J. Mauricio Sanchez, MD, FHRS, is board certified in cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular electrophysiology, and internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology.
Following graduation from Vanderbilt University as a Chancellor Scholar, Dr. Sanchez received a medical degree from The University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2000, where he earned the Academic Excellence Award, the Internal Medicine Award, and the Semmelweis Award, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship, residency, cardiology fellowship, and electrophysiology fellowship at Barnes Hospital – Washington University School of Medicine. He was awarded the Rising Star Award in Cardiovascular Research by Washington University School of Medicine and The Clinical Scientist Training & Research Program award, and was an American College of Physicians Research Poster Competition and American Heart Association Laennec Society Young Clinician Finalist. He has authored numerous articles and abstracts in medical journals, and has testified as an expert to the FDA regarding the Watchman left atrial appendage occluder device. Dr. Sanchez has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2009.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University – 1996 – Cum Laude, Chancellor Scholar
- Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine- 2000 – Academic Excellence Award, Internal Medicine Award, Semmelweis Award, Alpha Omega Alpha honor society
- Internship, Residency, Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellowships: Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University
- School of Medicine – 2000 – 2007 – Rising Star Award in Cardiovascular Research, Clinical Scientist Training & Research
- Program Award, American Heart Association Laennec Society Young Clinician Finalist
BOARD CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine 2003; Recertification 2013
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease – 2006
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Electrophysiology – 2007
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- American College of Cardiology – Fellow
- Heart Rhythm Society – Fellow
Dr. Sanchez’ interests include atrial fibrillation and complex ablation for ventricular tachycardia, and stroke prevention without anticoagulation using left atrial appendage occluder devices.