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Roberto I Vazquez-Padron

General Information

Roberto I Vazquez-Padron


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  • English
  • Spanish


  • Associate Professor of Surgery


Research Interests


Development of novel anti-inflammatory drugs to treat vascular proliferative diseases 


Biology of Vascular Access Failiure 


c-Kit Signaling in Atherosclerosis


2003 Postdoctoral Research
University of Miami
1999 Ph.D.
University of Havana
1993 B.A.
University of Havana



NIH -award winning scientist, and mentor focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying vascular obstructive diseases like atherosclerosis, in-stent restenosis, transplant vasculopathy, and arteriovenous fistula failure.

Four full-time scientist, two post-doctoral fellows and two graduate students currently form my lab. My laboratory is currently supported by three major NIH grants.

I have published +60 peer-review scientific articles and book chapters and presented my work in multiple national and international meetings. I am currently member of NHLBI Mentored Clinical and Basic Science Review Committee and NIH Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences (CVRS) Integrated Fellowship Review Group. I was member of American Heart Association’s Vascular Wall Angiogenesis, Atherosclerosis, General and Inflammation Peer Review Committee (2010-2015). I serve as reviewer of multiple indexed journals. Apart from my work in the academy. I am a founder of Miami Cardiovascular Innovations Corp.