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Alexander Llanos, MD, specializes in Transcatheter Valve Replacement and Hybrid Operating Room Procedures

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, M.D. announced that Alexander Llanos, M.D., has joined the Holy Cross Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician employed group of more than 150 physicians providing services throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Prior to joining the Holy Cross Medical Group, Dr. Llanos completed an Interventional Cardiology fellowship followed by an additional fellowship in Advanced Coronary and Structural heart disease at Massachusetts General Hospital part of the Harvard Medical School, where he was involved in a number of clinical trials.

The trials included Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNERS 1 and 2); the first coronary optical coherence tomography (OCT) registry; and the PROTECT II study of a new artificial heart-assist device (IMPELLA). He has applied for and received a number of National Institutes of Health and industry research grants to study STEMI, OCT and ischemia/reperfusion injury.

During his time at Massachusetts General Hospital he received specialized training in Structural Heart Disease (ASD, PFO, VSD, valvuloplasty, left main intervention), Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device use (IMPELLA, Tandem Heart and ECMO), transcatheter valve replacement and Hybrid Operating Room procedures.

Dr. Llanos has presented his work in medical journals and at national and international medical conferences. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Llanos received his M.D. from Medical College of Georgia and his bachelor's degree from Mercer University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He completed post-doctoral research in Vascular and Myocardial Biology as well as Clinical Cardiology fellowships at Emory University. He completed an Interventional Cardiology fellowship followed by an Advanced Coronary and Structural fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He will assist in growing an ongoing cardiovascular collaboration between Holy Cross and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.