Dr. Richard H. Marcus, MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Male

5880 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Dr. Marcus' Experience

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Dr. Marcus' Care Philosophy

Dr. Richard Marcus is one of the nation's leading experts in echocardiology - the use of echocardiography to diagnose heart disease. Dr. Marcus received a medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg. He then completed surgery and internal medicine internships at Johannesburg General Hospital; and senior internships in surgery and anesthesiology, and a residency in internal medicine at the Johannesburg Group of Teaching Hospitals. After two years of military service, Dr. Marcus completed a cardiology research fellowship at the University of Witwatersrand; a clinical cardiology fellowship at the Johannesburg Group of Teaching Hospitals; and a clinical/research fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has held numerous academic and clinical appointments, and has published extensively in the areas of valvular heart disease, left ventricular function, ventricular-arterial coupling and Doppler echocardiography. Dr. Marcus is board certified in cardiology and echocardiography, and currently practices at Iowa Heart Center's West University clinic in West Des Moines.


  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1995
  • Internal Medicine, 1993
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease

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Awards & Recognitions


Education & Training

Medical School

University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
Graduated in 1976

Internship Hospital

Johannesburg Hospital
Complete in 1977

Residency Hospital

Johannesburg Hospital
Complete in 1984

Fellowship Hospital

Johannesburg Hospital
Complete in 1987
University Of Chicago
Complete in 1992
University Witwatersrand
Complete in 1985

Languages Spoken by Dr. Marcus & Staff

  • English

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