Specialties

Cardiology (Board certified since 2013)

Internal Medicine (Board certified since 2009)

At a Glance

  • 2009 Started practicing
  • 8 Years experience
  • 2 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Gongora Nieto

Dr. Gongora is a Board certified cardiologist at the Emory Heart and Vascular Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Gongora went to medical school in Bogota, Colombia, where she is from originally. She moved to Atlanta in 2005. Before starting her training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Emory University, Dr. Gongora did a post doctoral research fellowship in hypertension and renal disease. Her research was partially funded by the American Heart Association. During this time she published in recognized journals like the Journal of American College of Cardiology, Hypertension and Circulation. Also, she presented in nationally renowned meetings, like the American Heart Association, the American Society of Hypertension and the American Physiology Society meetings, among others. She has been a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Physiological Society and the American Heart Association-Council for high blood pressure. She is board certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Echocardiography.

My Clinical Interests

  • angina
  • arteriosclerosis & lipids
  • cardiology - general
  • cardiovascular disease
  • echocardiogram
  • heart risk reduction program
  • hypertension
  • lipid metabolism
  • myocardial infarction
  • palpitations
  • stress test
  • syncope
  • valve disease
  • women's heart disease

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia

RESIDENCY

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

Magna Cum Laude - Universidad El Bosque. Bogota, Columbia

Women in Cardiology Trainee award for Excellence
American Heart Association

Major Publications

R. Palavarapu, Gongora MC, JF Winkles, M Yepes. The TNF related Cytokine TWEAK increases the permeability of the Neurovascular Unit though NF-kB pathway Activation. Journal of Neurosciences. 2005 Nov 2;25(44):10094-100.

Gongora Nieto MC, S Miriyala, S Dikalov, DG. Harrison, H Jo. Bone morphogenic protein 4 induces hypertension by a mechanism involving endothelial dysfunction mediated by NADPH oxidases in C57BL/6 and ApoE-deficient mice. Circulation. 2006 Jun 20; 113(24): 2818-25.

Zhang X, Winkles JA, Gongora MC, Polavarapu R, Michaelson JS, Hahm K, Burkly L, Friedman M, Li XJ, Yepes M.TWEAK-Fn14 pathway inhibition protects the integrity of the neurovascular unit during cerebral ischemia. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2006 Jul 12.

Gongora MC, Qin Z, Laude K, Kim HW, McCann L, Folz JR, Dikalov S, Fukai T, Harrison DG. Role of Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase in Hypertension. Hypertension. 2006 Jul 24 (48): 473.

Shen JB., Cronin C., Joshi BV., Gongora M., Jacobson KA., Liang BT. P2X Purinergic Receptor-mediated Ionic Current in Cardiac Myocytes of Calsequestrin Model of Cardiomyopathy. Implications for the Treatment of Heart Failure. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Oct 13.

Polavarapu R, Gongora MC, Yi H, Ranganthan S, Lawrence DA, Strickland D, Yepes M. Tissue-type plasminogen activator-mediated shedding of astrocytic low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein increases the permeability of the neurovascular unit. Blood. 2006 Dec 14.

Toro J, Sarmiento OL, Diaz Del Castillo A, Satizabal CL, Ramirez JD, Montenegro AC, Gongora MC, Quinones JA, Diaz A, Tobon A. Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis in Bogota, Colombia. Neuroepidemiology. 2006 Dec 8;28(1):33-38.

San Martin A, Du P, Dikalova A, Lassègue B, Aleman M, Gongora MC, Brown, K Joseph G, Harrison DG, Taylor RW, Jo H, Griendling K. Reactive oxygen species-selective regulation of aortic inflammatory gene expression in Type 2 Diabetes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Jan 19.

Harrison DG, Gongora MC, Guzik TJ, Widder J. Oxidative stress and hypertension. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. January 2007. Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 30-44.

Heinrich Emil Lob, Maria C Gongora, Tomasz J Guzik, Ulf Landmesser, Kiyoshi Ozumi, Michael Gravanis, Susan M Wall, Tohru Fukai, David G Harrison. Acute deletion of the extracellular superoxide dismutase leads to severe lung injury. A novel mouse model replicating ARDS-like lung injury. FASEB J. April 18, 2007 21:LB4.

Gongora MC, Harrison DG. SAD heart from no SOD.Hypertension. 2008 Jan;51(1):28-30.

