Thomas E. Waggoner, DO

Founding Medical Partner

Dr. Thomas E. Waggoner, DO, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, RPVI is a Structural Interventional Cardiologist as well as a Vascular Specialist with Pima Heart & Vascular who specializes in coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, and vascular disease. He is medical director of the structural heart disease program, program director for the new structural heart disease fellowship and medical director of the cardiovascular research program at TMC. He is the principle investigator in multiple ongoing clinical research studies as we as a national physician proctor for many of the latest complex trans-catheter cardiac devices. He was selected as a young leader in Vision 2020 to lead in the field as a young interventional cardiologist. He has performed many first-in-patient cardiac device implants in Southern Arizona and is a leading structural interventional cardiologist in the region.


A proud Ohio native, Dr. Waggoner graduated from medical school at The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, was chief medicine resident at Seton Hall University and chief cardiology fellow at Northside Hospital in Florida. He did his Interventional cardiology, Structural Heart and Endovascular training at Deborah Heart and Lung Institute in New Jersey.


Dr. Waggoner performs cutting edge minimally invasive cardiac procedures in the fields of interventional cardiology and structural heart. These include trans-catheter heart valve repairs and replacements as well as trans-catheter left atrial appendage occlusion devices, in which he has established himself as a local leader in this particular field. He has a passion for getting the job done well and treating patients as a whole person.


Procedural Firsts:
First Watchman FLX in Arizona (2020)
First Watchman in Tucson (2016)
First double Watchman on West Coast/second in US (2017)
Most Watchman implants as IC in Southwest (Q1 2020)
First concomitant Impella/TAVR/MC Tucson (2020)
First trans-axillary TAVR at TMC (2018)
First trans-caval TAVR in Southwest (2019)
First EVAR as a cardiologist in Tucson (2015)
First CoreValve TAVR at TMC (2017)
First Lotus TAVR in Tucson (2019)
First combined TAVR & MitraClip simultaneously 8/2020
First Sentinel cerebral filter TMC (2019)
First iSleeve sheath on West Coast (2019)
Most Mitral Clips in Tucson (2018-2020)
2nd most MitraClips in US (Q12020)
First G4-NTW MitraClip in Tucson/2nd AZ. (7/15/20)
First coronary CSI at TMC (2016)
First peripheral Shockwave lithotripsy at TMC (2019)
First Venaseal by IC in Tucson (2019)
Founder of TMC cardiovascular research program (2019)

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