Cosmo has been with Pima Heart & Vascular for seven years. He is a Cardiac Device Specialist/Coordinator who interrogates and programs implantable devices such as loop recorders, pacemakers, and defibrillators.
Cosmo started as a medical assistant and quickly learned every test and position available. While attending treadmill class, he started learning EKGs from a book he found on Amazon. Cosmo’s motivation in learning was noticed and was given the opportunity to spend time formally learning EKG’s in order to scan holter monitors.
After some time with holters, Cosmo transferred to remote monitoring implantable loop recorders, where he became interested in learning about pacemakers and defibrillators. He utilized free online resources until an opportunity became available to be formally trained in a 6-month program. Since then, Cosmo has trained 2 device specialists in house with a similar 6 month program.
How would you describe your time at Pima Heart & Vascular?
“Motivation and hard work have shown me that you can accomplish great things with Pima Heart and Vascular. I consider all of you my family we laugh, cry, and motivate each other, I can’t imagine my life without my Pima Heart family.”
If you could choose any other career, what would you do?
“My family on both side’s work in the medical field as doctors and nurses – my mother was a case manager for HealthSouth now known as Encompass and my aunt was an ICU nurse in New Jersey who was called to triage during 9/11. I have many motivating factors to work in the medical field so I would choose to be a physician.”
Anything else you would like to share with your Pima Heart & Vascular family?
“While training in cardiac devices my mother found some photos of my great grandfather implanting one of the first implantable pacemaker for Muhlenberg hospital in New Jersey in the early 1960’s.”