Vishal K. Goyal, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Invasive Cardiology; Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization; Pacemaker Implantation

Vishal previously worked in Sonoma County for two years before moving to Santa Barbara, where his wife grew up and still holds a 5thgrade track record.  He considers himself a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.  He is fortunate to live, work, and play in paradise while still being close to wonderful grandparents.  His interests include gourmet cooking, fine dining, enology, cycling, and tennis.

Vishal specializes in preventive cardiology but also brings highly advanced skills to our practice.  He is board certified in nuclear and ultrasound imaging of the heart and serves as the medical director of our ultrasound imaging lab.  He was elected to the medical honors society, Alpha Omega Alpha, in recognition of his performance as a senior resident at UC Davis.  He was chosen as the chief fellow during his cardiology training.  He was later given the coveted Teacher of the Year award here in Santa Barbara. He enjoys teaching young physicians about cardiology, and you will frequently see trainees with him.

With some prior experience in integrative (complementary and alternative) medicine, in addition to traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, Vishal also welcomes a more holistic approach to cardiac care when appropriate.

Skills

  • Non-invasive nuclear and ultrasound cardiac imaging
  • Pacemaker and rhythm monitor implantation and monitoring
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Transesophageal ultrasounds of the heart
  • Preventive cardiology with cardiac risk assessment and lipid management
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish