A veteran physician, Dr. Enrique Gongora brings more than a decade of experience to his current position as director of heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Florida.
In this role, Dr. Gongora will lead the effort to develop a new heart transplant/ventricular assist device program to help patients with advanced heart failure in south Florida.
Dr. Enrique Gongora earned his doctor of medicine at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. He received postgraduate education at medical institutions such as the Washington Hospital Center, the Mayo Clinic, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed residency/fellowship training in general surgery, surgical critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, adult cardiac surgery and thoracic transplantation/mechanical support.
Prior to accepting his current role with Memorial Healthcare System. Dr. Enrique Gongora held a number of leadership positions with prominent health care organizations. Most recently, he served as the surgical director of thoracic transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Previously he was the director of thoracic transplantation at the Scott & White Clinic - Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center College of Medicine.