Cardiologist to discuss the heart at Distinguished Speakers event in La Jollab


Ehtisham (Shami) Mahmud, M.D., co-director of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UCSD will be the next guest of the La Jolla Community Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd.

In a salute to Heart Month in february, Dr. Mahmud will discuss, “Healthy Hearts in 2013: Current Therapies.” A question-and-answer session will follow his talk. A 5-6 p.m. reception with refreshments will launch the presentation.

Dr. Mahmud is board-certified in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology, and has extensive experience in complex coronary, renal, lower extremity and carotid interventions.

Under his leadership, the Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology programs at UCSD are among the largest academic programs in the western United States. Dr. Mahmud also directs the interventional medicine clinical trials center and his research interests include investigational pharmacotherapies and devices used in cardiovascular interventions.

He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Society of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He serves as an Associate editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, serves on the Interventional Scientific Council of the American College of Cardiology, and is the co-chair of the education Committee of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

He has been voted as 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 US News and World report.

The event in complimentary and has limited seating. RSVP is required. Call the La Jolla Community Center for more information at (858) 459-0831 or e-mail