Javier E. Banchs, MD

Cardiologist
Scott & White Healthcare

Director of Electrophysiology and Pacing


Specialties
Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing


Patient Care Emphasis
Heart Rhythm Disorders, Ablation of Atrial & Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter, Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Heart Pacemaker


Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Scott & White Appointment
    May 12, 2014


    Education
  • Universidad Central de Venezuela, Escuela de Medicina, Luis Razetti, Caracas, Venezuela, MD, magna cum laude, 1997

  • Specialty Training
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Heart & Vascular Institute, Hershey, PA 2005-2007
  • Cardiology Fellowship, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2002-2005
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1999-2002

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Medicine


    Publications and Research
  • P Colombo, R Wu, S Weiner, M Marinaccio, A Brofferio, J Banchs, S Malla, R Frater, J Shirani, M Nanna ”Value of Quantitative Analysis of Mitral Regurgitation Jet Eccentricity by Color Flow Doppler for Identification of Flail Leaflet”. Am J Cardiol 2001;88:534-540
  • P Colombo, A Ashton, S Celaj, A Talreja, J Banchs, N Dubois, M Marcinaccio, S Malla, J Lachman, J A Ware, T Le Jemtel. “Biopsy coupled to quantitative immunofluorescence: a new method to study the human vascular endothelium”. J Appl Physiol 2002 ;92: 1331-1338
  • Colombo P, Banchs J, Celaj S, Talreja A, Lachman J, Malla S , Dubois N, Ashton A, Latif F, Jorde U, Ware JA, Le Jemtel T. “Endothelial Cell Activation in Patients with Decompensated Heart Failure”. Circulation 2005; 111:58-62
  • Banchs JE, Dawn B, Abdel-Latif A, Qureshi A, Agrawal N, Bouvette M, Stoddard M. "Acquired Aortic Cusp Fusion Following Chronic Left Ventricular Assist Device Support". J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2006 Nov;19(11):1401.e1-3
  • Banchs JE, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez M. Paroxysmal atrioventricular block following a ventricular premature beat. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2007 Feb;18(2):230
  • Naccarelli GV, Wolbrette DL, Samii S, Banchs JE, Penny-Peterson E, Gonzalez MD. New Antiarrhythmic treatment of atrial fibrillation. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2007 Jul;5(4):707-14
  • Banchs JE, Wolbrette DL, Samii SM, Penny-Peterson ED, Patel PP, Young SK, Gonzalez MD, Naccarelli GV. Efficacy and safety of dofetilide in patients with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2008 Nov;23(2):111-5
  • Naccarelli GV, Wolbrette DL, Samii S, Banchs JE, Penny-Peterson E, Stevenson R, Gonzalez MD. Vernakalant: pharmacology electrophysiology, safety and efficacy. Drugs Today (Barc). 2008 May;44(5):325-9
  • Naccarelli GV, Wolbrette DL, Samii S, Banchs JE, Penny-Peterson E, Stevenson R, Gonzalez MD. Vernakalant--a promising therapy for conversion of recent-onset atrial fibrillation. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2008 May;17(5):805-10.
  • Patel P, Banchs JE, Stevenson RT, Patel ND, Naccarelli GV, Wolbrette DL, Samii SM , Penny-Peterson ED, Gonzalez MD. “Distal Balloon Occlusion Allows Epicardial Lead Placement in a Tortuous Branch of the Great Cardiac Vein”. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2009 Aug;25(2):159-61
  • Stevenson RT, Patel PP, Davidson WR Jr, Naccarelli GV, Wolbrette DL, Samii SM, Banchs JE, Penny-Peterson ED, Gonzalez MD. Supernormal conduction and linking in an accessory AV pathway. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2011 Jan;30(1):27-30
  • Banchs JE, Penny-Peterson E, Samii S, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Baja Incidencia de Taquicardia Auricular por Macro-Reentrada luego de la Ablación de Fibrilación Auricular Usando como Guía Potenciales Auriculares Fraccionados en Ritmo Sinusal (Low Incidence of Atrial Tachycardias Following Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Targeting Fractionated Atrial Potentials) Revista Iberoamericana de Arritmología – RIA. Sept 2009;1:(27-33)
  • Banchs JE, Patel P, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Intracardiac echocardiography in complex cardiac catheter ablation procedures. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2010 Sep;28(3):167-84.
  • Haouzi P, Ahmadpour N, Bell HJ, Artman S, Banchs J, Samil S, Gonzalez M, Gleeson K Breathing Pattern During Cardiac Arrest. J Appl Physiol. 2010 Aug;109(2):405-11.
  • Baquero G, Banchs JE, Davidson Jr WR, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, González MD. Cardiac resynchronization therapy: evaluation of ventricular dysynchrony and patient selection. Arch Cardiol Mex. 2010 oct-dec;80(4):289-300.
