MSMP's 135th Annual Meeting
Introduction to the Speakers


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James Beckerman, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist with the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.  He is the medical director of the cardiac rehabilitation program and is the founder and medical director of Play Smart Youth Heart Screenings.

Beckerman is passionate about healthy eating and exercise, and he believes that prevention is for everyone, especially people with heart disease. He is the former chair of the Oregon Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and serves as the team cardiologist for the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer team. Beckerman speaks often at medical conferences as well as throughout the community about prevention, heart disease in athletes, and sudden death in youth sports. 

After publishing his first book, The Flex Diet, in 2011, he appeared on the Today show and the Dr. Oz Show, and was featured in WebMD Magazine, the Huffington Post, the New York Post, USA Today, and Health magazine. He is on the clinical advisory board of WebMD Health Services andFitness magazine.

Beckerman graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and earned his doctorate from Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. His next book, Heart to Start, is the first personalized fitness guide for people with heart disease. Look for updates on Twitter at @jamesbeckerman.


Manish Mehta, MD completed his medical school from M.S Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore, India. He then pursued his Internal Medicine residency at Harvard University at Boston and was named the resident of the year in his final year. He has worked as a Hospitalist with the Providence Health System in Southern Oregon prior to completing a Cardiovascular fellowship at Oregon Health & Sciences University. He was also appointed as the chief cardiology fellow. Dr. Mehta worked as an invasive cardiologist in Southern Oregon.

Due to his passion for Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, he then completed a second fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Oregon Health & Science University.

Dr. Mehta’s clinical interests include Cryoballoon atrial fibrillation ablation, emerging technologies in electrophysiology, preventive cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging. He is board certified in Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography.


You can hear them speak on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at MSMP's 135th Annual Meeting.
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