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Welcome from Dr. James C. Fang, MD, FACC, FAHA

Welcome to the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. It is our mission to bring to the bedside the best in clinical care, research and education. We are committed to be the best in the Intermountain West and top 10 in the nation with respect to the study, teaching, and delivery of cardiovascular care. Our talented faculty participate in research and clinical work to build an integrated multidisciplinary cardiovascular center. With our team of more than 75 faculty, 25 fellows, and 100 support and clinician staff, we work to drive the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences, to advance health.

Within our clinic space, our providers deliver excellent patient care at 20 outpatient clinics across five western states (Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana). Along with providing expert care in general cardiovascular medicine, our clinicians also specialize in the following conditions:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Carotid Artery Disease/Stroke
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Faint, Fall, & Frailty
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure & Transplant
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Shortness of Breath/Dyspnea
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Venous Disease
  • High Blood Pressure, Hypertension

Our division enjoys a rich history of nationally recognized research and discovery. In 1982, the University of Utah made history when we implanted the first artificial heart in a human. Other notable advances include beta-blocker therapy for heart failure, treatment of myocarditis, as well as the genetic basis of long QT syndrome, William’s syndrome, and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. Our division currently leads the world in the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to plan the management of atrial fibrillation and the use of left ventricular assist devices to recover the failing heart.

In addition to the above efforts, the division also collaborates with the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research & Management Center (CARMA) and the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute to further discovery in cardiovascular disease.

As part of the School of Medicine, we have an important social mission to educate and train the next generation of cardiovascular physicians and providers. Our cardiovascular fellowship programs provide the skills to become exemplary clinicians, scientists, teachers, and leaders in cardiovascular disease while also embracing the empathy to care for patients with heart and blood vessel disease. We offer highly competitive ACGME-accredited fellowships in Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology as well as training programs in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging and Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

In 2013, I decided to come to the University of Utah to be part of this great legacy. As I lead this division, we will continue to build on the strong history of cardiovascular medicine at this great institution. I invite you to join me and explore our website to learn more about how you can be involved in advancing cardiovascular health here in Utah, the country, and around the world.