February 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This February, NAH has your heart!
Northern Arizona Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute and Office of Philanthropy invite our esteemed colleagues and community to join us for an evening of heart-healthy conversation and refreshments.
In honor of American Heart Month, our cardiovascular experts will discuss the cardiovascular services available in the northern Arizona region and how NAH is keeping heart health close to home.
The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at McGee Auditorium, Flagstaff Medical Center, 1200 N Beaver St.
Heart-healthy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments sponsored by the NAH structural heart team.
Meet our panel
David. M. Leder, MD, FACC, earned his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and his bachelor’s degree in general engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed an interventional cardiology and vascular fellowship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center at Tufts University in Boston, and a cardiovascular medicine fellowship (where he served as chief resident) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Leder is board-certified in interventional cardiology, general cardiology. He received initial board certification in internal medicine, vascular medicine, nuclear medicine, endovascular intervention and vascular ultrasound interpretation.
Dr. Leder’s expertise is in complex coronary and structural heart interventions. He also has advanced training in peripheral vascular disease and vascular medicine; endovascular intervention and limb salvage. Dr. Leder and the structural health surgery team offer the only Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure in Flagstaff.
Omar Wani, FACC, FSCAI, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist. He has been practicing medicine since 1999. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at Government Medical College Srinagar in India. His residency and internship were completed at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Cardiology. An externship was completed at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary in Doncaster, England. Dr. Wani completed a fellowship at UCLA Kaiser Permanente.
His work has been featured in peer-reviewed published journal research, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of American College of Cardiology. He is Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Flagstaff Medical Center and Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at NAH.
Dr. Wani is launching a trial soon on Repatha, a medicine used for lowering lipids and was instrumental in leading to FMC being chosen as a clinical trial site for the international clinical trial EVOLVE-MI.
He is board-certified in interventional cardiology and is a member of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Mark Liwanag, DO, MPH received his medical degree from the Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in southern Florida. Prior to that, he obtained a Master of Public Health from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internal medicine residency and Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Michigan State University McLaren – Macomb Oakland in Detroit and completed his Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship training at MetroHealth in Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Liwanag is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
Sanjiv Faldu, MD, FACC, earned his Doctorate of Medicine from The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in the British West Indies. He trained as an internal medicine resident and served as the assistant chief resident at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, N.J. His cardiology fellowship was completed at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Faldu’s background and expertise includes general cardiology; internal medicine and trauma-based care.
Dr. Faldu is board certification certified in cardiology by the American College of Cardiology.
Ken Fang, MD, FACS, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has practiced in Phoenix for over 22 years. He was a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix. He has been voted “Top Doctor” in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery by his physician peers as featured in Phoenix Magazine for the last 17 years in a row. He serves as Chairman of Cardiovascular Services at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of transcatheter valve therapies, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR). He also has a special interest in minimally invasive heart and lung surgeries. Dr. Fang is regarded as a national expert in the surgical treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. He is also credited as one of the first surgeons to perform a DaVinci robotic-assisted heart surgery in the state of Arizona.
Dr. Fang earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his general surgery residency at the prestigious Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he was selected as the chief administrative resident. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship training at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has board certifications from the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, The American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
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