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David Rizik, M.D.

Medical Director of Interventional Cardiology of Scottsdale Healthcare at Shea and Thompson Peak Hospital, Dr. Rizik is Director of Interventional Cardiology for Scottsdale Healthcare’s medical centers and hospitals. Dr. Rizik has practiced interventional cardiology in Scottsdale for more than 16 years. 

He is founder and medical director for the Scottsdale Heart Group, a practice where he teams with five other physicians and a nurse practitioner. 

Certified in internal medicine and cardiology, Dr. Rizik also is chairman of internal medicine at Thompson Peak Hospital, one of three facilities in Scottsdale Healthcare. He co-chairs the Scottsdale Interventional Forum, serves on the family practice teaching faculty for Scottsdale Healthcare and is a cardiology preceptor for Midwestern University School of Medicine. 

He received his medical degree from St. Louis University and completed his internal medicine fellowship at Washington University – Barnes Hospital, also in St. Louis. His cardiology fellowships were at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI where he was distinguished in interventional cardiology research. 

 

Alan N. Tenaglia, M.D.

Medical Director of Interventional Cardiology of Scottsdale Healthcare at Osborn Medical Center, Dr. Tenaglia is an expert in the field of general and interventional cardiology. He earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, followed by an internship and residency in the Department of Medicine at New York Hospital – Cornel Medical Center in New York City. He completed his fellowship in general and interventional cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. 

He began his career at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he was an Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of Clinical Cardiology and the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Interventional Cardiology Program . 

Dr. Tenaglia joined Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center PC in 2005 and currently is the Physician Director of Invasive Cardiology at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. 

 

Joseph Klag, D.O.

Cardiology Chair of Scottsdale Healthcare at Shea, Dr. Klag is the recipient of three “Top Doctor” ratings by Phoenix Magazine and Scottsdale 101 Magazine between 2005 and 2007. Dr. Klag has practiced cardiology since 1984.

He is affiliated locally with Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internal medicine internship at McKeesport Hospital in McKeesport, PA. His internal medicine residencies were at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY, and at McKeesport Hospital. 

He completed his cardiovascular disease fellowship at SUNY. 

An adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, Dr. Klag is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is chairman of the Division of Cardiology at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea.  

 

Imad H. Khaled, M.D.

Cardiology Chair of Scottsdale Healthcare at Osborn Medical Center, Dr Khaled is an invasive cardiologist with Cardiovascular Consultants,Ltd. in Scottsdale. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1992. He also attended the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in the British West Indies.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey in 1995 and an invasive cardiology fellowship at Seton Hall University, St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark and St. Joseph’s in Paterson in 1998.

Dr. Khaled is a Fellow of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, and is double board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. He is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.

The doctor serves as the current Vice Chairman of Medicine at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center.

 

Karen S. Stark, M.D. 

Medical Director of Women's Heart Health Program of Scottsdale Healthcare, Dr. Stark is a member of the Cardiovascular Institute of Scottsdale and has been a cardiologist in Scottsdale since 1997. Previously, she practiced in Washington, D.C. 

With board certification in both cardiology and nuclear cardiology, she has a special interest in women’s heart disease. She has numerous published articles and is a frequent lecturer to physicians and public groups. 

A graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Dr. Stark completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology/angioplasty fellowships at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She was an assistant professor at that center as well as at State University of New York (SUNY).

 

Dr. David RashundiDavid L. Rashduni, M.D.

Medical Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology of Scottsdale Healthcare at Shea and Thompson Peak. He has been practicing cardiology the past four years in Scottsdale.

Board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear medicine and coronary CT angiography, he earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. where he was distinguished in cholesterol research.

Dr. Rashduni completed his internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and his cardiology fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.

 

Philip A. Gideon, M.D.

Medical Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology of Scottsdale Healthcare at Osborn Medical Center, Dr. Gideon came to Arizona following completion of a clinical fellowship at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City as a clinical instructor at Columbia University. His training included extensive experience in clinical research and noninvasive cardiology in congestive heart failure, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. 

He earned his Medical Doctorate from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico in 1998 followed by a Fifth Pathway Certificate from New York Medical College in 1999. 

He completed his internal medicine internship at Mercy Hospital in Chicago and his internal medicine residency at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois. A post-doctoral research fellowship in cardiovascular diseases followed at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He was on the medical staff of the Chest Pain and Stroke Emergency Center attending St. Francis Hospital in Memphis for several years prior to coming to Arizona. 

