Milind Dhond, MD
I grew up in England where medical education starts right after high school. At 16, I decided to become a doctor, rather than an engineer like my dad. At the time, a family friend told me that medicine would always be changing and never boring. And it’s very true — my work has always been quite interesting.
As medical director of cardiology at NorthBay Medical Center, I see adult patients with chest pain, heart palpitations and shortness of breath. I also see patients who’ve had a heart attack, coronary disease, abnormal heart rhythm or heart failure. With my subspecialty in vascular disease, I also treat peripheral arterial disease and varicose veins. In addition to seeing patients, I’m a professor with the U.C. Davis School of Medicine and lead a heart and vascular continuing education conference.
My practice involves counseling my patients on medication and lifestyle changes. I perform advanced cardiac and vascular procedures such as coronary angiography, stent, pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.
My patients feel at ease with me. I’m easy going. I like chatting with them about their family life and their kids. When a person comes to me with a problem and I’m able to find out what it is, fix it and hear, “I feel so much better” — that’s quite gratifying.
Outside work, I spend lots of time with my three kids, often driving them to their activities. I’m a black belt in Jujitsu and run a martial arts school where I teach both Jujitsu and Kundalini Yoga, a type of meditation.
Medical Degree and Internship, University of London, London, England
Residency, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship in Cardiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
Board Certified in Cardiology
Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology
- American College of Physicians
- American Society of Echocardiography
- Member, American Heart Association Clinical Cardiology Council
- Fellow, American College of Cardiology