Nassir Azimi, MD

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Quadruple board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and interventional cardiology.

Served as the Chief of Medicine Department and Chief of Endovacular Medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and he is currently the chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at SGH.

Recognized among San Diego’s Top Interventional Cardiologists by San Diego Magazine and Castle Connolly several times


Dr. Azimi received a scholarship to Columbia College of Columbia University where he completed his B.A. in Chemistry and pre-medicine. From there, he attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He finished his fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine, then nuclear cardiology and cardiac and peripheral interventions at the prestigious Yale University.



Dr. Azimi has been in private practice in San Diego, CA for 15 years, establishing a thriving clinical practice for cardiac patients and treating patients for peripheral vascular disease. He is active in Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Interventions, and he does structural heart interventions, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transeptal procedures such as the Watchman left trail appendage closures. Dr. Azimi has served as the Chief of Medicine Department and Chief of Endovacular Medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and he is currently the chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at SGH.



He is a national expert in anti-platelets and anticoagulants and has been a national speaker on anti platelets anticoagulants, intravenous iron treatments and diabetic treatments. He has been an investigator in multiple clinical research studies for various cardiac and peripheral disease indications, and Dr. Azimi is a Fellow of The American College of Cardiology and serves on the board of governors of the California chapter of the ACC. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions.



Dr. Azimi is the recipient of numerous awards. From being a Castle Connolly top Interventional Cardiologist in San Diego 2012-2020 and has been voted by his peers six times as San Diego’s Top Interventional Cardiologist as published in San Diego Magazine from 2013 to 2019. He is also been awarded the designation of a National ST elevations MI Champion for his outstanding heart attack care.

Education

  • MD: Dartmouth Medical School

  • Internship: University of Colorado

  • Residency: University of Colorado

  • Fellowship: Yale University

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Interventional Cardiology

  • Nuclear Cardiology

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Heart Disease – Drug Coated Stents

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Heart Disease – Aortic Stenosis

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Heart Disease – Antioxidants When Young

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Heart Disease – Antioxidant Supplements

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Heart Disease – Antioxidant Fad

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Heart Disease – AICD

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Heart Attack – Gene

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Heart Attack – Causes

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Cholesterol – Defnition

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Podcast

Laughter Is The Best Medicine w/ Dr. Nassir Azimi

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Nassir Azimi, MD

Videos

Heart Disease – Drug Coated Stents

Nassir Azimi, MD

Videos

Heart Disease – Aortic Stenosis

Nassir Azimi, MD

Videos

Heart Disease – Antioxidants When Young

Nassir Azimi, MD

Videos

Heart Disease – Antioxidant Supplements

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Heart Disease – Antioxidant Fad

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Heart Disease – AICD

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Heart Attack – Gene

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Heart Attack – Causes

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Cholesterol – Defnition

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Angina – Treatment

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Angina – Therapies

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Angina – Overview

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Angina – History in Diagnosis

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Angina – Diagnosis Physical Exam

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Exercise and Heart Disease

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Heart Disease: Effects of Sugar

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Heart Disease: Effects of Stress and Anxiety

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Heart Disease: Effects of High Blood Pressure

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Heart Disease: Effects of Caffeine

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Founding Medical Partner: Nassir Azimi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FASNC

INTERVIEW WITH NASSIR AZIMI, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FASNC   What guided your decision to go into medicine and specifically, your chosen field?   To make a short story long, when I was 9 years old,...

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Nassir Azimi, MD

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Two Arteries Diverged

Treatment of bifurcation lesions has remained a clinical challenge in interventional cardiology. There are often increased rates of acute and long-term complications with higher rates of periprocedural myocardial infarction related mainly to side branch occlusions....

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The Role of Prophylactic Anticoagulation in COVID-19 Patients

Around the world, physicians are concerned about the risk of thrombotic complications in patients with COVID-19. Most patients are worried about respiratory failure, and pneumonia and clotting does not rank high in their consciousness. But...

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Smoking Cessation

When discussing smoking cessation with patients, I often have a simple argument. For my business in cardiovascular medicine, smoking is good. Smokers are a major percentage of my patients.  Therefore, to stay busy, I ought...

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Cardiocentricity

In the US, the number one cause of death remains cardiovascular death. Patients who suffer from heart disease also have manifestation in other vascular beds. The attention to treatment of peripheral vascular disease is divided...

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The Doctor Who Does Nothing

In the words of my mentor, H. Gilbert Welch, “Doctors worry that if they don’t do something, patients will be dissatisfied and go elsewhere.” I clearly remember as a student being reminded of this in...

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