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2021 Heart & Vascular Annual Report

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Carine Basmadjian, MD

Carine Basmadjian, MD

Dr. Basmadjian is a non-invasive cardiologist at SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute in Billings, Montana. Dr. Basmadjian’s clinical interests include cardiovascular disease prevention, women’s cardiovascular medicine, structural heart disease and cardiac imaging, including echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. She believes in educating her patients about their cardiac illnesses, advocating preventive measures and using evidence-based guidelines to create an individualized treatment plan based on her patient’s health goals.

Dr. Basmadjian received her medical degree from St. George’s University. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and subsequent Fellowship in Cardiology at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in New Jersey.

Dr. Basmadjian is originally from Ontario, Canada where she grew up snowboarding and playing ice hockey. Along with her husband, she aspires to put down roots in Billings and explore all of the outdoor activities Montana has to offer.

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Dr. Bayer, MD

Richard R. Bayer, MD

Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Dr. Bayer earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and one in Criminology from The Ohio State University in Columbus. He went on to attend medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. After medical school, Dr. Bayer moved to Charleston, where he completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency and a Cardiology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Board-certified in cardiovascular diseases and Echocardiography; Dr. Bayer has advanced training in Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT). Additionally, he has been very active in research with numerous publications in the field of advanced cardiovascular imaging. His clinical interests include general clinical cardiology, preventive cardiac care and cardiovascular imaging.

“I am passionate about developing a positive personal relationship with all my patients and helping them live and enjoy their life to their fullest potential.”

Married to his college sweetheart for more than 20 years, Dr. Moore has two children, two dogs and two cats. His hobbies include camping, hiking, skiing and paddleboarding on lakes and rivers.

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Simon Maltais, MD

Simon Maltais, MD

Dr. Maltais was born in Quebec, Canada and earned his medical degree and a master’s in Physiology from Sherbrooke University in Quebec. He completed an Adult Cardiac Surgery Residency at Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal University and a research fellowship at Buffalo University in New York. Dr. Maltais obtained a Doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences, specifically biomedical engineering and heart regeneration, at Montreal Heart Institute. He moved to Rochester, Minnesota to participate in a Heart Transplant and Mechanical Support Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Board certified, Dr. Maltais specializes in heart failure surgery, complete arterial revascularization, minimally invasive and robotic valve interventions, surgical treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, complex aortic procedures and complex reoperations.

Dr. Maltais previously served as the Clinical Vice-Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He also worked for several years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee as the Surgical Director of the Heart Transplantation and the Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs. Dr. Maltais is a widely published researcher, his bibliography lists more than 160 peer-reviewed original papers and articles. He has prepared more than 100 abstract and poster presentations in national and international meetings and has been included in ten book chapters.

Additionally, he is a published non-fiction book author. He most recent book is called Healthcare Anonymous: Put Yourself First to Avoid Anxiety, Addiction, and Burnout. His book offers a map for healthcare workers to understand their struggles and start a process of recovery. He is a health and life coach and enjoys acting classes, tennis, swimming and biking.

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2021 Heart & Vascular Annual Report for SCL Health, now Intermountain Healthcare.

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