Since 1982, UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital has been providing the Cedar Valley and surrounding communities with the ability to have their cardiac surgery performed close to home. This allows families to be close to their loved ones during this stressful time.
Allen Hospital was ranked one of the 2014 Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States by Truven Analytics. Allen, along with Cedar Valley Medical Specialists fellowship-trained and board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and his dedicated heart team, performs approximately 160 open heart surgeries each year. Cardiothoracic surgery includes services such as coronary artery revascularization, aortic value replacements, and mitral value repair/replacement.
North Colorado Medical Center Greeley, Colorado
Banner Medical Group Cardiothoracic and Vascular (open and endovascular) Surgeon 2016-Present
Medical Director Cardiac Rehab
Establishment of MIS valve program
St. Anthony Hospital Lakewood, Colorado
Cardiac Surgeon 2015
Establishment of the Minimally Invasive valve program
Mckay-Dee Hospital Ogden, Utah
Intermountain Healthcare Cardiothoracic Staff Surgeon 2008-2015
Director of Lung Cancer Screening Program
University of Iowa Cardiothoracic Resident 2006-2008
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center CT Surgery Resident 2005-2006
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center CT Clinical Fellow 2004-2005
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center General Surgery Resident 1998-2004
Wayne State University Cardiovascular Research Fellow 200-2001
Medical Doctorate University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida 1994-1998
Graduate of Honors Program in Medicine; Six year combined BS/MD Program
Bachelors of Science University of Miami, Florida 1992-1994
Wayne State University Department of Surgery Waldo Cain Award
Medical School Trustee Scholarship 1994-1998
Dean’s List 1992-1994
National Merit Scholar
Patel BG, Shah SH, Astra LI, Hammond RL, Sharif ZA, MacDonald PJ, Stephenson LW. Skeletal Muscle Ventricle Aortic Counterpulsation: Function During Chronic Heart Failure. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2002; 73:588-93.
Patel BG, Hammond RL, Thomas GA, Greer K, Stephenson LW. SMV Two-Limb Aorta Counterpulsator: Current State of the Art. In: What’s New in Cardiac Bioassist? Trends 2001. EDs.: Guldner NW, Klapproth P, Jarvis JC, Lubeck, Germany, 2001. Presented at the 1st Congress of Cardiac Bioassist Association, Lubeck, Germany, May 24-26 2001.
Patel BG, Shah SH, Astra LI, Hammond RL, Sharif ZA, MacDonald PJ, Stephenson LW. Skeletal Muscle Ventricle Aortic Counterpulsation: Function During Chronic Heart Failure. ASAIO Journal March-April 2002; 48(2): 125. Presented at the 48th Annual ASAIO Conference, New York, New York; June 13-15th, 2002.
Aortic Valve Replacement in the Elderly. 2004 [Russian Textbook]
Aortic Valve Replacement. In: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Cardiac Surgery. Ed. Ohri SK.
CVI Heart Care Conference Greeley, CO Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery February 2018
Intermountain Annual Cardiovascular Surgery Conference Murray, UT Anomalous origin of a Coronary Artery April 2015
17th Annual Cardiovascular Heart and Vascular Outreach Symposium Ogden, UT Latest Directions in Cardiac Surgery February 2009
48th Annual ASAIO Conference, New York, NY Skeletal Muscle Ventricle Aortic Counterpulsation: Function During Chronic Heart Failure. June 2002.
Sinai-Grace Grand Rounds, Detroit, MI Genetics of Colorectal Cancer. April 2002.
Detroit Surgical Association, Detroit, MI Skeletal Muscle Ventricle Aortic Counterpulsation: Function During Chronic Heart Failure. February 2002.
VA surgical Grand Rounds, Detroit, MI Pancreatic Transplantation. September 2001
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