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Claudio Bonometti was born in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa when his father had moved there to work as a Civil Engineer. He was then sent back to Northern Italy (Brescia) to live with his mother when he was 4 so he could receive a European education. He continued his schooling there until High School. In order to learn English well and to be prepared for a US education, he was enrolled in TASIS (The American School In Switzerland ), an American boarding high school in Lugano, Switzerland. This gave him the opportunity to be exposed to multiple cultural backgrounds and ethnicities from all over the world and to help him be accepting of multiple religions, cultures, and point of views.
He then attended the University of California San Diego (UCSD) where he was a double Major in Bioengineering and Molecular Biology. During that time he participated in HIV research at the Salk Institute of Medicine as well as at UCSD. This experience directed him toward medicine and he proceeded on to Medical School at New York Medical College, in Valhalla, N.Y.
There he continued to participate in clinical science and in the summers performed research at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and authored one of the seminal papers on Ventricular Fibrillation as well as co-authoring other papers in the field. He proceeded to his Residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas. He then continued on to His Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases ( Cardiology ) and Electrophysiology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. CA.
He worked briefly in private practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before discovering the beautiful Central Coast and moving to Santa Barbara in 2005. He worked with Sansum Clinic until going solo in March of 2013.
He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is a FACC ( Fellow of the American College of Cardiology ) and FHRS ( Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society ). He speaks 5 languages and is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian.