ANDREW T. HO, M.D., FACC
Dr. Andrew Ho attended the University of California in Irvine for undergraduate studies where he received his Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences in 1995. He received his medical education at the University of California in San Diego from 1995 to 1999. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Ho completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. To further specialize in interventional cardiology, Dr. Ho attended the program at the Baylor School of Medicine/Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.
Dr. Andrew Ho is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology.
Procedures performed by Dr. Ho include pacemaker/loop recorder insertion, echocardiography, stress testing, cardiac catheterization, complex coronary intervention, peripheral vascular intervention (i.e. angioplasty, etc), IVC filter placement, and carotid stenting. Dr. Ho specializes in and performs the majority of his catheterizations via the wrist (radial) artery.
During his training at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ho was awarded Chief Resident. He has received various awards in research throughout his training. From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Ho was a principal investigator in 2 major clinical trials involving novel drug therapeutics.
His prior leadership experience includes Chief of Cardiology at Riverside Community Hospital and Chief of Medicine as well as Chief of Cardiology at Temecula Valley Hospital. He also served previously as President for the Inland Empire American Heart Association. He is currently Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Chief of Staff Elect at Temecula Valley Hospital.
Dr. Ho was instrumental in the development of the heart attack treatment (STEMI) program at Temecula Valley Hospital.
Dr. Ho also enjoys teaching. He frequently gives lectures to community members, students, emergency personnel, nurses, and fellow physicians. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor for Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Volunteer Faculty for U.C. Riverside School of Medicine.
Robin P. Abdelmalik, M.D., FACC
Dr. Robin Abdelmalik attended the University of California, San Diego, where he received an undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2001. He went on to complete his medical education at Loma Linda University, earning his medical degree in 2005.
Dr. Abdelmalik then carried out his Internal Medicine internship and residency at the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated in 2008, followed by a Cardiology fellowship at UC, Irvine, which he completed in 2012.
Dr. Abdelmalik is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Nuclear Cardiology.
Procedures performed by Dr. Abdelmalik include: invasive and noninvasive procedures, including stress testing, echocardiography, pacemakers, and cardiac catheterization. He specializes in radial artery techniques.
Dr. Abdelmalik has special interest in cardiac imaging and preventive cardiology, including cholesterol, high blood pressure, and weight loss management.
As an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine, Dr. Abdelmalik is heavily involved in teaching and training the next generation of young doctors.
Candice J. Kim, M.D., FACC
Dr. Candice Kim attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2006. She went on to earn her medical degree at the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2012.
Dr. Kim completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 2015. She then completed her Cardiology fellowship at the University of Arizona in 2018.
Dr. Kim is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology.
Procedures performed by Dr. Kim include echocardiography, stress testing, and cardioversion.
Dr. Kim has special interest in cardiac imaging and women’s health.
Heather M. Cortez, msn-rn, fnp-c
Heather Cortez attended the University of Texas at Arlington where she earned her Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology in 1999. She then received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Tarrant County College in 2001.
Heather worked alongside Dr. Ho to open the Temecula Valley Hospital Catheterization Laboratory in 2013, where she worked as a charge nurse for two years. She then went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Family Practice Nursing at Walden University in 2015.
Heather is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the California Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Heather has special interest in blood pressure and cholesterol management.