First Seminar in 2009 Series to Focus on Vascular Disease

Community Memorial Health System kicks off its 2009 seminar series with a seminar on vascular disease on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital.

This free public education program, “Vascular Disease – A Guide to Assessing Your Risk,” will run from 6 to 8 p.m.

Naveen Sharma, M.D., who is board-certified in interventional cardiology, will lead the seminar. He will discuss the symptoms of vascular disease and ways to help reduce the chances of developing the disease. Dr. Sharma also will discuss the latest treatment options available and provide his candid opinions on the benefits and risks of the newest non-surgical procedures.

Dr. Sharma is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. He received his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed his General and Interventional Cardiology training from Indiana University. He has completed training in Computed Tomography Angiography as well as fellowships in Peripheral Vascular and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Sharma is a member of Ventura Cardiology Consultants and is on staff at Community Memorial Hospital.

Space is limited, so reservations are recommended. Call 805/652-5436, or register online at

Community Memorial Hospital is located at 147 N. Brent St. in Ventura.