I came here to make this the best cardiovascular program in the west. There's no need to look outside the Valley for excellent heart care.

Kristopher George, M.D.
Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Community Regional Medical Center
Dr. Kristopher George began his cardiac surgery training at The George Washington University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and continued later at the Cleveland Clinic where he gained additional expertise in heart transplantation and artificial hearts during a heart failure surgery fellowship. He then spent two years learning minimally invasive valve surgery and complex cardiac reoperations at the Cleveland Clinic. 

Dr. George is an active member in several cardiac surgical societies and is often invited to present his work at the societies’ annual meetings. His work also has been published in a variety of cardiac surgical journals. Dr. George is board certified in cardiothoracic as well as general surgery. His cardiac surgery practice includes all aspects of adult heart surgery with a special focus on valve surgery and complex reoperations.

Teresa Daniele, M.D.
Medical Director of the Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Community Regional Medical Center
Dr. Teresa Daniele received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Brown University. She completed a fellowship in nuclear cardiology at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Medical Center and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Yale University/Danbury Hospital.
Dr. Daniele maintains a special interest in women’s heart disease and specializes in cardiac consultation, nuclear cardiology and cardiac PET/CT. She is board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography and is a member of several medical societies, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography.