Carlos A. Espinoza, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Specialty areas: General cardiology, interventional cardiology

Chronology: MD: School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua – León, 2000; Community Health Clinic Director, MINSA: SILAIS, Rio San Juan, Nicaragua, 2000; Community Health Advisor, Management Science for Health, Nicaragua, 2001-2002; Internal Medicine Residency: School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua – León, 2002-2005; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua – León, 2005-2010; Intensive Care Unit Medical Director, Rosales Hospital, León, Nicaragua, 2005-2008; Internal Medicine Residency: Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University, 2010-2013; Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University, 2013-1206; Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University, 2016-2017; Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNC, 2017-present.

Awards and Honors:
Critical Care Unit Intern of the Year, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC, 2010
Internal Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, Rosales Hospital Leon, Nicaragua, 2009-2010
Duty Award during methanol poison outbreak, Nicaraguan Health Minister, Nicaragua, 2006
Outstanding Internal Medicine Resident, Rosales Hospital, Nicaragua 2005
Social Service Physician Award, MINSA, Nicaragua 2001
Outstanding Internal Medicine Intern, UNAN-Leon, Nicaragua 2000
Human Anatomy’s Teaching Assistant Award, UNAN-Leon, Nicaragua 1997

Publications:

Espinoza CA, Ali S, Lavanya A, Buch AN. Fat in the Coronary Arteries Isn’t Always a Villain. Int J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn. 2017;2(1): 020-021.

Noland S, Espinoza CA, Dvorak JD, Rose JD, Powell CS. Endovascular Repair of Iatrogenic Iliocaval Fistula Causing High-Output Cardiac Failure after Spine Fusion. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0890-5096(16)30974-8

Espinoza CA, Mehra S, DeAntonio H. Double Trouble: Concurrent Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia. Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed). 2016 Aug;69(8):779-80.

Mehra S, Movahed A, Espinoza C, Marcu CB. Horseshoe thrombus in a patient with mechanical prosthetic mitral valve: A case report and review of literature. World J Clin Cases. 2015 Sep 16;3(9):838-42.

  • Phone Number

    252-962-8202 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    Nash Heart Center

    2460 Curtis Ellis Drive

    Rocky Mount, NC 27804