Congratulations to the 2019 Graduating Cardiology Fellows

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center celebrated this year’s graduates from two fellowship programs through the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Melissa Dakkak, DO, Sridhar Reddy, MD, Ahmed Harhash, MBBCh, Rishi Bhargava, MD, Jennifer Huang-Tsang, DO, Dmitry Familtsev, MD

The six graduates from the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and their post-training plans are:

  • Rishi Bhargava, MD, private practice, Toronto, Canada
  • Melissa Dakkak, DO, private practice, Northwest Hospital, Tucson
  • Dmitry Familtsev, MD, private practice, Phelps Health, Rolla, Mo.
  • Ahmed Harhash, MBBS, heart failure fellowship, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Jennifer Huang-Tsang, DO, private practice, Marshall Cardiology, Tucson
  • Sridhar Reddy, MD, interventional cardiology fellowship, UA Sarver Heart Center

The two Interventional Cardiology Fellows and their next steps are:

Deepak Acharya, MD, and Kapil Lotun, MD

  • Deepak Acharya, MD, remaining with the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Division of Cardiology as assistant professor of medicine
  • Chun-Yu Lee, MD, will “return home” to California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where he completed his cardiovascular disease fellowship and now will practice interventional cardiology.  Chun-Yu Lee, MD, and Kapil Lotun, MD

The fellows honored the following cardiology faculty members with teaching awards:

  • Eric Brody, MD, cardiologist, best lecturer
  • Karl B. Kern, MD, professor of medicine, best research mentor
  • Mark Friedman, MD, professor of medicine, best procedure teacher and best fellowship mentor
  • Krishan Patel, MD, clinical assistant professor, best clinical teacher at Southern Arizona VA Medical Center
  • Kapil Lotun, MD, professor of medicine,  best clinical teacher at Banner – University Medical Center

The fellows also recognized first-year cardiovascular disease fellow, Sundeep Shenoy, MBBS, for honorary best lecturer for his research presentation. 

The Division of Cardiology in the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson offers four fellowship programs in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and electrophysiology.

And, graduation is definitely a family affair.

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