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Vincent J. Nicchi
M.D., F.A.C.C.

Marc A. Petein
M.D., F.A.C.C.

Jeffrey L. Pakula
D.O., F.A.C.C.

Charanjit Kapoor
M.D., F.A.C.C.

Brian H. Perlmutter
M.D., PhD., F.A.C.C.

Mark A. Burns
M.D., F.A.C.C.,
F.R.C.P.(C)

Dr. Ashim Aggarwal
M.D., F.A.C.C., M.R.C.P.


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Dr. Vincent J. Nicchi
has been serving Sun City and Sun City West residents since 1987 as an Interventional Cardiologist. He came to Sun City in 1987 after completing a cardiology fellowship at Deborah Heart & Lung Institute in New Jersey. Dr. Nicchi received his undergraduate training at Brooklyn College and his medical degrees from Northeast University in Tampico, Mexico and his Fifth Pathway from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. His postgraduate training included an internal medicine internship and residency at Maimonides Medical Center, also in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Nicchi is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Medicine. He offers non-invasive, invasive and interventional cardiology services in Sun City, and Sun City West.

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Dr. Marc A. Petein has been serving the Sun City area since 1985 as a Clinical Cardiologist. He receiving his medical degree from the University of Louvain in Belgium. Dr. Petein obtained his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Invasive Cardiology both in Belgium and the United States. While at the University of Minnesota Dr. Petein held a position of Assistant Professor of Medicine. He then returned to private practice and relocated to the Sun City area in 1985. Dr. Petein is board certified in Internal medicine and Cardiovascular disease. He offers clinical cardiology services in both Sun City and Sun City West areas.
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Dr. Jeffrey L. Pakula
is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences in Missouri. Dr. Pakula's Internal Medicine training was completed at the University of Illinois. He received his Cardiology fellowship at the University of Health Sciences at the Chicago Medical School in Illinois. After completing his fellowship, he served as the Director of Medical Education at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Pakula has been practicing medicine in Arizona since 1997. He joined Cardiac Care Consultants, Dr. Nicchi and Dr. Petein in January 2001. Due to his extensive training, he is able to offer invasive and non-invasive cardiology services in the Sun City, Sun City West, and Wickenburg areas.
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Dr. Charanjit Kapoor
is board certified in General, Nuclear, and Interventional Cardiology. Dr Kapoor received his medical degree from Government Medical College in Patiala, India. He completed his internship and residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix where he was appointed Chief Medical Resident. Dr Kapoor received his Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, and Cardiology fellowship training at the Ochsner Clinic and Medical Foundation in New Orleans. After completing this fellowship Dr Kapoor completed an Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Brown University in Rhode Island. Dr Kapoor has been practicing medicine for over 10 years, the last 9 years in the Sun City areas. Dr Kapoor’s extensive training allows him to offer non-invasive, invasive, and interventional cardiology services in Sun City, Sun City West, and Wickenburg areas.

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Dr. Brian H Perlmutter
, a native of Los Angeles, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. Dr Perlmutter completed his Cardiology fellowship training at University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine in LA. He also completed an Interventional Cardiology fellowship at the Indiana Heart Institute at St Vincent’s Hospital in Indiana. In addition, Dr Perlmutter obtained his PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. Dr Perlmutter has been practicing medicine for over 15 years, the last 5 years were right here in Sun City. Due to Dr Perlmutter’s extensive training he offers non-invasive, invasive, and interventional cardiology services in Sun City, Sun City West, and Wickenburg areas.


Dr. Mark Burns
is a native of Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. He is board certified in Electrophysiology and Cardiology. Dr Burns received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His Internal Medicine training was completed at the University of Toronto followed by Adult Cardiology training at Dalhousie University. Dr Burn’s extensive Electrophysiology training was then completed at the University of Toronto. After his training he served as a Clinical Scholar of Electrophysiology at the McMaster University in 2000-2001. Dr Burns has been practicing medicine in Arizona since 2001 and has been serving the Sun City and Sun City West residents since 2009. Dr Burn’s extensive training allows him to offer Electrophysiology services in both Sun City and Sun City West.

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Dr. Ashim Aggarwal
is board certified in General Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Aggarwal went to medical school at KMC Mangalore (Manipal University) in India. Following he finished his residency and obtained the prestigious MRCP (MD equivalent) from the Royal College of London, UK. He then relocated to the US and did his internal medicine residency at Unity Health System/University of Rochester, NY. Dr. Aggarwal then did a year of Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant fellowship from Advocate Christ Hospital/University of Illinois. He did his General Cardiology fellowship at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria where he was also appointed a Chief Cardiology Fellow. He then moved to University of Utah, Salt Lake City to complete his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship. Dr. Aggarwal has published extensively and has authored multiple articles/manuscripts in many prestigious peer-reviewed journals and has also presented abstracts/oral presentations at all major national and international cardiology conferences. His extensive training allows him to offer non-invasive, invasive, and interventional cardiology services in Sun City and Sun City West areas.

Nurse Practitioner


David F. Castillo, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he received his Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Prior to pursuing a career as a NP, he worked at both Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and the Phoenix VA in the Cardiology department for over 4 years as a RN. He received his Master's of Science in Nursing degree from Saint Louis University. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining Cardiac Care Consultants in February 2013, he worked in the Critical Care department at Tucson Medical Center and at a private Neurosurgery practice in Phoenix as a NP. He works at Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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Jan Howard

Jana M. Hower, is a native of Phoenix, Arizona where she received her Masters of Science in Nursing. Prior to pursuing a career as a NP, she worked for Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in the Emergency Department for nearly a decade. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Canyon University. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her passion has always been excellent patient care and patient education. Prior to joining Cardiac Care Consultants in June of 2018, she worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a large primary care practice office in Glendale, Arizona. She works at Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.


Practice Administrator

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Tracie Cobos
is our Practice Administrator who graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Accounting. Tracie joined Cardiac Care in 1998 and has been the Office Manager since 2003. She is a member of the Arizona Medical Group Management Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

 
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