Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Surgery, Allegheny University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PAChief Surgical Resident, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NCChief Surgical Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Associate Fellowship Director, Heart Transplantation and MCS Fellowship Program
American Board of Thoracic SurgeonsInternational Society for Heart & Lung TransplantationNorth Texas Latin American PhysiciansSouthern Thoracic Surgical AssociationThe Society of Thoracic SurgeonsThe Transplantation Society
American Board of Surgery, DiplomateAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery, Diplomate
Dr. Gonzalez is a cardiothoracic surgeon with in-depth experience in adult cardiac surgery, valve surgery, heart transplantation, reoperations, and bypass surgery. Dr. Gonzalez focuses on offering patients a full spectrum of surgical options for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. He is a graduate of the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico and was privileged to serve as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Duke University, two well-respected campuses in the medical community. Dr. Gonzalez is also a published author contributing comprehensive research findings and clinical experience with thoracic and vascular diseases to more than 100 nationally recognized publications. He is a recipient of two prestigious awards that include the Charles Bryant Clinical Excellence Award as well as the Kauffman Center Young Investigator’s Award for Heart Failure. In addition to his many accomplishments, Dr. Gonzalez served, in 2006, as chief surgical resident before becoming associate staff surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, one of U.S. News & World Reports’ top 4 hospitals in America.
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