Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar , M.D. (American system), M.D.
Rochester, Minnesota, USA


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Professional Details
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Minnesota/Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
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Specific Skills and Interests
General cardiology, advanced imaging, geriatric cardiology 
Education Details
Degree earned
M.D. (American system) 
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Residency / Post graduation
Year of post-graduation
Degree earned
Hennepin County Medical Center 
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Medical School

•     -Third best admissions score, UCR (University of Costa Rica), 1997. (over 7000 participants)
•     -Second best admissions score ITCR (Technological Institute Of Costa Rica), 1997. (over 8000 participants)
•     -Best average Health Care Sciences UCR 1998 (94.1/100)
•     -Academic Scholarship of Honor 2002-2006 UCIMED
•     -Best Internship test Score (CENDEISSS, Public Health Care System’s Fellowships Office) in 2005 (86/100, more than 440 participants)
•     -Medical school class Graduate of Honor UCIMED 2006 (Career average 93.59/100, rank position #1/88)


•     -Induction as Resident Physician for the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society of Honor, University of Minnesota, April 2011 (first resident physician to be inducted in over 100 years of existence of the Chapter in MN)
•     -Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Outstanding Resident Physician, University of Minnesota, March 2012
•     -Winner Internal Medicine Residents Research Poster Competition, May 2012, Hennepin County Medical Center
•     -Resident Research Award HCMC (in recognition of outstanding research achievement during residency training), June 2012
•     -Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, Transitional Program 2011-2012, HCMC, June 2012

•     Member of the Pan-American Association of Anatomy (APA)
•     Member of the American College of Physicians (ACP)
•     Member of the American Medical Association
•     Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society of Honor (Resident physician inductee May, 2011), Minnesota Chapter
•     Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), March 2012
Other professional achievements
     Brenes, J. Anastomosis Funcionales y sus implicaciones quirurgicas. 1st ed. San Jose (Costa Rica): Editorial UCIMED; 2007
     Brenes J. Ultrafiltracion como alternativa terapeutica en la Insuficiencia Cardiaca Congestiva. Revista Costarricense de Cardiologia 2007; 9 (1): 27-31
     Marston N, Brenes J, Garcia S, Kuskowski M et al. Peak perioperative Troponin I levels with the revised cardiac risk index predict outcomes following vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg 2010; 51 (11S): 101 S
     Brenes J, Marston N, Gabrielle-Coumbe A, Adabag S et al. Preoperative management and post.operative cardiac troponins following elective vascular surgery: an insight into the pathophysiology of a Type 2 MI. Treatment Strategies in Cardiology 2010; 2(1): 114-119, available from URL: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21e919a2#/21e919a2/1
     Marston N, Brenes J, Garcia S, Kuskowski M et al. Peak postoperative troponin levels outperform preoperative cadiac risk indices as predictors of long-term mortality after vascular surgery. J Critical Care 2012; 27: 66-72
     Brenes J, King RA and Irfanullah A. Inferior Vena Cava malformations presenting as extensive deep venous Thrombosis: a familial case series. Gazzetta Medica Italiana 2012; 171 (3): 361-8
     Brenes JA and Irfanullah A. Stent assisted coiling of a ruptured renal artery aneurysm: an unusual cause of back pain. Op Circ Vasc J 2012; 5: 8-12
     Brenes JA, Goswami U, Williams DN. The association of septic thrombophlebitis with septic pulmonary embolism in adults. Op Resp Med J 2012; 6: 14-19.
     Garcia S, Marston N, Sandoval Y, PierpontG, Adabag S, Brenes J, Santilli S, McFalls EO. Prognostic value of 12 lead Electrocardiogram and Peak Troponin 1 levels following vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg 2013; 57(1): 166-172
     Brenes JA. Physical findings: White rings: arcus lipoides. Am J Med 2013; 126 (2): 112-113
     Brenes JA, Cha YM. Diltiazem-induced transient complete atrioventricular block in an elderly patient with acute on chronic renal failure. Op Cardiovasc Med J 2013; 7: 23-27
     Brenes JA, Keifer T, Karim R, Shroff G. Adjuvant role of CT in the diagnosis of post-infarction left ventricular free wall rupture. Cardiol Res 2013; 12/2012; DOI:10.4021/cr239w
     Brenes JA. A caveat during adenosine challenge. Cardiovasc J 2013; 5: 206-207
     Brenes JA, Simegn M. Ascending aortic thrombi in the abscence of valvular pathology: an unusual cause of STEMI. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 02/2013; DOI:10.1093/ehjci/jet012
     Brenes JA. Recurrent transient apical cardiomyopathy (Tako-tsubo-like left ventricular dysfunction) in a postmenopausal female with diffuse esophageal spasms. Heart Views (In press)
     Brenes Salazar JA, Peterson T, Nishimura R. Images in Cardiology: Extensive right ventricular hemangioma. JACC 2013 (in press)
     Brenes Salazar JA, Kadakia, H. Digit-like left atrial myxoma presenting as syncope. Consultant 2013 (in press)


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