David P. Cork, MD, FACC

A Unique Perspective 

"I worked in the financial services industry after graduating college.  Although this was a dynamic and challenging profession, I opted to leave finance and return to school to complete prerequisite premedical studies, and pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a physician.  I have found managing patients with cardiovascular disease to be deeply satisfying, and given my circuitous path to medicine, I strive to be mindful of the phenomenal responsibility and privilege it is to participate in my patients’ lives.  As a general cardiologist, I am fortunate to treat patients with a variety of cardiovascular pathologies on a long-term basis, which enables continuity-of-care and the development of important clinical relationships." 

Dedication to Innovative Patient Care

"The management of cardiovascular disease has seen explosive growth over the past several years.  The management of valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, arrhythmia and stroke prevention, device therapy, heart failure, and pharmacotherapies for primary prevention, are rapidly evolving by way of drug discovery and technological advancement.   I strive to offer my patients novel therapies, founded by clinical guidelines and evidence-based research, with an overarching goal of shared decision-making.”

Education and Training:

  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: University of California, San Diego
  • Internal Medicine Residency: University of Chicago 
  • Internal Medicine Internship: University of Chicago 
  • Doctor of Medicine: Jefferson Medical College 
  • Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program: Columbia University 
  • Bachelor of Science: University of Southern California


Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine 
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases 
  • National Board of Echocardiography 
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology 


Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Management of advanced valvular heart disease
  • Pacemaker therapy for bradyarrhythmias
  • Management of ischemic heart disease
  • Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Echocardiographic imaging including transesophageal imaging for structural heart interventions
  • Cardiac stress testing