Lynda Otalvaro

Lynda Otalvaro, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-9065
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About Lynda Otalvaro

Lynda Otalvaro-Orozco, MD, is an assistant professor in the division of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Otalvaro-Orozco earned her medical degree from Universidad Libre, School of Medicine in Cali, Colombia. She went on to complete her internship at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia before moving to the United States to complete her residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in Cardiovascular diseases at University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL.

Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Otalvaro-Orozco served as an adjunct assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular diseases at the University of Kentucky- Gill Heart Institute and as an adult non-invasive cardiologist in the department of cardiovascular diseases at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. She has also been department chief in the section of internal medicine at Manchester Memorial Hospital and a board member of the American College of Cardiology Kentucky Chapter. She belongs to several professional societies, including The American College of Cardiology, Women in Cardiology, The American Society of Preventive Cardiology, National Lipid Association and the American Society of Echocardiography.


Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence
2001-2004 · Universidad Libre School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Heart disease and women
  • Preventive health care


Ischaemic stroke after ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
Heart (British Cardiac Society). 102(1) [DOI] 10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308029. [PMID] 26358477.
Anticoagulation for percutaneous coronary intervention: a contemporary review.
Current opinion in cardiology. 30(4):311-8 [DOI] 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000182. [PMID] 26049375.
Association between anti-human heat shock protein-60 and interleukin-2 with coronary artery calcium score.
Heart (British Cardiac Society). 101(6):436-41 [DOI] 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-306649. [PMID] 25561686.
Management of transcatheter aortic valve embolization into the left ventricle.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 30(4):360-3 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.12475. [PMID] 25532851.
Secondary cardiovascular prevention in older adults: an evidence based review.
Journal of geriatric cardiology : JGC. 12(5):459-64 [DOI] 10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2015.05.019. [PMID] 26512234.
Transfemoral aortic valve replacement in failing aortic root homografts.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 29(3):333-6 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.12277. [PMID] 24372714.
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: utility of cardiac computed tomography angiography for acute diagnosis.
Journal of thoracic imaging. 26(3):W83-5 [DOI] 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3181eebc2d. [PMID] 20921912.


General Cardiology Fellowship
2015 · University of Miami Hospital Miller School of Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency
2012 · University of Miami Hospital Miller School of Medicine
Internal Medicine Internship
2010 · University of Miami Hospital Miller School of Medicine
Internal Medicine and Trauma Surgery Internship
2005 · Universidad del Valle
Medical Degree
2005 · Universidad Libre School of Medicine

Contact Details

(352) 273-9065
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100288