R. David Fish, M.D.
Dr. R. David Fish is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He the longstanding Program Director of the Interventional Cardiology Program that has trained scores of expert interventional cardiologists. He serves as Associate Program Director for the General Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Texas Heart Institute and Director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease. He received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, and later completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He continued his subspecialty training in cardiovascular disease at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, where he was awarded the Physician-Scientist research award from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. His further research included the development of the first coronary and vascular stent procedures at the Arizona Heart Institute and then as Principal Investigator at the Texas Heart Institute. He has created and designed multiple heart devices including novel heart valves that are in development by several medical device companies. Throughout his career, Dr. Fish has remained a leader in the fields of Coronary and Vascular Stenting, Structural Heart Disease, PFO and ASD Closure, Heart Valve Disease and Percutaneous Heart Valve Replacement.
I had a major heart attack in 2015. He saved my life. He not only treats his patients, he also teaches them. He took time to explain everything, no matter how many times my children or I asked the same question. He took time to explain in different ways, until we all understood what was happening. He is brilliant and kind. You don't find both of those things in doctors very often. I continue to see him in his office. His staff is friendly and helpful.