CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER

OUR DOCTORS & STAFF

All the providers can manage the entire spectrum of cardiac disorders such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, inherited cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, critical care cardiology, hypertension, dyslipidemia, valvular heart disease and preventive cardiology, though specific provider interests are outlined below.​​​


Thomas Wentzien

THOMAS WENTZIEN, DO

Director of Cardiac Devices

Academic Background
Medical School: Western University Health Sciences
Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Fellowship: University of California, Davis Medical Center

Clinical Focus
Cardiac devices for heart block, prevention of arrhythmias and sudden death and heart failure. One of the largest device implanters in the County of Santa Clara.​


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ELIZABETH YU, MD, PHD

Associate Chief of Cardiology
Director of Cardiology Clinic

Academic Background
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship: Stanford University

Clinical Focus
HOCM, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, inherited cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia management, critical care cardiology, hypertension management, lipid management, valvular heart disease, preventive cardiology and echocardiography ​


Susan Zhao

SUSAN ZHAO, MD

Associate Chief of Cardiology
Director of CCU
Residency Teaching Liaison

Academic Background
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship: UCSF

Clinical Focus
Level 3 Echo Trained Cardiologist with interest in 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography and Stress Tests. Actively involved in Residency Teaching Program. 

Research interests
Atrial Fibrillation and Associated Valvular Heart Disease; Cardiomyopathy and Pulmonary Hypertension related to Amphetamine Abuse.​


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LAWRENCE DANG, PHARMD

Pharmacist Specialist
Heart Failure Care Manager

Academic Background
Pharmacy School: University of the Pacific
Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Clinical Focus
Medical management of heart failure, Actively involved in Pharmacy Residency Program​


Grace Le

GRACE LE, NP

Advance Practitioner

Academic Background
Master of Science in Nursing: San Jose State University, Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: San Jose State University

Clinical Focus
Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices follow up, evaluation, and management, General Cardiology, Cardiac stress tests screening, EKG interpretation, and ischemia evaluation


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KAYOKO “JACKIE” NAKAMURA, NP

Advance Practitioner

Academic Background
Bachelors of Science in Nursing: Radford University, Virginia
Masters of Science in Nursing: University of Virginia, Virginia (MSN)
Post Master Nurse Practitioner Certificate: CSU Fresno, California

Clinical Focus
Management of complex heart failure patients through medications and education​

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