I initially became a cardiologist because I have heart disease myself. I underwent open-heart surgery in 1989 and again in 2001. I have had all cardiac tests. I wanted to help people with conditions similar to my own.

Backed By Experience

Throughout my 26 years in practice I have not only continued to learn about heart care, I have focused on trying to treat each patient as a unique person. I will do my best to find the diagnostic approach and therapy that are best tailored for the needs of each individual under my care.

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I am dedicated to learning more about heart conditions and the best treatment available. As our field evolves, so do technology and pharmaceuticals. I have a particular interest in the noninvasive evaluation and treatment of heart disease, particularly coronary artery disease, valvular disease, and congestive heart failure.

Education and Training:

  • Disease Cardiology Fellowship: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Bayside Medical Ctr, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Medical Doctorate: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Arts: Harvard College

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure


  • The Janeway Prize for Highest Achievement & Abilities, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Board of Directors
  • Magna Cum Laude, Harvard

Professional Positions:

  • Director, San Diego Cardiac Center
  • Former Chief of Medicine, Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Cabrillo Hospital
  • Former Chairman, Medical Ethics Committee, Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Former Chief of Staff, Sharp Memorial Hospital


  • San Diego County Medical Society
  • California Medical Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Physicians

Publication Subjects:

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction

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