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Sima Y. Hodavance, MD

Cardiology, Heart Failure

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Heart Failure
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Heart Failure
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Heart Institute
Languages spoken
English, Farsi

Dr. Hodavance's Locations

less than  km

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About Dr. Hodavance


University of Texas at Austin, BS - Biomedical Engineering, 2006

Medical Training
Duke University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2010


Internship 2011
Duke University

Residency 2013
Internal Medicine, Duke University

Fellowship 2014
Cardiovascular Disease, Duke University

Fellowship 2015
Cardiovascular Disease, Duke University

Fellowship 2016
Cardiovascular Disease, Duke University

Fellowship 2017
Cardiovascular Disease, Duke University

Fellowship 2018
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Duke University


American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

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