Dr. Gideon completed cardiology fellowships at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in addition to the one at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.

 

Allan R. Reinfeld, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical Director of CV PACs/Clinical Database Registry of Scottsdale Healthcare at Shea and Thompson Peak, Dr. Reinfeld has been a practicing cardiologist since 1988 and is a Fellow with the American College of Cardiology. 

He received his medical degree from Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Institute of Medicine in the Philippines. 

Both his internship and residency in internal medicine were completed at the Hackensack Regional Medical Center in New Jersey, where he also served as chief medical resident in internal medicine. 

Dr. Reinfeld completed his cardiology fellowship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix. 

He has board certifications from both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine (subspecialty Cardiovascular Disease).  

 

Robert F. Burke, M.D.

Medical Director of CV PACs/Clinical Database Registry of Scottsdale Healthcare at Osborn Medical Center, Dr. Burke practices at Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center P.C. following a pair of fellowships in advanced echocardiography and cardiovascular disease at Scottsdale’s Mayo Clinic Arizona completed in mid 2008. 

He received his medical degree from UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education in Rochester, Minnesota. He followed with a chief medical resident fellowship at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale that ended in 1999. 

Academically, Dr. Burke was program director of the Transitional Year Program at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, plus served on the hospital’s medical education faculty from 2001-2004. Earlier, he was an instructor in clinical medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education in Scottsdale.

 

Bradley O. Oswood, M.D.

Medical Director of Chest Pain of Scottsdale Healthcare at Osborn Medical Center, A graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Dr. Oswood practices at the Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center. He is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow with the American College of Cardiology.

He completed his internal medicine internship at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix and his internal medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. He served a fellowship in cardiology at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix.

Dr. Oswood was Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn from 2002-04.

Earlier, he served as a U.S. Air Force physician at the Luke AFB Hospital, rising to the rank of Major and serving in a variety of medical capacities.

 

Dr. VillegasBernard J. Villegas, M.D.

Medical Director of Chest Pain of Scottsdale Healthcare at Shea Medical Center and Thompson Peak Hospital, Specializing in both invasive and noninvasive cardiology, Dr. Villegas was a founding member of the Cardiovascular Institute of Scottsdale. Moving to Arizona in 1995, he became clinical director for cardiology for the Arizona Heart Institute where he also directed the cardiac catheterization lab and the nuclear medicine department.

Currently the director of the chest pain program at Scottsdale Healthcare, he received his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. He took postgraduate training at the University of Tennessee and the University of Massachusetts.

A board certified cardiologist, Dr. Villegas belongs to several medical societies and has written numerous medical abstracts and publications.

 

Wesley A. Tyree, M.D.

Medical Director of Inpatient Telemetry of Scottsdale Healthcare at Osborn Medical Center, Dr. Tyree, associated with Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center PC, is triple board certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in 2002, where he was honored with the Morton M. Weber Memorial Book Award in Infectious Diseases.

He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Phoenix, followed by a cardiovascular fellowship at the same facility. He was Chief Cardiology Fellow in 2007.

 

Kevin KlassenKevin J. Klassen, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical Director of Inpatient Telemetry of Scottsdale Healthcare at Shea Medical Center, A founding partner in 1999 of Scottsdale Heart Group, Dr. Klassen has practiced cardiology in Scottsdale since 1995. 

He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and has special certification in nuclear cardiology. His consultative practice focuses on all aspects of general cardiology, ranging from preventive care to noninvasive imaging to invasive evaluation. 

The doctor received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. After a residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado in Boulder, he spent a year as chief resident in the primary care internal medicine residency program at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. 

He served a cardiovascular fellowship at Washington University/Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

 

Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, M.D.

Medical Director of Research and Education at Scottsdale Healthcare, Dr. Vijay holds two concurrent professional positions. He is director of the Scottsdale Cardiovascular Research Institute LLC, plus an invasive cardiologist and director of the Heart Failure Program for Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center PC.

In addition, he serves as president of the Arizona affiliate of the American Diabetes Association and is an adjunct professor of medicine at Midwestern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale.

Dr. Vijay began his education and training at the University of Bombay in India. He earned his medical degree from the University of Mysore and, later, a master of science in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan.

He spent more than two and a half years completing his internships and residencies in India, followed by residency work in the United Kingdom prior to coming to the United States. Here, he completed an additional internship and residency in New York state prior to coming to Phoenix in 1990.

