Arizona State Leadership and Committees

View Committee Members and Board of Directors 2017-2019

Chapter Council meetings are held face to face twice a year (March and August), although additional conference calls may be scheduled as well. Councilors are expected to attend all meetings and communicate with constituents in their Districts regularly to advise of activity and seek input from members.

Specifically, Councilors and ACC leaders shall:

  1. *Educate members about the value of Chapter and national membership, including specific results ACC yields for its’ members.
  2. * Serve as a Key Contact in your District and assist members in contacting legislators and responding to “legislative alerts.” Enlist support for state legislative issues, which may affect cardiovascular practices. Contact Legislators with the Chapter’s position on legislation.
  3. * Attend Chapter Annual Meetings and encourage members in your District to attend.
Kwan S Lee, MD, FACC

Kwan S Lee, MD, FACC

Governor 2019-2022

University Of Arizona
UPH, 3950 South Country Club Road Ste 200
Tucson, AZ 85714
Tel (520) 874-3278
klee@shc.arizona.edu

Christian Breburda, MD, PhD, FACC, FASE, FESC

Christian Breburda, MD, PhD, FACC, FASE, FESC

Immediate Past President

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Univ of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Professor of Medicine, Creighton University
Attending Cardiologist at Banner University Medical Center and
St Joseph Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging, Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona
1331 N 7th St #375, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Tel: (602) 307-0070 Fax: (602) 307 0080  Cell: (480) 209-9707
breburda@email.arizona.edu

Lianna Collinge, CAE

Lianna Collinge, CAE

Executive Director

PMB 308 3849 E Broadway Blvd.
Tucson AZ 85716
Tel (877) 460-5880
Fax (253) 265-3043
Lianna@aminc.org

Elizabeth Juneman, MD, FACC

Elizabeth Juneman, MD, FACC

Secretary / Treasurer

University of Arizona, Department Of Cardiology 1-111C
3601 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ  85723
Tel (520) 626-9512 
ejuneman@email.arizona.edu

Wilber Su, MD, FACC

Wilber Su, MD, FACC

Councilor: Greater Phoenix Area: 2019-2021

Banner-University Medical Group Heart Center
1300 N. 12th Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ. 85006
Tel (602) 839-7393
wilwsu@gmail.com

David Biglari, D.O.

David Biglari, D.O.

Councilor: Greater Phoenix Area: 2019-2020

Phoenix Heart
5859 W. Talavi Blvd. #100
Glendale, AZ. 85032
Tel (602)300-0099
davidbiglari@gmail.com

Tom Lassar, MD, FACC

Tom Lassar, MD, FACC

Councilor: Greater Tucson Area: 2019-2021

University of Arizona College of Medicine Sarver Heart Institute
Banner University Hospitals Tucson and South Campuses
2800 E Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ. 85713
Tel (216) 926-8256
tlassar@shc.arizona.edu

Andrew Kaplan, MD, FACC

Councilor: Greater Phoenix Area: 2019-2020

Cardiovascular Associates of Mesa
6116 E Arbor Ave Ste 112
Mesa, AZ 85206-6103
Tel (480) 641-5400 FAX (480) 396-4814
ajkmdep@yahoo.com

Wayne Franklin, MD, FACC

Councilor: Greater Phoenix Area: 2019-2021

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, TCH Heart Center
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Tel (602) 933-3366 FAX (888) 959-7416
wfranklin@phoenixchildrens.com

Nachiket Patel, MD, FACC 2019-2021

Phoenix, AZ 85014-5267
Tel (402) 305-5134
nachiketjpatel@gmail.com

Nickalaus Gramze, MD, FACC

Councillor 2019-2021

The Heart Institute – Banner University Medical Center
755 East McDowell Road 4th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Tel (602) 521-3090
Nickalaus.Gramze@bannerhealth.com

Neil Gheewala, MD, MPH, FACC

Councilor: Greater Tucson Area: 2019-2021

Pima Heart Physicians
3709 N Campbell Ave #135
Tucson, AZ 85719
Tel (520) 838-3540
nmg133@mail.harvard.edu

Madhan Shanmugasundaram, MD, FACC

Councilor: Greater Tucson Area: 2018-2020

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 South 6th Avenue Tucson, AZ 85723
Office: 520 629 4624
Cell: 520 204 4895
msundaram@shc.arizona.edu

G. Mason Garcia, MD, FACC

Councilor at Large: 2019-2021

Lakeside Heart and Vascular
1072 Gleneagles Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
Cell (208) 523-3373
Tel (208) 523-3373
FAX (208)523-8746
icathone@aol.com

