Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Miguel Valderrabano, M.D.

Miguel Valderrábano, M.D.


Miguel Valderrabano, M.D.

Miguel Valderrábano, M.D.

Associate Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Chief, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates
The Methodist Hospital

Associate Professor of Medicine 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-1100
Fax: 713-793-7032


M.D. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) School of Medicine, Madrid, Spain

Postdoctoral Training

Residency, UCLA-West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Chief Fellow, Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA



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.

Description of Research

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).

Major Areas of Research

Atrial fibrillation, epicardial mapping, ablation

Recent Publications

Dave AS, Báez-Escudero JL, Sasaridis C, Hong TE, Rami T, Valderrábano M. Role of the Vein of Marshall in Atrial Fibrillation Recurrences After Catheter Ablation:: Therapeutic Effect of Ethanol Infusion. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012 Mar 19. PMID: 22429895

Wang S, Chen J, Valderrábano M. Nutrient restriction preserves calcium cycling and mitochondrial function in cardiac myocytes during ischemia and reperfusion. Cell Calcium. PMID: 22424693

Báez-Escudero JL, Morales PF, Dave AS, Sasaridis CM, Kim YH, Okishige K, Valderrábano M. Ethanol Infusion the Vein of Marshall Facilitates Mitral Isthmus Ablation. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Mar 6. PMID: 22406143

Valderrábano M, Dave AS, Báez-Escudero JL, Rami T. Robotic catheter ablation of left ventricular tachycardia: initial experience. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Dec;8(12):1837-46. PMID: 21802391

Lumsden AB, Anaya-Ayala JE, Birnbaum I, Davies MG, Bismuth J, Cheema ZF, El Sayed HF, Seethamraju H, Loebe M, Valderrabano M. Robot-assisted stenting of a high-grade anastomotic pulmonary artery stenosis following single lung transplantation. J Endovasc Ther. 2010 Oct;17(5):612-6. Erratum in: J Endovasc Ther. 2010 Dec;17(6):A6. PMID: 20939718