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Martin G. Rodriguez-Porcel, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist

Martin G. Rodriguez-Porcel, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist with subspecialty certification in nuclear cardiology. He obtained specialty training in internal medicine at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans and cardiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Prior to joining the staff at Mayo Clinic in 2007, Dr. Rodriguez-Porcel was a Mayo research foundation scholar at Stanford University.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Coronary endothelial dysfunction
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Nuclear cardiology

Areas of research expertise include:

  • Stem cell therapy for cardiovascular diseases
  • Molecular imaging of stem cells
  • Molecular imaging of atherosclerosis
  • Vascular changes in polycystic kidney disease
  • Use of molecular imaging for the assessment of gene and cell therapy in cardiovascular diseases
  • Utilization of functional imaging for pathophysiological processes
  • Risk factors (Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension) interaction and atherosclerosis
  • Cross-talk between the heart and the kidney in atherosclerosis
  1. 2007
    Post Doctoral Fellowship - Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford Mentor: Dr. Sanjiv Sam GambhirStanford University
  2. 2003
    Fellow - Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinician-Investigator trackMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 1998
    Resident - Internal MedicineAlton Ochsner Medical Foundation
  4. 1996
    MS - Physiology and Biophysics - Physiology trackMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 1996
    Research Fellowship - Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Advisor: Juan Carlos Romero, MDMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1993
    MDUniversidad del Salvador


  1. 2008
    Nuclear CardiologyCertification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  2. 2008
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2008
    New Investigator AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  2. 2006
    Career Development AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 2005
    Academy of Molecular Imaging Travel AwardAcademy of Molecular Imaging
  4. 2004
    Marie Ingalls Award in Cardiovascular DiseasesMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2003
    Cardiovascular Diseases Award for Outstanding Achievement in ResearchMayo Clinic in Rochester
  6. 2002
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Cardiology Fellow Forum of ExcellenceAmerican Heart Association
  7. 2001
    AHA/Pfizer Cardiology Fellows Abstract AwardAmerican Heart Association
  8. 1999
    Clinical VignetteLouisiana/Mississippi ACP Annual Meeting
  9. 1997
    Clinical VignetteLouisiana/Mississippi ACP Annual Meeting
  10. 1996
    Merck Young Investigator Award for Latin AmericaCouncil for High Blood Pressure Research

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    MemberInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  2. 2020 - present
    ChairRadiation Safety Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberSociety of Nuclear Medicine
  5. 2015 - 2020
    MemberRadiation Safety Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  6. 2010 - present
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  7. 2009 - present
    FellowArteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council, American Heart Association


Research activities

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