William J. Rappoport, MD
Dr. William J. Rappoport joined the Arizona Heart Institute (AHI) in 2003. He earned a stellar reputation as both a non-invasive and interventional cardiologist during his nearly 40 years in private practice in both Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Rappoport received his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His postgraduate training included an internship and medical residences at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and the University of Colorado Medical Center.
During his fellowship in Cardiology, also at the University of Colorado Medical Center, Dr. Rappoport trained with Dr. S. Gilbert Blount, Jr., who is internationally renowned for his expertise in Rheumatic and Congenital Heart Disease.
Following completion of his training and two years of service in the military, Dr. Rappoport went into private practice in Denver, where he was responsible for residency training in Cardiology and co-director of the CCU and Cardiovascular Lab at St. Joseph Hospital, as well as an associate professor in Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
During his many years of private practice in Phoenix, he also held the position of Chief of Cardiology and medical director of the CCU and the Cardiovascular Lab at Phoenix Baptist Hospital for nearly 30 years. He was also responsible for cardiology training of the family practice residents. Dr. Rappoport is the lead cardiologist for the Team of Physician for Students (TOPS) Program, and oversees the attending cardiologists and medical technicians.
In his practice, Dr. Rappoport currently has a special interest in treating conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and general chest pains. Dr. Rappoport is especially well-versed with rheumatic and congenital heart disease.
A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Rappoport is also a member of the American and Arizona Heart Associations, the Arizona Medical Association and the Maricopa Medical Society. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases.
- Cardiovascular consultations
- Electrocardiography (ECG)
- Holter and event monitoring
- Pharmacologic and exercise stress testing
- Pharmacologic and exercise stress echocardiography
- Medical treatment of all stages of coronary artery disease
- Medical treatment of all stages of congestive heart failure
- Aggressive medical treatment of hyperlipidemia
- Preventative cardiovascular medicine