Cardiovascular Medicine - Domino's Farms Physicians/Providers
Kathy Rhodes, Ph.D., R.D.
Kathy Rhodes is Manager of the Nutrition Team for Preventive Cardiology Services. For over 17 years, Ms. Rhodes has counseled individuals and groups in heart disease risk reduction. She received her undergraduate degree in botany from Indiana University and her masters and doctorate in biological sciences from the University of Michigan. She became a registered dietitian in 1986 and has been a member of the American Dietetic Association for over 20 years. Ms. Rhodes is co-author of the High Fit- Low Fat Vegetarian cookbook, Simply Soy, A Variety of Choices produced by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, and contributing author of the M-Fit Grocery Shopping Guide, Your Guide to Healthier Choices. Her research interests include the effectiveness of nutrition therapy on patient outcomes and she is co-investigator of the national Lipid Management Nutrition Outcomes Project. In 1998, Ms. Rhodes received the Eastern Michigan University's Distinguished Alumna Award.
Ms. Rhodes and her husband, Steve, have lived in Ann Arbor since 1970. They have 2 wonderful daughters. In her leisure time, she loves to do yoga, take long walks, and travel.
Kim Allen Eagle, M.D.
Dr. Eagle is the Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief of Clinical Cardiology, and Clinical Director of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Health System. A graduate of Oregon State University, he earned his medical degree from Tufts University Medical School. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and served research and clinical fellowships in cardiology and health services research at Harvard Medical School and The Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to coming to Michigan, Dr. Eagle served The Massachusetts General Hospital where he was promoted to Associate Director of Clinical Cardiology and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard.
Since coming to the University of Michigan in 1994, Dr. Eagle has overseen a vigorous outcomes research program focusing on quality, cost-effectiveness, use of practice guidelines in cardiovascular care, evaluation and management of acute coronary syndromes, the evaluation and management of aortic dissection, and the use of modern mathematical models to assess outcomes and risk. He maintains an active inpatient and outpatient practice and is working with colleagues in creating the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center.
Dr. Eagle, his wife Darlene and son Taylor (age 14) enjoy Ann Arbor's diverse opportunities for cultural and family fun. They spend time cheering the Michigan athletic teams, volunteering at St. Mary's Student Parish, and trying to keep up with Taylor's enthusiasm for tennis and golf. Dr. Eagle is an avid fly fisherman and skier and often enjoys these pastimes in Montana, his childhood home.
Melvyn Rubenfire, M.D., FACP, FACC, FACCP
Dr. Rubenfire is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Science and medical degree at Wayne State University. Following his residency training in internal medicine at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, he completed a clinical and NIH research fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, Dr. Rubenfire was Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Sinai Hospital, and a Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenfire is a pioneer in coronary disease prevention having developed the first cardiac rehabilitation and lipid management program in Michigan in the 1980's.
Since coming to the University in 1991, he has served as the Director of Preventive Cardiology. In addition to his cardiology practice, he is active in the education of students and advanced trainees and cardiovascular research with over 150 publications in medical journals. His clinical and research interests include coronary risk assessment and treatment, alternatives for enhancing quality of life and reducing morbidity and mortality in coronary disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He has developed a unique multidisciplinary team at the University with a focus on prevention and alternatives to bypass and angioplasty. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Heart Association of Michigan, as Michigan Governor for the American College of Cardiology and American College of Physicians, and presently serves on the Prevention Committee of the American College of Cardiology. He was the 2001 recipient of the Maimonides Award given for his leadership in health care and education.
Dr. Rubenfire and his wife Diane have two children and five grandchildren. They love spending time with family and friends, enjoy the theatre, and have traveled extensively. He is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast, and practices the lifestyle he recommends.
Patrick Walden, M.B.A.
Metabolic Fitness Program &
Cardiovascular Executive Health Program