About

Our Cardiac Imaging Lab is proud to offer a newer alternative to the more invasive coronary angiogram. Coronary CTA examinations are becoming more frequently used, as this new technology can non-invasively detect soft plaque (fatty matter) in the arterial walls that has not yet hardened, but that may lead to future problems without lifestyle changes or medical treatment. In some cases CT angiography may prevent the need for more invasive tests. Although our Cardiovascular Center currently supports the use of CTA for many of our patients, this procedure is not recommended and will not be useful in all cases. It is very important that you speak with your physician to find out whether this technology is right for you.

Cardiologists

Feras M. Bader, M.D.

Feras Bader, MD, MS, FACC is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. In 1992 he received a full scholarship and began his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Jordan School of Medicine in Amman, Jordan; which he completed in 1998. He went... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 585-5122
University Hospital (801) 585-3693

Nathaniel M. Birgenheier, M.D.

Dr. Birgenheier is an anesthesiologist who focuses on cardiac anesthesia and the use of echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) both in the operating room and in the outpatient setting. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist qualified to provide anesthesia for all types of surgery and procedures who has adv... Read More

Specialties:

Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Echocardiography

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Amber D. Bledsoe, M.D.

Dr. Bledsoe is an Anesthesiologist at the University of Utah, specializing in perioperative echocardiography. She is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography, both in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Adult Echocardiography. She has a p... Read More

Specialties:

Anesthesiology, Echocardiography

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Bruce E. Bray, M.D.

Dr. Bray is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah. Dr. Bray studied Biology at Loma Linda University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. He subsequently obtained a medical degree from Loma Linda University. Dr. Bray completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Kettering Medical Center, and comple... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography, Medical Informatics

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 585-7676
William B. Ririe Hospital & Rural Health Clinic (775) 289-3612

Jennifer A. DeCou, M.D.

Dr. DeCou has a special interest in patients with cardiac disease and a special expertise in echocardiography. She is a level 3 trained echocardiographer. In addition, she specializes in the preop evaluations of patients for surgery.... Read More

Specialties:

Anesthesiology, Echocardiography

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-6393

Edward Michael Gilbert, M.D.

Edward Michael Gilbert, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and in Critical Care at Wayne State University. He completed his Cardiovascular Di... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

Billings Clinic (800) 332-7156
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (208) 367-4278
University Hospital (801) 585-5122
University Hospital (801) 585-3693
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1235

Leif Jensen, M.D., M.P.H.

Leif Jensen, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah. Originally from Minnesota, he completed his medical degree at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by a surgical internship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He completed residency training in Ra... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Imaging, Computed Tomography - CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Radiology, Thoracic Imaging, X-Ray

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Lillian L. Khor, M.Sc., M.B.B.Ch.

Lillian Khor received a foreign medical degree, M.B.BCh., BAO degree (equivalent to M.D.) from the National University of Ireland in 1997. She concluded her foreign medical training with an internal medicine residency and moved here in 2000, and repeated her internal medicine Internship and Residency at the Univ... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Preventive Cardiology

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Christopher J. McGann, M.D.

Christopher J. McGann, M.D., has appointments in both the Cardiology Division and Radiology Department at the University of Utah, where he has been a faculty member since 2002. He currently serves as the Section Chief of General Cardiology and the Director of Cardiovascular Imaging. He received his medical degre... Read More

Specialties:

Body Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 587-0555

Shaji C. Menon, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Shaji Menon, MD is a Pediatric Cardiologist at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center.

Dr. Menon sees children and adolescents with all forms of congenital heart disease. D... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Imaging, Fetal Echocardiography, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Imaging

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Kimberly M. Molina, M.D.

Kimberly Molina, MD is a member of the division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Molina is a general cardiologist who sees children with all forms of heart disease, and specializes in seeing patients with heart failure and cardiomyop... Read More

Specialties:

Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Jack H. Morshedzadeh, M.D.

Jack Morshedzadeh. M.D., has appointments in the Division of Cardiology and in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah. He serves as the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Unit and Cardiac Critical Care Unit. He is also the Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program. He... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Preventive Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9990
University Hospital (801) 587-0555

Cory M.L. Nitzel, M.D.

