Dr. Katia Bravo Jaimes

United States

Mentor Match Award – Mentee2021 Escalator Awards

My mentor match, Renee, has become a true advocate and champion, always leading by example. She has demonstrated that having a fine balance between being a busy cardiologist, working mother, and a productive academician is possible. Our work has focused on educational and research initiatives in the field of adult congenital heart disease, and has derived multiple opportunities for networking and continued growth.

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in collaboration with Dr. Renee Bullock-Palmer

The webinar lecture series seeks to promote Heart University ACHD virtual modules among Cardiovascular Disease and Pediatric Cardiology Fellows in Training (FIT), to increase interest among general and pediatric cardiology fellows in ACHD through a scholarship program that sponsors participation in an ACHD rotation at a top ACGME-accredited fellowship program, and to increase the number of ACHD applicants in the future years.

The research project seeks to determine if Black and Hispanic adults with coarctation of the aorta presenting for transcatheter coarctation procedures are more likely to have a more severe and late unrepaired presentation and experience higher rate of adverse outcomes compared with non-Hispanic whites.


Katia Bravo-Jaimes, MD, is an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles.

She received her Medical Degree from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru, and completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of Rochester, New York, where she graduated with distinction in Medical Education and Research. She graduated from the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, receiving the Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award.

Dr. Bravo’s research interests include innovative strategies to improve risk-stratification and outcomes in adults with congenital heart disease, use of advanced heart failure therapies in adults with congenital heart disease as well as increasing early detection of congenital heart disease and access to congenital heart surgery in low-income countries. She also has a strong focus in reduction of racial, ethnic and gender disparities in cardiovascular disease as well as increasing diversity in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Dr. Bravo has been honored with the Excellence Award by Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Raphael Dolin Resident Research Award by the University of Rochester; Fellow of the Year Award by the National Hispanic Medical Association as well as the Trainee Award by the American Medical Association – Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians.