Juan Vilaro

Juan Vilaro, MD

Associate Professor

Department: MD-CARDIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 265-0751

About Juan Vilaro

Juan R. Vilaro, MD is an associate professor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, completing a visiting clerkship in cardiovascular diseases at Mayo Clinic during the same tenure. Dr. Vilaro went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida, serving as chief resident for the program. He then continued his training at UF, completing cardiology and advance heart failure/transplant cardiology fellowships.

Board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Vilaro’s primary clinical interests are in the evaluation and management of patients with advanced heart failure syndromes, including optimal patient selection for advanced therapies such as heart transplantation and different forms of mechanical circulatory support. In addition, he is also interested in devising new strategies for reducing hospital admissions in patients with chronic heart failure.

Accomplishments

Exemplary Teacher Award
2019 · College of Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC6001 Intro Clin Practice

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Cardiology
Subspecialties
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Areas of Interest
  • Echocardiogram
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Publications

2022
Impact of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients.
Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 79(5):646-649 [DOI] 10.1097/FJC.0000000000001223. [PMID] 35058410.
2021
Cardiac Amyloid for the Internist.
Cureus. 13(1) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.12915. [PMID] 33654598.
2021
Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations.
BMJ case reports. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2021-241902. [PMID] 33875513.
2021
Hemodynamic effects of ivabradine use in combination with intravenous inotropic therapy in advanced heart failure.
Heart failure reviews. 26(2):355-361 [DOI] 10.1007/s10741-020-10029-x. [PMID] 32997214.
2021
SARS-CoV-2 Infections among Recent Organ Recipients, March-May 2020, United States.
Emerging infectious diseases. 27(2):552-555 [DOI] 10.3201/eid2702.204046. [PMID] 33327990.
2021
Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Bariatric Surgery: A Route to Transplantation in Morbidly Obese Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 67(2):163-168 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001212. [PMID] 32701629.
2020
Early versus standard renal replacement therapy after left ventricular assist device implantation.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(10):2529-2538 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14873. [PMID] 32741013.
2020
Leadless pacemaker use in a patient with a durable left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(9):1048-1050 [DOI] 10.1111/pace.13937. [PMID] 32394443.
2020
Patterns of emergency department utilization for LVAD patients compared with non-LVAD patients.
International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature. 30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100617. [PMID] 32904266.
2020
PROVIDE-HF primary results: Patient-Reported Outcomes inVestigation following Initiation of Drug therapy with Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) in heart failure.
American heart journal. 230:35-43 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.09.012. [PMID] 32980364.
2020
Reply: Advantage of leadless pacemaker over the conventional pacemaker in patients with left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(10) [DOI] 10.1111/pace.14057. [PMID] 32895989.
2020
Severe COVID-19 After Recent Heart Transplantation Complicated by Allograft Dysfunction.
JACC. Case reports. 2(9):1347-1350 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.066. [PMID] 32835277.
2020
The quest for noninvasive predictors of pulmonary vascular resistance in heart transplant candidates.
Polish archives of internal medicine. 130(10):826-827 [DOI] 10.20452/pamw.15656. [PMID] 33119221.
2020
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement 24 years after cardiac transplantation.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(3):710-712 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14438. [PMID] 31971286.
2020
Utilizing the index for mortality prediction after cardiac transplantation risk score to predict hospital resource consumption.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(4):854-859 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14486. [PMID] 32115823.
2019
Aortoventricular Index Predicts Long-Term Mortality After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
JACC. Cardiovascular interventions. 12(22):2327-2329 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcin.2019.07.033. [PMID] 31753307.
2018
Effects of socioeconomic status on clinical outcomes with ventricular assist devices.
Clinical cardiology. 41(11):1463-1467 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.23070. [PMID] 30225924.
1995
Endocarditis-associated paravalvular abscesses. Do clinical parameters predict the presence of abscess?
Chest. 107(4):898-903 [PMID] 7705150.

Grants

Aug 2021 ACTIVE
A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel Group, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effect of In-Hospital Initiation of Dapagliflozin on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction Who Have Been Stabilized During Hospitalization for Acute Heart Failure
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL via ASTRAZENECA
Jan 2021 ACTIVE
The optimal loop diuretic: mechanistic insights from longitudinal changes in blood and urine proteins to explain efficacy and safety of torsemide vs furosemide after a heart failure hospitalization
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INOVA HEALTH CARE SERVICES via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel group, active controlled 8-week study to evaluate the effect of sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) versus valsartan on changes in NT-proBNP and safety and tolerability of inhospital initiation of LCZ696 compared to valsartan in HFpEF patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) who have been stabilized during hospitalization
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
VICTORIA Heart Failure (HF) Registry Characterizing the flow of patients hospitalized for heart failure decompensation during the prescreening phase of the VICTORIA (VerICiguaT Global Study in Subjects With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction) Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: DUKE UNIVERSITY via MERCK SHARP & DOHME
Aug 2018 – Jul 2022
TRANSFORM-HF (ToRsemide compArisoN with furoSemide FOR Management of Heart Failure) Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: YALE UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Nov 2017 – Nov 2019
PROVIDE-HF: Patient Reported Outcomes inVestigation following Initiation of Drug therapy with Entresto (Sacubitril/Valsartan) in Heart Failure
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: DUKE UNIVERSITY via NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP
Nov 2017 ACTIVE
214 Fund – Vilaro Payroll Operating Account
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF FLORIDA
Apr 2017 – Feb 2019
A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, double dummy, parallel group, active-controlled 8-week study to evaluate the effect of sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) versus enalapril on changes in NT-proBNP and safety and tolerability of inhospital initiation of LCZ696 compared to enalapril in HFrEF patients who have been stabilized following hospitalization for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP
Dec 2016 – Dec 2021
A Randomized Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Event-Driven, Multi- Center Pivotal Phase III Clinical Outcome Trial of Efficacy and Safety of the Oral sGC Stimulator Vericiguat in Subjects With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) – VerICiguaT Global Study in Subjects With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (VICTORIA)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MERCK SHARP & DOHME
Feb 2016 – Sep 2019
INfluenza Vaccine to Effectively Stop Cardio Thoracic Events and Decompensated heart failure (INVESTED)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI

Education

Fellowship – Cardiology – Heart Failure and Transplantation
2014-2015 · University of Florida
Fellowship – Cardiology
2011-2014 · University of Florida
Residency – Internal Medicine
2008-2010 · University of Florida
Internship – Internal Medicine
2007-2008 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2007 · University Puerto Rico

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-0751
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100277
GAINESVILLE FL 32610