Ramtin Agah, MD, FACC
Clayton W. Bavor, MD, FACC
Catherine A. Collings, MD, FACC
Frank C. Galli, MD, FACC
James D. Joye, DO, FACC
L. Bing Liem, DO, FHRS, FACC
Bahman J. Nouri, MD, FACC
Frederick G. St. Goar, MD, FACC
 
Clayton W. Bavor, MD, FACC

Education and Academic Positions

Northwestern University.  Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Science.  Honors Program in Medical Education, 1967-1970

Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude, 1970-1974

Guy's Hospital, London, England
Clerkship in Medicine, March - May 1973

Radcliff infirmary, Oxford, England
Clerkship in Medicine, June- August 1973

Yale University School of medicine, New Haven, CT
Internal Medicine Residency, 1974 - 1977
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, 1977 - 1979


Board Certification

Internal Medicine, 1977
Cardiovascular Disease. 1979
Added Qualification in Interventional Cardiology, 1999


Achievements and Affiliations

President, American Heart Association Mountain View Chapter
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Mentor, Stanford University Medical School

Special Interests

Exercise physiology
Preventive cardiology

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Ramtin Agah, MD, FACC

Education and Academic Positions

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Doctor of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine
Internship and Residency

University of California, San Francisco, CA
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Added Qualification in Interventional Cardiology

Achievements and Affiliations

Dr. Agah is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Genomic Institute at El Camino Hospital.

Special Interests

Coronary artery disease and intervention
Peripheral vascular disease and intervention

Other Language(s) Spoken
Farsi

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Catherine A. Collings, MD, FACC

Education and Academic Positions

University of California
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Physiology

University of Wisconsin
Master of Science, Exercise Physiology

University of Wisconsin
Doctorate of Medicine


Stanford University Medical Center
Internal Medicine Internship
Internal Medicine Residency
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Board Certification

Internal Medicine 1990

Cardiovascular Disease 1993

Nuclear Medicine 2004


Achievements and Affiliations

Dr. Collings is a member of the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.  She received a Dean's Fellowship for academic achievement at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Collings began the Cardiovascular Pulmonary Wellness Center at El Camino Hospital in 1994 and has since served as Medical Director.  She also currently chairs the Women's Heart Health Task Force, is on the El Camino Women's Hospital Board, and is developing a wellness program for hospital employees. 

Dr. Collings is married and has two children.  She is active in community philanthropy and enjoys horseback riding, tennis, and skiing in her free time.


Special Interest

Dr. Collings practices all areas of general cardiology with special interests in cardiac imaging, women's heart disease, preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation, and integrative medicine. 

Other Language(s) Spoken

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Frank C. Galli, MD, FACC
 
Education and Academic Positions
 
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
 
University of California, San Francisco, CA
Internal Medicine Internship
Internal Medicine Residency
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
 
Board Certification
 
Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Added Qualification in Interventional Cardiology
 
Achievements and Affiliations
 
Dr. Galli served as chief of the Department of Medicine at El Camino Hospital from 2002 to 2003 and was Chief of Staff at the hospital from 2006 to 2007.  Dr. Galli is also the current Chair of Quality and Outcomes Committee for the Heart & Vascular Institute at El Camino Hospital. 
 
Special Interest
 
Other Language(s) Spoken
 
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James D. Joye, DO, FACC
 
Education and Academic Positions
 
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Bachelor of Science, 1984
 
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathy, 1988
 
Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
Internal Medicine Internship, 1988-1989
 
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Internal Medicine Residency, 1989-1992
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, 1992-1995
Chief Cardiology Fellow, 1994-1995
 
Board Certification
 
Internal Medicine, 1992
Cardiovascular Disease, 1997
Added Qualification in Interventional Cardiology, 1999
 
Achievements and Affiliations
 
Dr. Joye is the Medical Director of the Integrated Interventional Laboratories at El Camino Hospital.  He is the President of Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) Physicians, the Course Director for VIVA.  At El Camino Hospital he is the Course Director of Interventional Insights, a recurring two-day, hands-on Peripheral Vascular Disease Fellowship.  He holds numerous medical device patents and has been credited with the development of cryoplasty for infrainguinal arterial disease and percutaneous bypass of lower-extremity occlusive disease.
 
