Lourdes R. Prieto, MD, FSCAI | SCAI

I was on staff at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital since 1996 and Director of the Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory from 2011 until 2018. In February 2018 I joined Nicklaus Children's Hospital as Director of the Catheterization Laboratory. 

I received my medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School and completed my internship and residency in Pediatrics at Babies and Children's Hospital of Columbia University in New York. I also completed my fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Babies and Children's Hospital of Columbia University. I sought additional subspecialty training in interventional cardiac catheterization in children and adults with congenital heart disease at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation between 1994 and 1996. I am board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. 

I have published in several peer-reviewed medical journals and written several chapters in my area of expertise. I participate in several multi-institutional studies using catheter-based treatment for congenital heart defects. I have specific expertise in catheter treatment of acquired post-ablation pulmonary vein stenosis and have been invited to publish and speak nationally on this subject. I have been listed as Best Doctors in Cleveland and Best Doctors in America (2007 - 2017).