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David Rawitscher, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Rawitscher has an interest in preventive and diagnostic cardiology. He has practiced in Plano since 1997 and has served as an executive board committee member and was named cardiologist of the year in 2002 and 2003 at the Medical Center of Plano. In 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 he was named to D Magazine's list of the "Best Doctors in Dallas" and in 2011 he was named to D Magazine's list of "Best Doctors in Collin County." In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 he was named a "Texas Super Doctor" by Texas Monthly. "Texas Super Doctors" are chosen through a poll of doctors and nurses across the state as well as through independent research. He was also voted on of the Best Doctors in 2011 in Collin County.

He currently serves as the Director of the Heart Failure Program, Lipid Clinic and Non-invasive Cardiology at the Medical Center of Plano. In his practice, he specializes in consultative and diagnostic cardiology as well as congestive heart failure. He also serves as Director of the Heart Failure Clinic and Non-invasive Cardiology at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano.

"I am deeply gratified by the substantial positive impact that we have had in the heart failure clinic in improving the quality of patients' lives," he notes.

"My father is a physician who also practices cardiovascular medicine and was the person who inspired me to go on to medical school," Dr. Rawitscher explains. "In fact, one of my proudest times in medical schools was when I delivered the commencement speech at medical school graduation," he says. While at University of Texas Medical School in Houston he served as class president during his fourth year of medicine.

He has separate board certifications in cardiovascular medicine, internal medicine, adult echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Medical Association and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago where he also went on to receive his fellowship in cardiology and serve as chief fellow of cardiology his final year of fellowship. He received his MD Degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Specialty
Diagnostic Cardiology and Congestive Heart Failure

Board Certifications
Board Certified in Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Adult Echocardiography
Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology

Academic Background
University of Chicago, Fellowship in Cardiology, 1997
University of Chicago, Internal Medicine Residency, 1994
University of Texas Medical School, Houston, MD Degree, 1991
Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts in History, 1986

Medical Interests
Preventive Cardiovascular Care
Cardiac Ultrasound and Nuclear Imaging
Congestive Heart Failure

Professional Associations
Texas Medical Association
American College of Cardiology
American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Professional Appointments
Director of Congestive Heart Failure Clinic, Medical Center of Plano
Former Chief of Cardiology, Medical Center of Plano
Board Member of PICC Cardiovascular Committee, Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Former Executive Board Committee, Medical Center of Plano

Hospital Privileges
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
Baylor Medical Center of McKinney