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Saint Mary’s expands specialty care services with new interventional cardiologist

By ThisIsReno

SAINT MARY’S NEWS RELEASE

Saint Mary’s Medical Group is expanding its physician team to offer more services to patients with heart and vascular conditions. James Lee, M.D., has joined the group as an interventional cardiologist. Interventional cardiologists are specialists who use non-surgical techniques such as cardiac catheterization to diagnose and treat the heart. In this role, Dr. Lee will work alongside the new cardiology medical director, Steven Herrmann, Ph.D., M.D., to develop collaborative patient care models.

“The cardiology patients we care for deserve the very best, which is why we are expanding specialty care services,” said Dan Ferguson, M.D., chief medical officer at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. “As someone with a diverse set of skills and expertise, Dr. Lee will bring a new perspective and innovative practices to our existing teams.”

Dr. Lee is a medical graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine as a resident. Additionally, Dr. Lee completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine and later at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lee is board certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease, and is a fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and the American College of Cardiology.

The Saint Mary’s Medical Group Cardiology practice is located in downtown Reno at Saint Mary’s Center for Health, 645 N. Arlington Ave., Suite 620. For appointments or referrals, please call 770-7664.

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About Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s Network is a fully-integrated, faith-based health system in Reno, Nev. founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.  The network is comprised of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, an acute-care hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and wellness services; Saint Mary’s Health Plans, a statewide insurance provider with more than 40,000 members; and Saint Mary’s Medical Group, a network of physicians and other health professionals offering primary and urgent care, retail clinics and specialty healthcare.  A member of Catholic Healthcare West, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our community. For more information, visit our website at www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.