Locally, the doctor worked for CIGNA Healthcare in primary care and diabetes and was a clinical instructor at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center until mid 1996. He took a fellowship in cardiology at Good Samaritan until 1999 when he joined the Arizona Heart Institute, where he was involved until late 2004 when he assumed his current duties in Scottsdale.

 

Walid Alami, M.D. 

Dr Alami is an interventional cardiologist at Heart, Arteries &Veins a cardiology practice in Scottsdale. Dr. Alami received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. He completed fellowships in cardiology, heart failure and transplantation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He also completed an interventional fellowship in cardiology and peripheral vascular intervention at St. Vincent’s Heart Institute in Portland, Oregon. Practicing in Scottsdale since 1996, Dr. Alami has a special interest in coronary and peripheral vascular diagnosis and intervention and is a specialist in varicose vein treatment with minimally invasive techniques using laser technology. He has given lectures to the community on various topics such as Women & Heart Disease and the Peripheral Artery Disease.

 

Berkley H. Benneson, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Focusing on invasive cardiology, coronary angiography, angioplasty and coronary stenting, Dr. Benneson has practiced in Scottsdale since 1981. His special interests include coronary artery disease and coronary interventions (stenting), congestive heart failure, and cardiac risk assessment and lipid disorders.

He completed his medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1975 and both his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Maricopa County Medical Center in 1978. He completed his cardiology fellowship at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in California in 1981. He has additional training in both nuclear imaging and echocardiography.

Board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease as well as certified by the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology at the highest level of training, Dr. Benneson has been designated as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has served as Chairman in the Cardiology Division of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn and Shea Medical Centers.

 

Kent Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Chen has been practicing cardiology since 2007 and is an associate of Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd in Scottsdale.

He received his medical degree and his Doctor of Philosophy at Boston University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Brown University in Providence, RI, and his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Board Certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology, Dr. Chen is a member of the American College of Cardiology.

 

Dr. Marc D. ThamesLawrence J. Cook, M.D. F.A.C.C.

Dr. Cook has vast medical experience as both a physician and educator. He has been in private practice as a cardiologist in the Valley since 2003 and has practiced both cardiology and emergency medicine since the early 1980s in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Iowa. His current practice is with Cardiologists of Scottsdale PLLC.

He received his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He served his internal medicine internship and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, and his fellowship in endocrinology/metabolism at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern. He also served a cardiology fellowship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.

Dr. Cook has had numerous staff privileges at hospitals in Arizona and Iowa in the past and currently has privileges at all three Scottsdale Healthcare hospitals. He is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology/metabolism, cardiology and interventional cardiology.

 

Dr. Andrei DamianAndrei Damian, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Damian is a managing partner in CVC Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd in Scottsdale. He has practiced cardiology since 1984.

Earning his Medical Doctor degree at Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, he went on to complete both his internship and his cardiology fellowship at Beilinson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University at Tel Aviv, Israel. In the United States, he served an internship and residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and his cardiology fellowship at University of California at Irvine in Orange.

Board certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty cardiovascular disease, he has twice been selected as one of the 10 Busiest/Best Cardiologists in Phoenix by Phoenix Magazine.

In addition to his involvement with Scottsdale Healthcare, Dr. Damian serves as Chairman, of the Department of Medicine and the Special care Committee at Columbia of Paradise Valley Hospital. He also is Internal Medicine Chairman and Cardiovascular Thoracic Section Chairman at John C. Lincoln Hospital Deer Valley.

 

Ramy Doss, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.C.A.I.

 Dr. Doss practices cardiology, interventional cardiology and peripheral angioplasty at Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd. in Scottsdale. 

The doctor received his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, M.B., B.Ch, at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, in 1987. He completed his internal medicine residency at Staten Island University Hospital in New York, followed by cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at St. Vincent Hospital & Medical Center in New York. Dr. Doss later completed peripheral and endovascular training at Cape Cod Hospital in Massachusetts.

He is a clinical assistant professor at Mid Western University and an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University.

He is certified by the American Board of Interventional Cardiology, the American Board of Cardiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Dr. Judy FinneyJudy L. Finney, M.D., F.A.C.C.

A Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Finney has been a practicing cardiologist since 1984. She currently is with cardiovascular Consultants Ltd. in Scottsdale.

She earned her medical degree at Michigan State University in East Lansing, where she also completed her internship and residency in internal Medicine and her fellowship in cardiovascular disease.

