Juan Carlos Plana, MD, FACC, FASE
Baylor St Luke's Medical Centre
Houston, TX, USA
Juan Carlos Plana is chief of cardiology, cardiovascular service line at Texas Heart Institute/Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center; chief of clinical operations of the section of cardiology, department of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine; director of the Cardio-Oncology Center; and co-director of the Center for Advanced Cardiac Imaging at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, USA. He is the Don W. Chapman chair in cardiology and tenured associate professor of medicine. Dr Plana is board certified in cardiology and echocardiography.
Dr Plana earned his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Santafé de Bogotá in Colombia. His extensive training included internship, residency, chief resident year and fellowship in cardiovascular disease and cardiac imaging (echocardiography and nuclear cardiology) at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr Plana’s academic career started at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he served as director of cardiac imaging and medical director of the echocardiography laboratory. In 2010, he was recruited to the Cleveland Clinic, where he opened and served as co-director of the Cardio-Oncology Center. Dr Plana's clinical and research interests include cardio-oncology, valvular heart disease, diseases of the aorta and advanced cardiac imaging.
The major focus of Dr Plana’s clinical and scholarly interest is the development and application of novel echocardiographic techniques in the early detection of cardiac dysfunction caused by chemotherapeutic agents. His work has led to 38 reports published in the peer-reviewed literature, as well as 8 invited reviews and book chapters.