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Dr. Devang Desai is board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology and intervention cardiology and specializes in interventional and structural heart disease.  He was born to immigrant parents from India and grew up in the Detroit, Michigan area. 

Dr. Desai completed his residency in internal medicine at the Detroit Medical Center where he earned the honors of intern of the year and resident of the year all three years of his residency.  He was awarded the humanitarian award for his volunteer work with the impoverished in the Detroit community.  He continued his training with a fellowship in cardiovascular disease and interventional and peripheral vascular cardiology at St. Johns Medical Center where he also served as chief cardiology fellow.  He completed a mini structural heart fellowship at the German Heart Center in Munich, Germany. 

Dr. Desai has published multiple articles and letters in peer reviewed journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,  New England Journal of Medicine, Cardiology, etc.  He has been recognized as a leader in structural heart disease as well as radial angiography and has moderated international conferences in Japan and the United States.  Dr. Desai is on multiple expert physician panels, including the American Heart Association and Structural Heart Key Physician Leadership.

Dr. Desai is an adjunct clinical faculty at UNR school of medicine where he was honored with the teacher of the year award.   He has served as Medical Director of the chest pain centers at Renown Hospital, Renown South Meadows, Saint Mary’s Hospital and Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center.  He helped establish the first American College of Cardiology accredited Transcatheter Valve Certified program in Nevada.

Joseph Stevenson, DO, FACC

Board Certification Cardiovascular Diseases

with great focus to Pulmonary Hypertension.  


Dr. Stevenson is a founding member of RHVI! He has practiced in Northern Nevada since 2000. He attended Medical School at Midwestern University in Chicago, Il, and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship at Rush Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is also is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, an Associated Clinical Professor of Medical Education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at Touro University Medical School, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mark Levin, MD 

Vascular Surgeon  


Dr. Levin, a founding member of the Reno Heart & Vascular Institute, is a prominent vascular surgeon with a remarkable academic background and is dedicated to enhancing vascular care in the Reno region. With a BA in cellular and molecular neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University, Dr. Levin’s journey in medicine is marked by excellence. He completed his medical education at Georgetown as well. He undertook extensive training, including a surgical internship at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center and a vascular surgery fellowship at UT Southwestern in Dallas.

Dr. Levin is known for his innovative approaches to vascular surgery. He is the sole vascular surgeon in the region capable of performing all three carotid intervention procedures, which are medical treatments performed to prevent or manage conditions related to carotid artery disease, which can lead to reduced blood flow to the brain and increase the risk of stroke. Additionally, Dr. Levin’s commitment to patient care is exemplified through Nevada Limb Salvage (NLS), an alliance he founded to address peripheral vascular disease and diabetic limb salvage. His dedication to advancing vascular care and his ability to bring cutting-edge techniques to the Northern Nevada region make him a valuable asset to the medical community and a trusted choice for patients seeking high-quality vascular care.

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