Director: Arizona Heart Specialists
Dr. Kumar Ravi is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. After receiving his medical degree from Bangalore University in India he completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan and followed with his fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Before starting his practice in 2004, Dr. Ravi was teaching cardiology and interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. As the assistant director of research Dr. Ravi conducted several clinical trials in cardiology and interventional cardiology.
Dr. Ravi gained knowledge and experience in dealing with the most complex cardiovascular conditions including, heart valve diseases, coronary artery disease (CAD), atrial fibrillation (A-FIB) and other arrythmias, congestive heart failure (CHF), angina and peripheral artery disease (PAD). When Dr. Ravi is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, biking and watching TV series Law and Order.
Interventional and Structural Cardiologist
Dr. Veerappan is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular diseases, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology. He is an Interventional cardiologist specializing in all aspects of cardiology with special interest in Complex coronary interventions, Structural heart interventions, peripheral vascular interventions, venous and wound care evaluations. After receiving his medical degree from Kilpauk Medical College in India, he completed his residency in internal medicine at Creighton University and followed with his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease & Interventional Cardiology at University of Louisville in Kentucky. Before joining this practice in 2019, Dr. Veerappan was on numerous committee and advisory boards.
M. Elaine Perez has been a Nurse Practitioner for over 14 years treating cardiovascular disease, and she has 39 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Ms. Perez recevied her Bachelors degree in Nursing from Mankato State University in Minnesota and she received her Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from Arizons State University. Prior to working with Arizona Heart Specialists, Ms. Perez provided in-patient hopsital and office-based patient evaluations including oversight of heart failure clinic, device monitoring, monitoring pacemaker data and did ECG reading and interpretation.
When Ms. Perez is not working she enjoys baking and anything outdoors, which includes swimming, biking and gardening- when it’s not 110 degrees outside.