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Dr. Larry Diaz-Sandoval Elected to Fellowship in the Society of Vascular Medicine

Dr LarryDiaz copyDr. Larry Diaz-Sandoval has been named a fellow of the Society of Vascular Medicine, or SVM.

The SVM is the only multidisciplinary organization dedicated to vascular medicine. The fellowship recognizes leadership in vascular disease, and those who have done meritorious work in the field of vascular medicine research.

An interventional cardiologist, Diaz-Sandoval has a decade of experience in cardiology and cardiovascular disease.  He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.  He joined Metro Health’s growing heart and vascular medicine practice in 2011.

A native of Venezuela who is fluent in four languages, Diaz-Sandoval obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.  He completed his residency in internal medicine and his cardiovascular disease fellowship at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.  He also completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Diaz-Sandoval lectures and writes frequently on interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular medicine subjects. He has authored several original research papers, as well as numerous book chapters and actively participates in the education of residents and fellows.  He is an assistant professor of medicine at Michigan State University.  He has been elected to fellowship in the American College of Physicians, or ACP, is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and a fellow of the American Heart Association.  He is also an active member of the American Medical Association.

Diaz-Sandoval has received numerous professional and research awards, including being named one of America’s Top Cardiologists in 2010 and 2012 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and the Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association for 2009-2010, his third time to receive this honor.  He is also a member of the National Register’s “Who’s Who” in Executives and Professionals.

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