Joseph Aragon, MD, Appointed to AHA Board

Dr. Aragon has been President of the Central Coast Division of the AHA, serving Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, since 2010, and will continue in that role.

Dr. Aragon is a specialist in Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology. He graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a B.S. in Physiological Sciences with Highest Departmental Honors, attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and was trained in Internal Medicine at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. While in residency, Dr. Aragon developed his interest in Cardiovascular Diseases and medical technology. He co-developed a series of tools for residents and medical students, utilizing hand held personal digital assistants and co-designed the Cardiovascular Hospital Atherosclerosis Management Program website.

After 12 years at UCLA, Dr. Aragon joined Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he learned from national leaders in the management of heart disease and developed expertise in structural heart disease and the percutaneous management of ischemic heart disease and peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. Aragon has an active research program and is dedicated to contributing to the practice of evidence based medicine as it relates to the treatment of heart disease. He is active in the teaching of Internal Medicine residents at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. He has published many scientific abstracts which were presented at major national conferences as well as journal articles involving new coronary stent technologies.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Aragon is an avid golfer with a single-digit handicap and can be spotted at some of Santa Barbara’s outstanding local golf courses.

About Sansum Clinic

Since its founding in 1921, Sansum Clinic has been improving the overall health of our patients by providing the latest innovations in equipment, technology, procedures and treatments. Sansum Clinic is the largest independent nonprofit healthcare organization between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 180 affiliated physicians, Sansum Clinic provides the full spectrum of healthcare services, from primary care to more than 30 specialties. Sansum Clinic serves more than 150,000 patients (600,000 visits) annually at our 23 patient care facilities in south Santa Barbara County. Sansum Clinic can be found online here.

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