Preethi William, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. William is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and a cardiologist with the Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplant Cardiology Team at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.  She manages patients with advanced cardiomyopathies, heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical circulatory devices.  Her advanced cardiomyopathy focus includes infiltrative, inherited, inflammatory and peripartum cardiomyopathies.  

She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, echocardiography, and cardiology.

Dr. William earned her medical degree at Vinyaka Missions Medical College in Karaikal, India, then pursued internal medicine training at the University of Arizona, where she was selected as a chief medical resident.  She then completed a fellowship in geriatrics, and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases, where she was selected as a chief fellow.  Following her training at the UA, she completed a fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at the University of Utah Hospitals in Salt Lake City.

Her clinical interests include heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical circulatory devices.  

 

Research Interests: 

Her research interests include amyloid cardiomyopathy and clinical trials in heart failure therapies.

Degrees
  • MBBS: Vinyaka Missions Medical College, Karaikal, India, 2001 – 2006
Honors and Awards
  • Southern Arizona VA Medical Center Cardiology Fellow of the Year, 2018
  • University of Arizona Department of Medicine Outstanding Fellow of the Year, 2017
  • American College of Physicians, Arizona, Resident/Fellow of the Year, 2014
  • National Poster Winner, American College of Physicians, California, “Statins and autoimmune disorders,” 2013
  • Third Place Poster Winner, American College of Physicians, Arizona, “Calcific uremic arteriolopathy – An Atherosclerotic Masquerade,” 2012
  • Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Award (SCEGM), 2012
  • T. Boyer Award for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine, University of Arizona, 2012
  • University of Arizona Department of Medicine, T. Boyer Award for Professionalism and Humanism, 2012
  • University of Arizona Internal Medicine Program Director’s Award for Professionalism and Humanism, 2012
Residency
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Internal Medicine, 2010 – 2013
Fellowship
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Geriatrics, 2014 - 2015
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Cardiovascular Disease, 2015 - 2018
  • University of Utah Hospitals, Salt Lake City, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2018-2019
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, 2017
  • National Board of Echocardiography, 2019
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2019
  • Board eligible in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology