I wanted to take an opportunity to recognize my mentor, Dr. Edward B. Diethrich (1935-2017), Founder and former Medical Director of the Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

I was fortunate to have sent 9 years working with Dr. Diethrich and the wonderful team at the Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital as well as at the Arizona Heart Foundation

I will never forget all the incredible education and training he provided for me. Every day was a learning opportunity with him and he brought so many new opportunities and advances in cardiovascular surgery to his patients and staff, that you couldn’t help but grow professionally.

He also founded the International Society of Endovascular Specialists and started the Journal of Endovascular Therapies.

I have so many wonderful stories to share from my time with him.

If you are interested in learning more about this incredible man, The Journal of Vascular Surgery published a touching tribute to him after he passed away in 2017.  Click here to read it.

Near the end of his life, he provided us with an autobiography, called “SLED: The Serendipitous Life of Edward Diethrich”.

You can pick up a copy of this excellent book HERE.

Edward B. Diethrich, MD