J. Elias Peralta, MD

J. Elias Peralta, MD
(954) 772-7156
Cardiovascular Disease
Holy Cross Medical Group: 

Office hours

Mon - Fri , 8:30 am - 5 pm

Focus Area
Congestive Heart Failure

American Board of Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease 
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
National Board of Echocardiography

Residency / Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Advanced Heart Failure Cardiology Program –Fellow
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cardiology Program – Cardiology Fellow, Chief Cardiology Fellow
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Internal Medicine Program – Internship, Resident, Chief Resident

Higher Education

M.D. Magna Cum Laude. 
P. Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (PUCMM), Dominican Republic

First Place Medical Podium Presentation – Research Week Cleveland Clinic Florida: May 2012 
Prolonged muscle fiber recruitment intervals in patients with advanced heart failure

Best Teaching Resident – Cleveland Clinic Florida: June 2014

ACP Chief Resident Award – Florida Chapter American College of Physicians
2014 Annual Resident & Medical Student Meeting Wyndham Orlando Resort

Second Place Research Award - Research Week Cleveland Clinic Florida: May 2014
Value of Peak Exercise Oxygen Consumption Combined with B-type Natriuretic Peptide Levels for Optimal Timing of Cardiac Transplantation

Most valuable resident/fellow – GME Department Cleveland Clinic Florida: June 2017



06/2010 – 12/2010
New York Columbia Presbyterian, NY. Dept. of Cardiology – Research Assistant
.Six Publications on Clinical and Translational Research centered in heart failure and LVAD patients.
Focused on metabolic changes pre/post LVAD therapy and hemodynamic and skeletal/cardiac muscle variabilities in heart failure. Under the guidance of Dr. Schulze. Average Hours/Week: 40

10/2009 – 03/2010
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY. Dept. of ID - Research Trainee
Two Publications on Basic Research focusing on Chagas Disease and the interaction of cyclooxygenase inhibitors with Trypanosoma cruzi infection under the guidance of Dr. Tanowitz. Managed results to be accurately ready 1-2 days earlier than expected. Average Hours/Week: 35

Development of Aortic Root Dilation is Accompanied by Increased Vascular Expression of Proinflammatory Adhesion Molecules VCAM, ICAM and E-Selectin in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement. Lee M, Yi S, Akashi H, Kato T, Takayama H, Wu C, Xu K, Collado JE, Mancini D, Naka Y, Schulze PC. Circulation. 2012; 126: A18617.

Increased Vascular Expression of the Proinflammatory Adhesion Molecules VCAM and E-Selectin and Endothelial Depletion of vWF Following Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement. Lee M, Yi S, Akashi H, Kato TS, Takayama H, Wu C, Xu K, Collado JE, Mancini D, Naka Y, Schulze PC. Circulation. 2012; 126: A18617.

Prognostic Value of Peak Exercise Oxygen Consumption and Bnp Levels in Ambulatory Patients With Advanced Heart Failure Undergoing Evaluation for Heart Transplantation. Kato TS, Collado JE, Khawaja T, Jones M, Williams P, Mancini D, Schulze PC. Circulation. 2011; 124: A16600.

Vascular inflammation and abnormal aortic histomorphometry in patients after pulsatile- and continuous-flow left ventricular assist device placement. Lee M, Akashi H, Kato TS, Takayama H, Wu C, Xu K, Collado E, Weber MP, et al. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Jan 6.

Hepatic Dysfunction in Ambulatory Patients with Heart Failure - Application of the MELD Scoring System for Outcome Prediction. Kim MS, Kato TS, Farr M, Wu C, Givens RC, Collado E, Mancini DM, Schulze PC. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Apr 3.

Value of peak exercise oxygen consumption combined with B-type natriuretic peptide levels foroptimal timing of cardiac transplantation. Kato TS, Collado E, Khawaja T, Kawano Y, Kim M, Farr M, Mancini DM, Schulze PC. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Jan;6(1):6-14.

Increased levels of retinol binding protein 4 in patients with advanced heart failure correct after hemodynamic improvement through ventricular assist device placement. Chavarria N, Kato TS, Khan R, Chokshi A, Collado E, Akashi H, et al. Circ J. 2012;76(9):2148-52. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

Hepatic dysfunction and survival after orthotopic heart transplantation: application of the MELD scoring system for outcome prediction. Chokshi A, Cheema FH, Schaefle KJ, Jiang J, Collado E, Shahzad K, Khawaja T, Farr M, Takayama H, Naka Y, Mancini DM, Schulze PC. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Jun;31(6):591-600.

Epicardial fat volume in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Khawaja T, Greer C, Chokshi A, Chavarria N, Thadani S, Jones M, Schaefle K, Bhatia K, Collado JE, Shimbo D, Einstein AJ, Schulze PC. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Aug 1;108(3):397-401

Aspirin treatment of mice infected with Trypanosoma cruzi and implications for the pathogenesis of Chagas disease. Mukherjee S, Machado FS, Huang H, Oz HS, Jelicks LA, Prado CM, Koba W, Fine EJ, Zhao D, Collado JE, Weiss LM, Tanowitz HB, Ashton AW. PLoS One. 2011 Feb 15;6(2):e16959.

Altered regulation of Akt Signaling with Murine Cerebral Malaria, Effects on Long-term Neuro- cognitive Function, Restoration with Lithium Treatment. Dai M, Freeman B, Shikani HJ, Bruno FP, Collado JE, Macias R, Reznik SE, et al. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e44117.


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