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Fraser Richards, M.D., FACC

Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Richards achieved his M.D. at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.

He completed anatomic and clinical pathology residences at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and was Clinical Fellow in Pathology at the Harvard Medical School where he taught cardiac and pulmonary pathology in the laboratory.

He completed internal medicine residency training at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and Cardiology fellowship training at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Richards finished his training with Interventional Cardiology Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has published articles in leading medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Cardiac Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, and Investigative and Cellular Pathology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.

Dr. Richards is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

He practiced interventional cardiology in Florida and Arkansas before coming to Tucson and has been principal investigator in multiple clinical research studies.

He has extensive experience in coronary angioplasty, endovascular therapies for peripheral arterial disease, and cardiac pacemaker implantation.

Fraser and his wife Laurie have two grown sons.

Fraser embraces the blue skies, mountains and outdoor activities of Arizona, and celebrates Tucson for its vibrant history, ethnic and cultural diversity and the beauty of its desert surroundings.

He has traveled extensively, but always likes best returning to his home in Tucson.