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PBGMC Appoints New Medical Director for Structural Heart Transcatheter Therapies Program

Mar 2, 2018

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center names structural heart disease expert, Saurabh Sanon, MD, FACC, an interventional cardiologist, as the new medical director of its Structural Heart Transcatheter Therapies program. In his position, Dr. Sanon will lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the structural heart cardiology programs for Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

“With Dr. Sanon’s expertise in interventional cardiology, and as a budding leader in structural heart innovations, I am confident that he will thrive in this role,” said Teresa Urquhart, interim CEO of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.  “He will bring new insights through his vast knowledge and leadership background that will help us continue fulfilling our mission to provide the highest quality of care to heart patients in South Florida.”

The Structural Heart Transcatheter Therapies Program will offer a variety of procedures for patients including:

  • Watchman-Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion
  • MitraClip-Transcatheter mitral valve repair
  • TAVR-Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • PVL Closure-Transcatheter Paravalvular leak closure  
  • ASD/PFO Closure-Transcatheter ASD/PFO closure  
  • Alcohol Septal Ablation-Percutaneous minimally invasive procedure to relieve hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Dr. Sanon is certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in nuclear cardiology by the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

For his fellowship training, Dr. Sanon completed an advanced structural interventional cardiology fellowship and an interventional cardiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as well as a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Sanon finished an internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center and graduated medical school from the Maharashtra University of Health Science in Nagpur, India.

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