Meet Our Cardiologists

Dignity Health Medical Group - Sierra Nevada
280 Sierra College Drive, Suite 105
Grass Valley, CA 95945

x To schedule an appointment with one of our cardiologists, call: (530) 446-2088

Ryan Smith, MD - Dignity Health
Ryan Smith, MD | Cardiology and Echocardiography

Special Clinical Interests: Cardiac Ultrasound, Medical Anti-arrhythmic Therapy, Treatment of Resistant Hypertension, Treatment of Angina (heart pain) Despite Normal Coronary Artery Syndrome, Minimization of Drug Side Effects

Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Education: University of California, Irvine (Medical School); Mount Sinai Medical Center (Internship); University of California San Francisco – Fresno (Residency); UCLA – VA Greater Los Angeles (Fellowship)

Philosophy of Care: I believe the best treatment is to help prevent disease before it occurs. I work with my patients to understand their concerns, treating their heart the way I’d want one of my loved ones treated.

Anabel Facemire, MD - Dignity Health
Anabel Facemire, MD | Cardiology

Special Clinical Interests: Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Preventive Cardiology, Women’s Heart Health

Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology

Education: University of Guayaquil (Medical School); Graduate Hospital, MCP Hahnemann (Internship) and Residency); Mount Sinai Medical Center (Fellowship)

Philosophy of Care: My treatment approach focuses on the latest evidence-based medicine, bolstered by teaching the benefits of nutrition, exercise, stress management and spiritual support.

Nathaniel Woodruff, MD - Dignity Health
Nathaniel Woodruff, MD, PhD | Cardiology

Special Clinical Interests: Aviation Medicine, Diving Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pacemaker Implantation and Evaluation, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization

Board Certified: Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Medical School) University of Washington School of Medicine (Internship), Residency and Fellowship)

Philosophy of Care: I believe in treating my patients as individuals with a need to be listened to and respected.

Call today to book an appointment at (530) 446-2088