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DEVANG M DESAI, MD, FACC, FSCAI

BOARD CERTIFIED INTERVENTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL HEART CARDIOLOGIST SERVING THE NORTHERN NEVADA COMMUNITY

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 for the American Heart Association and Structural Heart Key Physician Leaders.

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 as well as at Saint Mary’s Hospital.  He helped establish and directs the only American College of Cardiology accredited Transcatheter Valve Certified program in Nevada.

CHRIS ROWAN, MD, FACC, FSCAI

BOARD CERTIFIED  GENERAL CARDIOLOGIST AND ECHO CARDIOGRAPHY SERVING THE NORTHERN NEVADA COMMUNITY

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Dr. Rowan graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999 with a BS in Mathematics. Although his career as an engineer had been established, his desire to help his community led him to attend Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. After completing his residency at the University of Washington he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to complete his cardiology fellowship which then led him to Reno where he practiced Cardiology for the past 8 years.

Dr. Rowan’s specializes in heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, as well as preventative cardiology, general cardiology, and lipidology. 

His career in medicine has led to various opportunities in research where he has been recognized numerous times for his accomplishments. While serving as the Director of Clinical Research at Renown, Dr. Rowan co-founded the Healthy Nevada Project where he was able to bring the latest in clinical research to the physicians and patients of Northern Nevada. This earned him the Healthcare Innovator of the Year Award in Nevada. 

In 2014 he was invited on a research expedition to the rainforest of Bolivia.  The multinational team was composed of researchers from Egypt, France, Peru, Bolivia as well as major research Universities from the United States. Their study on the indigenous Tsimane people has revolutionized the understanding of the natural history of heart disease and aging in a pre-industrialized society. Their findings were published in the world's most well known medical journals including Lancet.

In 2015 he was invited to join the Horus team whose groundbreaking research on heart disease in mummies has been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times as well as the highest rated research journal. To date, their findings have proven that heart disease has been present in humans for well-over 4,000 years. Dr. Rowan has participated in 5 of these voyages with the most recent being in 2022 to La Paz, Bolivia in cooperation with the European Mummies Studies and the Bolivian Minister of Culture where their findings will soon be released to the public.

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