher

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, San Francisco, CA, Director of Cardiovascular Echocardiography: Dr Rita Redberg MD, PSC, FACC

Jul 1993 - Jun 1994

Medical Internship

Guillermo Almenara Medical Center, Lima, Peru

Understanding Hypertension With Millennium Physicians Group




Professional Societies

  • American Medical Association, Member
  • National Hispanic Medical Association, Member
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American Society of Echocardiography, Fellow
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Member
  • New Jersey Medical Society, Inactive Member
  • Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography, Member
  • American College of Physicians, Member
  • Lee County Medical Society, Member
  • Society of Vascular Ultrasound
  • Florida Medical Association, Member
  • Collier County Medical Society, Former Member
  • Hispanic Doctors of South West Florida, Member
  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Member

Board Certifications

  • ECFMG, Certificate 0-548-241-9 (USMLE Step I, II, III)
  • Diplomate of the Peruvian Medical Boards
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Diplomate, Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology, 2006
  • Diplomate, Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, 2009
  • Level III Certified in Cardiac Computed Tomography, 2007
  • Certified in Carotid Vascular Ultrasound and Doppler, 2015
  • Certified in 3 D ECHO, TEE, Strain and Mechanical Dispersion
  • Level I Certified in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, 2018
  • Certified in Vascular Ultrasound Arterial and Venous, 2020
  • Certified in Implantable Loop Recorders, Intracardiac, 2016

Medical Licensure

  • New Jersey Medical License (25MA07917800)
  • Illinois Medical License, 036.159510
  • Florida Medical License ME99005
  • Maine Medical License EL 201847
  • California License (waiver EMS) ME 99005
  • Washington License MD61300184
  • Maryland
  • Arizona
  • Utah
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky

Reviews

U.S. News

Doximity

healthgrades

WebMD

El cardiólogo Jesús Mendiolaza nos habla de enfermedades cardiovasculares




Professional Awards and Honors

Best Doctor for Entire State of Florida

2023


BEST in FLORIDA MAGAZINE

One of the Best 10 Cardiologists in the United States

2023


Press Media UP

Resident Leadership Training Program Scholarship Award

2003


National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington, DC

National Institute of Health Scholar Award

2001


Minority Physicians in Cardiovascular Research, Promoting Latinos in Cardiovascular Science

Valedictorian

Class of 1994


Federico Villarreal University School of Medicine

Teaching

Introduction to Clinical Science Course

2004-2007


UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

Professional Organizations

Medical Staff Quality Committee Member

Jan 2010 - Dec 2014


Lee Memorial Hospital

Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Working Group Member

Jan 2015 - Nov 2017


Lee Health System

Heart Failure Working Group Member

Jan 2017 - Nov 2017


Lee Health System

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Overview




Publications

Interviews

Journal Articles

Abstracts / Posters

  • Mendiolaza J, Salinas C, Minami P. Cholera: The Peruvian Epidemic; The experience at G. Almenara Medical Center, 1991. Department of Epidemiology, Villarreal University, School of Medicine.
  • Amar V, Quiroz V, Mendiolaza J. Genital Tuberculosis as a cause of infertility in women at H. Unanue Medical Center, 1992. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Villarreal University, School of Medicine.
  • Mendiolaza J, Quintana T, Quispe E. Breastfeeding vs. Formula fed infants: A comparative study in infants up to 6 months of age, correlation between height and weight at Pediatrics Institute of Lima, 1993. Department of Pediatrics, Villarreal University, School of Medicine.
  • Mendiolaza J, Breburda C, Redberg R. Endothelium-Dependent Arterial reactivity is predicted by Framingham Risk Profile in Postmenopausal Women. Submitted American Heart Association 70th Scientific Session, Atlanta 1997.
  • Mendiolaza J, Saric M. Left Ventricular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Visualized by Contrast Echocardiography. Department of Medicine. New Jersey Medical School, 2006.
  • Anis A, Patel B, Mendiolaza J, Saric M, Klaphoz M. Incidence of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease in Intensive Care Unit Patients Admitted With Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Diagnoses and Modest Troponin Elevation. Department of Medicine. New Jersey Medical School, 2006.

Research

  • Brachial Vascular Reactivity in Healthy African Americans: Response to Atorvastatin.

