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Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist who specializes in complex coronary procedures, including complex coronary, structural, lower extremity and carotid interventions. He serves as division chief of cardiovascular medicine, medical director of Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and director of interventional cardiology, all at UC San Diego Health. Clinical Expertise Complex coronary interventions Transcutaneous aortic valve replacement Mitraclip implantation Chronic total occlusion angioplasty Carotid stenting Peripheral stenting Dr. Mahmud leads one of the largest academic cardiovascular programs in the western United States. As a professor in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Mahmud directs the Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Cath Lab. His research interests include robotics, investigational pharmacotherapies and devices used in cardiovascular interventions. Dr. Mahmud completed fellowships in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions at Emory University in Atlanta and cardiovascular medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also completed an internal medicine residency at UC San Diego and earned his medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mahmud is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He has been voted one of the top physicians in San Diego by the San Diego county medical society and among the top 1 percent of interventional cardiologists in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Mahmud is widely published, with more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in top-tier medical journals, serves on multiple regional and national committees, and is an editorial board member of JACC Interventions and Circulation. He serves on the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ executive committee and chairs its education committee.