Cory Nitzel M.D., has appointments in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah. He has been on faculty at the University of Utah since 2013. Dr. Nitzel graduated from Idaho State University with a BS in Microbiology in 2002. He received his medical degr... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-7676

David H. Odell, M.D.

Dr. Odell has clinical responsibilities at hospitals within the University of Utah system and also the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City. His clinical duties include membership on the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia teams at the University and the VA. This includes providing anesthesia for all typ... Read More

Specialties:

Anesthesiology, Echocardiography

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-6393

Jeffrey D. Olpin, M.D.

Jeffrey Dee Olpin, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah. He is a member of the Abdominal Imaging faculty with an emphasis on gastrointestinal, genitourinary and cardiac imaging. His specific interests include prostate imaging and MR imaging of the gastrointesti... Read More

Specialties:

Body Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Computed Tomography - CT, GYN Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Radiology, Ultrasound, X-Ray

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-8170

Theophilus Owan, M.D.

Dr. Owan is appointed to faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. His primary clinical affiliation is with general cardiology and secondarily with interventional cardiology. Dr Owan’s General Cardiology activities involve outpatient, and inpatient services including diagnostic ech... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography, Hypertension, Interventional Cardiology

Locations:

San Juan Clinic (435) 587-5054
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital (801) 585-2341

Peter C. Pelegrin, M.D.

Dr. Pelegrin has a special interest in cardiac anesthesia, and special expertise in echocardiography. He is a level 3 trained echocardiographer.... Read More

Specialties:

Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Echocardiography

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Maryam Rezvani, M.D.

Dr. Rezvani is a board certified radiologist by the American Board of Radiology. She is fellowship trained in Body Imaging and Cardiac Imaging.... Read More

Specialties:

Body Imaging, Breast Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Computed Tomography - CT, GYN Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Mammography, Radiology, Ultrasound, X-Ray

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-7840

Akram Shaaban, M.B.B.Ch.

Dr. Shaaban is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology. He completed his residency training at the University of Utah. He is fellowship trained in Body Imaging. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.... Read More

Specialties:

Body Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Computed Tomography - CT, GYN Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Radiology, Ultrasound, X-Ray

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-7840

Rashmee U. Shah, M.D.

Rashmee U. Shah, MD MS has an appointment in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She has been on faculty at the University of Utah since 2014.

... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Daniel N. Sommers, M.D.

Daniel Sommers, MD, practices Body Imaging and Cardiothoracic Imaging. Current areas of research and study include Cardiac imaging and post procedural radiographic findings related to cardiac interventions and procedures.... Read More

Specialties:

Body Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Computed Tomography - CT, GYN Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Radiology, Thoracic Imaging, Ultrasound, X-Ray

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-7840

Joseph E. Tonna, M.D.

Dr. Joseph Tonna, MD, FAAEM, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine) at the University of Utah. He works as an Attending Physician in the Surgical and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units and in the Emergency Department. His clinical and research interests include medical student and resident ... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Critical Care, Echocardiography, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, General

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Daniel P. Vezina, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology (Clinical track)
Associate Professor of internal Medicine, Division of cardiology (Adjunct)
Director of the VA SLC Echocardiography Laboratory... Read More

Specialties:

Anesthesiology, Echocardiography

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-7715

Jerry D. Walker, M.D.

Jerry D. Walker, M.D., has appointments in both Division of Cardiology and the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has been on faculty since 2010 and oversees the University Redwood Cardiology Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah and has developed the University Cardiology Practice... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Cardiovascular Clinic (307) 362-3711
Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9990

Kevin J. Whitehead, M.D.

Kevin Whitehead, MD is an Associate Professor of Cardiology at the University of Utah, and also has privileges at Primary Children's Medical Center. He cares for adults with congenital heart disease, heart disease in pregnancy, and other patients with cardiac complications of genetic diseases (such as muscular ... Read More

Specialties:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 213-2033
University Hospital (801) 587-0555
University Hospital (801) 581-8188

Brent D. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.

Brent D. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., has appointments in the Division of Cardiology and in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah. He serves as Director of the Cardiovascular Center, Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory, and Director of Cardiology Clinical services. He has been on faculty at the U... Read More

Specialties:

Body Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 587-0555

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