Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS)

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

 

 

Ryan Tsuda, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
(520) 792-1450
Ryan.Tsuda@va.gov

Ryan Tsuda, MD FACC is an assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. Dr. Tsuda received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, HI. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. He then travelled to New Orleans, LA to complete a cardiovascular disease fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsuda returned to the University of Arizona College of Medicine to complete an interventional cardiology fellowship. After several years working as an interventional cardiologist in private practice, Dr. Tsuda joined the faculty at SAVAHCS in 2014 where he has served as a staff interventional cardiologist.  r. Tsuda is board certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, and interventional cardiology. 

Dr. Tsuda has a specific interest in radial access percutaneous coronary intervention and multivessel high-risk PCI.  Research interests include the role of adjunctive laser atherectomy in PCI. 

Madhan Sundaram (Shanmugasundaram), MD, FACC

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UA College of Medicine - Tucson
Interventional Cardiologist, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SAVAHCS)
msundaram@shc.arizona.edu

Madhan Sundaram (Shanmugasundaram), MD is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and an interventional cardiologist at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SAVAHCS), where he works with cardiology and interventional cardiology fellows. After finishing his medical school and internship training in India, he moved to the United States. He completed his internal medicine residency at University of Arizona where he also served as a chief resident. He did his general cardiology fellowship at University of Arizona where he was a chief fellow, after which he completed his interventional cardiology training at University of Kentucky. He also completed an additional year of training in structural heart disease and peripheral vascular interventions at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Sundaram is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Echocardiography. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Sundaram’s clinical interests include complex coronary interventions, chronic total occlusions and endovascular peripheral interventions.

Dr. Sundaram has published in various scientific journals and has been co-author of a textbook chapter. He is also an expert peer reviewer for various geriatrics, cardiology and critical care journals. He also serves as a member of a scientific advisory board, faculty of the International Academy of Cardiology and World Congress of Cardiology. He has received young investigator travel awards from the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association. His research interests include applicability of various cardiac interventions in older adults, clinical trials in coronary artery disease and use of adjunctive atherectomy in endovascular interventions. 

Huu Tam Truong, MD, FACC

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Graduate, UA Cardiovascular Disease Fellow 2014
Graduate, UA Interventional Cardiology Fellow 2015

Brief Bio

Dr. Tam Truong is currently an interventional cardiologist at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System who works with our Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology fellows. He did seven years combined undergraduate and medical school at the University of California, Riverside, and University of California, Los Angeles.  He completed his internal medicine residency at Scripps-Mercy Hospital in San Diego, and served as a chief medical resident. Dr. Truong did his Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at the University of Arizona and was a chief fellow. He stayed on to complete his Interventional Cardiology fellowship. His hobby outside of work is playing piano and guitar.

Research

Dr. Truong’s research interests include optical coherence tomography, saphenous vein graft intervention, and contrast induced nephropathy.

Birger E. Rhenman, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery; Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Arizona Veteran's Health Care System
(520) 626-6339
birgerrhenman@yahoo.com
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