Jose Cuellar-Silva, MD

Dr. Jose Cuellar-Silva is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist in Houston and Webster, TX.

Jose Cuellar-Silva, MD

Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Cardiac Rhythm Center
250 Blossom St, Ste 275
Webster, TX 77598

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Phone Call (832) 553-6126
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Language(s): English, Spanish

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My Biography

Dr. Cuellar Silva is originally from Colombia, the youngest of four children who excelled in all his academic performances throughout the primary, middle, and high school. Then graduated with honors at the age of 22 from one of the top medical schools in Colombia: Javeriana University. Then, he worked as a general practitioner in emergency medicine in different rural areas around the country of Colombia, which gave him the skills to grow as a medical professional and as a person.

Dr. Cuellar Silva has continued to achieve his goals to become a prestigious practitioner within his field. His specialty consists of managing all heart rhythm disturbances. And he is incredibly passionate about managing Atrial Fibrillation.

He is currently part of multiple clinical trials to assess the state of the art technologies and treatment strategies and train new upcoming physicians and healthcare-related technicians within the country and virtually at the international level, tachycardias, and all kinds of cardiac devices, pacemakers and defibrillators.

Dr. Cuellar Silva is one of the most experienced Watchman implanters in the area, which is a device that protects against strokes in patients with Atrial Fibrillation as an alternative to oral blood thinners.

When he is not taking care of his patients, he likes to spend time with his beautiful wife Andrea and his two kids, Maria Jose and Lucas. An ideal day off is to go bike riding around the Houston area, playing soccer, and finishing the day with a fun family movie. He plans to stay in Houston for a long time. In fact, he loves the city so much that he would like to retire here.

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Publications

“Significant Discrepancy between Estimated and Actual Longevity in St Jude Medical Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators”

  • Published: March 2017
  • Journal: Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology

Research Experience

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Research Coordinator, Dr. Samuel Dudley

  • Duration: October 2005 – June 2007
    At Emory University, Dr. Cuellar Silva served as Research Coordinator in the Division of Cardiology under Dr. Samuel Dudley. He engaged in four clinical trials related to Atrial Fibrillation (AF), including STOP AF—a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial hypothesizing that Atorvastatin would disrupt oxidative molecule production and decrease AF likelihood. He also contributed to assembling a substantial database for retrospective case-controlled studies to explore oxidative stress as a predictor for shock necessity. His responsibilities encompassed trial design, patient enrollment, lab work, and logistical coordination across multiple sites.

Georgia Regents University
Sub-Investigator, Dr. Vincent Robinson

  • Duration: January 2008 – June 2015
    Dr. Cuellar Silva worked in Dr. Robinson’s research lab within the Division of Cardiology, focusing on a NIH-funded project evaluating the utility of the D-dimer and new tests for diagnosing Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). Additionally, he is a co-inventor of a novel technique using D-dimer for VTE diagnosis, holding a temporary patent in collaboration with Georgia Health Sciences University.

Conference Presentations and Meetings

National American College of Cardiology Meeting, San Francisco, California
Poster Presentation: “Clinical Response to Multisite Biventricular Pacing”

  • Date: March 2013
    Dr. Cuellar Silva presented a prospective analysis comparing clinical features of patients undergoing initial multisite Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) with those receiving standard CRT upgrades, highlighting the utility of multisite pacing for CRT non-responders.

Southern Medical Association’s Annual Scientific Assembly, Dallas, TX
Poster Presentation: “Large Protruding Aortic Thrombus Completely Resolved with Medical Therapy”

  • Date: December 2009
    Dr. Cuellar Silva was the first author and presented a case of a large ascending aorta thrombus resolving with medical therapy, focusing on the controversy of invasive versus conservative management.

Additional Contributions

“Prognostic Value of Normal Stress Echocardiography in Obese Patients”

  • Manuscript accepted: Journal of Obesity

“Successful Ablation of PVCs Emanating from a Parahisian Location using Remote Magnetic Navigation and an Open Irrigated Catheter”

  • Presentation: National HRS, San Francisco, May 2014

“Risk Stratification Scoring Predicts Stroke in Dialysis Patients with Atrial Fibrillation”

  • Presentation: National ACC, Washington, March 2014

“Long-Term Survival after Successful In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation”

  • Published: American Heart Journal, May 2007
  • Cited in PubMed: PMID: 17452161

Locations

Cardiac Rhythm Center – Webster

250 Blossom St, Ste 275
Webster, TX 77598

Cardiac Rhythm Center – Astoria

11920 Astoria Blvd, Ste 230
Houston, TX 77089

Treatments Offered

  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Defibrillator
  • Loop Recorder
  • SVT and VT (Ventricular Tachycardia) Ablation
  • Pacemaker
  • Watchman Procedure (Left Atrial Appendage Closure)

Education and Certifications

Medical School

  • Medical Doctor (M.D.) – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Residency

  • Internal Medicine Residency – Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

Fellowship

  • Second Year Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

  • First Year Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship – Georgia Regents University (formerly Medical College of Georgia MCG), Augusta, Georgia

  • Cardiology Fellowship, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

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