Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group
Cardiologists serving all of Orange County
Dr. Dris is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Dr. Dris completed her undergraduate education and Medical Degree at the University of Algiers School of Medicine in Algeria. Her Internal Medicine residency was pursued at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Odessa, where she also served as Chief Resident. Then she went on to complete Her Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Medicine.
Dr. Suk is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Suk completed his undergraduate studies at Duke and his MD degree at Emery. He was an Intern and Resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He completed his 3 year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at UCI and went on to a 1 year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at John Hopkins in Baltimore, MD.
Eric Reyes is a dedicated, patient-focused board certified Nurse Practitioner. Eric graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2005 earning a Masters of Science in Nursing within the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
Dr. Weinberg is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Weinberg completed his MD degree at University of California, Davis. Dr. Weinberg's Internship and Residency were completed at the University of Michigan Hospitals. He then went on to complete his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Weinberg chose to stay in Orange County where he has been practicing since completion of his training.
Dr. Hayek is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Adult Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Hayek received his MD degree from Damascus School of Medicine where he also completed a two-year Internship. He went on to residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He completed his three year fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA) where he stayed on for an additional year for Interventional Cardiology training. Dr. Hayek has considerable expertise’ and additional proficiency in Peripheral Vascular Interventions.
Dr. Chana is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology.
Dr. Chana completed his Medical Degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. His residency was completed at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award (2005). He then completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA where he was elected chief cardiology fellow. Lastly, he finished his Interventional Cardiology fellowship at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Chen is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography.
Dr. Chen completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his MD degree from UCSD and his PhD in Bioengineering from UCLA. As a medical device engineer at Medtronic, he played an important role in the development of the Endeavor and Resolute drug-eluting coronary stents. His Internship and Residency were completed at UCLA where he also completed his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. Dr. Chen went on to complete his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital, including a dedicated second year focusing on Structural Heart Disease. While at Columbia, Dr. Chen was closely involved in the major clinical trials involving TAVR. Dr. Chen has presented his research at major national and international conferences including AHA, ACC, and TCT, and has authored multiple manuscripts and book chapters on subjects ranging from Interventional Cardiology to Cardiac Stem Cells.
Dr. Li is Board Certified in both Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography. In addition, Dr. Li is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Li completed her Medical Degree at The Central University of Venezuela Medical School in Caracas, Venezuela and graduated in the top five percent of her class. She then went on to complete her residency and fellowship training in cardiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Li is also fluent in Cantonese (native), Spanish and can communicate quite well in Korean.
Dr. Turiy is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.
Dr. Turiy completed her MD degree at George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. During this time she also completed her Master’s in Public Health/Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health, Washington, DC.
Hien Truong is nationally certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She worked for over six years at Saddleback Memorial ICU before earning her Nurse Practitioner and Master of Nursing degree from California State University, Long Beach in 2011.
Elena Castro is a board certified Nurse Practitioner by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. She has been a registered nurse for over 7 years, with over 5 years' experience in the cardiovascular-thoracic intensive care unit at Keck Hospital of USC.
Dr. Ruggio is the Founder and President of Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group.
Dr. Ruggio completed his MD degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where he graduated AOA. He continued on with internship and residency as well as a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ruggio has received numerous distinctions and accolades from both academic and managed care communities.
Dr. Wen is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Wen completed his MD degree at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York and went on to complete his Cardiology Fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Van is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Van completed his MD degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he graduated AOA. He satisfied his internship and residency requirements at Stanford University, and went on to complete his Cardiology fellowship at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Tan is Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology.
Dr. Tan completed his MD degree at the University of California in Irvine, California. After internship and residency training at the University of California in Irvine, he completed his fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Swensson is Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology.
Dr. Swensson was educated at Harvard University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His pediatric training was at the University of Texas and he was trained in pediatric cardiology at the Universities of Texas and Colorado Medical Centers.
Dr. Reznick is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Reznick graduated with honors from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981. He completed his internship and residency at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his cardiology fellowship at the Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center.
Dr. Patel is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT and Endovascular Medicine.
Dr. Patel completed his MD degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. His internship and residency training were completed at teh UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He then went on to complete a three fellowship in Vascular Biology at NIH - Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut, followed by his Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional fellowship at SUNY - Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Parise is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Parise completed his MD degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he was honored as a Bob Herzog Scholar. He then went on to complete his three-year cardiology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine, where he also served as Chief
Dr. Konugres is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Konugres attended UCLA, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Science in 1978. He then continued his education at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, where he received his Doctorate in Osteopathy in 1981.
Dr. Drury is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Dr. Drury completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY with a BA degree in Neurobiology and Behavior, completing his course of study with distinction. He then completed his Medical Degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. His internship, residency, cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology training were completed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he also served as chief cardiology fellow.
Dr. Champion is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Champion received his Bachelor's/Master’s degrees in Biology at Baylor University and his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He remained in Galveston to complete his Internal Medicine Residency as well as his Cardiology Fellowship. He served as Assistant Professor of Medicine in Heart Failure and Transplant while at UTMB. His career path eventually led him to MD Anderson at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas where he aided in the development of the Cardio-Oncology program before moving to California.
Dr. Dam is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Dam received his Bachelor's Degree in Science at the University of California Irvine in 1987, and his Medical Degree at the University of California San Diego in 1991. He then completed a three-year internship at the UCLA/VA West LA Medical Center. Dr. Dam's interest in Cardiovascular Disease moved him to the San Francisco area, where he completed a two-year Cardiology Fellowship at the UCSF - Mt. Zion Medical Center.
Dr. Francesca A. Byrne is a board certified Pediatric Cardiologist with additional expertise in non-invasive imaging including fetal echocardiography. Her research on assessment of fetal hearts has been published by peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been presented at national and international cardiology conferences. She is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Blurton is Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Echocardiography.
Dr. Blurton completed his Medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Nevada and went on to complete his Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Baker is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.
Dr. Baker completed his MD degree at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He completed a three year fellowship specializing in Cardiology at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California and Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA.