As the son of two physicians, Rob Quintos, M.D., knows very few professions can impact the quality of people's lives like medicine. Although he explored many different fields in college, he kept coming back to medicine. "I wanted to make a difference in my community and I wanted my career to matter," he said.
As a physician, Dr. Quintos considers his most important role is to educate and raise awareness of cardiovascular health. "Heart disease is not inevitable and is many times preventable," he said. "The greatest challenge is helping people understand that change may be necessary, even when they feel healthy. Prevention starts with awareness of your risk." He enjoys building long-term relationships with patients and their families. "I am always humbled each time a new patient trusts me with their care. This is a responsibility to I do not take lightly," he said.
Dr. Quintos earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Texas in Houston and completed his residency at Loyola University in Maywood, Ill. He came to Oregon for his fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University, and is board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology and coronary CT angiography and has a special interest in heart disease in athletes.
Originally from Michigan and raised in Texas, Dr. Quintos enjoys being active in the Pacific Northwest. In his free time, he enjoys running, competing in triathlons, playing basketball and snowboarding.
Areas of expertise
Cardiovascular disease; preventative cardiology; sports cardiology