Michael Luna, M.D., Nationally Recognized Leader in Structural and Congenital Heart Disease, Joins UAMS

By Linda Satter

Luna came to UAMS from the Dallas VA Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he was an associate professor of cardiology.

“We were very fortunate to attract Dr. Luna from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,” said J. Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UAMS Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. “He is a nationally recognized leader in structural heart disease, both in adults and children, and will be dividing his time between UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Under his expert guidance, we anticipate early access to cutting-edge, catheter-based technologies for our patients, and we are confident that we will see a major expansion of the structural heart disease service.”

At UT Southwestern, where Luna earned his medical degree in 2005 and completed an internship and a residency in internal medicine, he also completed three fellowships: one in cardiovascular disease with a focus on congenital heart disease; another in interventional cardiology with a focus on congenital heart disease at the Children’s Medical Center on the UT grounds; and the third in pediatric interventional cardiology, also at the Children’s Medical Center.

Luna is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in adult congenital heart disease, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine.

He will be seeing patients at the Outpatient Center on the UAMS campus. To schedule an appointment, call 501-686-8000.


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