  • Wolbrette D, Gonzalez M, Samii S, Banchs J, Penny-Peterson E, Naccarelli G Dronedarone for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter: approval and efficacy. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2010 Aug 9;6:517-23
  • Naccarelli GV, Wolbrette DL, Samii S, Banchs JE, Penny-Peterson E, Gonzalez MD. A review of the appropriate and inappropriate use of dronedarone: lessons learned from controlled studies and regulatory submission.Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Dec;15(4 Suppl):24S-30S
  • Banchs JE, Davidson Jr WR, Gonzalez MD Terapia de Resincronización Ventricular: ¿es todavía el electrocardiograma el mejor método para la selección de pacientes? Rev Electro y Arritmias 2010; 1: 20-31
  • Banchs JE, Penny-Peterson ED, Young CN, Samii SM. Inappropriate Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shock in the Swimming Pool. Indian Journal of Electrocardiology. August 2011:2. http://www.iseindia.org/ise_journal.html
  • Naccarelli GV, Wolbrette DL, Levin V, Samii S, Banchs JE, Penny-Peterson E, Gonzalez MD. Safety and efficacy of dronedarone in the treatment of atrial fibrillation/flutter. Clin Med Insights Cardiol. 2011;5:103-19.
  • Samii SM, Banchs JE. Implantable Cardiac Devices in the Treatment of Arrhythmias and Congestive Heart Failure. US Cardiology, 2012;9(1):47-52
  • Baquero GA, Banchs JE, Depalma S, Young SK, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Dofetilide reduces the frequency of ventricular arrhythmias and implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapies. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012 Mar;23(3):296-301
  • Baquero G, Banchs JE, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez M, Wolbrette DL. Cardiogenic Shock as the Initial Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Epub 2012 Apr 16. Congest Heart Fail. 2012 Nov-Dec;18(6):337-41
  • Upadhya B, Banchs JE, Skibba J, Singh G, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV MD, Gonzalez MD. Patients Initially Evaluated During Cardiac Catheterization May Not be Offered an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Despite Meeting Implantation Criteria. Revista Iberoamericana de Arritmología – RIA. 2012;3(1):6-14
  • Isolated Left Ventricular Noncompaction Causing Stroke in a 30-Year-Old Woman: Case Report and Literature Review. Baquero GA, Colegrove DJ, Banchs JE. Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(3):331-8
  • Banchs JE, Baquero GA, Nickolaus MJ, Wolbrette DL, Kelleman JJ, Samii S, Grando-Ting J, Penny-Peterson E, Davidson WR Jr, Young SK, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Clinical Efficacy of Dofetilide for the Treatment of Atrial Tachyarrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Aug 15
  • Banchs JE, Baquero GA, Nickolaus MJ, Wolbrette DL, Kelleman JJ, Samii S, Grando-Ting J, Penny-Peterson E, Davidson WR Jr, Young SK, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Clinical Efficacy of Dofetilide for the Treatment of Atrial Tachyarrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Aug 15
  • Baquero GA, Yadav P, Skibba JB, Banchs JE, Linton-Frazier LN, Lengerich EJ, Samii SM, Penny-Peterson E, Wolbrette DL, Luck JC, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Clinical significance of increased tricuspid valve incompetence following implantation of ventricular leads. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2013 Dec;38(3):197-202
  • Banchs JE, González MD. “Las indicaciones, las contraindicaciones y las técnicas de implantación de los resincronizadores cardíacos.” Book Chapter In Chiale PA y col (editors): Marcapasos,Resincronizadores y Cardiodesfibriladores Implantables. Fundamentos técnicos, Indicaciones y Manejo Clínico. Total Graf, Buenos Aires, 2008
  • González MD, Banchs JE, Rivera J. “Ablation of Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia and Variants”. Second Edition “Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias” Ed. Huang and Wood. Saunders 2010
  • Banchs JE. Atrial Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Treatment in Clinical Decision Support: Cardiology, edited by Greenberg BH, Bhatt DL, Boden WE, Carabello BA, Naccarelli GV (eds) 2012. Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. Wilmington, DE
  • J Banchs, S Weiner, P Vijayaraman, K Ferrick, J Fisher, S Kim, S Furman, J Gross, E Palma “ICD Morbidity and Mortality in Octogenarians”. The Journal of Heart Disease 2001;2:114. Presented in the Second International Congress on Heart Disease. International Academy of Cardiology. Washington DC. July 2001 and the Annual Sessions 2002 American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. April 2002
  • P Colombo, S Malla, A Talreja, J Banchs, J Lachman, S Celaj, N Dubois, T Le Jemtel, J A Ware. “Induction of Cyclooxygenase-2 and Activation of Nuclear Factor-kB in Vascular Endothelial Cells of Patients with Decompensated Chronic Heart Failure”. Abstract in Circulation 2001;104:II-336
