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Ryan Norris, D.O., a cardiologist with the INTEGRIS Heart Hospital at Southwest Medical Center was recently awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical Lipidology .

INTEGRIS Physician Achieves Certification in Clinical Lipidology

Ryan NorrisRyan Norris, D.O., a cardiologist with the INTEGRIS Heart Hospital at Southwest Medical Center was recently awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL). The ABCL is a nonprofit certifying organization dedicated to reducing the morbidity and mortality from cholesterol disorders known as dyslipidemia and related diseases.

Professionals in the area of lipid management or “lipidologists” specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia, which may cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is responsible for approximately one-third of all deaths in the U.S.

To obtain Diplomate status with the ABCL, a physician must complete a range of continuing medical education requirements and successfully pass a rigorous examination. Norris joins more than 800 physicians from across the nation and is one of only three cardiologists in Oklahoma  who have achieved this important credential. The ABCL certifies those physicians who have distinguished themselves amongst their colleagues and who have satisfied the credentialing and testing requirements established by the ABCL.

Norris attended Kansas State University, where he acquired his B.S. in biology, and went on to complete his doctorate in osteopathic medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Advocate Lutheran before becoming chief resident, completing his cardiovascular disease fellowship at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Illinois and becoming board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography.

Dr. Norris is happy to provide assistance for patients suffering from the wide range of cholesterol disorders, including complex genetic disorders and intolerance of statin medications. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 405-644-5201.

To learn more about dyslipidemia and the field of lipidology, visit the National Lipid Association website at www.lipid.org.