Dr. Wilfredo Puentes, MD, FASE

Assistant Professor

Future Research and Areas of Interest

  • Simulation and technologies in education
  • Equity in education
  • Curriculum development and instructional strategies
  • Critical Care and Perioperative Ultrasonography
  • 3D TEE 
  • Ischemia and reperfusion: Pre and postconditioning
  • Thoracic anesthesia and lung tranplantation

Recent Publications

The Evolution of Cardiovascular Ultrasound: A Review of Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Across Specialties
Am J Med. 2023 Mar 6;S0002-9343(23)00158-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2023.02.020. PMID: 36889497

Denault AY, Casas C, Puentes W, Eljaiek R, Iglesias I. Head to Toe ultrasound: Current opinion on its role in hemodynamic instability, hypoxemia, oligoanuria and the patient with altered neurological status. Rev Colomb Anestesiol. 2017; 45(4):317-326.

Puentes W, Vegas A. Ultrasound Imaging: Acquisition and Optimization [chapter 1]; Simple Congenital Heart Disease in Adults [chapter 11]. In: Denault A, Vegas A, Lamarche Y, Tardif J, Couture P, editors. Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound. USA: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group Ltd; 2018.

Puentes W, Jerath A, Djaiani G, Cabrerizo Sanchez R, Wąsowicz M. Early versus late tracheostomy in cardiovascular intensive care patients. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2016 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Puentes W, Roscoe A, Cypel M, Wasowicz M. Succesful use of recombinant activated coagulation factor VII in a patient with veno-venous ECMO after lung transplantation. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2015;47(2):188-9. 

Mirante O, Price M, Puentes W, Castillo X, Benakis C, Thevenet J, Monard D, Hirt L. Endogenous protease nexin-1 protects against cerebral ischemia. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 16719-16731.