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Saumil Oza, MD, grew up in Jacksonville and studied medicine at the University of Miami. He completed his Residency at the University of Illinois and his Fellowship at Loyola University in Chicago. In addition to his work as a physician, he is also the medical director of the Ornish Reversal Program.
His areas of expertise include:
• Atrial Fibrilation and the ablation of complexed arrhythmias• Stroke prevention• Heart rhythm disorders
When I was young, I had a cousin with a heart defect who passed away entirely too young. I would visit her often and only knew she had a “hole in her heart.” Later in medical school I learned that VSF had taken my cousin away. Being so close to a situation like that, I felt compelled to make a change, so I dedicated my career to cardiology and eventually electrophysiology.
I love practicing in this area. My mother was a rheumatologist in the area, so I’ve seen the city and the medical community grow leaps and bounds. It’s exciting to see Jacksonville being recognized as a leading city in the nation for healthcare and to be a part of this movement.
University of Miami School of Medicine
University of Illinois/College of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago
American Board of IM (Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of IM (Clinical Cardiac Electrophy)
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