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Compassion is the heart of medicine...

I am a passionate advocate of  people's health. My patients can expect only the best that modern medicine has to offer, delivered in the most gentle and sincere manner. I feel blessed to have found a profession that allows me to practice the art  of healing.

Work experience

June 2018Present

Interventional Cardiologist, Phoenix  AZ

Comprehensive Interventional Centers

Interventional Cardiology: Coronary and Peripheral Interventionalist with special interest in Limb Salvage and Wound Care, Pulmonary Embolism and DVT treatment, Venous stenting with extensive experience in Venous Ablation and Sclerotherapy

Mar 2014June 2018

Interventional Cardiologist, Phoenix AZ

Phoenix Heart Center

Interventional Cardiology: Coronary and Peripheral Interventionalist 

Jun 2015July 2016

Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Macomb MI

St. John Hospital-Macomb

Coronary and Peripheral Interventions:  US guided intervention, FFR, OCT, IVUS, Anterograde and Retrograde CTO, DVT, Temp Pacing, Balloon Pump placement.

Sep 2010Mar 2014

Cardiologist, Phoenix AZ

Sonoran Heart

Private practice general cardiology treating Hypertension, CAD, PAD, Hyperlipidemia, and Atrial Fibrillation, with  experience  establishing Pacer Clinic and Vein Center

Successfully established clinics in new markets including rural, urban, and on Native American Reservation.

20072010

Cardiology Fellow, Garden City Michigan

Garden City Hospital

Learning and practicing Invasive Cardiology

20042007

Internal Medicine Resident

Garden City Hospital, Garden City Michigan

Learning and practicing  Internal Medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings

19981999

Researcher with Dr Joseph Shore

Henry Ford Hospital-Detroit, Michigan

PAI-1 protein extraction and genetic modification for clinical use in the clotting cascade.

Education

20002004

Doctor of Osteopathy

ATSU-Kirksville, Missouri

Medical School education focusing on treating people as a whole not simply the eradication of disease with a focus on Mind, Body  and Spirit.

19992000

MPH-Candidate

University of Michigan

Public Health curriculum focused on Community Health and Preventative Medicine

19951998

Bachelor's of Science- Biochemistry with Psychology Minor

University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus

Biochemistry curriculum 

Certifications

2018Present

Interventional Cardiology-Expected in August 2018

American College of Osteopathic Internists
20202010

Cardiovascular Medicine

American College of Osteopathic Internists
20172007

Internal Medicine

American College of Osteopathic Internists

REFERENCES

Richard Hueser, MD, FACC

555 N 18th Street, Phoenix Arizona 85006

Office: 602 234-0004 Email: [email protected]

Ajay Mhatre, MD,  FACC

555 N.18  St., #300, Phoenix, AZ, 85006

Office: 602 234-0004 Email: [email protected]

 

Robert Candipan, MD, PhD, FACC

9250 N. 3rd St., #3010, Phoenix, AZ, 85020

Office : 602 861-1168 Email: [email protected]

Sanjoy Bhattacharia, MD

IMS Cardiology

10815 W McDowell Rd Ste 202, Avondale, AZ  85392

Office: (623) 433-0202 Email: [email protected]

Emmanuel N. Papasifakis, DO, FACC, FACOI

Director of Cardiology and Cardiology Fellowship

Garden City Hospital, 

Midwest Cardiology

30626 Ford Road, Garden City, MI 48135

Office : (734) 261-3111  

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 2010-Present

American Osteopathic Association, 2002-Present


PERSONAL

CITIZENSHIP/LANGUAGES

 

Proud U.S. Citizen with fluency in Arabic with beginner Spanish and French.

 

 

PERSONAL

 Father to my delightful seven year old, Samer!-Loves baseball, gaming and Jujitzu

Interests- Traveling, Weightlifting, Running, Golf, and SCUBA and YOGA