Practice in Cardiology since 1986 Board Certified in Cardiology & Fellowship Trained Interventional Cardiology Chairman of Cardiology at Corona Regional Medical Center Corona, Ca Clinical interest: Preventative Medicine
Dhaval Desai, M.D., FACC
Peripheral Vascular and Structural Interventions Fellowship: Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship: Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Majored in Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Biology. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, and Interventional Cardiology. Specialize in diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD), including cardiac catheterization using radial (wrist) artery, angioplasty and stenting, atherectomy, intravascular ultrasound, physiologic assessment of significant CAD, complex and high risk procedures, percutaneous left ventricular assist device placement when necessary. Specialize in diagnosis and treatment to valvular heart disease and skilled in various structural heart procedures including: o Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) o Transcatheter mitral valve replacement or repair (MitraClip) o Patent foramen ovale or atrial septal defect closure o Left atrial appendage closure (Watchman) Specialize in diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease (blockages in arteries of the legs that can cause pain and non-healing wounds). Clinical interests: Interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, peripheral artery disease diagnosis and management, valvular heart disease Personal interests: Spending time with family, hiking, traveling, cooking, sports enthusiast
Gilbert Plasencia M.D., FACC
Practice in Cardiology since 1978 Board Certified in Cardiology & Fellowship Trained Invasive Cardiology Clinical Interest : Diabetes and Cardiology
Sa’d K. Tuqan M.D., FACC
Practice in Cardiology since 1974 Board Certified in Cardiology & Fellowship Trained Invasive Cardiology Clinical Interest : Cardiology
Srinidhi Ekkati, PA-C
Srinidhi Ekkati earned her Master’s degree in Medical Sciences at Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina and has been a board Certified Physician Assistant for the past 12 years. Before joining Inland Heart Doctors, Srinidhi started her career in Nephrology and Primary Care in Chicago. She moved from Chicago in 2014 and since then been a Southern California resident where she has been working in Cardiology.
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