She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine (subspecialty in cardiovascular disease) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (subspecialty in interventional cardiology.

Dr. Finney was elected president of Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center Osborn medical staff. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is past president of the Phoenix chapter of the American Heart Association. She also serves as director of cardiology for Midwestern University’s Department of Internal Medicine.

 

Dr. HaddadNassim Haddad, M.D.

Dr. Haddad practices at Heart, Arteries & Veins a cardiology practice in Scottsdale.

He is board certified in seven medical specialties – Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Nuclear Cardiology, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Haddad received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Damascus, Faculty of Medicine, in Damascus, Syria. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, where he also was an instructor in clinical medicine at the College of Human Medicine. He fulfilled a geriatric medicine fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Dr. Haddad completed both his cardiovascular medicine fellowship (chief fellow) and his interventional cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan.

 

Dr IyengarsNikhil K. Iyengar, M.D. F.A.C.C.

Dr. Iyengar was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Indian immigrants. Raised mostly in New Orleans, he attended Tulane University on a full scholarship. He then attended Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans doing much of his formative training at Charity Hospital. 

Deciding to focus on cardiology, he left New Orleans to work and study at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, where he completed his medical internship and residency. 

After graduation from Brown, Dr. Iyengar spent two years doing Cardiac MRI research at Harvard University. He moved to the University of Iowa for additional cardiology training where he helped build both the Cardiac MRI and Cardiac CT programs. His interests in Iowa included high Tesla MRI research on mice. 

Locally, he joined Scottsdale Heart Group. He specializes in novel noninvasive imaging of the heart and adult congenital heart disease.

 

P. Camille Le, M.D.

A fellow with the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Le received her medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, R.I. She has been in cardiology practice since 2007 with Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd.

Her internal medicine internship and residency both were at the University of California at Davis Medical Center. She completed her cardiovascular disease fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and three sub-fellowships in imaging and ultrasound at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Le is triple certified – in internal medicine, internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease and in echocardiography.

 

Michael S. Maher, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Maher completed his medical training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City in 1985 as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. He spent three years in residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center in New York.

He completed an additional three years of cardiovascular disease training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York and has completed additional training in diagnostic cardiac catheterization and carotid vascular ultrasound.

Board certified in internal medicine as well as cardiovascular disease, the doctor is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. He is designated as a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Maher’s special interests in the practice of cardiology include preventative cardiology and cardiac risk assessment, cardiovascular disease management in the HIV population, and noninvasive cardiac and carotid ultrasound.

 

Dr. McGowanCathy M. McGowan, M.D., F.A.A.C.

Dr. McGowan is in private practice with Desert Heart Cardiology and Associates in Scottsdale. She has vast experience as a cardiologist, practicing locally since 2000 and earlier in various positions in California, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Her medical education includes her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, plus an earlier graduate diploma in epidemiology and health from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

She completed both her internship and residency in internal medicine at Presbyterian Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. She served a fellowship in cardiology at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northwest Division, at Temple University affiliate in Philadelphia. Her training in nuclear medicine included a preceptorship at Mid-American Heart Institute, St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Dr. McGowan’s board certifications include nuclear cardiology; internal medicine; and internal medicine, subspecialty cardiovascular disease. She is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and is licensed in both Arizona and California.

 

Dr. Elaine H. NiggemannElaine H. Niggemann, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Niggemann practices with CVC Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd in Scottsdale. She has been in cardiology practice since 1987 and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

She earned her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. Her internship and residency in internal medicine were both served in the University of Arizona Affiliated Hospital Education Program in Tucson. Dr. Niggemann completed her fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Prior to becoming a physician, she served United States Army Nurse Corps, during which she received the Bronze Star, 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, South Vietnam, as well as the Army Commendation Medal at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.

She is a clinical assistant professor at University of Arizona's College of Medicine and in 2005 was rated as one of the ¨Top Doctors¨ in the Valley by Phoenix Magazine. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty cardiovascular disease.

 

George Y. Paik, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Paik has been a member of Scottsdale Heart Group since 2003. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. 

The doctor’s clinical areas of interest include general cardiology, coronary stenting and other percutaneous coronary interventions, and treatment of peripheral vascular disease with all modalities, including balloon angioplasty, stenting, balloon cryoplasty and atherectomy. 

Dr. Paik graduated from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 1987. He completed his internship, internal medicine residency, cardiology fellowship, and interventional cardiology fellowship at Beth Israel - Deaconess Hospital in Boston in 1995. 

