Five doctors graduate from Sarver Heart Center cardiology fellowship

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and the Division of Cardiology at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson celebrated the graduation of five cardiologists, three who completed the three-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program and two who completed an additional year of specialized training in the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. One graduating fellow will continue their education with the Sarver Heart Center.

Cardiovascular Disease Fellows and their next career moves:

Pooja Jagadish, MD – Cambridge Health Alliance, academic appointment to Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mohammad Kashif, MD – Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Sean McCandless, MD – Intermountain Health, Ogden, Utah

Interventional Cardiology fellows and their next career moves:

Juliya Cress, MD, PharmD – Carondelet Health Network, Tucson, Arizona
Nanda Pullela, MBBS – Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona

Outstanding Fellows Awards

Faculty members of the Division of Cardiology also selected Cardiovascular Disease Fellows for the following awards:

Mark J. Friedman, MD, Outstanding Fellow: Iniya Rajendran, MBBS MPH
Outstanding Graduating Fellow in Cardiology: Sean McCandless, MD
Outstanding Fellow On-Call: Jacob Klewer, MD
Outstanding Performance in Cardiac Imaging: Sean McCandless, MD
Outstanding Performance in Electrophysiology: Pooja Jagadish, MD

Outstanding Faculty Awards

Graduating fellows presented the following awards to faculty members:

Best Catheterization Lab Attending: Craig Hoover, MD
Best Intensive Care Unit Attending: Deepak Acharya, MD, MSPH
Best On-Call Attending: Satinder Singh, MD
Best Clinic Attending: Talal Moukabary, MD
Best Echo Attending: Tushar Acharya, MD
Best Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care Systems Attending: Krishan Patel, MD
“Sir”tificate of Appreciation: Arka Chatterjee, MD, FACC, FSCAI

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Fellows in the Division of Cardiology, College of Medicine – Tucson, train with faculty at Banner University Medical Center Tucson, South and North, Southern Arizona Veterans Health Care System in Tucson, and St. Mary’s Hospital.  For more information on these cardiology training programs, visit