Oscar Mendiz is the Director of the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Institute and Chief of Interventional Cardiology at Favaloro Foundation University Hospital at Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He was pioneer in Argentina for the development of carotid stenting, distal protection devices, EVAR, TEVAR, self-expandable stents and TAVI. He and his team have presented more than 300 abstracts at national meeting/international meetings and 104 publications including 56
Dr. Mendiz got his medical degree at Buenos Aires University School of Medicine. After two years of internal medicine training and three-year cardiology fellowship at Buenos Aires University Hospital, he got his cardiology specialization from Buenos Aires University and then he did interventional cardiology fellowship at Favaloro Foundation Hospital, receiving specialization degree for angiography (1996) and for therapeutical procedures at Favaloro University (1997).
Dr. Mendiz is a former member of the Board of Governors of Favaloro University and Favaloro University Hospital. He has been actively involved in different scientific societies including the Argentinian Society of Cardiology, Argentinean Federation of Cardiology, Argentinean College of Interventional Cardiology (CACI) Brazilian Society of Hemodynamic and Interventional Cardiology (SBHCI) SOLACI) and International Societies such as the ACC) the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (SCAI) as Fellow and Board of Trustees member, and is a former TCT Associate Director and member of the International Council.
He works in the Favaloro Foundation University Hospital which is a hospital founded by, Dr. René G Favaloro, a pioneer on the coronary revascularization field. Dr. Mendiz is well known for following Dr Favaloro's commitments based on team approach, compassion, and concern for his patients, he is also known for taking care of complex patients. He has trained many IC from LATAM and has proctored different procedures in LATAM and ME.