Special Interest
 
Embolic protection in renal artery intervention
Advanced technique for limb salvage
Acute stroke intervention
Techniques for treatment of chronic total occlusions
 
Other Language(s) Spoken
 
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L. Bing Liem, DO, FACC
 
Education and Academic Positions
 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Science, 1976
 
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Doctor of Osteopathy, 1980
 
Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI
Rotating Internship, 1980-1981
Internal Medicine Residency, 1981-1983 (Co-Chief Resident,1983)
 
Oakland General (now St. John's) Hospital, Madison Heights, MI
Cardiology Fellow, 1983-1985 (Co-Chief Fellow, 1985)
 
Stanford University
Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellow 1985-1986
Research Electrophysiology Fellow, 1986-1987
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, 1987-1991
Assistant Professor of Medicine, 1991-1998
Associate Professor of Medicine, 1998-2003
 
University of New Mexico
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, 2005-2008
 
Board Certification
 
Internal Medicine, 1988
Cardiovascular Disease, 1988
Special Competency in Pacing (IHRBE), 1989
Added Qualification in Cardiac Electrophysiology, 1995, Recertification 2005
 
Achievements and Affiliations
 
Dr. Liem is the Medical Director of Electrophysiology and Device Laboratory at El Camino Hospital and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Heart & Vascular Institute and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Genomic Institute at the hospital.  Dr. Liem is also the current chair of the Electrocardiography (ECG) Department Committee at El Camino Hospital. 
 
Dr. Liem was the Director of Experimental Cardiac Electrophysiology (1999-2003) and the Clinical Director (1998-2000) and Acting Director (2000-2003) of the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service at Stanford University.
 
Special Interest
 
Device-based therapy for and  monitoring of congestive heart failure
Sudden death prevention in athletes and young adults
New energy source for catheter ablation
New and emerging technology in cardiac pacing (EBR, Nanostim)
 
Other Language(s) Spoken
Indonesian, Dutch, German
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Bahman J. Nouri, MD, FACC
 
Education and Academic Positions
 
Undergraduate:  U.C. Berkeley (1990-94)
Medical School:  U.C.S.F. (1994-98)
Internship and Residency:  Stanford University (1998-2001)
Research Fellowship:  Stanford University (2001-03)
Clinical Fellowship:  U.C.S.F. (2003-07)
VIVA Endovascular Fellowship (2011-12)
 
Board Certification
 
Internal Medicine (2001, 2012)
Cardiovascular Medicine (2006)
Added Qualification in Interventional Cardiology (2007)
Nuclear Cardiology (2009)
 
Achievements and Affiliations
 
Prior to joining ACS in 2012, Dr. Nouri was in clinical practice in Walnut Creek, CA and was a cardiologist and interventionalist at John Muir Medical Center from 2007 to 2011.  He is on the clinical faculty at UCSF Medical Center at San Francisco General Hospital. where he continues to supervise fellows.
Special Interests
 
Dr. Nouri has special interests in coronary artery disease and vascular medicine.  He completed additional training in endovacular interventions in 2011-12 at the Fogarty Institute for Innovation at El Camino Hospital. He also has a strong interest in prevention, cardiovascular imaging and cardiac rehabilitation.   Dr. Nouri is married and enjoys traveling, running and photography.
 
Other Language(s) Spoken
Persian (Farsi), French, Spanish
 
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Frederick G. St. Goar, MD, FACC
 
Education and Academic Positions
 
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Bachelor of Arts, 1979
 
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Doctor of Medicine, 1984
 
Stanford University Medical Center
Internship and Residency, 1984-1987
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, 1987-1990
Junior Faculty, 1990-1991
 
Board Certification
 
Internal Medicine, 1987
Cardiovascular Disease, 1990
Added Qualification in Interventional Cardiology, 1999
 
Achievements and Affiliations
 
Dr. St. Goar is a locally and nationally well known inventor of new and emerging medical devices.  He is the Physician-Founder and Medical Director of the Mitraclip, a catheter-based, non surgical procedure for correcting a leaky mitral valve.  He holds multiple new device patents and is active on numerous medical device company scientific boards including Ardian, which is working on renal denervation as a therapy for hypertension and Nanostim, which is developing leadless pacemaker technology.
 
Special Interests
 
Other Language(s) Spoken
 
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