By Vanessa Poulson
For the Opelika
Michael R. Manogue has joined the team at Pinnacle Cardiovascular Associates at the Bent Creek location in Auburn to become the area’s only cardiac electrophysiologist.
After studying at The University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Manogue went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and his fellowships at Emory University in cardiovascular disease and clinical electrophysiology.
While at USA, Manogue was awarded the Clyde Huggins Medical Student Research Award and graduated with research honors.
After most recently working in Atlanta, he said he is excited to join the team in the Auburn-Opelika area. Seventeen years of education after his high school graduation helped him reach his current position.
“I am very excited to bring the skills I have learned in fellowship to fill the need for a cardiac electrophysiologist in the Auburn/Opelika area,” Manogue said in an interview with East Alabama Medical Center. “My wife Erica and I can’t wait to raise our family in the area and become a part of the local community.”
Manogue’s position itself is unique because cardiologists can help to diagnose and treat heart diseases, such as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm disorders and heart failure. Electrophysiology specifically studies test the electrical activity of your heart to find where an arrhythmia is coming from.
Previous cardiac electrophysiologists in the area usually commuted from a larger city to do their work. Manogue’s presence will help bridge a gap in the health community for Auburn-Opelika and the surrounding areas.
“It is incredibly rewarding to use all of the skills and experience that I’ve gained throughout my training in providing a new level of cardiac care to the area. Every day is a fun challenge, and with each case, I come across a neat nuance to an arrhythmia that helps my job remain endlessly fascinating,” Manogue said. “I’m happy to be here in the East Alabama region to provide that continuity, and I very much enjoy educating my patients on the details of their arrhythmias, because I think it helps them care for themselves better.”
Manogue will practice at Pinnacle Cardiovascular Associates, which is located at 2375 Champions Blvd.
To schedule an appointment, call 334-466-4000.