Arkansas Heart Hospital is welcoming four new physicians to its internationally-renowned team: Dr. Nureddin Almaddah (Dr. Nuri), interventional cardiologist; Dr. Mark Hardin, cardiothoracic surgeon; Dr. Michael Loguidice, electrophysiologist; and Dr. Oscar Talledo, bariatric and general surgeon.
“Arkansas Heart Hospital is committed to delivering world-class care from the comfort and convenience of patients’ own communities,” said Dr. Bruce Murphy, CEO. “Individuals and their families can trust their hearts with these talented, innovative and unmatched cardiologists and surgeons.”
Dr. Nuri sees patients at the main campus and at community clinics in Crossett and El Dorado. He graduated with honors from the University of Zawia Faculty of Medicine in Libya and holds a master’s in interventional cardiology from the National University of Ireland. He previously worked in the post-cardiac ICU at the National Heart Center and served as chief resident of internal medicine at Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital. He completed fellowships in cardiology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center and interventional cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Dr. Mark Hardin provides care at the main campus. A graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, he completed an internship, research fellowship and residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center and thoracic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He previously served as a general surgeon for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Syria; Irwin Army Community Hospital; Confluence Health; Madigan Army Medical Center; and Multicare Health System.
Dr. Loguidice treats heart rhythm disorders at the main campus and at the Conway Cardiac Center. He is a graduate of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and a fellowship and advanced fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Talledo sees bariatric surgery patients at Encore Medical Center in Saline County. He obtained his M.D. from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres in Peru. He completed a surgical internship at Duke University Hospital; general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health and Science Center; and fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and bariatrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
Arkansas Heart Hospital is a nationally recognized, award-winning hospital dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular and related diseases, with a focus on bariatrics, endocrinology and peripheral artery disease. A training center for physicians from around the world, it offers advanced technology and the latest in health care services—all provided by the state’s leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons. It currently operates two hospitals and 25 clinics across the state.