The newest member of the St. Catherine Hospital cardiology team indicates he is adapting nicely to his new position because of the professionalism of his colleagues and the facility’s up-to-date technology. Arif Rohilla, M.D., started seeing patients in April at the hospital’s Heart Center where a wide range of cardiac services are offered.
“The nursing staff is extremely competent and easy to work with,” Dr. Rohilla said. “They project true professionalism and demonstrate good follow-through in patient care, which is crucial. The administrators support long-term goals for both the hospital and community, and the staff is second to none. The recruiter knows how to offer the personal touch.
“In addition,” Dr. Rohilla notes, “St. Catherine provides me with everything I need to care for my patients – the best lab, equipment and supplies. We look forward to bringing new procedures and technology to Garden City and the rest of southwest Kansas. There is a new horizon and bright future here.”
The Heart Center’s services include cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, stent placement, cardiac 64-slice CTA scans, cardiovascular disease treatment, stress echocardiograms, pacemakers and nuclear medicine.
Dr. Rohilla also noted Garden City residents have been welcoming to him and his family. He and his wife, Aisha, have a 16-year-old daughter, Anisa, and 13-year-old son, Areeb. The teenagers are looking forward to a new school year in Garden City, and participating in sports and other activities, Dr. Rohilla commented.
“We are excited for our children to attend the new high school, with the new technology and opportunities,” he added.
Dr. Rohilla graduated from Dow Medical School in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1983. He completed his internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Denver in 1990; his residency at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center at Denver in 1992; and his chief residency, also at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s, in 1993.
His fellowship in the division of cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville was completed in 1996; and his interventional cardiology fellowship at the Heart and Vascular Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was completed last year.
Dr. Rohilla’s most recent position was cardiologist and president of Brighton Cardiology in Brighton, Co.