Miguel Zabalgoitia, M.D., draws on more than a quarter century of experience in the field of cardiology for his work in clinical, academic, and directorial operations. Dr. Zabalgoitia’s contributions to his field range from influential academic papers on heart valve dysfunction to seminal advances in intra-cardial imaging. Clinical trials exploring the use of pharmaceutical agents in ameliorating heart conditions also feature prominently in Dr. Zabalgoitia’s resume. With sponsorships from organizations such as the Department of Defense, the Egyptian Embassy’s Department of Scientific Affairs, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Dr. Zabalgoitia’s work has earned him numerous esteemed awards and positions in the field of cardiology.
Dr. Miguel Zabalgoitia performed as the Director of Echocardiography for Bexar County Hospital District’s University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where he served for nearly 20 years. Dr. Zabalgoitia balanced this executive role with several academic appointments, including Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. Currently, Dr. Zabalgoitia serves as a member of the Organizational Performance Improvement Committee (OPIC), for the Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas.
Licensed by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Boards of Nuclear Cardiology, among others, Dr. Miguel Zabalgoitia presently holds a fellowship with the American College of Cardiology. He has previously garnered fellowships in the areas of Echocardiography and Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Beyond his academic and industry-sponsored appointments, Dr. Zabalgoitia also maintains an extensive network of professional liaisons through his membership in associations such as the American Society of Echocardiography and the San Antonio Cardiology Society, where he previously served as President.