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  • Damon Kelsay, MD

    Damon E. Kelsay, MD

    Specialties

    • Cardiovascular Disease*
    • * Indicates Board Certified in this Specialty
    760-346-0642
    Rancho Mirage

    Location Details

    Desert Cardiology Center
    39000 Bob Hope Drive
    Hal B. Wallis Building
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Damon E. Kelsay, MD

    Specialties

    • Cardiovascular Disease*
    • * Indicates Board Certified in this Specialty
    Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Damon Kelsay received his medical degree and completed his residency and fellowship programs from Loma Linda University Medical Center.

    As a young boy, Dr. Kelsay always knew his vocation would involve medicine. Initially, he thought he would pursue a career in veterinary medicine. However, while interning and volunteering in a veterinary office while in high school, Dr. Kelsay didn’t like the notion of “putting down” animals, so he redirected his interest in medicine to humans.

    While in medical school, Dr. Kelsay became intrigued with cardiology. “The first time I listened to a heart murmur and saw an EKG, I was hooked on cardiology and haven’t regretted pursuing this specialty for even a moment,” states Dr. Kelsay. Over his career he has culled a special interest in invasive and non-interventional procedures, such as pacemakers, echo cardiology and device therapy.

    In working with patients, Dr. Kelsay believes that patients should be active participants in their health care. “Patient outcomes are not as successful if the patient is not engaged and willing to do his or her part (quit smoking, exercise, proper nutrition). The ‘doctor-heal-me’ attitude doesn’t tend to work that well,” states Dr. Kelsay. “I manage chronic diseases that can be greatly affected and minimized with a combination of correct medication, devices, exercise and diet.”

    Dr. Kelsay practices what he preaches. He works out regularly, is a vegetarian (although he doesn’t require that of his patients) and is an avid snow skier.

    Professional Details

    • English, Spanish
    • 28 years
    • 28 years

    Professional Education

    • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    • Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Board Certification

    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease
    Publication Date: April 13, 2024
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