Dr. Iva A. Smolens

                                                                   
    
 











 



    
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    Board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon Iva Smolens, M.D., serves as Medical Director of the Women's Heart Center at Banner Heart Hospital.

    A surgeon, mother and the surviving daughter of a parent who died of heart disease very young, Dr. Smolens understands heart disease first hand. She's determined to educate future generations (like her daughter, Jordyn) about the importance of living heart-healthy lives.

    She earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and her Doctorate of Medicine from State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn. 

    Her post-doctoral training includes a variety of leadership positions and fellowships including serving as Chief Surgery Resident at the University of California, David, Medical Center in Sacramento, California.

        Her teaching and research are widely published in a variety of mediums, including books, trade journals and presentations to professional associations.

                                              EDUCATION:

1980-1984 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER,
Stony Brook, NY
 
Bachelor of Science

1986-1990 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
 
Doctor of Medicine

1999-2001 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Ann Arbor, MI
Masters of Science in Clinical Research Design & Statistical Analysis



Hospital Affiliations/Credentials
Banner Desert Medical Center
Banner Baywood Heart Hospital
Banner Baywood Medical Center
Banner Gateway
Chandler Regional Medical Center
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center


                                  POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:

1990-1991 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
 
Intern in Surgery

1991-1993 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA
Resident in Surgery


1993-1995 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA
Research Fellow in Cardiac Surgery

1995-1997 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA
Chief Resident in Surgery
       
1997-1999 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MEDICAL CENTER, Ann Arbor,MI
Resident in Thoracic Surgery

1999-2001 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MEDICAL CENTER, Ann Arbor,MI
George Zuidema Fellowship

2001-2002 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MEDICAL CENTER, Ann Arbor,MI
Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship

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