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  Name:  Luis Celestino Afonso, MD  
  Gender:  Male  
  Areas of Specialization:  Cardiac Resynchronisation, Congestive Heart Failure, Diastology, Echocardiography-3D, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Myocardial Perfusion, Novel Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Risk, Preventive Cardiology  
  Language(s):  French
Portuguese
Spanish
 
  Board Certifications:  Am Bd Int Med (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease) - Board Certified  
  Affiliations:  Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan  
 
 
University Health Center
4201 St Antoine Ste 5A
Detroit, MI 48201-2153
Telephone: 313-745-4525

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Karmanos Cancer Ctr-Wertz Clinic
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201-2013
Telephone: 800-527-6266

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DRH Rosa Parks Wellness Institute for Sr Health
4201 St Antoine Ste 5B
Detroit, MI 48201-2153
Telephone: 313-745-1741

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Dr. Afonso received his medical education from Goa Medical College in Bombay, India (1980-1984), which is also where he began his internship and residency (1986-1993). He subsequently completed his residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (1993-1996). He then went through a geriatric fellowship training (1996-1997) and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases (1997-2000) at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center.

Current academic and professional appointments:

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University
  • Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, Wayne State University
  • Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Harper University Hospital
  • Attending Physician, Wayne State University Physician Group, Division of Cardiology
  • Physician, Division of Cardiology, Detroit Medical Center: includes Harper University Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Clinical Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Risk, Novel Biomarkers, Novel Echo Imaging Modalities, Peripheral Arterial Disease

Research interests and involvements: Novel markers of cardiovascular risk including homocysteine, red cell distribution width, microalbuminuria and cystatin-C, application of a multi biomarker approach to risk stratification and reclassification. Other research interests have been in the realm of novel echo modalities including 3D and strain imaging and their applications. Our laboratory has recently been involved with developing a novel spectral Doppler-based index for quantification of mitral regurgitation.

Professional memberships/involvements:

  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Steering Committee Michigan Society of Echocardiography
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association

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UPG cardiologist represents American College of Cardiology at speaking series in India