Miguel A. Quinones, MD, MACC, FASE

Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Quiñones joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital in 1977 after serving two years in the military as Chief of Cardiology at Moncrief Army Hospital in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He was made full professor in 1987 and retained this position until 2005, when he became Chair of the Department of Cardiology at Houston Methodist Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

He served as director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at Houston Methodist from 1977 to 2002. From 2003 to 2008, he served as medical director of the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. Dr. Quiñones has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology as well as on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals including Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In addition, he has served on the Executive Board of the Interamerican Society of Cardiology.

Dr. Quiñones has authored or co-authored over 200 manuscripts in peer review journals. He has served as a member of several writing groups in echocardiography and chaired the writing group for the ACC/AHA Clinical Competence Statement on Echocardiography. In 2012, Dr. Quiñones received a Master of the American College of Cardiology Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Quiñones is currently President of the Houston Chapter of the American Heart Association.

Description of Research

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.

Areas Of Expertise

Cardiac ultrasound Echocardiography Stress echocardiography
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Baylor College of Medicine
Residency , Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center
MD , University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Publications

Improved Detection by Delayed-Enhancement CMR of LV Thrombus Post-MI Is This the Answer to Stroke Prevention?
Quinones, MA 2016, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 9, no. 5, pp. 516-518. DOI:

Detection of LA and LAA Thrombus by CMR in Patients Referred for Pulmonary Vein Isolation
Kitkungvan, D, Nabi, F, Ghosn, MG, Dave, AS, Quinones, M, Zoghbi, WA, Valderrabano, M & Shah, DJ 2015, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. DOI:

Important advances in technology: echocardiography
Nagueh, SF & Quiñones, MA 2014, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 10, no. 3, pp. 146-151. DOI:

Prognostic value of delayed enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in mitral valve repair
Chaikriangkrai, K, Lopez-Mattei, JC, Lawrie, G, Ibrahim, H, Quinones, MA, Zoghbi, W, Little, SH & Shah, DJ 2014, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 98, no. 5, pp. 1557-1563. DOI:

Evaluación de la función auricular izquierda mediante imágenes de strain: ¿Está lista para ocupar un "lugar estelar"?
Quiñones, MA 2014, Revista Argentina de Cardiologia, vol 82, no. 2, pp. 91-93. DOI:

Comparative accuracy of two- and three-dimensional transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography in identifying mitral valve pathology in patients undergoing mitral valve repair: Initial observations
Ben Zekry, S, Nagueh, SF, Little, SH, Quinones, MA, McCulloch, ML, Karanbir, S, Herrera, EL, Lawrie, GM & Zoghbi, WA 2011, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 24, no. 10, pp. 1079-1085. DOI:

The diastolic stress test: A new approach to an old problem
Shaikh, KA & Quinones, MA 2011, Heart Failure Reviews, vol 16, no. 4, pp. 339-349. DOI:

Recommendations for Evaluation of Prosthetic Valves With Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound. A Report From the American Society of Echocardiography's Guidelines and Standards Committee and the Task Force on Prosthetic Valves, Developed in Conjunction With the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging Committee, Cardiac Imaging Committee of the American Heart Association
Zoghbi, WA, Chambers, JB, Dumesnil, JG, Foster, E, Gottdiener, JS, Grayburn, PA, Khandheria, BK, Levine, RA, Marx, GR, Miller, FA, Nakatani, S, Quiñones, MA, Rakowski, H, Rodriguez, LL, Swaminathan, M, Waggoner, AD, Weissman, NJ & Zabalgoitia, M 2009, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 22, no. 9, pp. 975-1014. DOI:

Erratum: Echocardiographic assessment of valve stenosis: EAE/ASE recommendations for clinical practice (European Journal of Echocardiography 10)
Baumgartner, H, Hung, J, Bermejo, J, Chambers, JB, Evangelista, A, Griffin, BP, Lung, B, Otto, CM, Pellikka, PA & Quiñones, M 2009, European Journal of Echocardiography, vol 10, no. 3. DOI:

