Michael N. Papanicolaou, M.D.
Board Certified Cardiovascular Diseases
Michael Papanicolaou, MD, in practice in Thousand Oaks, CA, since 1991 is widely recognized as one of the premier heart specialists in Ventura/Los Angeles County and has received numerous accolades. He had achieved his undergraduate and Medical School at Duke University and the Duke University School of Medicine. His Internal Medicine internship and Medical Residency were done at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, followed by a specialty fellowship in cardiology at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease as well as Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Papanicolaou has been a licensed physician for over 30 years, dedicated to diagnosing, treating, managing, and preventing diseases, conditions, and disorders of the heart and cardiovascular system. He is well recognized for his clinical acumen in consultative cardiology, treating conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases. He has a particular ability to translate "medical speak" to understandable common language to help patients understand their condition. Dr. Papanicolaou has lectured extensively on preventing heart attack and stroke and treating hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and heart failure using modern medical therapies and lifestyle management.
"My mission is to provide the best specialty cardiovascular care as well as excellent general medical care to my patients. While a great deal of specialization has occurred in medicine, I believe we must always keep the big picture in mind. I believe evidence-based medicine should be the blueprint for such care, with custom tailoring to each patient and each situation to give the best-personalized health care. I provide up-to-date, scientifically-based preventative care, state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, and, when necessary, skilled interventional cardiology procedures. When sub-specialization is needed, I refer to top-of-the-line structural heart interventionalists, electrophysiologists, and cardiac surgeons. l am conservative with invasive procedures, but aggressive in treatment when it is warranted."