Congratulations to these graduates of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.
The 2018 Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program graduated six new cardiologists who have the following plans:
- Imo Ebong, MBBS, MS, will continue her training in the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship at University of Chicago.
- Candice Kim, MD, will join a private practice in Temecula, Calif.
- Arun Kannan, MBBS, will pursue a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at University of Chicago.
- Preethi William, MBBS, will attend University of Utah for an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship.
- J.R. Exequiel Pineda, MD, PhD, will continue as a Clinical and Research Fellow at University of Arizona/Banner UMC-Tucson.
- Hyon-he Garza, MD, also will remain at University of Arizona to pursue a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship.
The 2018 Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program graduated two fellows
- Taimoor Hashim, MBBS, will pursue a Structural Heart Fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
- Kapil Yadav, MBBS, will be an interventional cardiologist at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Ark.
Faculty awards from the graduates included:
- Fellowship Mentor of the Year: Mark Friedman, MD
- Procedural Teaching Faculty of the Year: Tam Truong, MD
- Lecturer of the Year: Peter Ott, MD
- Clinical Teaching Faculty of the Year: Mark Friedman, MD
- Favorite Attending to be on Call with this year: Kapil Lotun, MD
The graduating fellows also named two first-year cardiovascular medicine fellows to receive a Professionalism Award: Bishnu Dhakal, MBBS, and Kristina Skinner, DO.
Faculty from the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System awarded the VA Cardiology Fellow of the Year to Preethi William, MD.