Dr. Juan Villafane, MD

Dr. Juan Villafane, MD

Pediatric Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Juan Villafane, MD is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in 1976 and specializes in pediatric cardiology.Read his story

731 E Broadway

Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Information

(502) 584-3200

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Septal Defect
very high
more than 99% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Villafane's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Villafane "Dr. Villafañe has practiced pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology in Kentucky since 1986 when he joined the University of Louisville to become the first pediatric cardiac electrophysiologist in the whole region. He taught medical students, residents and fellows for 25 years. He is now a full time senior pediatric cardiologist practicing non-invasive cardiology and electrophysiology. He has a faculty appointment as Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Villafañe is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. He received his pediatric cardiology training at the University of Puerto Rico in 1981. In addition, he did a two-year fellowship at the University of Miami specializing in pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He was involved in basic research. Dr. Villafañe has received awards from the City of Louisville Mayor's Office, the University of Louisville and the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education for 20 years in a row. He is an active member in 15 Medical Societies and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Villafañe has authored or co-authored over 30 publications and over 50 abstracts in medical literature. In addition, he has done over 200 scientific presentations and lectures at local, national and international pediatric cardiology meetings including the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research, American Heart Association, World Congress of Cardiac Pacing, World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology, Inter-American Congress of Cardiology, World Symposium on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology and many others. At the local level he has given Grand Rounds at the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Jewish Hospital, Baptist Hospital East, Trover Medical Center and over 100 community lectures in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Villafañe is a medical advisory board member for Dysautonomia, Youth Network of America and a member of the Bioethics Committee of the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Child and Adolescent Committee of Medicaid. He was the USA delegate for the Latin American Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Surgery from 2003-2007. On October 30, 2008, Dr.Villafane was selected as a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, the first cardiac electrophysiologist in the Commonwealth to receive such an honor which is bestowed upon members of the society with significant achievements, service and prominence in the field of cardiac arrhythmia. In March,2010, he was elected Governor of the American College of Cardiology in Kentucky and the President of its state Chapter. In March, 2010, he was appointed as full Professor (Gratis) , in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky. In April 2010, Dr. Villafane formed a coalition of a dozen organizations to deal with childhood obesity and Tobacco issues in our Commonwealth. Their goal is to created community awareness of these problems and support legislature that deals with these two issues. In August 2010, Dr.Villafane agreed to become a member of the advocacy expert panel of the American Heart Association Great Rivers affiliate which involves 5 states. On September 2011, he received a special achievement award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the Academy."
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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neonatal Tachycardia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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4  Procedures

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

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  • University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Caguas Regl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Caguas Regional Hospital/University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine San Juan Puerto Rico
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Children's Hospital San Juan, University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine San Juan Puerto Rico
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Villafane has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Villafane's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Villafane to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Villafane's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

We went to Dr Juan in Jan '16 because our pediatrician said our son had a heart murmur. The Dr listened to our son's heart and didn't say anything to us- just had is ushered to the next test. Finally after an ultrasound and EKG and another long wait he comes back in to see us and says it is an...more
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We are sorry to find out of your experience. We try our best to please our patients and their families. In your case, we overbooked so that we could seenyou within a few days. To clarify, out-of-pocket expense was about 40 percent of what was billed. To our knowledge, this is the lowest rate in our Commonwealth and well below national rates. We invite you to call our billing dept and request an audit of what you were charged.

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