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Ricardo Avendaño, MD

Clinical Fellow

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Ricardo Avendaño, MD


Ricardo Avendaño is a board-certified cardiologist and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellow at Yale. He obtained his medical degree after graduated cum laude of his class from the Dr. José Matías Delgado University in El Salvador. Subsequently, he went on to complete his internal medicine residency program at Jacobi Medical Center, university hospital from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. In 2019 he was recruited to Yale, to perform a research and clinical fellowship in cardiovascular medicine. Here, in addition to his clinical training he performed a multimodality molecular translational cardiovascular research program in where he studied the role of imaging in guiding cardiovascular interventions. Currently, he is pursuing advanced training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship. In addition to his interest in cardiac electrophysiology, his work focuses on the role of imaging and cardiovascular interventions and more recently in global health initiatives to improve cardiovascular health in under development countries. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Europace, JACC Electrophysiology, Circulation, American Journal of Physiology, among others. Outside work he enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors in the northeast.

Education & Training

  • Cardiovascular medicine fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2023)
  • Postdoctoral research fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2020)
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2018)
  • MD
    Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado (2014)


  • Board Certification
    National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Echocardiography (2023)
  • Board Certification
    ABIM, Cardiovascular Disease (2023)
  • Board Certification
    ABIM, Internal Medicine (2020)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow as Medical Educator (FAME)2021
National Institutes of Health Research Institute Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service T32 Award in Multi-modality Molecular and Translational Cardiovascular Imaging.NIH2019
CVRI/SNMA Levi Watkins Jr. American Heart Association Travel GrantAmerican Heart Association2019
High-scoring abstract at the 90thh Scientific Session of the New York ACC State Chapter American College of Cardiology2018
Leo M. Davidoff Society of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine award for the outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students.2017

Professional Service

Yale University School of MedicineDiversity and Inclusion Committee, Recruitment working group, co-chair2021 - 2023

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