Impact of Contrast Echocardiography on Evaluation of Ventricular Function and Clinical Management in a Large Prospective Cohort
Kurt, M, Shaikh, KA, Peterson, L, Kurrelmeyer, KM, Shah, G, Nagueh, SF, Fromm, R, Quinones, MA & Zoghbi, WA 2009, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 53, no. 9, pp. 802-810. DOI:

Echocardiographic Assessment of Valve Stenosis: EAE/ASE Recommendations for Clinical Practice
Baumgartner, H, Hung, J, Bermejo, J, Chambers, JB, Evangelista, A, Griffin, BP, Iung, B, Otto, CM, Pellikka, PA & Quiñones, M 2009, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 22, no. 1, pp. 1-23. DOI:

Role of Echocardiography in Predicting Onset of Heart Failure in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease. Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of its Parts?
Quinones, MA 2009, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 2, no. 1, pp. 21-23. DOI:

Echocardiographic assessment of valve stenosis: EAE/ASE recommendations for clinical practice
Baumgartner, H, Hung, J, Bermejo, J, Chambers, JB, Evangelista, A, Griffin, BP, Iung, B, Otto, CM, Pellikka, PA & Quiñones, M 2009, European Journal of Echocardiography, vol 10, no. 1, pp. 1-25. DOI:

Safety of Contrast Administration for Endocardial Enhancement During Stress Echocardiography Compared With Noncontrast Stress
Shaikh, K, Chang, SM, Peterson, L, Rosendahl-Garcia, K, Quinones, MA, Nagueh, SF, Kurrelmeyer, K & Zoghbi, WA 2008, American Journal of Cardiology, vol 102, no. 11, pp. 1444-1450. DOI:

Evaluation of Intracardiac Filling Pressures
Quinones, MA 2008, . in Diastology: Clinical Approach to Diastolic Heart Failure. Elsevier, pp. 181-192. DOI:

Supine Bicycle Echocardiography. Improved Diagnostic Accuracy and Physiologic Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease With the Incorporation of Intermediate Stages of Exercise
Park, TH, Tayan, N, Takeda, K, Jeon, HK, Quinones, MA & Zoghbi, WA 2007, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 50, no. 19, pp. 1857-1863. DOI:

Orientações de 2006 da ACC/AHA/ESC para o tratamento de doentes corn arritmias ventriculares e prevenção de morte súbita cardíaca - Sumário executivo [60]
Zipes, DP, Camm, AJ, Borggrefe, M, Buxton, AE, Chaitman, B, Fromer, M, Gregoratos, G, Klein, G, Moss, AJ, Myerburg, RJ, Priori, SG, Quinones, MA, Roden, DM, Silka, MJ, Tracy, C, Smith, SC, Jacobs, AK, Adams, CD, Anderson, JL, Antman, EM, Halperin, JL, Hunt, SA, Nishimura, R, Ornato, JP, Page, RL & Riegel, B 2007, Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, vol 26, no. 9, pp. 883-937.

Outcome of Surgical Myectomy After Unsuccessful Alcohol Septal Ablation for the Treatment of Patients With Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
Nagueh, SF , Buergler, JM , Quinones, MA, Spencer, WH & Lawrie, GM 2007, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 50, no. 8, pp. 795-798. DOI:

How to evaluate the patient with dyspnea
Quinones, MA & Block, PC 2007, ACC Cardiosource Review Journal, vol 16, no. 8, pp. 30-31.

Guías de Práctica Clínica del ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 sobre el manejo de pacientes con arritmias ventriculares y la prevención de la muerte cardiaca súbita. Versión resumida.
Zipes, DP, Camm, AJ, Borggrefe, M, Buxton, AE, Chaitman, B, Fromer, M, Gregoratos, G, Klein, G, Moss, AJ, Myerburg, RJ, Priori, SG, Quinones, MA, Roden, DM, Silka, MJ & Tracy, C 2006, Revista española de cardiología, vol 59, no. 12.