About Dr. Morales
Dr. Percy Francisco Morales is the creator of Dr. AFib. He is a Houston based ABIM Board Certified Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Structural Biology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Afterward, he received his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine, a top-five ranking medical school in St. Louis, Missouri.
Upon receiving his M.D., Dr. Morales moved to Houston to complete his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in 2005. There, he also completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease and sub-specialty training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. During his time at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Morales trained with world-renowned physicians and utilized cutting-edge technology to perform complicated electrophysiology procedures. Dr. Morales has been a member of Vital Heart and Vein since 2013.
As a member of both the Heart Rhythm Society and American College of Cardiology, Dr. Morales has published articles on novel ablation strategies for atrial fibrillation, and has made professional presentations at national conferences. Dr. Morales has also served as the Chair of Cardiology at Kingwood Medical Center.
Dr. Morales is bilingual in Spanish and his clinical interests include cardiac arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, as well as implantable cardiac rhythm devices. Furthermore, he has increased exposure and treatment access for cardiac arrhythmias throughout Northeast Houston. Dr. Morales gives educational and motivational talks to the community regarding modern treatment options for atrial fibrillation and he performed the very first atrial fibrillation ablation procedure in Northeast Houston. Dr. Morales also performed the first left atrial appendage closure procedure in Northeast Houston, an excellent treatment strategy for stroke risk reduction in patients with atrial fibrillation.
In 2017, Dr. Morales created Dr. AFib. Dr. AFib is an online platform dedicated to patient education on atrial fibrillation. Through online blogs and video blogs, Dr. Morales provides educational and motivational speaking for patients living with atrial fibrillation. Dr. Morales takes a very complex medical topic and makes it easy to understand in the form of blogs and video blogs. He also provides his insight into atrial fibrillation, using his experience in treating thousands of patients with this very serious heart condition. Dr. Morales believes an educated, empowered patient will be able to make a more informed decision regarding their care and will provide better outcomes for patients living with atrial fibrillation.