Emilio Quezada

MD

Pediatric cardiologist
Sports fan with interest in global health and education

Dr. Emilio Quezada is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease with fetal echocardiography, using ultrasound to image the fetal heart. His main focus is outpatient evaluation and and treatment for pediatric patients with heart disease in the Salinas and Monterey area.

Quezada counsels parents when congenital heart disease is detected during a pregnancy. His goal is empowering families to navigate the challenges of a new diagnosis by providing compassionate, respectful care and essential information.

Quezada's research examines the aorta in women with Turner syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes multiple medical issues, often including heart defects. He is co-director of the Healthy Heart Project of the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States.

Quezada earned his medical degree from Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, followed by a residency in pediatric cardiology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He completed a year of advanced training in fetal cardiology and noninvasive cardiac imaging at OHSU and UCSF.

Quezada is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the Fetal Heart Society, Society of Pediatric Echocardiography and American Society of Echocardiography.

  • Education

    Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine, 2004

  • Residencies

    University of South Florida, Pediatrics, 2011

  • Fellowships

    OHSU, Fetal Cardiac Imaging, 2014

    OHSU, Pediatric Cardiology, 2014

    UCSF, Fetal Cardiac Imaging, 2015

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages

    Spanish

Diagnosis of heart disease in a fetus or child is a heavy burden, and my role is a responsibility. I want families to feel informed and empowered.

Fetal Treatment Center

Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital

1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158

Prenatal Diagnostic Center at Monterey

2 Upper Ragsdale Dr., Building B Suite B100
Monterey, CA 93940

Prenatal Diagnostic Center

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Selected research

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