Thomas C. Bartzokis, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Dr. Bartzokis is the founding member of Bartzokis, Rubenstein & Servoss, M.D., P. L., establishing his practice in Boca Raton in 1991. He was admitted to Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts on full scholarship as a recipient of the Charles River District Society Scholarship. He graduated with high honors in 1979 with a BA degree. He continued at Harvard University completing his medical school training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He subsequently went on to complete three years of internship and medical residency training at the New England Deaconess Hospital, a Harvard Teaching Hospital, in 1983. He spent an additional year at Harvard to serve as the Chief Medical Resident from 1983 to 1984.
Dr. Bartzokis then went on to complete a three year cardiology training program at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, which included both clinical cardiology and clinical research in the field of coronary ischemia. He spent an additional year of cardiology training in specialized interventional techniques including coronary angioplasty and coronary atherectomy at Sequoia Hospital in California with Dr. John Simpson, the developer of this new technology. Dr. Bartzokis introduced this new interventional technique in South Florida in 1991, at which time, it became the only alternative to coronary balloon angioplasty. He was considered the regional expert in this technology in South Florida. Dr. Bartzokis has subsequently developed training and expertise in the newer interventional modalities including rotational atherectomy, brachytherapy, and coronary stenting. Dr. Bartzokis is triple boarded in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.
Dr. Bartzokis has authored and published over 21 research papers, with subjects including coronary ischemia, echocardiographic imaging techniques to aid during cardiac procedures, new interventional cardiology techniques, prevention of stroke with use of transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear medicine, the effects of emotional stress on myocardial function. He has presented this work at national cardiology symposia on several occasions.
Dr. Bartzokis has served as Chief of Cardiology at Boca Raton Community Hospital and Chief of Echocardiography at Boca Raton Community Hospital. He has served on advisory boards both at Boca Raton Community Hospital and North Ridge Medical Center. He was selected as one of the top cardiologists in the South Florida area, an honor awarded to him by his medical colleagues and the Center for the Study of Services in Washington, D.C. This honor has been bestowed to only a handful of physicians throughout the United States.
Dr. Bartzokis has served as Chairman of the local Heart Ball and is a member of the local American Heart Association. Dr. Bartzokis current practice includes consultative cardiology, cardiac nuclear medicine, interventional cardiology including coronary stenting, coronary angioplasty, coronary atherectomy, rotational atherectomy, and coronary brachytherapy.
Dr. Bartzokis resides in South Florida with his family including his wife Peggy, and his two children. He remains an active member in the community since 1991.