J.R. Exequiel "Keng" Pineda, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Interventional Cardiologist at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson (North and South Campus)

Dr. Pineda is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and an interventional cardiologist at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson (North and South Campus).

He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and board eligible in vascular medicine and echocardiography.

Dr. Pineda earned his combined MD-PhD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with a research focus on computational biophysical studies of ligand binding and catalysis by enzymes. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) in Cleveland, Ohio, followed by a clinical fellowship in vascular medicine, also at CCF. He then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Arizona and a research fellowship at Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, after which he then completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Arizona.

His clinical interests include:

Preventative cardiology
Cardiovascular care of patients with cancer who develop cardiovascular toxicities from their treatment
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Interventional cardiology

Research Interests: 

Dr. Pineda's research interests include ligand binding to the thin filament through computational biophysical (in silico) studies and validation by in vitro and in vivo experiments to understand the cardiotoxic effects of some chemotherapeutics.  

Scholarly Output Summary Link:

2020 Interview with Dr. Pineda about the UA Cardiology Fellowship and Research Programs:

Video Link 

Board Certifications: 
American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, 2020
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2019
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014
MD-PhD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2002 - 2011
Vascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH, 2014 - 2015
Cardiovascular Disease, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, 2015 – 2018 and Co-Chief Fellow, 2017 - 2018
Research Fellow, Banner-University Medical Center, Tucson AZ, 2018 - 2019
Interventional Cardiology Fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, 2019 - 2020
Honors and Awards: 
1st Place, Fellow-in-Training Poster Session, American College of Cardiology, Arizona Chapter, 2018
Ranked 3rd, Chemist’s Licensure Examination, Professional Regulations Commission, Republic of the Philippines, 1997
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Internal Medicine, 2011 – 2014
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