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Michael N. Papanicolaou, M.D.
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Michael N. Papanicolaou, M.D.

Dr. Michael Papanicolaou has been a licensed physician for 26 years. He has practiced cardiology in Thousand Oaks since 1991. He specializes in Cardiovascular Disease in preventative cardiac care, diagnostic testing, and interventional cardiology.

He did undergraduate training at Duke University (1977-1981) followed by medical school at the Duke University School of Medicine (1981-1985). Internal Medical Internship and Medical Residency were done at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles (1985-1988) followed by a specialty fellowship in cardiology at the Cedars Sinai Medical center in Los Angeles (1988-1991). He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He is also Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Papanicolaou has a private office practice which specializes in the treatment of Hypertension and Dyslipidemia (blood pressure and cholesterol management). Common problems treated include atrial fibrillation. He maintains a very active presence at the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Cardiology in the past, and has been on the Medical Executive Committee for many years including currently. Since its inception, he has been a participant on the Los Robles Hospital Acute Myocardial Infarction emergency room response panel treating all cardiovascular emergencies, with therapies including catheter based coronary interventions and coronary stent procedures.

"My mission is to provide the best specialty cardiovascular care as well as excellent general medical care to my patients. While a great deal of specialization has occurred in medicine, I believe we must always keep the big picture in mind. I believe evidence based medicine should be the blueprint for such care, with custom tailoring to each individual patient and each individual situation in order to give personalized health care."

"At Heart Center Cardiology, we provide up-to-date scientifically based preventative care, with state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, and, when necessary, skilled interventional cardiology procedures. When sub-specialization is needed, we refer to top-of-the-line pulmonologists, electrophysiologists, and cardiac surgeons. We are conservative with invasive procedures, but aggressive in treatment when it is clearly warranted."