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Interventional Cardiologists Join Heart & Vascular

Posted: August 29, 2019

NorthBay Heart and Vascular recently welcomed two new interventional cardiologists.

Saba Lahsaei, M.D., and Mark Villalon, M.D., join a stellar team of cardiologists.

Dr. Lahsaei earned his medical degree from Shiraz University Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran and was fellowship-trained in vascular/endovascular interventions, structural heart disease and interventions at Tufts University School of Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. He also completed fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. He specializes in treating cardiovascular issues through catheter-based procedures.

Noting that cardiology is a dynamic field that is growing and changing all the time, Dr. Lahsaei said he chose his specialty because he finds every aspect of it to be interesting and exciting.

“I love that I can see patients’ lives improve by providing life-saving procedures,” he said.

Dr. Villalon specializes in the management of complex coronary artery disease and heart valve disease, in addition to general cardiology. He earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his internship, residency and cardiovascular fellowship at Boston University Medical Center, before his subspecialty training in interventional cardiology at UCSF Medical Center.

“I was inspired to study medicine and my specialty because I was fortunate enough to have several supportive and motivating educators, including my parents, who taught me the value of being a lifelong learner,” he said. “In addition, my faith-based values inspire me to continue to be a servant to others, especially those who are most vulnerable.”