Ignacio Zepeda, MD

Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, 2019-2022

About the University of Arizona Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

“I wanted an academic program that had the whole spectrum of population – insured, uninsured, different acuity and complexity of cases. People here are friendly and down to earth. Co-fellows are very supportive. Faculty are good at guiding us through our decisions – asking what did you try and why do you think that happened? We always are learning as we go along. I plan to apply for heart failure fellowship. These critically ill patients really need someone who knows them well. One research project I’m working on with Dr. Singh is focused on heart failure readmissions for patients who have been cannabis users. Which is a new topic as this recently was legalized in Arizona. I’m also working with Dr. Sweitzer using data base of a mostly Hispanic population to determine risk for developing heart failure. We’re using patient questionnaires and biomarkers.”

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Board Certifications: 
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2019
MD: Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, School of Medicine & Psychology, Tijuana, Mexico, 2012
Albert Einstein College of Medicine- Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 2016 - 2019