Evaristo Fernandez Sada, MD, PGY V

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident

Dr. Evaristo Fernandez Sada was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He received his medical degree
in 2009 from the Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos in Monterrey, Mexico. For his year of
social service, Dr. Fernandez Sada was granted authorization by the National Health Department
to work on a research project related to obesity and heart disease. This is awarded to 1% of all
the graduates in Mexico every year. After graduation, Dr. Fernandez Sada continued to be
involved in research by pursuing a Master's in Science degree at the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
He completed his graduate training in 2010 with his thesis, 'Cardiac function may be impaired by
elevated cytokine levels in abdominal obesity'. He likes playing golf, soccer, tennis; is a big fan
of F1 racing and Notre Dame football, and loves spending time with his wife and daughter

Medical Education

Médico Cirujano (MD)
Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
08/2002 - 08/2009

Graduate Education

Masters in Science - Basic Cardiology
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
08/2008 - 12/2010

Prior Training

Internship - General Surgery Residency
UT Health Science Center in San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
07/2012 - 06/2013

Volunteer Experience

Research Volunteer - Developing, coordinating, and supervising clinical research projects in the
division of surgical oncology.
Tutor: Alfredo Santillan, MD, MPH
Cancer Therapy and Research Center
UT Health Science Center in San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
02/2012 - 07/2012

Research Experience

Masters of Science
Thesis: Cardiac function may be impaired by elevated cytokine levels in abdominal obesity
Tutor: Gerardo de Jesus Garcia Rivas, PhD
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
04/2008 - 12/2010

Social Service in Medicine
Project: Relationship between obesity and heart failure.
Tutors: Gerardo de Jesus Garcia Rivas, PhD, Guillermo Torre-Amione MD, PhD, and Roberto
Rumbaut Diaz MD.
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
02/2008 - 01/2009

Publications

Fernández-Sada, E., Silva-Platas, C., Willis, B., Villegas, C., Rivero, S., García, N., Zazueta, C.,
Torre-Amione, G., García-Rivas, G.. Cardiac response to β-adrenergic stimulation is partially
dependent on mitochondrial calcium uniporter activity. Accepted for publication to British
Journal of Pharmacology.

García-Rivas, G. d. J., Ocaña-Arriaga, V. M., Fernandez-Sada, E., Rivero-Aranda, S. L.,
Zazueta-Mendizaval, C.. Papel de uniportador de calcio mitocondrial en la respuesta adrenérgica
del miocardio.
(Role of mitochondrial calcium uniporter in myocardial adrenergic response).
Revista de Divulgación Médico Científica. AVANCES. 2009 Jan; 6(17): 18-24.

Silva-Platas C, García N, Fernández-Sada E, Dávila D, Hernández-Brenes C, Rodríguez D,
García-Rivas G.. Cardiotoxicity of acetogenins from Persea americana occurs through the
mitochondrial permeability transition pore and caspase-dependent apoptosis pathways
. Journal of
Bioenergetics and Biomembranes. 2012 Jun; 44(4): 461-471. PMID: 22733015.

Poster Presentation

Assad-Kottner, C., Trevino, A., Cordero-Reyes, A., Flores-Arredondo, J., Barrios, R., Fernandez-
Sada, E., Youker, K., Torre-Amione, G.. (2012, February). Anti-Cardiac antibody deposition in
the failing myocardium: A potential contributor to disease progression. Poster presented at: 4o
Congreso Anual de Cardiologia (4th Annual Congress of Cardiology); Guadalajara, Mexico.

Fernandez-Sada, E., Platas, C., García-Rivas, G.. (2009, August). Efecto de sobrenadante activo
leucocitario en la contracción del miocardio (Effect of active leukocyte supernatant in
myocardial contraction). Poster presented at: 1a Reunion de Investigación Básica en Cardiología
y Medicina Vascular; Monterrey, Mexico.

Fernandez-Sada, E., Silva-Platas, C., Garcia, N., Villegas- Ortega, C., Torre-Amione, G.,
Carvajal, K., Garcia-Rivas, G.. (2011, April). Impaired Ventricular Performance in Sugar-
Induced Metabolic Syndrome is Related to Inflammation.. Poster presented at: 4th International
Congress on Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome; Madrid, Spain.

García-Rivas, G., Fernandez-Sada, E., Zazueta-Mendizaval, C.. (2009, May). Ru360, a
mitochondrial calcium uptake blocker modulates beta-adrenergic stimulation in the isolated
heart. Poster presented at: ISHR North America Section Meeting; Baltimore, MD.

Willis-Pineda BC, Fernandez-Sada E, Silva-Platas CI, Villegas-Ortega CA, García-Rivas GdeJ..
(2009, September). Determinación de función ventricular en modelo murino de insuficiencia
cardiaca post-isquémica por ececardiografía transtorácica (Post ischemic ventricular function
assessment by trans thoracic echocardiography) . Poster presented at: Semana de Inovación e
Investigación en Salud (Innovation and Research in Health Week); Monterrey, Mexico.

Willis-Pineda, B., Fernandez-Sada, E., Platas, C., Villegas-Ortega, C., Torre-Amione, G., García-
Rivas, G.. (2010, March). Characterization of a Murine Model of Post Ischemic Heart Failure
Induced by Isoproterenol Overdose. Poster presented at: 49th American College Of Cardiology.
Annual Meeting; Anaheim, CA.

Willis-Pineda, B., Fernandez-Sada, E., Silva-Platas, C., Villegas-Ortega, C., García-Rivas, G..
(2009, August). Caracterización de un modelo murino de falla cardiaca post isquémica inducida
por isoproterenol (Characterization of a Murine Model of Post Ischemic Heart Failure Induced
by Isoproterenol). Poster presented at: 1a Reunion de Investigación Básica en Cardiología y
Medicina Vascular; Monterrey, Mexico.

Hobbies & Interests

Sports (Golf, Tennis, Football, Formula 1 racing)
Reading (Fantasy and Military Thrillers)
Music (Classic Rock, 80's)

Languages

Spanish (Native)
English (Functionally native)

Awards/Certifications

Microsoft Office Specialist