Dr. Shani S. Saks joined the Arizona Heart Institute in September of 2005 following a three-year invasive cardiology fellowship at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. She specializes in cardiology and internal medicine, treating conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and general chest pains. Dr. Saks is especially well-versed with acute coronary syndrome, heart block, high blood pressure, and unstable angina.
Dr. Saks received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Saks continued her medical education by completing an internal medicine residency at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, where she served as Chief Medicine Resident. She also holds an undergraduate and Master of Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated Cum Laude.
Dr. Saks has received several honors and awards including Intern of the Year, Wayne State University Merit Scholarship, Michigan Competitive Scholarship and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research Fellowship at Wayne State University. Dr. Saks is a Certified Internist by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Due to significant and premature heart disease in her own family, Dr. Saks has a strong commitment to patient education, reducing risk of heart disease, preventative medicine and women’s health, and serves as Director of the Women’s Heart and Wellness Program.
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