University Cardiology

Carmelo V. Venero, MD

Special Interests

  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Advanced Cholesterol Management
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Placement
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac CT Imaging
Carmelo V. Venero, MD, FACC

Trata de no ser un hombre de exito sino un hombre de valor." – "Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” - Einstein

Born in Venezuela, South America, Dr. Venero earned his MD from the University of Carabobo School of Medicine in Valencia, Venezuela. Soon after, he moved to the United States and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Hospital of St Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut and a fellowship in preventive and nuclear cardiology at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He also went on to complete fellowships in cardiovascular disease at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and interventional cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Fluent in Spanish and English, Dr. Venero finds great satisfaction in establishing trusting relationships with his patients and their families and is passionate about implementing treatment plans to reduce the risk of his patients falling victim to the no. 1 killer of Americans – heart disease.

Dr. Venero and his wife Sandra have 3 children each of whom are very active in sports and the community. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his children through their school and athletic efforts. He is also quite a chef and enjoys grilling for his family and playing a Venezuela 4-string guitar called “el cuatro”.

Education
  • MD, University of Carabobo School of Medicine, Valencia, Venezuela 1995
Internship
  • Hospital de Guacara, Guacara, Venezuela, 1995-1996
  • Internal Medicine, Hospital of St Raphael, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1997-2000
Residency
  • Internal Medicine, Hospital of St Raphael, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 1998-2000
Fellowship
  • Preventive and Nuclear Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Harford, Connecticut, 2007-2008
  • Cardiovascular Disease, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2008-2011
  • Interventional Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 2011-2012
Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine 2000; Recertification 2010
  • American Board of Clinical Lipidology 2006
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology 2010
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2011
  • Certification by National Board of Echocardiography, 2012
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, 2012
Professional Distinctions
  • Miguel Perez Carreño Award, Medical Association of the State of Carabobo, 1995
  • Young Investigator's Award, Connecticut Infectious Disease Society, 1999
  • Chief Resident, Hospital of St Raphael, New Haven, CT 2000-2001
  • Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 2002-2004
  • Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Service, Hospital of St Raphael, 2004-2007
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2006
  • National Lipid Association, 2006
  • Full-time Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Hospital of St Raphael, 2002-2007
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 2004-2007
  • Fellow, College of Cardiology, 2008
  • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, 2011
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, 2012 to present
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