Dr. Hesham Sadek named U of Arizona cardiology chief

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson appointed Hesham Sadek, MD, PhD, director of the Sarver Heart Center and chief of the division of cardiology.

Dr. Sadek previously served as associate director of the Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine and a professor of internal medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, according to an April 30 news release from the University of Arizona. 

In addition to leading the Sarver Heart Center, Dr. Sadek will be tasked with creating a new cardiovascular research institute within the center. 

Dr. Sadek's research and work have been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2011. He has clinical expertise in echocardiography and heart muscle function.

The appointment is effective May 1, the release said.

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