Dr. Steve Henao is a vascular specialist with the New Mexico Heart Institute, the largest comprehensive cardiovascular care group and center of excellence in New Mexico. He joined the practice in 2006. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and was a Southern Medical Association scholar. He completed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and subsequently completed his fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Henao's clinical interests include: endovascular thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, endovascular carotid surgery, hybrid open/endovascular lower extremity revascularization, invasive intravascular imaging and outcome studies in patients with peripheral vascular disease. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico and carries specialty boards for the American Board of Vascular Surgery. He practices at the major health centers in Albuquerque, including the Heart Hospital of New Mexico, Presbyterian Hospital, and Lovelace Medical Center.
Dr. Henao's work has resulted in several book chapters, journal articles and over 60 presentations internationally on vascular diagnosis, treatment, imaging approaches, stenting and drug eluting stents, and venous thrombosis fibrinolytic therapy. He is currently involved as local principal investigator in clinical studies such as the ongoing BEST CLI study to evaluate the effectiveness of open versus endovascular therapies in critical limb ischemia, the IMPERIAL study to evaluate the efficacy of a new drug eluting peripheral stent, the TOBA trial looking at a novel tacking system to treat dissections in the lower extremity arterial circulation, the ROADSTER 2 trial studying a reversal-of-flow cerebral protection system for carotid stenting, the LUCY study looking at the benefits of low profile aortic aneurysm therapy and how it relates to women, and the LIFE study, looking at aortic aneurysm fast-track protocol - of which he was the highest enrolling specialist in the United States. He is active in medical device development, and recently performed the first-in-man Ovation iX Abdominal Stent Graft System successfully. Dr. Henao continues to improve patient care in the southwest by utilizing evidence-based vascular and endovascular surgery practices for patients throughout New Mexico Heart and the Southwest.