Heart Sounds Research Lab
The Heart Sounds and Murmurs Laboratory | 6560 Fannin St, Suite 1836| Houston, Texas 77030 | 832-355-2937
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Currently, Dr. James M. Wilson, has acted as the Chief of Staff (2013-2015), Chief of
Cardiology (2008-2015) and Chief of Cardiology Education and fellowship training (2013-2016)
for St. Luke's Espicopal Hospital.
Dr. Wilson's interests, in addition to patient care, include education in basic cardiac physiology,
physical diagnosis and clinical research. He has numerous scholarly publications, Book
Chapters and opion pieces.
Arnulfo M. Martinez, the lab coordinator, is responsible for audio and video recording, editing and
producing all heart sounds educational material. Additionally, he assists Dr. Wilson in developing
and disseminating the educational material via interactive CD-ROMs, DVDs, Podcasts, weekly
student lectures, continuing medical education, this website, and also through mobile phone
applications. Mr. Martinez has over 25 years of experience in medical multimedia production
including live broadcasts of Cardiology Symposia and Cardiovascular Surgical Conferences. He has
received numerous awards including the Matrix Award of Excellence for a multimedia presentation in
electronic media and Award of Excellence for best of category in electronic media for "Gram Stain
Primer", and First Place Communicators Award for "Pediatric Cardiac Auscultation" CD-ROM
published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. And in June 2012, the lab's podcasts and mobile
phone app "Auscultation Primer" won the Bronze Award from the Web Health Awards.