Dr. Mazzola was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor’s degree in Music. He Majored in Piano Performance with a Minor in Earth Science. He graduated in 1987 at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Mazzola did his Internship and residency in Internal Medicine at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center where he was then Chief Medical Resident from 1990-1991. He then continued and did his Fellowship in Cardiology. From there, he did a Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing from 1993-1994 at the University of Massachusetts and the second year in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of California in San Diego. He has been a Member of the American Autonomic Society since 1998. His Board Certifications include Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has been the Medical Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission, Texas and at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas. He currently leads our Cardiac Electrophysiology Program at Harlingen Medical Center and is the co-director of our Arrhythmia Center and Device Clinic. He practices all aspects of Cardiac Electrophysiology, including catheter ablations, complex ablations for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, management of complex pacemaker and defibrillator problems, laser endocardial lead extractions, management of dysautonomic syncope, and clinical arrhythmia management He is currently beginning a program with left atrial appendage closure (Watchman), and the leadless pacemaker. His prior research includes being a Primary investigator in the CELESTIAL. study, (LV resynchronization lead post-market study); and the PEGASUS CRT Trial ( Pacing Evaluation -Atrial Support Study in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy). He was a co-investigator in the Pocket study (D-Stat to prevent Hematoma Formation in Protectoral Pockets), an intrinsic RV study (inhibition of Unnecessary RV Pacing with All Search Hysteresis in ICD’sZ}, and the APL Study (Advanced Pacing Lead Polyurethane Clinical investigation).
Throughout his medical career, Dr. Mazzola has had many Publications, and he was a contributing author in Cardiology Review. He is involved in various Organizations and Committees in Valley Hospitals. He has active privileges at Harlingen Medical Center, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen, Knapp Medical Center, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville, Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, Austin and Westlake Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Dr. Mazzola resides in Brownsville.
Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease
Board Certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology