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M. Reza Movahed, MD, PhD

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Clinical Professor of Medicine, UA College of Medicine - Tucson
Affiliated Member
(520) 792-1450
rmovahed@email.arizona.edu

Academic/Professional Bio:  Dr. M. Reza Movahed is an affiliated physician with the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, Division of Cardiology through work he does at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson.  He is also regional cardiology director of Arizona for CareMore, a subsidiary of Anthem Inc., which is an integrated health plan and care delivery system for Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Degrees:

PhD:  Immunology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, 1990
MD:  Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, 1989

Residency:

Medicine:  University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1994-96
Medicine: Weser Hospital, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, 1990-91
Medicine:  Siloah Hospital, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, 1989

Internships:

Medicine:  University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1993-94
Pathology:  University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1992-93

Fellowships:

Interventional Cardiology:  Yale University Hospital, New Haven, Conn., 1999-2000
Cardiology: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1996-99

Board Certifications:

Cardiac Transplant/Heart Failure, 2014
Nuclear Cardiology, 2014
Cardiovascular Disease, 2011
Interventional Cardiology, 2011

 

 

Raj Janardhanan, MD, MRCP, FACC, FASE

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Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Banner- University Medical Center
Director, Echocardiography Banner- University Medical Center
raj@shc.arizona.edu

Dr. Janardhanan is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. He is the Director of Echocardiography as well as the Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging. He is a also a member of the Sarver Heart Center.

After undergraduate medical training in India, he had extensive clinical and research training in the United Kingdom in Non-Invasive Cardiology with Dr. Roxy Senior and Avijit Lahiri. After completion of the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) diploma, he chose to move to the U.S. in 2004 when he was offered the position of Clinical Project Director of the Echocore lab at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University to work with the  renowned Dr. Marc Pfeffer and Scott Solomon. He completed a clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia, followed by training in advanced multi-modality non-invasive imaging working with Drs. Christopher Kramer, George Beller and John Dent.

On the research front, he has been involved in several multicenter trials. He was a finalist in the young investigator award category of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) conference (Las Vegas, 2003). He was also the winner of the best clinical case award at the World Summit on Echocardiography (New Delhi, 2013). He is a member of the Research Awards Task Force for the ASE. He has presented lectures nationally and internationally. He has published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters which are available on PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Rajesh%20Janardhanan

Dr. Janardhanan is fully certified in echocardiography with a diplomate in adult comprehensive echocardiography as well as Fellowship of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). This is the highest level of recognition in the field of echocardiography. His area of expertise includes 3-Dimensional echocardiography and he is currently an editorial board member for 3D echocardiography for the ASE. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) as well as an editorial board member for lifelong learning at ACC.

In addition to board certification in cardiac CT and nuclear cardiology, he has Level 3 training in advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR).

He has a special interest in imaging in structural heart disease and interventional 3D-TEE during transcatheter and intra-operative procedures. He is a member of the successful TAVR and MitraClip team of Banner-University Medical Center Tucson.

Dr. Janardhanan's areas of clinical interests include valvular/structural heart disease, cardiomyopathies, heart failure, chest pain syndromes and cardiac risk screening in athletes. His areas of research interests include hypertensive heart disease, diastolic dysfunction, strain imaging, myocardial perfusion and viability imaging.

He is very passionate when it comes to patient care, research and teaching and an ardent advocate for improving effective communication with patients and families. He is involved in several non-profit charitable organizations to improve global healthcare.

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Elizabeth Juneman, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine, UA Sarver Heart Center
Director, Outpatient Cardiology
Graduate, UA Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program 2007
(520) 626-6358
ejuneman@shc.arizona.edu

Elizabeth Juneman, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, and director of Outpatient Cardiology. 

Dr. Juneman received her BS in electrical engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She attended medical school at the University of Texas - Houston Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Juneman completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She joined the UA faculty in 2007 and worked at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (Tucson VA) where she served as director of echocardiography and director of heart failure for seven years.

Dr. Juneman is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and advanced heart failure/transplantation.  She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) as well as the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE).  She is a member of American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America. Dr. Juneman won the Charles W. Hall Jr. Memorial Cardiology Fellowship Teaching Award in 2011, and is recognized by her peers as one of the Best Doctors in America, annually since 2009.

Dr. Juneman’s basic science research interest is focused on mechanical and cellular remodeling in heart failure. She is interested in alterations in systolic and diastolic dysfunction in various cardiomyopathies.  In her clinical research, Dr. Juneman’s focus is in heart failure.  She has served as a principal investigator in nationally funded, multi-center clinical trials, as well as her own investigator-initiated clinical trials.  She has authored multiple original research publications, a book chapter, and multiple clinical reviews.  As to the Tucson community, Dr. Juneman serves on the board of directors of a non-profit organization focused on the children of Tucson.  Outside of work she loves spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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William R. Roeske, MD

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Professor of Cardiology and Pharmacology; Associate Chief for Finance, Section of Cardiology
(520) 626-6221
wroeske@email.arizona.edu

William R. Roeske, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Assistant Chief for Finance in the Section of Cardiology. A native of Indiana, Dr. Roeske received his MD degree from Stanford Medical School. His post graduate medical training was at Case Western Reserve, and his fellowship training was at The University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Roeske's major research interests include non-invasive cardiology and receptor pharmacology. He was the first to demonstrate cardiac muscarinic receptors using radioligand binding techniques. This work has led to numerous publications, including the first demonstration of guanine regulation of the muscarinic receptors and participation of the G protein in the process. He has also extensively documented the correlation of the development of the beta adrenergic receptor and other post receptor mechanisms in the developing heart. He has shown alterations in the receptor types in hypertension and in heart failure. He was recipient of a Research Career Development Award from the NHLBI. As of 2011, he has authored 171 original papers, 71 reviews and book chapters, and 206 abstracts.

Dr. Roeske's current investigations include the molecular biology of adenylylcylase superactivation and delta opiod receptor regulation. He also is investigating drug mechanisms of chronic pain and addiction as part of a program project headed by Dr. Victor Hruby. He has an ongoing interest in the investigation of receptor mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy and development. Five of his former basic science fellows and two of his former graduate students are on pharmacology faculty.

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Paul E. Fenster, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Graduate, UA Cardiovascular Disease Program 1979
(520) 626-3766
pfenster@email.arizona.edu

Paul E. Fenster, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine.  A native of New York, Dr. Fenster graduated cum laude from Brandeis University in 1970.  He received his medical training at the State University of New York, Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn.  After completing his internship in Internal Medicine at Brooklyn in 1975, he moved to Tucson.  Following his residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, he completed a Cardiology Clinical Fellowship and Research Fellowship at The University of Arizona.  He was a recipient of an American Heart Association Clinician-Scientist Award from 1980 to 1985 for the study of pharmacokinetic and dynamic effects of cardiac drugs.

Dr. Fenster received the Cardiology Fellowship Teaching Award in 1993,1998, and 2000.

Dr. Fenster is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.  He is past President of the Arizona Affiliate of the American Heart Association, past President of the Southern Arizona Division of the American Heart Association, and past chairman of the Arizona Heart Association Research Advisory
Committee.

He has authored over 41 original research publications, 35 book chapters, and 55 clinical reviews.

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