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Dr. Juan Carlos Monge

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Biography

Dr. Juan Carlos Monge is currently a staff cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Monge graduated from the University of Costa Rica School of Medicine and did his internship and Internal Medicine training at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital and Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then completed a four year post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland specializing in lipid disorders and atherosclerosis. Subsequently he pursued his clinical training in Cardiology at the Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Monge assumed his first faculty position at the Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill University in Montreal in 1990 and moved to St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in 1995.

His research interests included Endothelial Dysfunction, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and the effects of sex hormones on the cardiovascular system. He has been the recipient of numerous Heart and Stroke Foundation and CIHR grants. Dr. Monge is the author of numerous research publications as well as clinical reviews and has been invited to present in multiple national and international scientific meetings.

His clinical interests include resistant hypertension, assessment of cardiovascular risk, primary and secondary prevention of coronary disease, cardiac intensive care and diagnostic cardiac catheterization (coronary angiography, cardiac hemodynamics and assessment of valvular heart disease).

Languages: English and Spanish