Saeed Payvar, MD, is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist and Vascular Medicine Specialist who has been in practice since 2012. He has expertise in performing coronary interventions including atherectomy, intravascular lithotripsy and stent implantation, peripheral arterial interventions, as well as superficial and deep vein interventions. He provides evaluation and treatment to patients with cardiovascular symptoms such as chest discomfort, shortness of breath, palpitations, and leg edema; as well as those with established cardiovascular diagnoses, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. He provides vascular assessment and treatment to patients with ulcers associated with diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, and critical limb ischemia. He works in collaboration with other specialty providers including podiatrists and wound care specialists to prevent leg amputations. He provides treatment for patients with venous disease including symptomatic varicose veins, venous thromboembolism, post-thrombotic syndrome and venous ulcers.
Dr. Payvar obtained his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Southwestern’s Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, followed by Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Florida’s Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. He earned a Master’s degree in Biostatistics from the School of Public Health, Houston, TX. Before joining Colorado Heart and Vascular, he practiced in the Novant Health Cardiology group in Winston Salem, NC, from 2012 to 2016, and then in the West Valley Cardiology group, in Caldwell, ID, from 2016 to 2021.
Dr. Payvar is interested in using advanced technologies in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. He did postgraduate research on cardiac monitoring technologies in patients with heart failure at the University of Texas in Houston and the Cullen Research Laboratory in the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, which resulted in several publications and a patent. Dr. Payvar’s continued interest in using advanced technologies in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease has led him to serve as advisor, trainer, and member of faculty in several companies, including the HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG), where he formerly served as Physician Advisor.
He and his wife, Amy Payvar, married in 2005, and have two daughters, Sophia and Sora. When he is not at work or spending time with his family, he enjoys biking, cooking and listening to classical music.