Marco Barzallo, MD, FACC
Medical School: Catholic University of Cuenca, Ecuador
Fellowship: University of Missouri, Kansas City
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: Iowa Heart Center, Des Moines
- Interventional cardiology
- Peripheral vascular disease
Marco was born and raised in Cuenca, Ecuador, a highland city 8,500 feet above sea level. His father and grandfather were physicians, and early in high school, Marco decided that he would follow in their footsteps. He was attracted to the cardiac specialty because he liked the idea of being able to care for patients using a variety of procedures at a variety of levels-traditional surgery, non-invasive studies, percutaneous intervention, electrophysiology and even transplants.
Marco's wife, Veronica, is a lawyer, and together they are raising three children. Outside of medicine, Marco enjoys soccer, tennis and riding bicycles with his family.
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Endovascular Medicine
Best part of job
The best part of his work, Marco says, is having the tools to care for patients with a variety of conditions-and the good clinical evidence necessary to help improve outcomes.