Hector R. Villarraga, M.D.


  1. Rochester, Minnesota
  • Cardio oncology: Evaluating with new imaging modalities for the possibility of early detection of cardiotoxicity related to chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Behavior of myocardial mechanical function in cardiomyopathies such as amyloid heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, myocarditis, heart transplant, obesity and chemotherapy induced cardiomyopathy
  • Carpal tunnel tendon and synovial mechanics
  • Strain and stress echocardiography
  • Diastolic dysfunction in stress echocardiography
  • Right ventricular mechanical function
  1. 2004
    Resident - reduced to two years due to previous training.Carraway Methodist Medical Center
  2. 1997
    Fellow - Echocardiography, Level 3 Training (3/3)Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 1995
    Fellow - Cardiovascular DiseasesUniversidad del Valle
  4. 1992
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversidad del Valle
  5. 1985
    MDUniversidad del Valle


  1. United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
  2. National Board of Echocardiography
  3. American Board of Internal Medicine


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