Amar Chana, M.D.


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. 


Cheng-Han Chen, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.


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.

Hohai Van, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.


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. 

Christopher Tan, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C.


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. 

George Konugres, D.O., F.A.C.C.


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.

Chris Champion, M.D.


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.


Michael Chan Dam, M.D., F.A.C.C.


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.


Francesca Byrne, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C.


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.


Dominic Blurton, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C. 


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.


Our Team


PCA’s unfailing commitment to the highest quality of care is combined with the expertise of the finest cardiovascular specialists (adult and pediatric) in the country.

Joseph M. Ruggio, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.


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. 

Kenneth Wen, M.D.


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. 

James Reznick, D.O., F.A.C.C.


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. 

Milan Patel, M.D., R.P.V.I.


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. 

Charles Parise, M.D.


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 

Paul C. Drury, M.D.


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.

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Tracy Arsenault, PA


Tracy Arsenault is a certified Physician Assistant by The National Commission of Physician Assistants.


Tracy Arsenault completed her undergraduate studies at University of Tampa in Exercise Physiology. She received dual Master of Science degrees in Exercise Physiology in 2005 from Springfield College and Physician Assistant Studies from Cornell University in 2010. Tracy is an experienced physician assistant with over 8 years of cardiology related experience, joining PCA from Coastal Heart Medical Group in Santa Ana.

David Suk, M.D.


Dr. Suk is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Suk obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his M.D. degree from Emory University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by his 3 year Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at UC Irvine. He went on to complete his training in Interventional Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Julie Turiy, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C.


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.  

Mahshid Agahi, MSN, CCRN-CMC, AGNP-C


Mahshid Agahi is nationally certified as an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 


Mahshid is a dedicated Nurse Practitioner with almost 12 years of critical care nursing experience in various critical care units such as medical ICU, CCU, Neuro ICU, Surgical ICU/Trauma and Burn ICU. As a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, she has in-depth knowledge and experience in the field of cardiology, managing many patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular illnesses in capacities of consult and follow up.  On top of her credentials, she is also bilingual in Farsi.

Jessica Li, M.D., F.A.C.C. 


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.

David Weinberg, M.D., F.A.C.C.


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.

Sami Hayek, M.D., F.A.C.C., R.P.V.I.


Dr. Hayek is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, 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.

Lamia Dris, M.D.


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.

Allen Kuo, M.D.


Dr. Kuo is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography.


Dr. Kuo completed his Masters of Public Health (Health Policy and Management) and Medical Doctorate degrees at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. He was an Intern and Chief Resident at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He went on to complete his 3-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and 1-year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (USC) where he was also a Chief Fellow.

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