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Javier Sanchez, M.D.
I was drawn to cardiac electrophysiology because I was fascinated by the idea that one could manipulate the electrical system of the heart with immediate benefit to the patient.
Javier Sanchez, M.D., considers it a personal challenge when he receives a patient who has been told they have a problem that can’t be fixed. Finding a therapy solution that helps that patient is the most rewarding part of his job, he says. Dr Sanchez specializes in catheter ablation procedures for the treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.
Dr. Sanchez received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He completed an internship and residency program in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, where he also completed his fellowship training in Cardiology and Electrophysiology through the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases.
Dr. Sanchez was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society in 1993 and was elected President of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Class of 1994. He is a recipient of the Ben Friedman Award for Best Medicine Resident, the Argus Award for Best Teaching Medicine Resident, and the Best Teaching Fellow award – all from the UAB School of Medicine.
He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, and is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Rhythm Society, the Travis County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Sanchez is frequently invited to speak at scientific meetings and educational activities throughout the U.S., Central America, and South America.
- M.D., University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
- Residency (Internal Medicine), University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
- Fellowship (Cardiology and Electrophysiology), UAB School of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
- Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society
- Class President, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
- Ben Freidman Award for Best Medicine Resident, UAB School of Medicine
- Argus Award for Best Teaching Medicine Resident, UAB School of Medicine
- Best Teaching Fellow Award, UAB School of Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)
- American College of Cardiology
- Heart Rhythm Society
- Travis County Medical Society
- Texas Medical Association