Exceptional Hearts

Miami’s heart care has become much stronger for both adult and pediatric patients with the appointment of Chief of Cardiac Surgery & Medical Director Romualdo Segurola, MD, FACS, and his multidisciplinary team of trained specialists to Jackson Heart Institute, part of Jackson Health System.
Words by Ariel Sage | December 28, 2019 | Lifestyle

Eyes On The Future. Heart In The Present. This is Jackson Heart Institute’s mantra and vision. “We provide compassionate, comprehensive care for your heart, putting you on the right path toward a healthier future,” says Dr. Segurola, a longtime native Miami physician who joined Jackson Health System last spring. “My roots are here, and I am humbled by this opportunity to give back to my community,” he says. Jackson Heart Institute offers a full range of cardiac care, including initial evaluations for surgical and non-surgical treatments and options for implants and transplants for end-stage heart disease. “We can take care of everyone — something no other center can claim,” says Dr. Segurola, who is triple board-certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and thoracic surgery. “We are pioneers in the use of technology and are experts on an array of minimally invasive heart procedures. We are also supported by the unmatched resources of Jackson Health System for patients with multiple medical problems. We bring the experts together to provide you with the best possible coordinated care.” Dr. Segurola leads one of South Florida’s most experienced cardiovascular and thoracic teams, which has performed more than 50,000 procedures in the past 16 years. His partners in care are Alfredo Rego, MD, PhD board-certified in thoracic surgery and venous and lymphatic diseases; and Efren Buitrago, MD, who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and has extensive experience in endovascular central and peripheral vascular diseases; 305.585.4564;