Cardiologist in Virginia Beach, VA
Michael Gen, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FASNC, is a board certified cardiovascular specialist who completed his training at the University of Colorado and Brown University’s Rhode Island hospital. He has more than 20 years experience with expertise in interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, vascular disease and intervention, heart failure, lipid management, nuclear cardiology, pacemaker placement and rhythm management. Dr. Gen has devoted his career to preventing and reversing heart disease and is highly trained in a number of cardiac specialties.
As an interventional cardiologist Dr. Gen adopted the radial artery approach early on, reducing risk and expediting recovery for his patients. He performs complex revascularization often averting the need for heart surgery. He has been involved with structural heart disease since the early stages of its approval, performing TAVR and Mitra-Clip, and has experience closing PFO’s and ASD’s without surgery.
He has expertise with vascular disease treating patients with both arterial and venous disease, and has been performing revascularization with balloons and stents in the legs, kidney arteries and abdominal arteries helping avoid surgery. He treats symptomatic varicose veins with ablation and spans patient care from diagnosis with ultrasound to medical management and percutaneous revascularization.
Dr. Gen is trained to place pacemakers, defibrillators and loop recorders helpful for patients undergoing investigation and treatment of syncope, atrial fibrillation, cryptogenic stroke and other rhythm disorders. He performs atrial appendage occlusion with the Watchman device providing patients an alternative to anticoagulation for stroke prevention. He strives to make sure his patients feel better, live longer, and maintain their ability to pursue that which makes them happy. His goal has always been to explain, educate, discuss and simplify treatment options that make it easy for patients to understand and play an active role in their health care.
Besides the many invasive and interventional procedures to treat cardiac and vascular disease his passion remains plaque reversal and disease prevention. He has been involved in research investigating medication to treat lipids and heart failure, giving him a deep understanding of the many options and nuisances of treating these complex problems with medication.
Dr. Gen is a member of multiple professional organizations. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Angiography and Coronary Intervention and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. Throughout his career he has been recognized for his work. During his cardiology fellowship he received both the outstanding clinical fellow and outstanding research fellow awards. Over the years he received awards from his patients, has been called a Top Doctor and in 2017 was awarded the Heart and Stroke Physician of the Year from the American Heart Association. He was elected to serve as Chief of staff, Chief of cardiology, Chief of peripheral vascular and served as Governor for his chapter of the California Medical Association. He has helped train residents and fellows and had been on staff as adjunct associate professor at Stanford and UCSF.
He now lives in Virginia Beach with his family. He spends much of his time watching his children play tennis, musical instruments, and enjoy participation in the community. Virginia Beach offers him everything he enjoys most, from appreciation of the warm family life style, the food, the proximity to the water, hiking, photography, to fishing.
Dr. Gen warmly welcomes new patients to his practice, TPMG Cardiology Virginia Beach.
Dr. Gen’s Printable Biography
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Cornell University
Doctorate: St. Georges University School of Medicine
Medical School: Maimonides Medical Center
Residency: Internal Medicine Resident, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Internal Medicine Intern and Resident, Albany Medical Center
Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology, Brown University and Cardiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Board Certified: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine
HONORS & AWARDS
American Heart Association 2017 Heart and Stroke Physician of the Year
Outstanding Clinical Fellow 2003, awarded by Univ. of Colorado Cardiology faculty
Outstanding Research Fellow 2003, awarded by Univ. of Colorado Cardiology faculty
National Institutes of Health – Individual National Research Service Award, 2003
Astra-Zeneca Scholar Award, 2003
Western Society for Clinical Investigation Travel Award, 2003
National Institutes of Health, Institutional Training Grant Award, 2002-2003
Cardiology Fellow of the Year 2000, awarded by Univ. of Colorado Cardiology faculty
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Award 1999, Albany Medical Center
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention
Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
American Medical Association
Fresno Madera Medical Society
Cardiac CT/MR Society
Vascular Biology Working Group