Efrain Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Gonzalez was born in Rochester, New York. He received a medical degree in Asuncion, Paraguay, and completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiac fellowship at Tulane University, followed by a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Miami.

A specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (the science of defining, diagnosing and treating the electrical activities of the heart), Dr. Gonzalez is trained to perform interventional cardiac electrophysiology studies (EPS) as well as surgical device implantations. The term EPS describes studies of invasive intracardiac catheter recordings of spontaneous heart activity, as well as cardiac responses to controlled programmed electrical stimulations. EPS is performed to assess complex arrhythmias, tachycardias, evaluate abnormal electrocardiograms, assess the risk of developing arrhythmias in the future, and design treatments for those abnormal heart rhythms. Increasingly these studies include therapeutic radio frequency ablations to correct a documented arrhythmia and or tachycardia. Other therapeutic modalities employed in this field include antiarrhythmia drug therapies and implantation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

Board certified in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. Gonzalez has had a private practice in electrophysiology and cardiovascular diseases since 1995 in the Miami area. He is Chief of Cardiology and Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Baptist Cardiac Vascular Institute, Baptist Hospital of Miami.

Fluent in Spanish, English, German, and Guarani, Dr. Gonzalez has hospital privileges at Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, and Kendall Regional Medical Center in West Miami.

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Miami, FL 33173
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