Rolando Zamora-Salinas

Rolando Zamora-Salinas, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

  • Undergraduate

    University of Monterrey, Mexico
  • Medical Training

    University of Monterrey, Mexico
  • Residency

    Loma Linda University, White Memorial Medical Center, Pediatrics

Fellowships

  • University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Although originally from Los Angeles, Dr. Zamora was raised and educated in Mexico, where he attended medical school at the University of Monterrey, Monterrey Nuevo Leon. After graduating from medical school in 1985, he returned to Los Angeles for a pediatric residency at White Memorial Medical Center where he served as chief resident. He then completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After completing his pediatric cardiology training, Dr. Zamora served as professor of pediatrics and the director of the Pediatric Heart Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona, for 11 years. During his tenure, he authored or co-authored more than 20 articles with emphasis on interventional heart catheterizations. He has lectured at local, national and international conferences, and has conducted clinical research trials approved by the Food and Drug Administration for device closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus and patent foramen ovale. He has also been the principal investigator in a clinical trial for use of the anticoagulation medication Angiomax for use during cardiac catheterization. Dr. Zamora joined Pediatric Cardiology Associates in 2003.

While specializing in interventional catheterization, his additional areas of interest include invasive and non-invasive evaluation and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Heart Association. He is board certified in pediatric cardiology. He has extensive experience in diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, having performed well over 500 device closures of atrial septal defects. His experience also includes transcatheter stent placement, device closure of patent ductus arteriosus and patent foramen ovale, balloon angioplasty, and balloon valvuloplasty. Dr. Zamora was the first pediatric cardiologist in San Antonio to perform percutaneous pulmonary valve placement (Melody Valve), a procedure to replace a pulmonary valve via cardiac catheterization. Dr. Zamora serves as adjunct assistant professor at University Health Systems in San Antonio. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

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