Books (Translation / Chapter)

  • “Arthritis Help Book” / “Viviendo con Artritis” (Spanish version/ cultural adaptation).
    Stanford Arthritis Self-Management Program (SPERC)
    Stanford Arthritis Foundation, Reviewed Edition, 1996
  • “Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management Program”/ “Tomando Control de su Salud”
    (Spanish version/ cultural adaptation)
    Stanford Patient Education Research Center

About Dr. Mendiolaza

Dr. Mendiolaza offers his high level of cardiovascular care all over the United States as he holds 23 licenses throughout our nation, holding medical licenses in 27 states and he is currently at the prestigious Heart and Vascular Institute at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, MD, where he is providing his expertise in structural heart disease and cardiac imaging using all modalities ( from Cardiac CTA,–Cardiac Computed Tomography, Cardiac MRI, which Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, 3 D echo —which entails a three-dimensional echocardiography and 3 D Echo TEE, (trans-esophageal echocardiography) both state of the art that goes beyond the traditional standard 2 Dimensional echocardiogram that is performed throughout the country and around the world, he adds to such studies novel compelling features such STRAIN echocardiography and mechanical dispersion for better and most accurate information of the heart function and contractility.

In addition, He uses ICE which encompasses Intra Coronary Echocardiography—a highly sophisticated procedure—Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) can be useful to provide focused real-time images of the endocardial surfaces critical for positioning of catheters, establishing catheter tip–tissue contact, and monitor energy delivery in the beating heart. This procedure Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) is a new catheter imaging technology often used to assist closure procedures for atrial septal defects (ASD), patent foramen ovale (PFO), and ventricular septal defects (VSD), which are complex congenital heart disease —using his expertise non invasively percutaneously via vascular access instead of open-heart surgical procedures performed a few years ago.

ALL OF THESE TECHNIQUES ARE PERFORMED without open heart surgery and via vascular access and percutaneously such as for Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement known as TAVR, for mitral valve repair or replacement known as TEER ( MITRA CLIPS) which is the same concept for aortic valve disorders. The same occurs for the tricuspid and pulmonary valve.

In addition, he applies such sophisticated techniques for imaging the heart prior to performing the Interatrial SEPTAL OCCLUDERS FOR PFO (congenital heart defect or Patent Foramen Ovale which entails the presence of a “hole in the heart” therefore mixing the heart from oxygenated to non-oxygenated and may lead to strokes), new ACC ( American College of Cardiology) clinical guidelines which encompasses sealing such structure with a closure device just like placing a “cork in a bottle” sort of speak.

Thus, he also applies such imaging modalities for TRICUSPID VALVES, PULMONARY VALVES plus CLOSURE OF LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE, called LAAO for patients with an arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats and leading to strokes), this entails to seal the left atrial appendage of the heart, which is the area where clots forms and therefore committing the patient to take anticoagulants blood thinners however as part of the new guidelines released November 2023, now this procedure is highly recommended by the new ACC (American College of Cardiology)such technique allows cardiologists sealing such structure with a closure device just like placing a “cork in a bottle” sort of speak and therefore avoiding the perils of using blood thinners plus open heart surgery (as it is performed non invasively).

Moreover, he performs and is trained and certified in all vascular and peripherals procedures a field of vascular surgeons and not cardiologists nevertheless, he uses several techniques such as DSA–Digital Subtraction Angiography, which Provides an image of the blood vessels in the brain to detect a problem with blood flow. The procedure involves inserting a catheter (a small, thin tube) into an artery in the leg and passing it up to the blood vessels in the brain. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is a diagnostic procedure to view the inner surface of blood vessels (also known as lumen). It can be used to view arteries, veins, and heart chambers. DSA is a fluoroscopic technique (a technique that captures continuous images) that uses complex, computerized X-ray machines. (for instance brain aneurysms and such)

Therefore, he uses transcranial Dopplers for detecting PFOs, this technique entails a diagnostic test to measure the blood flow to and within the brain. Also, he uses this modality to detect PFO ( small holes in the heart (such as Patent Foramen Ovalle).

He is also now applying the novelty F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (18F-FDG-PET/CT) for infective endocarditis which is a new state-of-the-art technique to ascertain the presence of infective valves named endocarditis all of these to name just name a few.

Finally, he is the former, Director of Nuclear Cardiology, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, WA
He provides all Non-Invasive Cardiology,  all noninvasive Cardiovascular procedures, and all cardiac consultations and cardiovascular clinical management and prevention. All non-invasive cardiovascular procedures.

He has recently been re-certified as a level III in Cardiac Computed tomography, which is the maximum level of expertise given in the US and all over the world.

He and his concierge practice covers almost 27 states of the country and his home-based practice is located in sunny Naples, Florida.

Languages

English 100
Spanish (1st Language) 100
French 95
Italian 95
Portuguese 95

Languages spoken are English and Spanish (1st language). Fluent: French, Italian, Portuguese.




Interests

  • Cardiac Imaging and spending time with my lovely wife Marybeth and my 21 year old college son Robbie

  • Cardiology and Cardiac CT Angiography (CTA), Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac MRI including Cardiac PET and swimming and running and biking.