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Dr. Nassir Azimi

La Mesa Cardiac Center

Brief Biography:

A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, I focused on chemistry and pre-medical. Then, I transitioned to medical school at Dartmouth in New Hampshire.  After completing an internal medicine internship in residency at University Colorado, I went on to Yale University to train in cardiology, nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology and vascular medicine.

Currently, I am practicing cardiology at La Mesa Cardiac Center with a focus on the patient rather than any one organ system.


Academic positions:


1. 1989-1993 Columbia University, New York, New York; B.A. in Chemistry with pre-medical concentration
2. 1994-1998 Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire M.D.


1. 1998-1999 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO; Internship in Internal Medicine


1. 1999-2001 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO Residency in Internal Medicine


1. 2001-2004 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease
2. 2003-2004 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut Fellowship in Nuclear Cardiology
3. 2004-June 2005 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Peripheral Interventions


1. October 2013: Top Doctors 2013, Interventional Cardiology Voted as best Interventional Cardiologist in San Diego San Diego Magazine, October 2013


1. 2013: America’s Top Cardiologists: Consumer’s Research Council of America
2. 2013: San Diego Magazine-Top Doctors: October 2013
3. 2012: Top Doctor-Health Tap: Distinguished Founding Medical Expert
4. 2012: Healthgrades Honor Roll
5. 2005-20012: Guardian Angels--20 time honoree
6. 2008: Fastest Door to Balloon Time at SGH
7. 1996-1998: Mertens-Huber Scholarship, Merit and need based award
8. 1996: Outstanding Medical Student Research Award, Awarded of research presentation: The Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Containing Health Care Costs
9. 1996: American College of Physicians Summer Research Fellowship

Work Experience

1. January 2013 Janssen Speaker for Xarelto
2. 2012-Present Astra-Zeneca; Speaker for Brillinta Brand
3. 2009 to Present Daiichi-Sankyo and Lilly National Speaker for Effient Brand
4. 2010-Present Boehringer Ingleheim Speaker for Pradaxa Brand
5. 2005 to Present La Mesa Cardiac Center, a Medical Group Cardiologist specializing in Cardiovascular and Peripheral Interventions
6. 2010 GSK Speaker for Coreg CR
7. 2003- June 2005 Emergency Room Physician, West Haven VAMC ER
8. 2003- June 2005 Urgent Care Physician, Yale University Health Services
9. 2003- June 2005 Medical Intensive Care Unit Advisor, West Haven VAMC
10. 2003- June 2005 Hospitalist, Cardiology Service, Yale- New Haven Hospital
11. 2002- 2003 Stress Lab, Yale- New Haven Hospital, Nuclear Cardiology Department


Research interests:

Vascular Medicine


Nuclear Medicine

Interventional Cardiology


Any other information:


1. Azimi, N., Signh HS, Robert KB, Son HJ, Khosravi S, Pfau S. Do Device Type and Angiographic Patterns of In-Stent Restenosis Predict Long Term Outcomes in Patients Treated with Intravascular Brachytherapy. Submitted Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2004.
2. Azimi, N., Setaro JF. Management of the Aspirin Sensitive Patient in the Modern Interventional Era. Submitted for publication 2004
3. Singh HS, Roberts KB, Yue N, Nath R, Song HJ, Azimi N, Pfau S. Brachytherapy for In-Stent Restenosis in General Interventional Practice: A Single Institution=s Experience Using Four Radiation Devices. Cardiovascular Radiation Medicine 2004;(3):126-132
4. Azimi, N., Selter JG, Abbott JD, Acbin HS, Copel J, Setaro JF. Angiosarcoma Presenting as Pericardial Tamponade in pregnancy. A Case Presentation and review of the literature. Accepted by Angiography 2004.
5. Singh HS, Yue N, Azimi N, Nath R, Roberts KB, Pfau S, Dose Threshold for Clinical Success in Coronary Brachytherapy: A Nested Case Control Study. Under Review
6. Azimi N., Welch HG. The Effectiveness of Cost Effective Analyses in Containing Health Care Costs. JGIM 1998; 13:664-669.



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