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Banner - University Medicine Heart Institute

Your heart deserves the best. That's why we provide the most advanced, comprehensive heart care from world-class doctors backed by the latest research.
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Best-in-Class Heart Care
Our doctors are world-renown for their expert heart care. Advanced, minimally invasive treatments, often not available elsewhere, give you your best possible outcome. You can feel confident knowing our highly skilled doctors are caring of your heart.
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Expert Doctors
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Complex Conditions
Advanced Care

Banner believes in making health care easy

We make advanced heart care more accessible by accepting most insurance.

Highly Specialized Centers
The Heart Institute centers specialize in advanced treatments and complex heart care.
Cardiovascular Intervention Center
If you need an advanced heart procedure, you've come to the right place. We provide the newest, most effective minimally-invasive procedures to make your recovery more comfortable. As one of the Southwest's leading hospitals in this field we offer advanced treatments, even some not available elsewhere.
  • Heart valve repair and replacement
  • Acquired or congenital heart defects
  • Coronary artery disease and stenosis
Heart Rhythm Disorders Center

We keep your heart in rhythm with the most advanced techniques to repair the heart's electrical function. Our expert doctors not only perform these procedures, they develop and teach them to doctors world-wide.

  • Arrhythmia management including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter and syncope
  • Minimally invasive treatments including pacemakers, ablation and cryoballoon therapy
Women’s Heart Center

Women's heart disease is unique. So is the Women's Heart Center. We address this through prevention, education and treatment just for women. Our focus on women's hearts will increase quality of life for our daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, wives and friends.

  • Heart disease prevention
  • Cardiac and postpartum risk assessments
  • Small vessel heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease management
Questions? Call the Heart Institute

We can answer any appointment, insurance, referral and medical questions.

Call (602) 521-3090

Our Expert Doctors
At the Heart Institute, we provide a fully integrated approach in your cardiac health

Nickalaus Gramze, MD

Telemedicine, Cardiology

Physician, Banner Hospitalists at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
I deliver comprehensive, expert care in collaboration with each of my patients.

Anantharam Kalya, MD

Cardiology, Telemedicine

Physician, Banner - University Medicine Cardiology Clinic
I deliver comprehensive, expert care in collaboration with each of my patients.

Mark Friedman, MD

Cardiology - Interventional, Telemedicine

Physician, Banner – University Medical Group
I focus on being highly accessible and responsive for each of my patients.

Samuel Unzek, MD

Cardiovascular Disease, Telemedicine

Physician, Banner - University Medicine Cardiology Clinic
I am committed to providing each of my patients with the highest quality care with emphasis on communication, understanding, empathy and trust.

Prakash Balan, MD

Cardiology - Interventional

Physician, Banner - University Medicine Cardiology Clinic
My practice philosophy emphasizes taking time to listen carefully to patients and treating each one like a member of my family. As part of a group of specialists in cardiac medicine and related areas, I believe that a team approach provides the best possible care to patients.

Christine Davidson, AGNP

Nurse Practitioner, Telemedicine

Nurse Practitioner (NP), Banner - University Medicine Cardiology Clinic
I strive to teach my patients about their health and illness in terms they can understand enabling them to play an active role in their care.

Claire Kelley, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Telemedicine

Nurse Practitioner (NP), Banner - University Medicine Cardiology Clinic
I strive to provide excellent patient care that is evidence-based.

Vidette Villareal-Argente, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Telemedicine

Nurse Practitioner (NP), Banner University Physician Specialists LLC
I provide focused care on the patient's condition, as well as the effects of the illness on the lives of the patient and their families.
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Innovative leaders in heart care

Our doctors don't just perform complex heart procedures, they research, invent and teach them.

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Highly specialized experts

Our dedicated specialists are deeply knowledgeable and highly focused on their areas of expertise.

Advancing medical research with U of A
We partner with the University of Arizona to explore new drugs and procedures.
Access to the latest clinical trials
You may benefit from new treatments not yet available to the public.
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Fellowship and Residency Programs

The Institutes attract the best and brightest residents and fellows from across the country who work alongside our expert doctors to provide you the best in health care.

Structural Heart Fellowship
Cardiology Fellowship
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship