January 27, 2022
Meet Dr. Abdelhadi Rifai, Cardiologist
CRMG Heart & Vascular Institute
Dr. Abdelhadi Rifai joined the Cheyenne Regional Medical Group (CRMG) Heart & Vascular Institute from Chicago, IL, where he completed his cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
Dr. Rifai said he chose cardiology because he “was fascinated by the multi-modality approach that cardiology offers” and specifically “the link between physical exams to imaging to interventional procedures—all with the aim of improving a patient’s quality of life.”
According to Rifai, there is “no boring day in cardiology,” and he enjoys the continuous learning and complexity that this specialty has to offer.
Dr. Rifai is well-versed in all noninvasive imaging modalities—from echocardiograms to nuclear to cardiac computed tomography angiography.
Dr. Rifai is also passionate about caring for patients diagnosed with heart failure, having trained in the biggest heart failure center in the Midwest.
Given his training and experience, Dr. Rifai has been appointed as the medical director of the Heart & Vascular Institute’s heart failure treatment program. Dr. Rifai’s goal as the medical director is to “optimize treatments so we can provide the best quality of life for our patients with heart failure.”
In his personal time, Dr. Rifai enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. Additional hobbies include playing tennis and riding his motorcycle.
Dr. Rifai is currently accepting new patients.
For more information about scheduling an appointment with Dr. Rifai or other providers at the CRMG Heart & Vascular Institute, call (307) 637-1600.
Meet Dr. Vipul Madhwani, Cardiologist
CRMG Heart & Vascular Institute
Dr. Vipu Madhwani is one of the newest members of the Cheyenne Regional Medical Group (CRMG) Heart & Vascular Institute.
Dr. Madhwani completed his cardiovascular medicine training at the University of Louisville and his chief residency and internal medicine residency at MedStar Georgetown/Washington hospital center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Madhwani said he pursued cardiology because it “fulfills both my passion for using a procedural skill set as well as my eagerness to help and cure patients.”
As a cardiologist, Dr. Madhwani said he also likes the challenge and satisfaction of making diagnoses as well as improving patient care management.
“Heart science is the marriage of a complex diagnosis and extensive treatment,” he said, “but ultimately it promises a chance of survival and hope for a healthy life.”
Dr. Madhwani is especially passionate about helping patients with valvular heart disease and has a vast skill set that ranges from cardio-oncology to nuclear and diastolic stress testing. Other areas of expertise include transesophageal echocardiography and structural imaging.
Hiking and exploring nature as well as experimenting in the kitchen and cooking fusion dishes are among Dr. Madhwani’s personal hobbies. He recently shared, “I hope to pick up a pair of skis this season and try something new!”
Dr. Madhwani is currently accepting new patients.
For more information about scheduling an appointment with Dr. Madhwani or other providers at the CRMG Heart & Vascular Institute, call (307) 637-1600.