Michel T. Corban, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine (Clinical Scholar Track)

Michel T. Corban, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist and clinical researcher with expertise in percutaneous coronary interventions, coronary physiology, and structural heart disease interventions.  He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.

Dr. Corban received his MD degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in interventional cardiology and his internal medicine residency training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, followed by a cardiovascular disease fellowship, an interventional cardiology fellowship, and an advanced fellowship in structural heart disease interventions at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Clinical Practice:
Dr. Corban's clinical practice focuses on the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease requiring percutaneous coronary interventions, invasive diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary microvascular dysfunction (diseases of the smallest heart vessels) and endothelial dysfunction (diseases of the inner cell lining of the heart vessels), and performing transcatheter interventions for patients with valvular heart disease (such as severe aortic valve stenosis for which he has done more than 250 transcatheter aortic valve replacement [TAVR] procedures) and non-valvular structural heart diseases (such as device closure of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect, and alcohol septal ablations for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy).

Research Interests: 

Dr. Corban has an active research program and is nationally recognized in coronary physiology, coronary microvascular dysfunction, and coronary endothelial dysfunction research. He is also a clinical trialist investigating cell therapy and novel implantable device therapies for coronary microvascular and endothelial dysfunction. In addition, his research interests also include sex-specific differences in coronary physiology, myocardial bridging, and intravascular imaging for atherosclerotic plaque development, progression, and vulnerability.

View Dr. Corban's publications:

  • MD: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2011
  • BS: (Biology) American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2007
Honors and Awards
  • American College of Cardiology Clinical Trials Young Investigator Award Finalist, 2021
  • Outstanding Research Fellow Award, Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, 2019
  • American College of Cardiology Midwest Fellows-in-Training Jeopardy Champion, 2019
  • Poster Professor, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL, 2018
  • Distinction in Teaching and Leadership, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2016
  • Associate Editor, European Heart Journal – Case Reports (2020-present)
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Internal Medicine, 2013-2016
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Advanced Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease Interventions, 2020-2021
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, 2019-2020
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, 2016-2019
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology, 2011-2013
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Certified in Interventional Cardiology, 2020
  • ABIM Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, 2019
  • National Board of Echocardiography, 2018
  • ABIM Certified in Internal Medicine, 2016