  • P Colombo, N Dubouis, S Celaj, J Banchs, J Lachman, S Malla, U Jorde, J A Ware, T Le Jemtel. “ Enhanced Oxidative Stress in Vascular Endothelial Cells of Patients with Decompensated Chroinic Heart Failure. Response to Short-Term Inotropic Therapy. Abstract in Circulation 2001;104:II-437
  • Akash Makkar, Javier Banchs, Mary A. Hauck, Tariq S. Siddiqui, Saeed A. Jortani, Roland Valdes, Steven C. Koenig, Michael E. Mitchell, Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, Sumanth D. Prabhu. Identification of Genetic Variants of the Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor 2 Gene (TNFRSF1B) in Patients with Heart Failure. Abstract – 2007 Heart Failure Society Scientific Sessions -Journal of Cardiac Failure. August 2007 (Vol. 13, Issue 6, Pages S101-S102)
  • Banchs JE, Shedd O, Rivera J, Erga KS, Penny-Peterson E, Stevenson R, Patel P, Patel N, Samii S, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Low incidence of macro-reentrant left atril tachycardia after atrial fibrillation ablation using an electrogram guided approach. J Am Coll Cardiol 2009; 53: A-111
  • Banchs JE, Nickolaus M, Gonzalez M, Kelleman J, Wolbrette D, Grando-Ting J, Samii S, Naccarelli GV, Davidson W. Clinical efficacy of dofetilide for the treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2009;24: 267-268
  • Banchs JE, Pellizzon OA, Guillen RH, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Malignant ventricular arrhythmias as the initial presentation of the Tako-Tsubo syndrome. Heart Rhythm 2009: 6:S622
  • Upadhya B, Banchs JE, Skibba J, Stevenson R, Patel N, Patel P, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Gonzalez MD, Naccarelli GV. How many patients with depressed left ventricular function in an academic health science center are no offered an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator? Heart Rhythm 2009: 6:S385
  • Penny-Peterson ED, Stevenson RT, Patel PA, Patel ND, Banchs JE, Samii SM, Naccarelli GV, Wolbrette DL, Gonzalez, MD. Early versus Late Arrhythmias Occurring after Orthotopic Heart Transplantation. Heart Rhythm 2009: 6:S332
  • Banchs J, Luck J, Penny-Peterson E, Samii S, Deborah W, Gonzalez M, Naccarelli G. Tracheostomy to pacemaker pocket fistula: an unexpected late complication. Poster presented in the 6th Annual Congress of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society April 16-18 2010, Munich, Germany. Abstract Published in J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2010; 27:216-17
  • Linton-Frazier LN, Banchs JE, Skibba JB, Moradkhan R, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Cohen MD, Gonzalez MD. Fast Anatomical Mapping and Intracardiac Echocardiography as a Guide for Ablation of Atrial Flutter in Adult Patients with Senning or Mustard procedure for d-Transposition of the Great Arteries. Poster presentation in 32nd Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society May 2011
  • Skibba JB, Linton-Frazier LN, Moradkhan R, Penny-Peterson ED, Banchs JE, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. CartoSound and Fast Anatomical Mapping Underestimate Left Atrial Volume when Compared to CT Angiography. Poster presentation in 32nd Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society May 2011
  • Yadav PK , Skibba JB, Banchs JE, Upadhya B, Linton-Frazier LN, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Gonzalez MD, Lengerich EJ, Naccarelli GV. Change in Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure following Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Helps Predict Future Hospital Admissions for Congestive Heart Failure. Presented in the 16th World Congress on Heart Disease Annual Scientific Sessions 2011. International Academy of Cardiology. Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 23-26, 2011
  • Banchs JE, Moradkhan R, Amani F, Moukabary T, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Intracardiac Echocardiography Confirms that the Sinus venosa and not the Crista Terminalis Serves as a line of Block in the Posterior Right Atrium During Transverse Conduction. Poster presented in the 33nd Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society May 2012. Heart Rhythm 2012;9(5) S388
  • Moradkhan R, Amani F, Banchs JE, Patel P, Gonzalez MD. Intracardiac Echocardiography Visualization of the Left Atrial Appendage from the Right Ventricular Inflow Tract. Comparison with Transesophageal Echocardiography. Poster presented in the 33nd Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society May 2012. Heart Rhythm 2012;9(5) S112-113
  • Sendra Ferrer M, Khan D, Banchs JE, Moukabary T, Moradkhan R, Amani F, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, El-Banayosy A, Gonzalez MD. Improved Intraventricular Conduction with Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation is not Correlated to Reduced Ventricular Volumes. Poster presented in the International Academy of Cardiology “17th World Congress on Heart Disease”, Toronto, ON, Canada July 2012.
