Octavio E. Pajaro, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Departments

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English
  1. Heart transplant
  2. Heart valve repair
  3. Heart valve replacement
  4. Heart valve surgery
  5. Lung transplant
  6. Mechanical circulatory support device insertion
  7. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  8. Transplant
  • Heart and lung transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory assist devices
  • Aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Valve-sparing aortic valve surgery
  • Research in transplantation biology

Phoenix, Arizona

  1. 1999
    Fellowship - Cardiothoracic SurgeryDivision of Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  2. 1997
    Senior Registrar - Cardiothoracic SurgeryHarefield Hospital
  3. 1996
    Internship/ResidencyDepartment of General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  4. 1995
    PhD - Thesis: Left Ventricular Filling Dynamics in the Normal and Hypertrophied Dog HeartAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
  5. 1994
    Post Doctoral Fellowship - Fulbright Fellowship - Transplant BiologyJohn Radcliffe and Oxford University Hospitals
  6. 1990
    MD - Medical Scientist Training ProgramAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
  7. 1987
    MS - Physiology and Biophysics (with Distinction)Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  8. 1982
    AB - Biochemical SciencesHarvard University

Certifications

  1. 2000
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2006
    Recognition for Scientific AchievementColumbian Association of North Florida
  2. 1994
    George Z. Zuidema Research AwardJohns Hopkins Hospital
  3. 1993
    Fulbright ScholarJohn Radcliffe Hospital
  4. 1988
    Honor SocietyAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
  5. 1988
    MemberAlpha Omega Honor Medical Society
  6. 1985
    Medical Scientist Training ProgramAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
  7. 1978
    Harvard Fellow ScholarshipHarvard University

Professional memberships

  1. 2011 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Computational Biology
  2. 2010 - present
    MemberMechanical Circulatory Support Council, International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  3. 2010 - present
    Abstract ReviewerInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  4. 2009 - 2010
    MemberBlood Utilization Committee, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  5. 2009 - 2010
    Co-ChairBlood Utilization and Storage Task Force, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  6. 2008
    Co-ChairSunrise Symposium, 28th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  7. 2008
    Co-ChairCrossroads in Lung Transplantation, 28th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  8. 2008 - present
    MemberBasic Science and Translational Research Council, International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  9. 2007 - 2010
    MemberNew York Academy of Sciences
  10. 2007 - 2008
    MemberProgram Committee, International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  11. 2007
    ChairAdult Cardiac Surgery Session, 43rd Annual Meeting, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  12. 2007 - present
    MemberBiophysical Society
  13. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  14. 2006 - 2010
    Abstract ReviewerProgram Committee Task Force, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  15. 2006
    MemberProgram Committee Task Force, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  16. 2005
    Co-ChairManaging the Post Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient, 54th Annual Scientific Session, American College of Cardiology
  17. 2005 - present
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  18. 2003 - 2004
    MemberWorking Group on Primary Lung Graft Failure, International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  19. 2003
    MemberGraduate Education Committee, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  20. 2002 - 2006
    MemberClassical Music Board, University of North Florida
  21. 2002 - 2006
    MemberPremedical Professions Advisory Board, University of North Florida
  22. 2002 - 2006
    MemberFlorida Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons
  23. 2002 - 2006
    MemberDuval County Medical Society
  24. 2002 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  25. 2001 - 2006
    Surgical ChairTransplant Research Committee, Transplant Center
  26. 2001 - 2006
    MemberTransplant Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  27. 2001 - present
    Surgical DirectorLung Transplantation, Transplant Center
  28. 2001 - present
    MemberTransplant Practice Committee, Transplant Center
  29. 2000 - 2011
    MemberBasic Science and Pathology Council, International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  30. 2000 - present
    MemberInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  31. 2000 - present
    MemberPulmonary Scientific Council, International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  32. 1999 - 2004
    MemberCancer Committee, St. Luke's Hospital
  33. 1999 - present
    Education CoordinatorCardiothoracic Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
  34. 1987 - 1988
    MemberLibrary Director Search Committee, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  35. 1986 - 1990
    Medical Student MemberAmnesty International Health Professionals Network
  36.  
    MemberHumanities in Medicine Subcommittee, Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
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