While at Beth Israel - Deaconess Hospital, he also was a clinical fellow of medicine and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

 

Dr. Christina S. ReussChristina S. Reuss, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E.

Dr. Reuss received her medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed three years in internal medicine residency training at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. There, she received the David R. Sanderson, MD Outstanding Resident award.

Dr. Reuss completed four additional years of cardiovascular disease training at Mayo Scottsdale with an emphasis on non-invasive cardiodiagnostics, including echocardiography and carotid intimal medial thickness (IMT). She has been designated as a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, a Fellow in the American Society of Echocardiography and a member of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Reuss’ special interests include pregnancy and heart disease, cardiovascular disease management in women, preventative cardiology and lipid disorders, and cardiac risk assessment.

Board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, she is also certified by the National Board of Echocardiographers at the highest level of training.

 

W. Scott Robertson, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Robertson has been associated with the Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center since 1983, specializing in both invasive and non-invasive cardiology.

After earning a history degree from Harvard, he studied economics at Cambridge University in England before earning his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver. He interned at Cleveland Metropolitan Medical Hospital and served his residency at New England Deaconess Hospital and at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Subsequently, he was an instructor in medicine at Harvard, followed by fellowships in cardiology and echocardiography at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University. While there, he developed the Stress Echo, the widely used stress test.

Dr. Robertson is active in the community. He is a member of the boards of trustees of both the Flynn Foundation and the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Cardiology and the Arizona Medical Association. He was President and a member of Board of Directors of the Maricopa County Medical Society. For 10 years, he sat on the Board of Directors of Scottsdale Healthcare Hospitals and Scottsdale Healthcare Systems, Inc., serving in several positions including vice chairman of the board. He has been active in numerous other community organizations.

 

Dr. David R. SeaseDavid R. Sease, M.D., F.A.C.C.

A Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Sease has been practicing cardiology since 1990. He is an associate with Cardiovascular Associates Ltd in Scottsdale.

He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, University of Texas at Houston Affiliated Hospitals. He served two fellowships at the same university, one in N.I.H. Research and a second in cardiology.

Dr. Sease is licensed in nuclear cardiology and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty cardiovascular disease.

In addition to his involvement with Scottsdale Healthcare, he is chairman of Department of Medicine at Paradise Valley Hospital and chairman of the Department of Medicine and director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital.

 

Dr. Maulik ShahMaulik G. Shah, M.D.

Dr. Shah has practiced cardiology at Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center PC since 2008, following completion of his medical education in California.

He was both an interventional cardiology and general cardiology fellow at Stanford University Division of Cardiovascular Medicine prior to coming to Scottsdale. Earlier, he completed his residencies in cardiology and internal medicine at Stanford’s Medicine Department, where he as chief resident in 2004-05.

The doctor earned his medical degree in 2001 at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiology.

 

Daniel O. Storch, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Storch completed his medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine followed by a three-year residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in New York.

The doctor completed an additional three years of cardiovascular diseases fellowship training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with an emphasis in cardiac catheterization and angioplasty. He has additional training in both cardiac CT imaging and nuclear imaging.

Dr. Storch has been practicing in the Valley since 1991 and has been designated as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases as well as certified by the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology at the highest level of training.

His special interests include coronary artery disease and coronary interventions (stenting), cardiomyopathies and valvular heart disease, and preventative cardiology and lipid disorders.

 

Robert Strumpf, M.D.

Dr. Strumpf received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT. He completed his internship, residency and cardiovascular fellowship at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Later he completed a one-year interventional cardiovascular fellowship with Arizona Heart Institute. In recent years, he has been recognized for his expertise in coronary stents, atherectomy and lasers. He helped to bring these new state-of-the-art therapies to Arizona rural communities.

Dr. Strumpf is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He has extensive experience in cardiovascular research and has published several papers on new interventions.

 

Dr. Marc D. ThamesMarc D. Thames, M.D., F.A.C.C.

A Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Thames has been in cardiology practice since 1977. He is affiliated with Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd.

He earned his Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine in Richmond. He was Medical House Officer at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He also served as a staff associate at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

He served a cardiovascular research fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and was a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition, the doctor was a senior research fellow at the Mayo Foundation in Rochester, MN., as well as a clinical fellow in cardiovascular disease at Mayo.

Dr. Thames has certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty cardiovascular disease. He has memberships in the Association of Professors of Cardiology, the Association of University Cardiologists, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and numerous other professional medical organizations.