Michael Seckeler, MD, FACC

Councilor-Pediatric

University of Arizona
1501 N Campbell Ave
PO Box 245073
Tucson AZ 85724
Cell: (434) 882-1254
mseckeler@peds.arizona.edu

Sharon Morgan, NP

CVT Rep: 2019-2022

3780 W Sallee Road  
Tucson, AZ  85745
Tel (520) 909-7658 
FAX (520) 626-0964                                     
sharonmorgan@hotmail.com

Katie Murphy, MBBCh

Fellow-In-Training

Mayo Clinic Arizona
13400 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Cell (623) 217-0051
murphy.katie@mayo.edu

Alt: Chieh-Ju Chao

Rachel Bond, MD, FACC

Diversity & Inclusion Chair (WIC Chair, Alternate)

Sun State Cardiology; Dignity Health
2600 E Southern Ave, Ste I-1
Tempe AZ 85282
Work: (480) 821-3800
Cell: (917) 692-1967
Drrachelmbond@gmail.com

Fadi Shamoun, MD, FACC

Fadi Shamoun, MD, FACC

Vascular Section Chair

Mayo Clinic
13400 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale AZ 85259
Telephone (480) 301-8000 FAX: (480) 301-8018
Shamoun.Fadi@mayo.edu

Richard R. Heuser, M.D., FACC, FACP, FESC, FSCA

Richard R. Heuser, M.D., FACC, FACP, FESC, FSCA

Chair of Innovation and New Technologies

Director of Cardiology St. Luke’s Medical Center
555 N 18th Street Suite 300 Phoenix MARICOPA AZ 85006
(602)234-0004
rheuser@phoenixheartcenter.com

Sarika Desai, D.O., FACC

Sarika Desai, D.O., FACC

WIC Chair

2632 North 20th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Tel (818) 434-1956
s2desai@gmail.com

Peter C. Maki, MD, FACC

3rd Party/CAC

Biltmore Cardiology
4444 N 32nd St Ste 175 Phoenix, AZ 85018-3999
Tel (602) 952-0002 Fax (602) 778-4599
pmaki@bcardiology.com

Sophia Airhart, MD, FACC

University of Arizona Tucson Campus Liaison

Banner University Medical Center
1501 N Campbell Ave PO Box 245046
Tucson AZ 85724
Cell: (541) 968-8199
Work: (412) 389-6497
sairhart@shc.arizona.edu

Suzanne Sorof, MD, FACC

AHA Liaison

Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona
1331 N 7th Street Suite 375 Phoenix, AZ 85006
Tel (602) 307-3732 Fax (804) 828-4528
ssorof@hotmail.com

Olivia Hung, MD

Education

U of A
Sarver Heart Center
Tucson AZ
(520)626-9799 
ohung@shc.arizona.edu

Preeti Chandra, MD., FACC

2020 Education Co-Chair

1501 W. 24th Street Suite 203
Yuma AZ 85364
Phone: (928)336-1675
Fax: (928)336-1676
drpreetichandra@yahoo.com

Nominations / Awards

Kwan Lee. MD, FACC
Christian Breburda, MD, FACC
Wilbur Su, MD, FACC
Sarika Desai, MD, FACC
Lianna Collinge, CAE

Sunni Jhammani, MD, FACC

Quality 2019-2020

Central Arizona Heart Specialists
333 N Dobson Road, Suite 11
Chandler AZ 85224
Work: (480) 899-2020
Cell: (617) 963-9928

Christian S. Breburda, MD, PhD, FACC

Chair, Cardiovascular Imaging Section

Chair Cardiovascular Imaging
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Professor of Medicine, Creighton University
Director of CV Imaging
Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona
Breburda@email.arizona.edu

Julie Rosenthal, MD, FACC

Heart Failure Section Chair

Mayo Clinic
5777 E Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(734)657-6932
rosenthj@gmail.com

Matt Hutchinson, MD, FACC

EP Section Chair

Banner University Medical Center
1501 N Campbell Ave 4142B
Tucson, AZ 85724
Work: (520) 626-8615
Cell: (215) 840-3779
FAX (520) 626-0964
mathewhutchinson@shc.arizona.edu  

Wayne Franklin, MD, FACC

Adult Congenital & Pediatric Section Chair

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, TCH Heart Center
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Tel (602) 933-3366 FAX (888) 959-7416
wfranklin@phoenixchildrens.com

Thomas Waggoner, DO, FACC

Interventional Section Chair

PIMA Heart Physicians
4729 E Camp Lowell
Tucson AZ 85712
Work: (520) 838-3540
Cell: (207) 294-2837
tom.waggoner@pimaheart.com

Cardiovascular Surgeon Councilor

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