Dr. Emilio Quezada is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease with fetal echocardiography, using ultrasound to image the fetal heart. His main focus is outpatient evaluation and and treatment for pediatric patients with heart disease in the Salinas and Monterey area.
Quezada counsels parents when congenital heart disease is detected during a pregnancy. His goal is empowering families to navigate the challenges of a new diagnosis by providing compassionate, respectful care and essential information.
Quezada's research examines the aorta in women with Turner syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes multiple medical issues, often including heart defects. He is co-director of the Healthy Heart Project of the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States.
Quezada earned his medical degree from Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, followed by a residency in pediatric cardiology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He completed a year of advanced training in fetal cardiology and noninvasive cardiac imaging at OHSU and UCSF.
Quezada is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the Fetal Heart Society, Society of Pediatric Echocardiography and American Society of Echocardiography.