Meet Rose’s EP Physician Team

Each patient’s heart is different and requires an individualized approach to treatment.

The expert team at Rocky Mountain Heart Rhythm Institute at Rose is comprised of physicians at the forefront of advanced arrhythmia treatment. They are pioneering new procedures aimed at effectively and efficiently restoring our patients’ hearts to their normal rhythm thereby improving overall quality of life.

Our team provides:

  • Comprehensive risk identification and heart rhythm evaluation
  • Expert staff with specialized training in arrhythmia treatment
  • Care plans tailored specifically to each patient
Christopher Stees, D.O.

Christopher Stees, DO, FAHRS — Electrophysiology

Dr. Stees is a graduate of University of Kansas and earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University. He completed an internship, residency and cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Stees is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and board eligible in cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Stees’ interests include catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias including  atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardias, supraventricular tachycardias, and ventricular tachycardia; his special interest is insudden cardiac death prevention and risk factor stratification. 

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Michael Firstenberg, MD

Michael Firstenberg, MD — Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Michael Firstenberg was raised in northeast Ohio and graduated from University of Chicago. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he trained in general surgery; he also conducted research and completed advanced training in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He completed his formal cardiothoracic training at The Ohio State University where he was on the faculty for seven years as an Assistant Professor of Surgery specializing in adult cardiac surgery with special interests in treating temporary mechanical circulatory support, complex coronary artery, valvular and aortic problems.

Dr. Firstenberg trained in both general and thoracic surgery and currently holds board certifications in thoracic surgery. He has won numerous awards and has been recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery by Castle Connolly and as one of the Top Doctors in Cleveland: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery by Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Firstenberg has published extensively on cardiovascular disease and lectured worldwide. He has been extensively involved in various research activities and numerous committees for professional cardiovascular societies.

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