Charles Jost , MD
Principal Interventional Cardiology/Vascular Specialist
Dr. Charles Jost was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was educated in four languages and attended the University of Geneva. Dr. Jost completed his Master of Science focusing on Genetics under the tutelage of the world renowned and fellow Swiss Jean Piaget, PhD. Dr. Jost then attended medical school at the University of Geneva, a seven year long course of study. Dr. Jost was invited to the United States, where he did his fourth year of medical school with externships at Harvard and Yale medical school. After a year of Internship in Geneva, focusing on Nuclear Cardiology, Dr. Jost was invited to attend Albert Einstein School of Medicine for an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Jost returned to Switzerland for family reasons to continue his studies in Geneva completing another Residency in Internal Medicine.
After being invited for a Fellowship in Cardiology at the prestigious University of Texas’ Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital, Dr. Jost returned to the United States. Recognizing the future potential of Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Jost went to the University of Toronto’s Toronto General Hospital for a specialized year of Fellowship in this emerging field first pioneered by Andreas Gruentzig, MD in Zurich, Switzerland. During his year of Fellowship, Dr. Jost completed over 600 coronary angiographies and 350 PTCAs (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasties) as well as many stents during his Fellowship year: an extraordinary level of achievement. During Dr. Jost’s studies he was widely published in international medical journals and was invited to speak at international meetings. Dr. Jost began his career as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee at Memphis before pursuing a career in private practice under a Visa reserved for those whose achievements are recognized, on an international level, to be of Extraordinary Ability.
Dr. Jost is double board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Jost elected to undertake the difficult and demanding task of re-certifying for his Cardiology Boards ten years after completing his Fellowships to ensure that he maintains the highest level of currency with his rapidly changing field. Dr. Jost is currently a Principal Investigator on multiple Clinical Studies and Registries, currently one of the leading world experts for the Cardiac Laser and a spokesman for Philips. This allows us to make sure patients receive the best available, evidence-based cardiology care. Dr. Jost is an Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Education, Midwestern University. Dr. Jost is a Fellow of the Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention.
Dr. Jost has performed over 5000 procedures in the last five years and over 15,000 procedures since his Fellowship in Cardiology. This puts Dr. Jost in the top 1% of operators in the United States, and all studies in medicine suggest that high procedure volumes lead to greater proficiency and lower risks of complication.
Dr. Jost practices in Mesa, Arizona and sees patients at his state-of-the-art equipped clinic.
Dr. Jost was featured in Cath Lab Digest recently here.