Richard Ammar, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiovascular specialist at HeartPlace in Plano and Richardson, Texas. He is board-certified in cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine and specializes in nuclear cardiology.
Dr. Ammar was born in the coalfields of West Virginia, where he attended high school and was an all-state football player. Following graduation, he trained as a biomedical engineer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He returned to his home state for medical school at West Virginia University in Morgantown and then moved to Iowa for post-graduate training. There, he met and married his best friend.
Dr. Ammar worked in the upper Midwest for about 14 years prior to moving to Texas. He is fellowship-trained in all aspects of interventional cardiology and has been trained in vascular and endovascular medicine by some of the luminaries in the field.
He and his wife are blessed with two wonderful teenage boys; family, school, and church activities prevent any danger of boredom in their home. When time permits, Dr. Ammar is an avid college football and basketball fan.