Dr. Padgett received his medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill in 1988. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He performed a vascular research fellowship at Harvard University in 1996. Before joining Oregon Cardiology in 1998, Dr. Padgett was an assistant professor at the University of Iowa. Dr. Padgett practices interventional cardiology and is developing regional programs in preventive cardiology. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular disease as well as Board certification in Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Padgett was elected to the position of Executive Medical Director of the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute in May 2006.