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About Greg Koshkarian

I have been fascinated by the cardiovascular system since I began my medical training in 1985. The rewards of caring for the cardiac patient have been immense. I have had the privilege (up until 2017) to be an interventional cardiologist, using those skills to stop heart attacks in their tracks by opening up a clogged artery with balloons and stents. But it is the teaching opportunities—both with hospitalized patients and those in the office—that I have found over the years give me the greatest career satisfaction. I enjoy helping patients learn about heart disease—how it starts, how it progresses, and what a person can do to gain control over that process.

What My Patients Say

“Someday, you may meet an individual who dramatically changes your future for the better. In my case, Dr. Koshkarian is that individual. His quick diagnosis, detailed explanation of the steps required to be accomplished in a compressed time frame, along with his coordination of the scheduling for my emergency operation with the absolute best Cardiac Surgeons literally saved my life. My family and I are forever grateful and thankful that our paths crossed at such a critical time. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about what the outcome would have been had I not met Dr. Koshkarian.”

Gerard Van Derlaske

Gerard Van Derlaske

“I owe my life to Dr. Koshkarian. During the past 18 years, Dr. Koshkarian has saved my life numerous times. I do not worry or have fear about my complicated heart disease. Dr. Koshkarian is on the cutting edge of treatments, therapies and tests. He cares. He listens. He educates me. I couldn’t want for more.”

Elaine Shechtman

Elaine Shechtman

“I was getting my cardiac care from The Cleveland Clinic until I moved to Tucson in 1997. My husband and I were worried whether we would find a good heart doctor in Tucson. Our new PCP in Tucson introduced us to Dr. Koshkarian. He has become a good friend and takes excellent care of me. I have multiple heart problems and he listens to my concerns. Whatever problems I may be dealing with, he takes the time necessary to arrive at the best solution for me. I highly recommend Dr. Koshkarian to anyone in need of a cardiologist.”

Joan Britanik

Joan Britanik

“Dr. Koshkarian has been my heart doctor for the last 20 years. Because of a strong family history of heart disease, my concern when moving to Tucson was finding a competent heart doctor to monitor and care for me – a doctor in whom I could have confidence. Dr. Koshkarian listens to what I have to say. He monitors the health information he receives from other physicians. He has the interpersonal skills to effectively communicate what I need to know to effectively care for my heart health. He takes whatever time is necessary to ensure I am comfortable with whatever my issues are. I unequivocally recommend Dr. Koshkarian to anyone seeking a cardiologist.”

Marcene Franz

Marcene Franz

“I have been a patient of Dr. Greg Koshkarian for approximately 15 years. I am very pleased with the relationship. He has been accessible without my having to experience inordinate delays in obtaining an appointment. During our sessions he has been patient with my significant number of questions, he has been clear in his explanations and analyses, and has avoided using medical terminology that a layman is unlikely to readily understand. I would choose to remain in his care for the extended future. ”

Ben Tuchi

Ben Tuchi

Cardiac Conditions

I care for patients with all forms of cardiac disease, including coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias, valvular heart disease, as well as the evaluation of symptoms that are potentially cardiac: chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, heart murmur, palpitations, dizziness and fainting. I believe that preventative care is important for all patients—both those with and those without existing heart disease.

“My years at Desert Cardiology of Tucson/Northwest Cardiology have been wonderful, but I am looking forward to exploring a new and exciting opportunity with Pima Heart & Vascular. “

Greg Koshkarian

Experience
  • Cardiologist with Pima Heart & Vascular, 2020 to present
  • Cardiologist with Desert Cardiology of Tucson/Northwest Cardiology, 1996-2020
  • Medical Director, Chest Pain Center at Northwest Medical Center, 2010-2020
  • Medical Director, Congestive Heart Failure Center at Northwest Medical Center, 2012-2020
  • Chair, Board of Trustees at Northwest Medical Center, 2009-10
  • Member, Board of Trustees at Northwest Medical Center, 2005-12
  • Chair, Department of Medicine at Northwest Medical Center, 2004-06
  • Chief, Section of Cardiology at Northwest Medical Center, 2004-06
  • Member, Medical Executive Committee at Northwest Medical Center, 2004-06
  • Physician Manager at Desert Cardiology of Tucson, 1999 to 2005, 2009-2020
  • Director of Clinical Research at Desert Cardiology of Tucson, 1996-99, 2002-06
Training and Education
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1995-96
  • General Cardiology Fellowship, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1993-95
  • Heart Failure Fellowship, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1992-93
  • Internship and Residency, Mt Sinai Medical Center, 1989-92
  • Yale University School of Medicine, MD, 1989
  • Stanford University, BS, 1984 (graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors in Humanities)

“Because of the seriousness of heart conditions, cardiology has given me the opportunity to connect with people facing life-threatening situations, creating intense bonds that have lasted for many years.”

Greg Koshkarian

Certifications
  • Board Certified in Cardiology, 1995 to present
  • Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology, 2000-2010
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, 1992-2002
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 1997 to present
  • Member of the Chest Pain Society, 2010 to present
  • Licensed in Arizona, California, New York and Washington, DC (currently only active in AZ)
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