Faculty

Brief Bio

Samel Unzek, MD, FACC
Samuel Unzek, MD
Program Director

Clinical Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Director, Cardiac Clinical Operations and Quality

Medical School: Universidad Anahuac, Mexico
Residency: Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland Medical Center
Fellowships: Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging, Cleveland Clinic
Board Certifications: Internal medicine cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology

Majid D. Biglari, DO, PhD, FACC
Majid D. Biglari, DO, PhD
Associate Program Director

Associate Program Director, Phoenix VA
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: Midwestern University
Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Fellowships: Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Board Certifications: Internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, vascular medicine

Michael Zawaneh, MD
Michael Zawaneh, MD
Associate Program Director

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine Residency: Case Western University/University Hospitals
Fellowships: Cardiology, Case Western University/University Hospitals, and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine,cardiovascular Medicine and cardiac electrophysiology

Roderick Tung, MD
Roderick Tung, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiology

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Fellowships: Cardiovascular Disease, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Electrophysiology, Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Board Certifications: Internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology

Nickalaus Gramze, MD, FACC
Nickalaus Gramze, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center
Fellowship: Houston Methodist Hospital
Board Certifications: Echocardiography, cardiovascular disease

Radha Gopalan, MD
Radha Gopalan, MD
 

Section Director, Advanced Heart Failure

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship: Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital
Board Certifications: Cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology

Robert T. Hurst, MD
Robert T. Hurst, MD
 

Section Director, Cardiovascular Health

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Board Certifications: Echocardiography, cardiovascular disease, internal medicine

Anantharam Kalya, MD
Anantharam Kalya, MBBS, MS
 

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Medical School: Bangalore Medical College
Residency: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Fellowship: Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Board Certifications: Advanced heart failure, cardiovascular disease

Wilber Su, MD
Wilber Su, MD
 

Section Director, Heart Rhythm Disorders

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Board Certifications: Cardiovascular disease, electrophysiology 

Peter Weiss, MD
Peter Weiss, MD
 

Associate Director of Cardiology, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington
Fellowships: Cardiovascular Disease and Electrophysiology, Stanford University Medical Center 

Ali Mehr, MD
Ali Mehr, MD

VA Core Faculty
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Director of Heart Failure Program, Phoenix VAHCS

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Fellowships: Cardiology, University of Texas Health Science Center (SA) and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, University of California San Francisco
Board Certifications: Cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology

Francisco Arabia, Sr., MD, MBA
Francisco Arabia, Sr., MD, MBA

Physician Executive Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Banner Health

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine
Fellowships: UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Board Certifications: Surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery

Michael Morris, MD
Michael Morris, MD

Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Radiology

Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Farouk Mookadam, MD
Farouk Mookadam, MD

Medical School: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Residency: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Fellowship: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Board Certifications: Internal medicine, cardiology

Philip A. Gideon, MD
Philip A. Gideon, MD

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara; Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Internship: Mercy Hospital
Residency: West Suburban Hospital
Fellowships: Postdoctoral Research and Cardiology, University of Tennessee, as well as Cardiology, Columbia University St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Program
Board Certifications: Internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear, adult comprehensive echocardiology

Prakash Balan, MD, JD, FACC, FSCAI
Prakash Balan, MD, JD

Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Fellowships: Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center, and Interventional Cardiology, the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, McGovern Medical School
Board Certifications: Internal medicine, adult echocardiography, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology

I – Hui “Ann” Chiang, MD
I – Hui “Ann” Chiang, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas Medical School
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine
Board Certifications: Internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiology, interventional cardiology

Marvin H. Eng, MD
Marvin H. Eng, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University
Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Fellowships: Cardiovascular Disease, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart, Scripps Clinic – Torrey Pines
Board Certifications: Internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, peripheral endovascular interventional and adult congenital heart disease.