Cardiologist Muhammad Rafique, M.D., has joined the medical team at St. Bernards Heart and Vascular, specializing in Noninvasive Heart Services. Dr. Rafique arrives at St. Bernards after completing a cardiology fellowship at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.
Dr. Rafique earned his doctorate of medicine from King Edward Medical University in his native country of Pakistan, and he subsequently completed an internal medicine residency through Seton Hall University School of Health Sciences in Trenton, N.J.
Dr. Rafique expressed his enthusiasm to join the region’s top cardiology team.
“Noninvasive cardiology services hold so much promise in the future of heart care,” Dr. Rafique said. “St. Bernards has continually invested in heart technologies and physician talent, and I’m excited to serve patients here.”
St. Bernards Medical Center Administrator Michael Givens said heart diseases cause more deaths in Arkansas than any other factor, at one in four individuals.
“Even though this statistic is sobering,” Givens said, “St. Bernards has shown a dedication to making it obsolete. Dr. Rafique’s presence will build upon a solid foundation set at our Heart Care Center.”
Dr. Rafique holds Board Certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Board of Echocardiography and the Board of Nuclear Cardiology. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology, and he has participated in numerous clinical research, teaching and scholarly endeavors. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, geography and playing cricket.
For more information, please call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300.