Debbie A. Rinde-Hoffman, M.D., F.A.C.C., completed her medical training, including medical school, internal medicine internship, residency, and fellowship in cardiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Rinde-Hoffman has completed special training and proficiency in nuclear cardiology, cardiac transplantation, echocardiography, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, excimer laser angioplasty, and intracoronary stent placement. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and heart transplant by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition, she served as chief of the Department of Internal Medicine at Tampa General Hospital and is the medical director of the cardiac transplantation team. She is also an affiliate associate professor at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Rinde-Hoffman has had numerous articles published in the area of cardiac transplantation. She is a sought-after speaker on issues related to women with heart disease, congestive heart failure, transplantation, and mechanical assist devices. She is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies including the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and Florida Medical Association.