Main Location: 1180 N Indian Canyon Drive, E319, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4809
Second Location: 41-990 Cook Street, Building G. Ste 601, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Desert Heart Physicians
PALM SPRINGS 760-325-1203
PALM DESERT 760-360-4446

Michael Bagheri, MD

Interventional Cardiologist


Passionately pursuing my career in the field of interventional cardiology and general cardiology.

Medical Education

University of Connecticut, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

East Tennessee State University, General Cardiology Fellowship

East Tennessee State University, Internal Medicine Residency

Shahid Beheshti University, School of Medical Sciences, Doctorate of Medicine
Tehran, Iran 10/1992- 08/1999

School Awards & Membership in Honorary/Professional Societies

Chief Fellow Award, ETSU- Department of Cardiology 6/2010

Chief Resident Award, ETSU- Department of Internal Medicine 6/2007

“GOLDEN COIN” award for exemplary outpatient services, Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, ETSU- Department of Internal Medicine 2/28/2006.

Board Certifications/Board Eligibility:

American Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Board Eligible

American Board of Echocardiography, Subspecialty: Adult Echocardiography 2012

American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology 2011

American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty: Cardiovascular Diseases 2010

American Board of Internal Medicine, Specialty: Internal Medicine 2007

USMLE Step 3 07/07

ECFMG - CSA 01/2004

USMLE Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge) 12/2003

USMLE Step 1 02/2003

TOEFL 01/2003

Work Experience

08/2011- Present Desert Heart Physicians Medical Group
Interventional Cardiologist

07/2015- Present Cardiovascular Services Peer Review Committee, Desert Regional Medical Center

01/2013- Present Palm Springs Annual Cardiovascular Symposium
Program Co-Director

01/2014- Present Physician Excellence Committee, Eisenhower Medical Center
Expert Peer Review Consultant

08/2011- Present Desert Regional Medical Center; Eisenhower Medical Center;
Interventional Cardiologist

07/2007-06/2010 East Tennessee State University, Dept of Medicine
Clinical Instructor for the Residency Program

10/2009- 01/2010 East Tennessee State University, Dept of Cardiology
Chief Cardiology Fellow

03/2007- 06/2007 Holston Valley Medical Center, East Tennessee State University
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine

11/1999- 01/2003 “Khordad the 3rd” Hospital, Abadan, IRAN.
Part time ER Physician

09/1999- 09/2001 Persian Naval Hospital, Khoramshahr, IRAN.
Chief Medical Officer

Volunteer Experience

09/1999- 09/2001 Iranian Naval Hospital, Khoramshahr, IRAN
counseling drug addict marines and veterans. Providing immediate & long term medical and psychological support to help them overcome drug addiction.

12/1996- 01/1997 Qazvin, IRAN Advocating public health among AFGHAN immigrant population with regard to malnutrition, birth control and family planning, water sanitization, children’s immunization.

Research Experience

08/2008 – 10/2008 Review Series, “Coronary Dissection in blunt chest trauma”; Submitted.

07/2008 – 09/2008 Case Review Series, “Spontaneous Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage with coumadin therapy”; Submitted.

06/2008- 08/2008 Review Article, “Exercise Prescription in Type II Diabetes”; Published in Iranian Diabetes and Lipid Disorders Journal, Vol.8, 2008.

09/2005- 06/2007 East Tennessee State University
Researcher, Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
Studying the molecular aspects of the inflammatory response in obstructive Sleep Apnea & its clinical implications in vascular atherosclerosis.

03/1998- 08/1999 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
Researcher, Dr. Hussein Elyasi.
Studying the skin lesions caused by the chemical warfare agent, Sulfur Mustard, in Iranian casualties of Iran-Iraq war. Tehran, IRAN.

12/1996- 02/1997 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Researcher, Dr. Susan Parsa
Studying the failure rate of different contraceptive methods & its relation with women's Age, Race, Education in a rural city, Qazvin, IRAN.

Hobbies & Interests

Sports ( Tennis, Jogging, Yoga, Soccer), Reading, Listening to music, Socializing with friends and colleagues.

Language Fluency (Other than English):


Other Awards/Accomplishments:

Ranked in the 99th percentile of examinees taking the USMLE Step-1, Feb 2003.

Standing in the Graduate Class of 1999 with degree of MD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, 1999.

Ranked in the 99th percentile among over 100,000 Iranian examinees taking the national exam at the under-grad level, 1992.

Ranked in the 99th percentile among academically accomplished Iranian high school students, 1987-1988; 1988-1989; 1989-190; 1990-1991.




Dallas, TX, USA

Date of Birth:

June 28th, 1974

Marital Status:

Happily married since 07/2001