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St. Joseph Hospital welcomes new Interventional Cardiologist


St. Joseph Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Michaels, an Interventional Cardiologist, to Humboldt County.

Dr. Andrew Michaels, Interventional Cardiologist with Humboldt Medical SpecialistsDr. Michaels was most recently the Director of the Cath Lab and a tenured associate professor at the University of Utah. He graduated from Harvard College where he was awarded the John Harvard Honorary Scholarship. For the next ten years he studied medicine and cardiology at UCSF. After completing an Interventional Cardiology and Clinical Research Fellowship at UCSF, Dr. Michaels joined the faculty as an associate professor. He has been on the faculty at UCSF and the University of Utah for the past 10 years. He is extensively published and has been awarded numerous research grants from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. He has also been an ad hoc reviewer for many prestigious medical publications. Interventional Cardiologist, to Humboldt County.

Interventional cardiology is a sub-specialty of cardiology focusing on invasive techniques to treat heart arteries and valves. Most commonly, coronary stenting is done to improve blood flow to the heart muscle. Other interventional procedures include opening narrowed heart valves and closing holes in the heart. Interventional Cardiologist, to Humboldt County.

"I would like to see the Heart Institute become a center of excellence for interventional techniques to treat patients with heart artery disease, atrial septal defect (types of holes in the heart), and heart valve problems," says Dr. Michaels. Interventional Cardiologist, to Humboldt County.

"Dr. Andrew Michaels brings a wealth of interventional cardiology knowledge and skills to our community. He will be working collaboratively with other cardiologists in our community to cover emergency cardiology call at St. Joseph Hospital and consult requests from referring physicians," said CEO Joe Mark. He also added that Dr. Michaels is interested in teaching critical care skills to our staff and stepping up to provide clinical leadership to advance our cardiovascular services on the north coast. Interventional Cardiologist, to Humboldt County.

St. Joseph Hospital and Humboldt Medical Specialists are excited to have Dr. Michaels in the group and are looking forward to meeting the community needs in this important specialty. Interventional Cardiologist, to Humboldt County.

Dr. Michaels’ office is located at 1773 Harrison Avenue in Eureka. He is now accepting new patients upon referral. For more information, call his office at 442-1182.

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