The Sarver Heart Center, in 2016, has launched a 10-year vision to grow our well-established excellence in five focus areas that I believe embody the future of cardiovascular medicine. The Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine—as the center’s core clinical enterprise—is integral to this vision, as each area includes a focus on clinical excellence along with excellence in research and education...

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD
Director, UA Sarver Heart Center
Chief, Division of Cardiology, and Professor, Department of Medicine

Cardiology

The Division of Cardiology includes nationally recognized faculty in cardiovascular medicine, heart failure and transplant cardiology, advanced coronary and structural interventions, cardiac imaging, resuscitation sciences, and electrophysiology. These physicians and physician scientists are committed to advancing patient care, collaborating with basic scientists to bridge bench-to-bedside knowledge and pursuing multidisciplinary and cutting edge clinical and population research in cardiovascular disease.

A diverse group of fellows comprise our fellowship programs in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.

As the heart of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, the cardiology faculty and fellows work closely with the more than 135 heart center members from across campus. Disciplines represented in the center include cellular and molecular medicine, immunology, physiology, biomedical engineering, nursing, pharmacology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, pediatric cardiology, vascular surgery, emergency medicine, endocrinology, pathology and radiology. Medical students, residents and fellows with interest in cardiovascular research are encouraged to pursue opportunities with mentors within the heart center, and to compete for investigational research awards offered through the Sarver Heart Center.

Established within the UA College of Medicine in 1968 by its first chief Frank I. Marcus, MD, the division and its faculty have been involved in some impressive "firsts," such as:

  • Discovering that radiofrequency energy was a safer substitute for DC energy in eliminating arrhythmia sites in the heart.
  • Performing the world’s first successful bridge-to-transplant procedure using an artificial heart.
  • Demonstrating and promoting chest-compression-only CPR as a resuscitation method that doubles survival from sudden cardiac arrest.

We look forward to many more innovative advances in cardiovascular care to come.

News

VCU Pulmonologist to Headline DOM Research Seminar as Guest Speaker, Nov. 9

Dr. Judith Voynow, a pediatric pulmonologist with Virginia Commonwealth University and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Va., will speak on “Neutrophil Elastase and Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 12-1 p.m., UAHS Room 5403. The cystic fibrosis specialist is a guest speaker for the next DOM Research Seminar Series lecture presented by the UA Department of Medicine...


UA Expert on Science of Place and Well-being Named Chair of National Library of Medicine Board of Regents

Dr. Esther Sternberg, director of research at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, will lead outreach and education efforts of the National Library of Medicine, one of the world’s largest biomedical libraries.


DOM to Take ACP Researcher of the Year, Med Student of the Year and Laureate Awards

Two physicians with the UA Department of Medicine—Chair Dr. Monica Kraft, and Dr. Kevin Moynahan, deputy dean of education, UA College of Medicine – Tucson—are among honorees to be recognized this weekend, Oct. 20-22, at the 2017 Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) – Arizona Chapter. Morgan Whitaker also will receive the Medical Student of the Year Award. Host venue—DoubleTree Reid Park. See the program, register now…


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25
COM-T Faculty Teaching Awards
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Faculty Teaching Awards

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26
Health Sciences Library Research Classes & Workshops – Endnote
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Health Sciences Library Classes & Workshops

Oct
27
Health Sciences Library Classes & Workshops - IP & Open Access
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Health Sciences Library Classes & Workshops