Weatherhead Distinguished University Chair
Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine – Cardiology
Associate Director Weatherhead P.E.T. Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis, Division of Cardiology
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Dr. Sdringola was born in Italy and graduated in Medicine, summa cum laude, at the University of Perugia, Italy in 1990. He joined The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in June 1993. In 2006 he was awarded the Weatherhead Distinguished University Chair and he is full Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology. He has a Master degree summa cum laude in Health Care Administration from the TWU Texas Medical Center of Houston.
He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is author of more than 100 peer review publications and has received many teaching awards from students, residents and cardiology fellows. Some of his highlights at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston: In 1999 - Leadership in Cardiovascular Medicine Award; In years 2002, 2006 and 2008 - “Attending of the Year Award”; In years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 - Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. In 2003 - Best publication in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) for the article “Combined Lifestyle and Lipid Active Drugs in CAD”; In 2005 - America’s Top Physician, Consumer’s Research Council of America; In years 2005, 2007, and 2008 - Physician of The Year Award Nomination (Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Houston). In 2012 he has received the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
Dr. Sdringola speaks fluently in English, Spanish, French and Italian. He is an active academic cardiologist with special interest in acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology, regression and stabilization of coronary atherosclerosis, invasive and non-invasive management of cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology (P.E.T. and S.P.E.C.T.) and value-based, patient-centered, health care delivery.He is the principal investigator of the CENTURY Health Study: a five-year, 1300 patients, multimillion-dollar study to promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent tragedies and reduce the direct and indirect costs from heart disease in the Houston’s community. He is very active in the Houston’s community providing lectures and other educational activities for the prevention and regression of atherosclerosis.