Sarver Heart Center, Room 4137
R. Todd Hurst, M.D., FACC, FASE
"Preventing Heart Disease: We Know What Works, But How Do We Do It?"
R. Todd Hurst, M.D., FACC, FASE, is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases, holds level III certification with the National Board of Echocardiography and has more than 15 years’ experience providing cardiac care to patients.
Originally from New Mexico, Dr. Hurst earned a BA in Chemistry atNew Mexico State Universityand a Medical Degree from the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school honor society. He completed both a Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiology at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Arizona.
Prior to joining the University of Arizona School of Medicine/Banner University Medical Center in 2017, Dr. Hurst was a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Mayo College of Medicine, the founding Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Heart Health and Performance Program and the Carla J. and Russell P. Paonessa Chair, Wellness and Health Education Mayo Medical School - Arizona Campus. Currently he is the Center Director for Cardiovascular Health and the Associate Physician Executive Director – Banner Heart Institute as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine – University of Arizona College of Medicine/Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix.
Dr. Hurst’s primary clinical interest are the prevention of cardiovascular disease, lifestyle medicine and innovative care models. His research interests include the use of imaging to help better identify those at increased risk for future heart disease as well as cardiac issues that relate to athletes. He has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and has been recognized twice as the Research Educator of the year at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is the author of the Heart Health Blog for WebMD, has given over 100 invited lectures at medical education conferences and speaks regularly, both nationally and internationally, primarily on the prevention of heart disease.