If you’re planning on being out and about the first weekend in April and happen by Old Town Artisans' Dusty Monk Pub, you may hear a bit of the fine guitar work of the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology’s Peter Ott, MD, a member of the Ruff Mixx band playing at the 34th Annual Tucson Folk Festival. The main stage for the event will be at Jacome Plaza in downtown Tucson adjacent to the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.
A regular at the festival, Dr. Ott's band plays on Saturday, April 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Dusty Monk Pub, 201 N. Court Ave., around the corner from the Tucson Museum of Art, north of El Presidio Park and south of El Charro Café.
At right, Dr. Peter Ott performing with Ruff Mixx at Tucson Folk Festival (Photos courtesy of TucsonEventPhotography.com)
For the full program, see this link (with Dr. Ott’s band stage time marked in yellow).
Ruff Mixx and Dr. Ott also were the musical talent at the 2019 Women of Influence Awards on March 6, 2019 (see photos above – click to enlarge), at the Desert Diamond Center in Sahuarita. Recognized there as among the “Healthcare Champion” finalists was Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the UA Department of Medicine, deputy director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center and the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Professor of Medicine at the UA. Nearly 650 people attended the event.
Dr. Ott is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. A native of Germany, he received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg and completed his medical residency training at the University of Arizona. After serving an additional year as chief resident, he completed his fellowship training in cardiology at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Ott returned to Germany for two years, working in cardiology/electrophysiology at a large tertiary referral center in the southwest of Germany. He transferred to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City for additional training in cardiac electrophysiology before returning to the UA and his present position. He is the holder of The Peter Ott, MD, Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac electrophysiology. His clinical expertise is the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation therapy and device therapy (implantable defibrillator and pacemaker).
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