Raggi P., Gongora MC., Gopal A., Callister TQ., Budoff M., Shaw LJ.Coronary artery calcium to predict all-cause mortality in elderly men and women. J Am Coll Cariol. 2008 Jul 1: 52(1): 17-23.

Gongora MC, Lob H, Landmesser U, Guzik, Martin D., Kiyoski O, Susan M Wall, Wilson D, Murthey W, Gravanis M,Fukai T, Harrison DG. Loss of the extracellular SOD leads to acute lung damage in the presence of ambient oxygen – a potential mechanism underlying the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. American Journal of Pathology. Am J Pathol. 2008 Oct; 173(4):915-26.

Qin Z., Gongora MC., Ozumi K., Itoh S., Akram R., Fukai, M., Harrison DG., Fukai T. Role of Menkes ATPase in Angiotensin II-Induced Hypertension: A Key Modulator for Extracellular SOD. Hypertension. 2008 Nov;52(5):945-51.

Guzik T., Chen W. ,Gongora MG., Guzik B., Lob HE., Mangalat D., Hoch N., Dikalov S., Rudzinski E., Kapelak B., Sadowski J., Harrison DG. Calcium dependent Nox 5 NADPH contributes to vascular oxidative stress in human coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Nov 25; 52(22):1803-9.

Alicia I. Hidron., Maria C. Gongora., Albert M. L. Anderson., Carlos A. Diazgranados. Prolonged survival of a patient with AIDS and central nervous system aspergillosis. Medical Mycology. Feb 2009.

Harison DG., Gongora MC.Oxidative Stress and Hypertension. Review. Medical Clinics of North America. 2009 May;93(3): 621-635.

Gongora MC, Harrison DG. NO Solution for a Radical Problem: A TAL Story. Editorial. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2010 Feb 3.

Maria Carolina Gongora, Heinrich Lob, Yelena Blinder, David G. Harrison. Selective deletion of ecSOD in the medullary thick ascending limb. FASEB J. April 6, 2010 24:792.5.

Dikalova AE, Gongora MC, Harrison DG, Lambeth JD, Dikalov S, Griendling KK. Upregulation of Nox 1 in vascular smooth muscle leads to impaired endothelium-dependent relaxation via eNOS uncoupling. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Jul 16.

Gongora, MC. Chen, W., Li, L., Pollock, D., Pollock, J., Harrison DG. Angiotensin II reduces renal pterin levels and promotes NOS uncoupling. High Blood Pressure Research 2010 Scientific Sessions abstracts. Hypertension. November 2010. 56 (5). p.e62.

Gongora, MC, Butler, J. Hypertension review: Treatment of Hypertension in refractory patients. v1 issues 5 and 6.Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Locations & Appointments

2 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Heart Center at Smyrna

Emory at Smyrna
3903 S Cobb Dr SE
Ste 110
Smyrna, GA 30080
  • 404-778-6540
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2

Emory Heart & Vascular Center at Midtown

Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Fl 6, Ste 600
Atlanta, GA 30308
  • 404-686-7878
S

2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

3

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
H
4

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
H

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia

RESIDENCY

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

Magna Cum Laude - Universidad El Bosque. Bogota, Columbia

Women in Cardiology Trainee award for Excellence
American Heart Association

Major Publications

R. Palavarapu, Gongora MC, JF Winkles, M Yepes. The TNF related Cytokine TWEAK increases the permeability of the Neurovascular Unit though NF-kB pathway Activation. Journal of Neurosciences. 2005 Nov 2;25(44):10094-100.

Gongora Nieto MC, S Miriyala, S Dikalov, DG. Harrison, H Jo. Bone morphogenic protein 4 induces hypertension by a mechanism involving endothelial dysfunction mediated by NADPH oxidases in C57BL/6 and ApoE-deficient mice. Circulation. 2006 Jun 20; 113(24): 2818-25.

Zhang X, Winkles JA, Gongora MC, Polavarapu R, Michaelson JS, Hahm K, Burkly L, Friedman M, Li XJ, Yepes M.TWEAK-Fn14 pathway inhibition protects the integrity of the neurovascular unit during cerebral ischemia. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2006 Jul 12.

Gongora MC, Qin Z, Laude K, Kim HW, McCann L, Folz JR, Dikalov S, Fukai T, Harrison DG. Role of Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase in Hypertension. Hypertension. 2006 Jul 24 (48): 473.

