Division of Cardiovascular Diseases:

General Cardiology

The Scripps Clinic Medical Group General Cardiology subdivision provides general cardiology care with the unique advantage of specialized physicians. Our members carry multiple board certifications in various cardiac subspecialties; these specialized areas of interest allow them to bring highly informed perspectives to the diagnosis, treatment and care of our patients. Our cardiologists all actively support the fellowship program, one of the top training programs in the country.

Areas of particular interest and expertise are noted below:

Christina Adams, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Women’s Heart Center
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehab
  • Integrative Cardiology
  • Executive Health

Thomas Ahern, MD

  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Management
  • POTS & Autonomic Dysfunction
  • General Cardiology

Riaz Ahmed, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Jordan Allem, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology & Stress Testing

Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Digital Health and Telemedicine
  • Remote Patient Monitoring Systems of Care
  • Artificial Intelligence Analytics

Antonio Christophy, DO

  • Advanced Heart Failure Cardiologist
  • Cardiogenic Shock/Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Implanted Heart Failure Monitors

David Cork, MD

  • General cardiology
  • Advanced Lipid management
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Pacemaker and Arrhythmia Management

Jorge A. Gonzalez, MD

  • Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging (CT/MRI)
  • Director, Aorta Imaging Clinic
  • Co-Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic
  • Cardiac CT
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Aorta Pathologies
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

James Gray, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Integrative cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Advanced Lipid Management
  • Pacemaker and Arrhythmia Management

Todd Hitchcock, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Pacemaker and Arrhythmia Management

Phong Chi (Stephen) Hu, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Advanced Lipid Management
  • Cardiac CT
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Digital Medicine
  • Executive Health

Na Mee Kim, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Women’s Heart Center
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Advanced Lipid and Hypertension Management

Sandeep Mehta, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Integrative cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Advanced Lipid Management

Evan D. Muse, MD, PhD

  • General Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Genomics
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Amitabh C. Pandey, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Genomics
  • Digital Medicine

Anil Patel, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Pacemaker and Arrhythmia Management

Malhar Patel, MD

  • Program Director Cardiovascular Fellowship
  • General Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Pacemaker and Arrhythmia Management

Austin A. Robinson, MD

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiac CT
  • Structural CT
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Pericardial diseases

John Rogers, MD, MS

  • Co-Chief of Cardiology, Scripps Clinic
  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Management
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Therapy
  • General Cardiology
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Steven Romero, MD FASE

  • Director, Procedural Imaging
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Intraoperative Echocardiography

David Rubenson, MD FASE

  • Founding Director, Cardiac Echocardiography Lab
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Structural Heart Disease

Michael Smith, MD FASE

  • Director, Cardiac Echocardiography Lab
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Noninvasive Stress Testing
  • Noninvasive Exercise Hemodynamic Assessment

Christopher Suhar, MD

  • Medical Director, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Associate Program Director Cardiovascular Fellowship
  • Integrative cardiology
  • General Cardiology
  • Advanced Lipid Management
  • Preventive Cardiology

Paulina Q. Uddin, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Women’s Heart Center
  • Integrative Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Pacemaker and Arrhythmia Management
  • Cardiac Rehab & Yoga

Eric J. Topol, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Genomics
  • Digital Medicine

Douglas Triffon, MD

  • Integrative cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Advanced Lipid Management
  • General Cardiology

APCs:
Vanessa Adair, NP
Sarah Akiki, PA
Heather Bonaguidi, PA
Katie Bordonaro, NP
Jennifer Garrow, NP
Ariel Hugh, NP
Gwen Janczyk, PA
Sheila Jeschke, NP
Molly Latta, PA
Katie Lichtenstein, PA
Elaine Mariski, NP
Beth Mattera, NP
Belinda Akakpo Maxwell, NP
Amy Moitoza, NP
Terri Murrel, NP
Kristi Pangborn, NP
Mary Parker, PA
Nicole Romeo, PA
Sara Saunders, PA
Noelle Simms, NP
Jacinta Tran, PA
Mel Trucz, NP
Chase Wagner, NP
Vanessa Adair, NP
Sarah Akiki, PA
Heather Bonaguidi, PA
Katie Bordonaro, NP
Jennifer Garrow, NP
Gwen Janczyk, PA
Sheila Jeschke, NP
Katie Lichtenstein, PA
Elaine Mariski, NP
Beth Mattera, NP
Terri Murrel, NP
Kristi Pangborn, NP
Mary Parker, PA
Jacinta Tran, PA
Mel Trucz, NP
Molly Latta, PA
Chase Wagner, NP
Belinda Akakpo Maxwell, NP
Ariel Hugh, NP
Noelle Simms, NP

All members of the General Cardiology section are actively involved in the cardiovascular fellowship training program, one of the top programs in the country.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.

Research and publication history for our cardiologists is discussed on subspecialty pages of this site. More information may also be found on the SCMG Research & News Publications page.

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