Published on December 16, 2014

Dr. Saumil Oza named St. Vincent's Riverside's chief of cardiology

By Charlie Patton, Florida Times-Union

Dr. Saumil Oza

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside has named Dr. Saumil Oza as the hospital’s chief of cardiology. Oza now is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and day-to-day management of the cardiology department — from the development of teaching, education and research programs to the evaluation of patient care.

In his time with St. Vincent’s, Oza has treated hundreds of patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (Afib), the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm and a leading cause of stroke in the U.S. Oza has practiced at St. Vincent’s within the Atrial Fibrillation Institute for the last six years.

The St. Vincent’s cardiology department is the largest cardiovascular program between Atlanta and Orlando. Physicians and staff at the Riverside and Southside branches perform about 20,000 cardiovascular procedures each year, including diagnostic and noninvasive testing services, outpatient treatments, interventional procedures and surgeries.