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Prestigious Interventional Cardiologist DR. Gary Roubin joins Cardiovascular Associates

September 3, 2014 (Birmingham, Alabama) — Cardiovascular Associates (CVA), one of Alabama's largest and oldest cardiovascular practices, today announced it has recruited world renowned interventional cardiologist Dr. Gary Roubin to join its Birmingham practice.

"The CVA physicians are proud Dr. Roubin has chosen to work with us and look forward to the many ways in which he can help us provide advanced cardiovascular care to the people of this region," says CVA Chairman Bradley Cavender, MD.

Roubin is credited with designing the first FDA-approved coronary stent, the Gianturco-Roubin Flex Stent. He is also a key contributor in the CREST trial which has validated the use of carotid stents. He has edited major textbooks on Interventional Cardiology and later this year will release his memoir, "The First Balloon-Expandable Coronary Stent: An expedition that changed cardiovascular medicine."

"Dr. Roubin's broad experience as a physician scientist, acclaimed inventor, clinical teacher and mentor to countless physicians, has helped shape cardiology practice throughout the world," says Garry Gause, chief executive officer of Brookwood Medical Center and Tenet's Southern Region.

Dr. Roubin earned his medical degree at the University of Queensland, Australia. He completed his residency at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and his fellowship at Hallstrom Institute of Cardiology in Sydney. He holds a Ph.D. in cardiovascular physiology at Sydney University Hospital. Dr. Roubin has served in numerous leadership roles throughout his career including Chair of Interventional Cardiac & Vascular Services at Lenox Hill in New York City for nearly a decade. He also served on faculty at Emory University School of Medicine and University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

"I want to expand our ability to provide high quality, state of the art cardiac care to as many patients as possible," Dr. Roubin says. "I see CVA as a far reaching progressive clinical enterprise. I am excited about the opportunity to work with physicians and colleagues I respect as clinicians and people."

About Cardiovascular Associates
Cardiovascular Associates (CVA) was founded in 1946 by Dr. John B. Burrett, the first cardiologist to practice in the state of Alabama. In the past sixty years. CVA has added nationally recognized experts to maintain its position at the forefront of cardiovascular care. This growth has made CVA one of the largest and most respected cardiovascular practices in the Southeast. CVA specialties include carotid stenting, congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, electrophysiology, general cardiology, interventional cardiology, invasive cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, valvular and structural heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, structural heart disease, venous disease and women's cardiology. In September 2012, CVA opened a $20 million state of the art facility located just off I-459 at the Colonnade. In addition to our full time offices in Sylacauga and Talladega, CVA now has an office on campus at Brookwood Medical Center and ten outreach clinics across central Alabama.

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