Tell Me About . . .The Heart Institute of Dayton with Dr. Joffe
The Heart Institute of Dayton-- The Region’s Destination for Information about Heart Health and Heart Disease
An early advocate of heart disease prevention, C. David Joffe, MD, FACC, was instrumental in establishing The Dayton Heart Center in 1992. He also was founding medical director of Dayton Heart Hospital where he served director of the catheterization laboratory until the hospital’s affiliation with Good Samaritan in 2008.
Dr. Joffe earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; did his internship and residency at Boston City Hospital; and completed a two-year cardiology fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Joffe is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology and is a clinical professor of medicine at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton.
When was the Heart Institute of Dayton established and what is its mission?
When Good Samaritan Hospital acquired Dayton Heart Hospital in May 2008, it also established not-for-profit Dayton Heart Institute (DHI) to continue the professional and community education that had become a hallmark of Dayton Heart Hospital. DHI’s mission is to diminish the impact of heart disease on the people of the Dayton region, first through educational opportunities in heart and vascular practice for physicians and health care professionals, and then through public education and outreach.
Why is continuing medical education important?
Cardiology, the branch of medicine that focuses on the heart, arteries and veins, has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. It continues to evolve with high-tech diagnostic methods and treatments from cardiac imaging and angioplasty to cardioversion, open-heart surgery and more.
Physicians and other providers on the cardiovascular team – such as nurses, pharmacists and technicians – never stop learning. Theirs is a lifelong commitment to acquiring knowledge as research demonstrates the value of new approaches to heart disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Continuing medical education transfers information and skills that these professionals can apply immediately to their clinical practice – which means Dayton-area patients benefit sooner rather than later.
What programs does the institute have planned?
The Heart Institute of Dayton (THID) plans educational programs for health care professionals. Although THID is an affiliate of Good Samaritan Hospital, our programs are open to the entire medical community. Please visit the website of The Heart Institute of Dayton for the most current programs.
How can the community help support The Heart Institute of Dayton?
THID is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. We depend on support from individuals, corporations and foundations to sustain and expand our education programs. If you are interested in learning more, visit us or call Josh Lader, executive director, at (937) 279-8660.