Roberto is a native Houstonian who received his Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. He worked in the intensive care unit with patients recovering postoperatively from cardiovascular procedures since 2009. After joining the Center of Advanced Heart Failure team in 2013 as an RN, he was able to care for patients needing advanced heart failure therapies, including mechanical circulatory support devices and transplantations. He attended the Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at UT Health McGovern Medical School and completed his training in 2020. Roberto is excited to begin his perfusion career as part of UTHealth’s Center of Advanced Heart Failure team.