About Viet Le

Viet Le is a Cardiology Research PA with the Intermountain Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, UT. He completed a BSc in Exercise Sports Science/Athletic Training Emphasis at University of Utah. After seeing an ATC go on to become a PA at a Physical therapy group practice he worked at, Viet decided to pursue a PA Master’s degree at University of Utah. In his 2nd year during a rotation Cardiology he was offered a job with a group that came to know him during his didactic year. He worked at this practice for 18 months where he covered outpatient clinic, inpatient admitting, rounding, discharge, assessment of pacemakers, supervised stress echos, stress treadmills, stress nuclear tests and performed tilt table tests and electrical/chemical cardioversions. He ultimately left that position on good terms switched to a position Occupational Medicine for Compensation and Pension department at Salt Lake VAMC working his way up to Assistant Medical Director of the company. After 7 years, he returned back to the cardiology group, joining this time as a cardiology researcher, with heavy involvement in research presenting abstracts each year at the scientific conferences sponsored by the ACC, American Heart Association (AHA), American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), National Lipid Association (NLA), International Academy of Cardiology (IAC), etc. He was originally brought on at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Masters PA Program in 2015 as adjunct faculty, teaching 1-2 lectures across multiple subjects. This year he started teaching under a 0.2 FTE and is now also the co-course director of the cardiology section, with opportunities to teach in other sections throughout the year. His other interests include family vacations to the national and state parks located in Utah. He also loves watching his kids and the neighboring children play together in their circle after work.