Dr. Cole

Dr. Cole

Patricia L. Cole, MD, FACC, is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Following graduation with distinction and high honors from Mount Holyoke College, Dr. Cole received a Masters degree from Brown University, followed by a medical degree from Harvard University School of Medicine in 1981. She completed her internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the Washington University School of Medicine. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She was honored as “Teacher of the Year” at both Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine and Mercy Hospital. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, where she also served as president of the St. Louis chapter. She is a founding member of the Spirit of St. Louis Foundation, a charitable organization. Dr. Cole has authored numerous articles and abstracts in medical journals. She has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2005.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Dr. Cole’s professional interests include consultative cardiology, specializing in the care of hospitalized patients. She is married to a pediatrician, and both of their daughters are physicians. She enjoys cooking, sewing, and reading.

Dr. Craft

Dr. Craft

Joseph Craft III, MD, FACC, a St. Louis native, is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Following graduation from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill as an ACC awarded scholar athlete with Dean’s List recognition, Dr. Craft received a medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1999, where he served as class president for 2 years and was an American Heart Association Student Scholar. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency at Vanderbilt University, where he received the Resident Teaching Award and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, followed by cardiology fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Craft served as President of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society and has held numerous national and local leadership positions in the American Medical Association. He has authored numerous articles in medical journals. Dr. Craft has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2013.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Dr. Craft’s interests include consultative cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography, as well as chronic heart disease management.

Dr. Grosklos

Dr. Grosklos

Jackie L. Grosklos, MD, FACC, has achieved board certification in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, and echocardiography. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Following graduation from Baylor University, Dr. Grosklos received a medical degree from The University of Texas in 1983. She completed her interniship, residency, and cardiology fellowship training at The Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, where she also served a chief resident year. Dr. Grosklos has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2009.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Grosklos’ interests include non-invasive cardiology testing, with an emphasis on echocardiography and nuclear medicine. She is married and has 5 children. Her family enjoys beekeeping, raising chickens, and working on their farm.

Dr. McKenzie

Dr. McKenzie

Clark R. McKenzie, MD, FACC, is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, echocardiography, internal medicine, and nephrology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Echocardiography.

Dr. McKenzie graduated from The University of Missouri – Kansas City with undergraduate and medical school honors in 1988, including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society election and the Florsheim Teaching Award. He completed his internship, residency, cardiology fellowship, and nephrology fellowship at Barnes Hospital – Washington University School of Medicine, where he also served a year as Chief Resident. He was awarded the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award by The Washington University School of Medicine. He has authored numerous book chapters and articles in medical journals. Dr. McKenzie has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2005.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Dr. McKenzie’s interests include complex interventional cardiology and other vascular interventions.

Dr. Pieper

Dr. Pieper

Stephen J. Pieper, MD, FHRS, is board certified in cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular electrophysiology, and internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology.

Following graduation Magna Cum Laude from Washington University, Dr. Pieper received a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1988. He completed his internship and residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine, where he received the Internal Medicine Award, and served a Chief Residency year at the St. Louis VA Medical Center. He completed his cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology fellowships at The Mayo Clinic. He subsequently earned a Masters of Theology from Ave Maria University. Dr. Pieper has authored numerous articles in medical journals, and has been a research investigator in multiple research studies, including an NIH study. He has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2005.

EDUCATION and TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Pieper’s professional interests include consultative electrophysiology, pacemaker and defibrillator device management, and ablation procedures.

Dr. Robiolio

Dr. Robiolio

Paul A. Robiolio, M.D., FACC has achieved board certification in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Following graduation Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from Haverford College in 1983, Dr. Robiolio attended Cambridge University on a Marshall Fellowship where he received an M. Phil in biochemistry in 1985. He attended Washington University School of Medicine on a Distinguished Student Scholarship, was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and attained his MD with honors in 1989. He completed his internship and residency at Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital in 1992, and cardiology fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center in 1995. He has published numerous articles and abstracts in medical journals, and has served as a medical journal reviewer. Dr. Robiolio has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2001.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Robiolio’s professional interests include consultative cardiology and echocardiography.

Dr. Sanchez

Dr. Sanchez

J. Mauricio Sanchez, MD, FHRS, is board certified in cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular electrophysiology, and internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology.

Following graduation from Vanderbilt University as a Chancellor Scholar, Dr. Sanchez received a medical degree from The University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2000, where he earned the Academic Excellence Award, the Internal Medicine Award, and the Semmelweis Award, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship, residency, cardiology fellowship, and electrophysiology fellowship at Barnes Hospital – Washington University School of Medicine. He was awarded the Rising Star Award in Cardiovascular Research by Washington University School of Medicine and The Clinical Scientist Training & Research Program award, and was an American College of Physicians Research Poster Competition and American Heart Association Laennec Society Young Clinician Finalist. He has authored numerous articles and abstracts in medical journals, and has testified as an expert to the FDA regarding the Watchman left atrial appendage occluder device. Dr. Sanchez has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2009.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Sanchez’ interests include atrial fibrillation and complex ablation for ventricular tachycardia, and stroke prevention without anticoagulation using left atrial appendage occluder devices.

Dr. Soffer

Dr. Soffer

Allen D. Soffer, MD, FACC, is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Following graduation from Emory University, Dr. Soffer received a medical degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine in 1983. He completed his internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship training at The Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine. He served a chief residency year at Jewish Hospital, and subsequently was presented with the Teacher of the Year award. Dr. Soffer has authored numerous articles in medical journals. He has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2005.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Soffer’s interests include consultative cardiology, nuclear medicine, and echocardiography.

Dr. Soffer and his family are active in St. Louis World Food Day, a charitable organization which oversees an annual food packaging event aimed at providing local and international hunger relief, as well as raising hunger awareness in the St. Louis area.

Dr. Southworth

Dr. Southworth

William F. Southworth, MD, FACC, is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Following graduation Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University, Dr. Southworth played professional baseball, and then received a medical degree from Washington University in 1975. He completed his internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at Jewish Hospital – Washington University School of Medicine in 1981. He served on the academic faculty of Washington University School of Medicine prior to entering private cardiology practice. He has authored numerous articles and abstracts in medical journals.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Southworth’s interests include outpatient cardiology consultation. He sees patient in our Farmington office 5 days/week, and once monthly at our St. Louis office.