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Renowned Cardiologist Addresses Importance of Physician and Staff Radiation Protection
As part of the Learning Destination, Dr. Christian Machado, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Rhythm Management Device Clinic at St. John Providence Health System in Detroit, speaks about the “Evolution of Radiation Protection” on Monday, March 26th at 1:05.
Dr. Machado addresses the long-term risks associated with chronic, occupational ionizing radiation exposure and how doctors and staff in EP and cath labs can benefit from proper and effective monitoring and protection. Trace the advances made since the inception of the x-ray in 1895 to the first C-arm in 1955 to the patient and operator protective methods of today.
Nationally and internationally recognized on the subject of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology, Dr. Machado has also participated in nearly 50 sponsored clinical research trials and has been the primary investigator on multiple studies involving, among others, St. Jude Medical, Medtronic Corporation, and Guidant Corporation, where he is a member of the Business Strategy Advisory Board for the Development of Technology.
Machado is a dedicated teacher and recipient of the 'Teacher of the Year' award from Providence Hospital's Internal Medicine Residency Program. In addition to this recognition, Dr. Machado is active on numerous St. John Health System service committees to benefit St. John Health System, including Medical Performance Improvement, Cardiac Service Performance Improvement, and the Graduate Medical Education Committee.
Dr. Machado attended medical school at the Instituto Tecnologico De Santo Domingo and completed his fellowship at Sinai-Grace Hospital through Detroit’s Wayne State University. Dr. Machado is board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiac Electrophysiology and has received numerous specialized trainings and certifications in electrophysiology, ablations, atrial fibrillation, pacemaker implants, pulmonary vein isolations, arrhythmia, and ICD implants.