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.
The GUIDE-HF IDE clinical trial is underway to study the effectiveness of the CardioMEMS™ HF System in an expanded population of patients with heart failure. Dr. Deepak Acharya is the site principal investigator at Sarver Heart Center for this multi-site research study.
“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.
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.
Wanda F Moore, who expanded community education and outreach activities to include underserved minority communities, is the 2021 recipient of Greater Tucson Leadership’s Founders Award.
Researchers hope that finding a connection between carotid disease and Alzheimer’s could provide a new pathway for preventing dementia.
Sarver Heart Center is a site for a clinical study, led by Preethi William, MD, to evaluate the effectiveness of finerenone for treating patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).
Faculty have expertise in interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, advanced heart disease, transplant cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.
Researchers seek to reduce bias and remove barriers to equitable treatment for advanced heart disease through standardized health care protocols.
"Science is super fun and I love it, but I really love helping others with their career development,” Dr. Nancy Sweitzer said. “It’s the No. 1 pleasure in my job.”