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Our Team

M. Rizwan Sardar, MD, FACC, FSCAI

M. Rizwan Sardar, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is an experienced Medical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry. He specializes in interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and vascular heart disease. Dr. Sardar is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography. His interests include TAVR, Watchman, Mitral Clips, Impella and Coronary PCIs.

Education

Rhode Island Hospital Brown University, (RI) – Fellow Structural Heart Disease Peripheral Vascular Disease

Cooper University Hospital Rowan School of Medicine, (NJ) – Fellow Interventional Cardiology & Vascular Medicine

Lankenau Medical Center – Fellow Cardiology

Georgetown University, (DC), Johns Hopkins Hospital, (MD) Fellow Cardiac CT/MRI

Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NY) – Fellow Heart Failure

Lankenau Medical Center – Resident Internal Medicine

Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Resident Internal Medicine

University of Karachi Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan – MB; BS Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery

Udit Bhatnagar, MD, FACC

Dr. Bhatnagar was born and raised in New Delhi, India speaking English, Hindi, and Urdu fluently. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. He completed his Residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He attained his first fellowship of Cardiology at the University of South Dakota and later moved to San Antonio, TX, and finished his second fellowship of Interventional Cardiology at the University of Texas. Dr. Bhatnagar is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in Interventional cardiology. He performs procedures including Angioplasty and Stenting, Atherectomy, Embolic Protection, Percutaneous Valve repair, and Balloon Angioplasty. Dr. Bhatnagar treats patients with conditions such as Congenital heart defects, Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Heart attacks, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Peripheral Arterial Disease, advanced heart failure, heart rhythm disorders, and heart valve disorders.

When asked about what kind of patient care Dr. Bhatnagar conveys, he stated, “Although education plays an important role in the way I treat my patients, I value building a lasting relationship with my patients.” He also said, “Challenges can form when lifestyle changes must happen revolving around heart health or overall health, but in retrospect, I am absolutely humbled to have such a responsibility to a patient's long term health.”

Jose Antonio Rodriguez-Arciniega MD

Dr. Rodriguez-Arciniega is originally from Juarez, Mexico, and being able to return to the area and give back to the community is something that he feels is very important. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, and board eligible for Interventional Cardiology. He is bilingual and specializes in cardiovascular disease, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, and coronary heart disease.

Medical School: Tec de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Residency: Internal Medicine at Yale University – Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology at University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate

Minnsun "Annette" Park, MD, FACC

Minnsun “Annette” Park, MD, FACC, specializes in general cardiology, women and heart disease, structural heart disease and advanced cardiovascular imaging. She is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Park’s personal upbringing and training has her inspired to serve her new home of Southern New Mexico, with a particular focus on helping the underserved. When her family first came to the United States, they could not afford healthcare. Therefore, her parents relied on the kindness of doctors at their church who would offer care for only a small fee. It was then she realized she wanted to become someone who can help others. Having lived and trained in New Orleans for over ten years, Dr. Park found a passion for helping patients overcome whatever barriers they may be facing in their lives - whether it be from financial, cultural, language or access reasons.

All of Dr. Park’s education and training took place at Tulane University in New Orleans. There, she earned her medical degree, completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, and finished her fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease.

Joseph A Quintana Jr., MD

Dr. Quintana comes to New Mexico Cardiac Care from El Paso, Texas, bringing a wealth of cardiology skills and experience. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Quintana completed medical school at Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. He then finished fellowships in Interventional Cardiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and in General Cardiology at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, MI. He specializes in congestive heart failure, general cardiology, vein disorders, peripheral vascular conditions, preoperative clearance, cardiac arrhythmias and hypertension.

Claudia Lucas, AGACNP-BC

Claudia Lucas, AGACNP-BC, specializes in general cardiology, gerontology, chest pain and strokes, acute/critical care and arrhythmia management. She completed her Master's of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, and her Post-Master's Cardiology Specialty Certificate at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

New Mexico Cardiac Care

New Mexico Cardiac Care provides cutting-edge heart care from some of the leading cardiologists in the region along with a team of highly experienced providers and techs. We employ the latest techniques in non-surgical treatment of heart disease. Trust us with your heart.