Sergio Fazio M.D., Ph.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Director, Center for Preventive Cardiology

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (54 Ratings, 23 Comments)

Expertise

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology and diabetes

Special focus on

  • Cholesterol/Lipid Management
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Heart Disease and Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Lipidology
  • Preventive Cardiology

Education

  • M.D., University of Rome, Rome Italy 1983
  • Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco California 1989
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Fellowship:

    • Metabolism, University of Rome, Italy and University of California, San Francisco
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Biography

Dr. Fazio is director of OHSU’s Center for Preventive Cardiology and is board certified in Lipidology (cholesterol). His clinical expertise includes:

Genetic and acquired disorders of cholesterol and triglycerides Diabetes, hypertension, obesity and gout Genetic predisposition to early heart attacks Cardiovascular risk assessment in apparently healthy individuals Alternative therapies for people unable to tolerate lipid drugs

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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (54 Ratings, 23 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 28, 2019

    Excellent visit. I was seen by two Doctors and a NP. They were all fantastic, very knowledgeable and let me know what they were thinking.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    All aspects of my visit were very professional and caring.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    My first office visit with Dr Fazio and his team managing familial hypercholesterolemia. He is the quintessential physician. An expert in his field who established immediate rapport. Compassionate. Personable. An excellent communicator. Comprehensively and thoroughly addressed all my questions and concerns. I was most impressed that Dr Fazio introduced me to his health care team that will be working in conjunction with his patients in providing excellent medical care.

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Dr Fazio is an extremely nice man. He takes an interest in everything you say and will answer any question you have in a manner you can understand. He is very knowledgeable.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Very thorough. Informed, helpful and friendly.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Dr Fasio is very considerate and informative. I appreciate that he introduced me to the entire care team that will be involved in my ongoing care.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    I would say I felt very comfortable interacting with Dr. Fazio and his student. both were very professional and answered all my questions. They took the time to care and I appreciated the kindness they demonstrated.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    I couldn't have been more impressed with the fact that Dr. Fazio used it as a training opportunity for a med student and also a new cardiologist and so the time spent was more than I've ever gotten to spend with any, any doctor and the education that I actually learned was invaluable.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Dr. Fazio was very professional, very kind explained things very well and I would recommend him to any cardiac patient and I'm looking forward to seeing him again on my next appointment.

  • Jun 10, 2019

    Very professional and efficient. The doctor was very knowledgeable and quickly suggested more aggressive and reasonable responses to my medical condition. My only downside was that the appointment felt rushed.

  • Jun 09, 2019

    A caring doctor who takes the time to educate his patient, who includes his patient in making decisions on their health care. I left with total trust in him.

  • May 13, 2019

    Good listening skills and very knowledgeable.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr.Fazio greatly exceeded my expectations. He listened to my concerns, was open minded, highly professional and provided well thought out suggestions for my future plan of action to protect my health. OHSU and Oregonians like myself are fortunate to have Dr. Fazio guiding us on our medical issues.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Very attentive wanted me to have all my questions answered before I left

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Thank you to both Doctors and the med student. You folks are awesome. I feel cared for.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr. Fazio for three years. He takes the time to explain things in just the right level of detail and makes sure you understand complex things clearly. He has provided me with the tools to manage my heart health.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    I felt really privileged to see Dr. Fazio.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    Dr. Fazio was thorough in his assessment and evaluation of my medical concerns. He provided me with a great deal of desired information tailored to my needs. He is very personable, and I look forward to working with him as part of my treatment team.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    I love Dr. Fazio and his entire team! He is warm, caring and a great listener. He really good at explaining things and making sure I understand. He is up to date on the most current, cutting edge treatment options, I feel very confident about my care being in his very capable hands.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    Being in the care of Dr. Fazio has been a life-changing experience for me. Due to my family history of heart disease, and my complex blood disorder with lipids and LP(a), I am at a very high risk for blockages or heart attack. Dr. Fazio provided me with peace of mind due to his commitment to non-invasive yet in-depth diagnostics. Dr. Fazio is kind, compassionate, professional, and an expert in his field. His advocacy for common sense testing gives patients the opportunity to know the full picture of their cardiovascular status. Before I found Dr. Fazio, I was an anxious wreck in constant fear that I was going to have a cardiac episode. Now I know my actual risk and am able to enjoy my life in peace. I could not recommend Dr. Fazio, and OHSU more highly.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    Dr Fazio and the fourth year resident asked many questions to gain an understanding of my need to lower my cholesterol.

  • Aug 19, 2018

    I was highly impressed with Dr. Sergio he was knowledgeable he took time with me I felt that he cared he had excellent bedside manner I can't say enough good things about Dr. Sergio and if you have any other questions just let me know and I was recommended to him and I would highly recommend him to anybody in need of a dr. thank you bye.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    I always enjoy my time with Dr Fazio. He is a great listener, and always has some insightful points to make about my health care concerns. He is one of the few Drs I see that offers me specific published studies to read concerning my condition. This is something I really appreciate, and it shows as well that he stays current with whats going on with the current research.

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