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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 History

Jun 2015Present

Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Macomb MI

St. John Hospital-Macomb

Back to the lab for more training!

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

Mar 2014Present

Cardiologist, Phoenix AZ

Phoenix Heart Center

Invasive cardiology: Pacemaker placement, diagnostic catherterization and TEE

Established Valley Vein Clinic: Venous ablation and  Sclerotherapy

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.


Cardiology Fellow, Garden City Michigan

Garden City Hospital

Learning and practicing Invasive Cardiology


Internal Medicine Resident

Garden City Hospital, Garden City Michigan

Learning and practicing  Internal Medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings


Researcher with Dr Joseph Shore

Henry Ford Hospital-Detroit, Michigan

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



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.



University of Michigan

Public Health curriculum focused on Community Health and Preventative Medicine


Bachelor's of Science- Biochemistry with Psychology Minor

University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus

Biochemistry curriculum 



Interventional Cardiology-Expected in August 2016

American College of Osteopathic Internists

Cardiovascular Medicine

American College of Osteopathic Internists

Internal Medicine

American College of Osteopathic Internists


Richard Hueser, MD, FACC

555 N 18th Street, Phoenix Arizona 85006

Office: 602 234-0004 Email:

Robert Candipan, MD, PhD, FACC

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

Office : 602 861-1168 Email:

Sanjoy Bhattacharia, MD

IMS Cardiology

10815 W McDowell Rd Ste 202, Avondale, AZ  85392

Office: (623) 433-0202 Email:

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  


Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 2010-Present

American Osteopathic Association, 2002-Present




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





Happily married to Mimi Makki- Boutique owner, Journalism Major with Broadcasting Interests.

Father to my delightful seven year old, Samer!-Loves soccer, sports and gaming.

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