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Virna Sales

Virna Liza Sales, MD, MPH

VA Boston Healthcare System
150 South Huntington Avenue
United States
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Associate Scientific, Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School (2003-2009)
Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School (2003-2010)
Associate, Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University, Chicago (2009-2011)
Visiting Clinical Research Medical Scientist, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital and Clinics and UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (2011-2012)
Director of Cardiology Grants, New York Methodist Hospital and Weill-Cornell Medical College (2012-2015)
Senior Medical Director, Syntactx, Medical Device Research Consulting Organization (CRO) (2015)
Senior Medical Director, STATinMED, Health Economics Research Consulting Organization (2017)
Elected Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine (2015-pres)
Senior Medical Researcher, National VA Cardiology Consortium, VA Clinical Trial Network/Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research Information Center. (2017-pres)


Cardiac Valve Surgery and Repairs
Heart Failure
Atrial Fibrillation
Epidemiology, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Population Health Informatics, Clinical Trials
Business of Healthcare
3-D Printing, Predictive Analytics
Cardiovascular medical devices and stents


  1. Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
  2. Atherosclerosis
  3. Outcomes research & Economic Evaluation (Medical devices, Drug therapies and Healthcare delviery systems)
  4. Clinical impact of bioprosthestic valves, TAVR,  tricuspid annuloplasties
  5. Atrial fibrillation (catheter ablation, surgical techniques and technologies)
  6. Diagnostic Utility of CMR in Heart Failure and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  7. Non-small lung cancer (lobectomy procedures, outcomes)







University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, B.S Chemistry (1988)
University of Heidelberg, Germany, M.D. (1997)

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover and Hannover Medical School, Germany, Internal Medicine/Cardiology Residency (1998)

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Cardiovascular Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland,  Masters of Public Health (2016)