SouthWest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness and Treatment
The Institute's founder, James V. Talano MD, MM, FACC is a internationally recognized expert in the field of non-invasive cardiology with broad experience in cardiovascular care and management.
Dr. James V. Talano MD, MM, FACC is the Clinical Director and Founder of the SWICFT Institute. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and served as Chief of Cardiology and The Lassen Professor of Medicine at Tulane University Medical School. He has held the positions of Director of Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Naples, Director of Cardiology Graphics and Chief of Clinical Cardiology in the Section of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lester B. Knight Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School and at Lakeside Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Talano is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and serves on the Council of Clinical Cardiology.
Dr. Talano received his medical degree from Loyola University Medical School. He conducted his residency and cardiovascular fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Washington DC and also served a clinical fellowship in Cardiology at Tufts University Hospital in Boston. In addition, he holds a Masters in Management degree from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management and is a retired Major in the US Army Reserve Medical Corp. Dr. Talano has authored over 150 original articles, chapters, and review articles.
Dr. Talano is the past President of the Collier County Medical Society, Chairman of the Emergency Medical Services Board for Collier County, and head of the Institutional Review Board for Naples Community Hospital.
Dr. Robert Baily, Dr. Ariel De La Rosa, Dr. Peter Foster, Dr. Steven Mason, Dr. Sajan Rao, Jordan Beaverson, PA-C, Jennifer Mazorra ARNP and Janet Sparker PA-C, RN are providers with the practice.