Ramin Artang, MD (2004 - 2007)
1. Why did you choose to come to the Medical College of Wisconsin?
Once I saw the program for interview, I sensed a certain commitment from the staff about training good cardiologists. It seemed like an important priority them. I was also impressed about the resources and funding for research as well as dedicated staff for that purpose.
2. How did you and the program benefit from one another?
I certainly benefited by getting an excellent training, feeling very confident coming out in the practice and able to face clinical challenges.
I believe from research standpoint I was able to contribute, with presenting two abstracts at the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Echocardiography annual meetings. There were two publications associated with those projects, one published in the American Journal of Cardiology in 2007 and the other one in Cardiovascular Ultrasound in 2009.
3. Where are you now and how did training at MCW help you get there?
I am now Director of Cardiovascular CT as well as staff cardiologist at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The good reputation of the MCW program helped me get good interviews. I personally felt that I was very well prepared to come out and practice.