  • Mohammadi M, Baquero G, Logue J, Ettinger S, Banchs JE. Electrocardiographic Findings among Patients Presenting with Cardiac Arrest and Neurological Events Treated with Hypothermia. To be presented as a poster in the International Academy of Cardiology “17th World Congress on Heart Disease”, Toronto, ON, Canada July 2012
  • Baquero GA, Skibba J, Yadav P, Banchs JE, Linton-Frazier L, Lengerich E, Samii SM, Penny-Peterson ED, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Clinical Significance of Increased Tricuspid Valve Incompetence following Implantation of Ventricular Leads. Abstract presented in the 62nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology. JACC 2013.61;10:A159
  • Baquero GA, Yadav P, Anwar D, Banchs JE, Penny-Peterson ED, Samii SM, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Changes in Pulmonary Systolic Pressures after Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Rather than Functional Capacity, Left Ventricular Function or Dimensions Are Associated with Fewer Hospitalizations for Heart FailureAbstract presented in the 62nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology. JACC 2013.61;10:A161
  • Banchs JE, Woo G, Saxonhouse S, Penny-Peterson E, Samii S, Wolbrette D, Naccarelli G, Gonzalez M. Prevalence and Activation Characteristics of Focal Atrial Tachycardias Originating from Septal and Para-Septal Structures. Heart Rhythm Society 2007 Scientific Sessions - Denver, Colorado
  • Banchs JE, Wolbrette DL, Samii S, Penny-Peterson E, Patel P, Young S, Gonzalez M, Naccarelli GV. Acute versus long term efficacy of Dofetilide in Petients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter. XIII World Congress on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Rome Italy 2007. Published in abstract form in Giornale Italiano di Aritmologia e Cardiostimolazione Sep 2007;10(3): 26
  • Banchs JE, Smith GE, Samii SM, Penny-Peterson ED, Moradkhan R, Amani F, Moukabary T, Wolbrette DL, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Intracardiac Echocardiography Does Not Increase Ablation Procedure Time. . To be presented as an oral presentation in the International Academy of Cardiology “17th World Congress on Heart Disease”, Toronto, ON, Canada. July 2012
  • Banchs JE, Benvenuto V, Baquero GA, Hess SL, Heron KE, LaPine S, Nickolaus M, Fragin J, Leslie D, Curry WJ. HIGH ADOPTION RATES OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY BY CARDIOLOGY CLINIC PATIENTS BUT LIMITED USE OF HEALTH APPLICATIONS. J Am Coll Cardiol. April 01, 2014,63(12_S)
  • Banchs J, Baquero G, Ahmed S, Sriram C, Penny-Peterson E, Samii S, Wolbrette D, Naccarelli G, Gonzalez M. INTRACARDIAC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY ENHANCES SAFETY IN COMPLEX ABLATION PROCEDURES. J Interv Card Electrophysiol (2014) 39 (Suppl 1):S27. Oral Abstract Presentation -10th Annual Congress of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society 10th Annual Congress of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society
  • Banchs JE, Benvenuto V, Baquero G, Scher D, Lapine S, Hess S, Heron K, Fragin J, Leslie D, Curry W. USE OF E-MAIL, TEXT MESSAGING, AND INTERNET AMONG PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION. J Interv Card Electrophysiol (2014) 39 (Suppl 1):S84. Poster Presentation -10th Annual Congress of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society 10th Annual Congress of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society

  • Awards and Honors
  • Graduated with honors “Magna Cum Laude" Ranked in top 1% of graduating class (second of 150 graduates)
  • Earned “Ambulatory Resident for 2001-2002” Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center Residency Program in Internal Medicine
  • Earned the award “Fellow of the Year” for 2002-2003 University of Louisville, Cardiology fellowship program
  • Elected “Chief Cardiology Fellow” 2004-2005 University of Louisville
  • Patient Satisfaction Score in the 90-94th percentile nationwide for FY 08-09
  • Patient Satisfaction Score in the 95-99th percentile nationwide for FY 11-12

  • Professional Memberships
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society

  • Languages Spoken
    English, Spanish


    Locations


    Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center
    100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd
    Waco, TX 76712
    254-202-2000
    College Station Hospital
    700 Scott & White Drive
    College Station, TX 77845
    979-207-0100
    Round Rock 302 University Blvd Clinic
    302 University Blvd
    Round Rock, TX 78665
    512-509-0200
    Temple Clinic
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508
    254-724-2150

    Appointments