Miguel A. Quiñones, MD, MACC, FASE

Winters Family Distinguished Centennial Chair in Cardiovascular Education, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Miguel A. Quiñones, MD, MACC, FASE is the Winters Family Distinguished Centennial Chair in Cardiovascular Education. Dr. Quiñones has been one of the pioneers in the field of echocardiography over the past 40 years. He has received significant worldwide recognition for his groundbreaking contributions in echocardiography, both as a teacher and as an investigator in developing noninvasive, echocardiographic methods to measure left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction, cardiac output and regurgitant volumes in mitral and aortic insufficiency.

From 1977 to 2005, Dr. Quiñones rose through the faculty ranks at Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, leading the development of Methodist’s world-class echocardiography laboratory. In 2005, Dr. Quiñones joined the Methodist Hospital Physician Organization in affiliation with Weill Cornell Medicial College at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital and established the new Department of Cardiology, becoming the first Chair. Under his leadership, the department grew to an impressive roster of world-class faculty, engaged in ground-breaking research. He served as Chair until 2016, when he stepped into a new role as Editor-in-Chief of the Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal.

Dr. Quiñones has authored or co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has contributed to writing groups that provide guidelines for the practice of cardiology, including chairing the writing group for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association Document that established criteria for Clinical Competence in Echocardiography. Dr. Quiñones has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the ACC, and the Executive Board of the Interamerican Society of Cardiology. In 2012, the ACC awarded Dr. Quiñones its highest distinction of Master of the American College of Cardiology (MACC), and ASE honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

Echocardiography Cardiac ultrasound 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

Understanding by General Providers of the Echocardiogram Report
Trang, A, Kampangkaew, J, Fernandes, R, Tiwana, J, Misra, A, Hamzeh, I, Blaustein, A, Aguilar, D, Shah, T, Ballantyne, C, Quiñones, MA, Nagueh, S, Dokanish, H, Virani, SS, Deswal, A, Kirkpatrick, JN & Nambi, V 2019, American Journal of Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.04.022

Myocardial Fibrosis in Patients With Primary Mitral Regurgitation With and Without Prolapse
Kitkungvan, D, Nabi, F, Kim, RJ, Bonow, RO, Khan, MA, Xu, J, Little, SH, Quinones, MA, Lawrie, GM, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2018, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 72, no. 8, pp. 823-834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.06.048

Detection of an Atrioesophageal Fistula on a Transthoracic Echocardiogram
Angulo, CI, El Tallawi, KC, Avenatti, E, Sukumaran, A, Quinones, M & Nagueh, SF 2017, CASE (Philadelphia, Pa.), vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 128-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.case.2017.06.006

Explore our Refreshed Look and Expanded Features
Quiñones, MA 2017, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 13, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-3-94

Journal Announces New Changes for 2017
Quiñones, MA 2017, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 2. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-1-2

The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center a Poetic History (Abridged)
Quiñones, MA 2017, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 42-44. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-1-42

Improved Detection by Delayed-Enhancement CMR of LV Thrombus Post-MI Is This the Answer to Stroke Prevention?
Quiñones, MA 2016, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 516-518. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.07.024

Detection of LA and LAA Thrombus by CMR in Patients Referred for Pulmonary Vein Isolation
Kitkungvan, D, Nabi, F, Ghosn, MG, Dave, A, Quiñones, MA, Zoghbi, WA, Valderrábano, M & Shah, DJ 2015, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.11.029

Important advances in technology: echocardiography
Nagueh, SF & Quiñones, MA 2014, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 146-151. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-10-3-146

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.06.049

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. https://doi.org/10.7775/rac.es.v82.i2.4042

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2011.06.011

The diastolic stress test: A new approach to an old problem
Shaikh, KA & Quiñones, MA 2011, Heart Failure Reviews, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 339-349. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10741-010-9217-z

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2009.07.013

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, MA 2009, European Journal of Echocardiography, vol. 10, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejechocard/jep039

Impact of Contrast Echocardiography on Evaluation of Ventricular Function and Clinical Management in a Large Prospective Cohort
Kurt, M, Shaikh, KA, Peterson, LE, Kurrelmeyer, KM, Shah, G, Nagueh, S, Fromm, R, Quiñones, MA & Zoghbi, WA 2009, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 802-810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2009.01.005

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?
Quiñones, MA 2009, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 21-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2008.10.005

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, MA 2009, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2008.11.029

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, MA 2009, European Journal of Echocardiography, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejechocard/jen303

Evaluation of Intracardiac Filling Pressures
Quiñones, MA 2008, . in Diastology: Clinical Approach to Diastolic Heart Failure. Elsevier, pp. 181-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-4160-3754-5.50021-4

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