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Jose Osorio, M.D.


Dr. Osorio is a native of Brazil where he earned his medical degree. He completed training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Dr. Osorio served as an Assistant Professor at UAB for 3 years and was the Director of Electrophysiology and the Catheterization Laboratory at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.

Dr. Osorio specializes in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. He performs hundreds of afib ablations every year.

Dr Osorio's main interest and expertise is the use of mapping technologies to minimize or completely eliminate fluoroscopy (Xray) during afib ablations


Afib Center of Excellence

Minimal and No Fluoroscopy Ablations

During afib ablations, fluoroscopy (Xray) is typically used to see the catheters. In most cases, physicians use over 40 min of fluoroscopy during afib ablations. Prolonged exposure can be damaging to the patient, the physician and the staff. Dr Osorio is one of the experts in performing afib and other ablations using the mapping system only, and for most procedures use only a few seconds or no fluoroscopy at all. That reduces risk to patients and staff. He has performed hundreds of ablations using this new technique.

St Vincent's Hospital was nominated a Center of Excellence for atrial fibrillation. Electrophysiologists from all over the US and even other countries come to watch new techniques, such low fluoroscopy ablations.


Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device

The Watchman device is a new treatment option to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Dr Osorio lead the team of cardiologists that performed the first implant of a watchman device in the state of Alabama.



BOARD CERTIFICATION:
2010 Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
2009 Cardiovascular Disease
2006 Internal Medicine

AWARDS:
2009 Heart Rhythm Society - Young Investigator Award
2008 American Heart Association - Young Investigator Award

The Afib Clinic

At Grandview Medical Center