Curriculum Vitae                                                                                      

Salvatore Joseph Tirrito M.D., F.A.C.C.

Work Experience:


2005 to Present

Pima Heart Associates

(520) 321-4800

 Medical Education:

Fellow of Integrative Medicine- August 2011 to Present

School of Integrative Medicine

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Cardiology Fellowship

Tulane University Health Sciences Center

New Orleans, LA

Internal Medicine Residency/Medical School

Emory University School of Medicine; Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate Education:

 University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

BS Biology, Classical Languages, Political Science

Magna cum Laude

Research Experience:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Emory University Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Graduate Research Assistant, June 1995 to February 1997

Fulbright Fellow and Research Associate

Department of Medical Genetics, U. of Helsinki, Finland

August 1992 to July 1993



“So You Are Fat, Now What? Wheatmark 2009


Is protein really needed in endurance events? Triathlete Magazine – September 2008

“Eat Responsively” Tucson Sport Magazine. August 2007

“Get Yourself A Plan” Tucson Sport Magazine. June 2007

“The Fat Burning Food” Tucson Sport Magazine. May 2007

“How to lose weight and keep it off” Tucson Sport Magazine. March 2007 Page 43

“Are you At Risk?” Tucson Sport Magazine. October/November 2006 Page 45

 “A New Diagnostic Tool Multidetector CT procedure can lead to early detection, prevention”

 Pima Heart Health Magazine. November 2006. Volume 1, Issue 1

“Are You an Average American?” Pima Heart Health Magazine. April 2006. Volume 1. Issue 1. Pages 4-5.

“Get Your BMI Less Than 25” Tucson Sport Magazine June/July Issue 2006 Page 36



“How Not to Miss a Bicuspid Aortic Valve in the Echocardiography Laboratory”

 Salvatore J. Tirrito, Edmund Kenneth Kerut.  ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY: A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques. January 2005 – Volume 22 Issue 1 Page 53.

“How and to Measure Left Atrial Volume”

Salvatore J. Tirrito, Dean Augustine, Edmund Kenneth Kerut.  ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY: A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques. August 2004 – Volume 21 Issue 6 Page 569.

“Hypertriglyceridemia as a marker of risk for arteriopathy in the post cardiac transplant recipient”                                                                                                                          Salvatore J. Tirrito, Joseph Miller III, Andrew Smith, D.J. Vega, Laurence Sperling, Wendy M. Book; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.  Journal of Heart Failure; Abstracts of the 8th World Congress on Heart Failure- Mechanisms and Management; Volume 7, Number 1

“Localization of the EPMl gene for progressive myoclonus epilepsy on chr. 21: LD allows high resolution mapping.”

Anna-Elina Lehesjoki, Marjaleena Koskiniemi, Reijo Norio, Salvatore Tirrito, Eric Lander, and Albert de la Chapelle

Human Molecular Genetics; Volume 2, No, 8, 1229-1234; June, 1993.

Professional Organizations, Honors and Societies

Tucson Up and Comers Award 2010

Tucson’s 2009 40 under 40 Winner

American College of Cardiology (Fellow)                                                                                       American Society of Echocardiography (Member)                                                                      American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (Member)                                                                                                       North American Society for Cardiac Imaging (Member)

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (Member)

Fulbright Alumnus and member of National Fulbright Association


Level lII Certification: Cardiovascular CT

Board Certified Adult Cardiovascular Diseases

Board Certified Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Board Certified Nuclear Cardiology

Board Certified Internal Medicine

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