Originally from New Mexico, he completed his training at the Mayo Clinic Arizona where he spent 12 years as an associate professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, founding director of the Heart Health and Performance Program, and the Carla J. and Russell P. Paonessa Chair, Wellness and Health Education. Subsequently, he was the director of the Center for Cardiovascular Health at Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute, and associate professor of medicine at the University of Arizona. He writes the Heart Health blog fo r Web MD and his
current practice is focused on combining medical expertise and programs that use proven strategies to help people achieve their best health and healthy weight.
He has published more than 50 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and speaks nationally and internationally at medical meetings, primarily on the prevention of heart disease.
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