● Staff Cardiologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
● Internal medicine, general cardiology, interventional and structural cardiologist.
● Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
● Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.●
Dr. Quesada is a board-certified internal medicine doctor with subspecialties in general cardiology and interventional and structural cardiology. Dr. Quesada treats conditions such as blockages of the heart arteries (coronary artery disease, implantation of coronary stents), malfunctioning of heart valves (such as aortic valve stenosis or mitral valve regurgitation,) and weakened heart muscle (heart failure or cardiomyopathies). He also evaluates and manages patients with shortness of breath, chest pain, irregular heartbeats (such as atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias), heart murmurs, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, statin intolerance, and clot disorders. Dr. Quesada also performs preoperative evaluations and preventative cardiology assessments. He is also trained in Internal Medicine. Dr. Quesada has admitting privileges to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
● Internal medicine and global health equity residency: Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
● Master of Public Health: Harvard School of Public Health.
● Cardiology fellowship: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
● Interventional cardiology fellowship: Mayo Clinic.
● Structural cardiology fellowship: Mayo Clinic.
● Internal Medicine (ABIM).
● Cardiovascular diseases (ABIM).
● Interventional cardiology (ABIM).
● Adult echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography (NBE).
● Cardiac computed tomography (APCA).
● Nuclear cardiology (APCA).
● Vascular imaging (APCA).
Prior to CVMG
After completing medical school, Dr. Quesada attended Baylor College of Medicine (Houston) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York) to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for the injury and healing of the heart muscle. He completed a dual residency in internal medicine and global health at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. As part of his training in global health, Dr. Quesada worked in Haiti, Rwanda, Mexico, and Switzerland. He joined the Harvard Global Equity Initiative supporting projects on cancer and heart diseases in underserved populations. He also earned a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Later, Dr. Quesada completed further training in general cardiology at UCLA, and interventional and structural cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. He was trained to perform minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease—including coronary stenting, complex invasive hemodynamic studies, and advanced structural procedures. He was trained to repair and replace cardiac valves, close patent foramen ovales, and occlude left atrial appendages. Dr. Quesada is also the editor-in-chief of Guia EXARMED, an over-1000-page top general medicine treatise which aids in the training of medical students and primary care providers of low- and middle-income regions in Mexico and Latin America.
Teaching and Publishing
Dr. Quesada’s research has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Circulation, Cardiovascular Research, Hypertension, and other top journals. His work has been cited more than 1800 times in international scientific publications. Dr. Quesada is also the editor-in-chief of Guia EXARMED, an over-1000-page top general medicine treatise which aids in the training of medical students and primary care providers of low- and middle-income regions in Mexico and Latin America. He has authored and co-authored more than 400 book chapters.