UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Cardiologist Dr. Joel B. Holland

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center welcomed nationally noted cardiologist Joel B. Holland, MD, to its faculty earlier this month. Dr. Holland, an associate professor in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Division of Cardiology, sees patients at Banner –University Medical Center Tucson and the new Banner – University Medicine North outpatient complex at Campbell Avenue and Allen Road in Tucson.  

Board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, Dr. Holland practiced cardiovascular medicine for 18 years with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His clinical interests include echocardiography, valvular heart disease and adult congenital heart disease. He has expertise and experience using different forms of echocardiography to evaluate patients for mitral valve repair and to optimize surgical outcomes. He has worked extensively with structural interventional cardiologists to apply echocardiography to optimize strategies and outcomes with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

“Dr. Holland is a nationally respected cardiologist whose decision to join the faculty at the University of Arizona illustrates our continued growth and commitment to provide the best and most cutting-edge cardiovascular care to residents of Southern Arizona at Banner University Cardiovascular Medicine,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and chief of cardiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Dr. Holland completed his medical residency and cardiology fellowship at University of Chicago Hospitals. He obtained his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Rochester in New York.

About the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s 150 members include faculty from cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, neurology, vascular surgery, radiology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, nursing, pharmacy and basic sciences. The UA Sarver Heart Center emphasizes a highly collaborative research environment, fostering innovative translational or “bench-to-bedside” research and working toward a future free of heart disease and stroke. If you would like to give permission for Sarver Heart Center to contact you about heart research studies, please complete a Cardiology Research Registry Information Form. The academic mission of the Sarver Heart Center encompasses for fellowship programs in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, and electrophysiology.

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many clinics.  Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country with hospitals in six states:  Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or

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03/28/2018 - 6:35am
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