Alejandro Jiménez Restrepo, MD, is a Staff Physician and Cardiac Electrophysiologist in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Jiménez was a Consultant Electrophysiologist at Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, where he introduced advanced mapping techniques for arrhythmia ablations, was co-director of the cardiac arrhythmias fellowship program, and principal investigator of important multicenter clinical trials in arrhythmia and device therapies. He was instrumental in re-establishing the electrophysiology service for the New Zealand Central region, covering a population of over one million. During his time in New Zealand he received the title of Senior Lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine and was awarded fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Dr. Jiménez is an active member of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) and European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). He maintains strong ties with his home country, serving as scientific advisor and research collaborator at the International Arrhythmia Center of Fundacion Cardioinfantil in Bogota, Colombia. He frequently contributes as a reviewer on various international peer reviewed journals and has authored important articles, book chapters and reviews in scientific textbooks and journals.
Dr. Jiménez graduated from CES University in Medellín, Colombia. He completed internal medicine residency and cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, US. He then undertook a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, US, where he was actively involved in research at the Maryland Arrhythmia and Cardiac Imaging Group, pioneering the use of advanced imaging techniques to successfully guide complex arrhythmia ablations.