Shen JB., Cronin C., Joshi BV., Gongora M., Jacobson KA., Liang BT. P2X Purinergic Receptor-mediated Ionic Current in Cardiac Myocytes of Calsequestrin Model of Cardiomyopathy. Implications for the Treatment of Heart Failure. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Oct 13.

Polavarapu R, Gongora MC, Yi H, Ranganthan S, Lawrence DA, Strickland D, Yepes M. Tissue-type plasminogen activator-mediated shedding of astrocytic low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein increases the permeability of the neurovascular unit. Blood. 2006 Dec 14.

Toro J, Sarmiento OL, Diaz Del Castillo A, Satizabal CL, Ramirez JD, Montenegro AC, Gongora MC, Quinones JA, Diaz A, Tobon A. Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis in Bogota, Colombia. Neuroepidemiology. 2006 Dec 8;28(1):33-38.

San Martin A, Du P, Dikalova A, Lassègue B, Aleman M, Gongora MC, Brown, K Joseph G, Harrison DG, Taylor RW, Jo H, Griendling K. Reactive oxygen species-selective regulation of aortic inflammatory gene expression in Type 2 Diabetes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Jan 19.

Harrison DG, Gongora MC, Guzik TJ, Widder J. Oxidative stress and hypertension. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. January 2007. Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 30-44.

Heinrich Emil Lob, Maria C Gongora, Tomasz J Guzik, Ulf Landmesser, Kiyoshi Ozumi, Michael Gravanis, Susan M Wall, Tohru Fukai, David G Harrison. Acute deletion of the extracellular superoxide dismutase leads to severe lung injury. A novel mouse model replicating ARDS-like lung injury. FASEB J. April 18, 2007 21:LB4.

Gongora MC, Harrison DG. SAD heart from no SOD.Hypertension. 2008 Jan;51(1):28-30.

Raggi P., Gongora MC., Gopal A., Callister TQ., Budoff M., Shaw LJ.Coronary artery calcium to predict all-cause mortality in elderly men and women. J Am Coll Cariol. 2008 Jul 1: 52(1): 17-23.

Gongora MC, Lob H, Landmesser U, Guzik, Martin D., Kiyoski O, Susan M Wall, Wilson D, Murthey W, Gravanis M,Fukai T, Harrison DG. Loss of the extracellular SOD leads to acute lung damage in the presence of ambient oxygen – a potential mechanism underlying the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. American Journal of Pathology. Am J Pathol. 2008 Oct; 173(4):915-26.

Qin Z., Gongora MC., Ozumi K., Itoh S., Akram R., Fukai, M., Harrison DG., Fukai T. Role of Menkes ATPase in Angiotensin II-Induced Hypertension: A Key Modulator for Extracellular SOD. Hypertension. 2008 Nov;52(5):945-51.

Guzik T., Chen W. ,Gongora MG., Guzik B., Lob HE., Mangalat D., Hoch N., Dikalov S., Rudzinski E., Kapelak B., Sadowski J., Harrison DG. Calcium dependent Nox 5 NADPH contributes to vascular oxidative stress in human coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Nov 25; 52(22):1803-9.

Alicia I. Hidron., Maria C. Gongora., Albert M. L. Anderson., Carlos A. Diazgranados. Prolonged survival of a patient with AIDS and central nervous system aspergillosis. Medical Mycology. Feb 2009.

Harison DG., Gongora MC.Oxidative Stress and Hypertension. Review. Medical Clinics of North America. 2009 May;93(3): 621-635.

Gongora MC, Harrison DG. NO Solution for a Radical Problem: A TAL Story. Editorial. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2010 Feb 3.

Maria Carolina Gongora, Heinrich Lob, Yelena Blinder, David G. Harrison. Selective deletion of ecSOD in the medullary thick ascending limb. FASEB J. April 6, 2010 24:792.5.

Dikalova AE, Gongora MC, Harrison DG, Lambeth JD, Dikalov S, Griendling KK. Upregulation of Nox 1 in vascular smooth muscle leads to impaired endothelium-dependent relaxation via eNOS uncoupling. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Jul 16.

Gongora, MC. Chen, W., Li, L., Pollock, D., Pollock, J., Harrison DG. Angiotensin II reduces renal pterin levels and promotes NOS uncoupling. High Blood Pressure Research 2010 Scientific Sessions abstracts. Hypertension. November 2010. 56 (5). p.e62.

Gongora, MC, Butler, J. Hypertension review: Treatment of Hypertension in refractory patients. v1 issues 5 and 6.Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine