Advanced Heart Disease and Mechanical Circulatory Support

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The Advanced Heart Disease and Mechanical Circulatory Support team provides patient care primarily at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. These physicians specialize in caring for patients with heart failure, particularly  people who experience persistent symptoms despite medical therapy. They also have expertise treating advanced heart disease patients with pulmonary hypertension, liver and kidney complications.

Advanced Heart Disease Cardiologists

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Director, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center
Chief, Division of Cardiology

 

Sophia Airhart, MD 
Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

 

 

Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

 

 

Jennifer L. Cook, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation

 

Ankit Desai, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
 

 

Mark J. Friedman, MD
Professor, Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Thomas and Sabina Sullivan, Sr. Endowed Chair for the Prevention and Treatment of Heart Failure

 

Elizabeth Juneman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Director, Outpatient Cardiology
Assistant Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship

 

Advanced Heart Disease Cardiothoracic Surgeons

David A. Bull, MD
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Sarver Heart Center Jack G. Copeland Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Michael Drummond Distinuished Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Scott Lick, MD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart and Lung Transplant

 

Toshinobu Kazui, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

 

Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, MRCS (Eng)
Associate Professor, Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Co-Director, Heart Transplant and Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Sarver Heart Center’s Tony A. Marnell, Sr. Endowed Chair for Research in Cardiac Surgery

 

For physician appointment information, please call 520-MyHeart (694-3278).

For more health information, please visit our Advanced Heart Disease or Heart Health page.

Visit our fellowship page for information on the Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Program.

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