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Fellows

Heart Failure and Transplant Fellows

  • Jason Duran, MD, PhD

    Jason Duran, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Maple Grove, MN
    Undergraduate: Boston College
    Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
    Residency: UC San Diego
    General Fellowship: UC San Diego
    Favorite aspects of the program: I stayed at UCSD for advanced heart failure fellowship because the volume of our transplant program offers incredible hands on experience that you cannot get at most other programs and for the opportunity to continue to work with our outstanding multidisciplinary team. The flexibility of our program has allowed me to explore multiple basic science and translational research projects while continuing my clinical training.

    Career interests: I hope to continue my career at a large academic heart transplant center where I can continue to treat patients with genetic cardiomyopathies and work on basic and translational approaches to correct their underlying genetic defects
    Research interests: Genetic cardiomyopathies and targeted gene therapies, inflammatory cardiomyopathies, cardiovascular sequelae of COVID-19
    Research publications: View Dr. Duran's publications

  • Jose Benjamin Cruz Rodriguez, MD, MPH

    Jose Benjamin Cruz Rodriguez, MD, MPH

    Hometown: Guatemala City
    Undergraduate: Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala
    Medical School: Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala
    Residency: Methodist Dallas Medical Center
    General Fellowship: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, El Paso
    Favorite aspects of the program: High volume transplant center; collegial environment; excellent support system; pivotal role as team leader on the service

    Career interests: Advanced heart failure - Genetic cardiomyopathies, increase access to advanced heart failure therapies in the community
    Research interests: Right ventricular failure, acute and chronic myocarditis, cost-effectiveness analysis of advanced heart failure therapies
    Research publications: View Dr. Cruz Rodriguez's publications

Cardiomyopathy Fellow

  • Matthew Brown, MD

    Matthew Brown, MD

    Medical School: Saba University, School of Medicine
    Residency: University of Cincinnati

Past Fellows

  • Nitin Kabra, MD

    Nitin Kabra, MD