MEET JORGE ROMERO
Jorge Romero, MD is an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Arrhythmia Service in the Cardiology Division at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Vascular Care. Dr. Romero specializes in the treatment of complex arrhythmias, particularly in catheter
ablation of ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation using cutting edge technology. He performs most of his procedures procedures without fluoroscopy, which avoids radiation exposure to the patients and his staff. Dr. Romero, who hails from Colombia, earned his medical degree at the Universidad del Valle in Cali Colombia. Following graduation from medical school, he spent a year working as a community physician in rural areas in his country before coming to the United States to embark on a series of residencies and cardiovascular and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships, including at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and finally at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
His extensive research focuses on issues in cardiology, and specifically on electrophysiology. He has developed the autonomic modulation program for the treatment of refractory ventricular arrhythmias by performing bilateral cervico-thoracic sympathectomy at Montefiore. He has designed and played a leading role in managing two prospective clinical research studies at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care: implementing novel catheter ablation techniques; and developing techniques for esophageal and phrenic nerve protection particularly during radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. He along with Dr Di Biase perform electrical isolation of the left atrial appendage for treatment of persistent and long persistent atrial fibrillation. Additionally, he investigates His-bundle pacing for patients with heart failure who are not candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy as well as the use of devices to occlude the left atrial appendage for patients with atrial fibrillation who cannot be anticoagulated.
Dr. Romero has been recognized with several awards, including The Eric N. Prystowsky Early Career Researcher Award at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific for the abstract entitled “PVC Ablation Using Intracoronary Wire Mapping and a Coronary Reentry System -- Description of a Novel Technique”. Likewise, he has been won two more Young Investigator Awards—one from the American Heart Association and the other from the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Di Romero is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS), and the American College of Cardiology (FACC). Dr. Romero is the author of about 100 publications in indexed journals, about 130 abstracts, and 15 electrophysiology book chapters. He serves as reviewer of major electrophysiology and cardiology journals.