J. Mauricio Sanchez, MD, FHRS, is board certified in cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular electrophysiology, and internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology.
Following graduation from Vanderbilt University as a DuPont and Chancellor's Scholar, Dr. Sanchez received a medical degree from The University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2000, where he earned the Academic Excellence Award, the Internal Medicine Award, and the Semmelweis Award, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship, residency, cardiology fellowship, and electrophysiology fellowship at Barnes Jewish Hospital – Washington University School of Medicine. He was awarded the Rising Star Award in Cardiovascular Research by Washington University School of Medicine and participated in the Clinical Scientist Training & Research Program. He was an American College of Physicians Research Poster Competition Finalist and an American Heart Association Laennec Society Young Clinician Award Finalist. He has authored numerous articles and abstracts in medical journals, and has testified as an expert to the FDA regarding the Watchman left atrial appendage occluder device. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. Dr. Sanchez has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2009.
Dr. Sanchez' interests include atrial fibrillation and complex ablation for ventricular tachycardia, and stroke prevention without anticoagulation using left atrial appendage occluder devices.