• Using precision medicine to bridge bench to bedside.

The Sarver Heart Center

Message from the Director

Thanks to generous support from visionary donors, extremely dedicated faculty and staff, and new collaborations bridging work and faculty between the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix, 2020 was a very successful year for the heart center.

Heart News

Dr. John Ruiz appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


A highly collaborative member of the Sarver Heart Center, Dr. Ruiz studies cardiovascular behavioral medicine and conducts extensive research into racial disparities in preventable diseases.

Dr. Julia Indik Honored with the 2021 Laennec Master Clinician Award


“As I look over the list of past honorees, I’m overwhelmed,” said Dr. Indik. “During the past 20 years, the idea of ‘bedside’ cardiology has changed so much, particularly the way technology is incorporated into patient care and diagnostics,” she said.

Assessing Usefulness of Genetic Information in Heart Disease Care


Dr. Joseph Alpert is leading an observational study with the goals of helping the physician in the diagnosis process, minimizing the rate of adverse drug effects, and increasing patient engagement and satisfaction with treatment.