Benigno F. Decena III, MD

“Clichéd as it may sound, I try to treat every patient the way I would like my family treated. My specialty, cardiac electrophysiology, depends on the use of some the most advanced technologies in medicine today. However, I believe that listening to what a patient has to say is still the most important part of what I do every day. From the teenagers to centenarians that I see, no two patients are alike. Understanding the differences allows me to create a treatment strategy that makes sense for each individual patient.”

Medical School

Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Internship/Residency in Medicine

State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY

Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Residency in Internal Medicine

Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Fellowship in Adult Cardiovascular Diseases

University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care
Burlington, VT

Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease, 1999
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2001

Medical Interests:

Pharmacologic and Ablative Therapy for Arrhythmias
Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Therapy
General Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology

Professional Affiliations:

Heart Rhythm Society
Arizona Medical Society
Pima County Medical Society

Personal Interests:

  • Family
  • Golf
  • Sports (particularly Penn State athletics)
  • Music
  • Cooking

“I feel fortunate that my career allows me to do something I truly enjoy on a day to day basis. While practicing medicine requires a lot of sacrifice and can seem all-consuming at times, my beautiful wife, two children and two step-children keep me grounded and balanced.”

Patient Success Stories

  • “Great treatment by a top professional.”

  • “The doctor explained arrhythmias very well.”

  • “I am so blessed Dr. Decena was at the emergency room when I went there. He is a wonderful doctor. I’m sure if it was not for him I would be dead. I wouldn’t go to anyone else.”

  • “I have been seeing Dr. Decena for eight years, and am very pleased with his care.”

  • “Dr. Decena is very good and listens to my every complaint! His assistant is excellent so sweet and kind. The office staff when I arrived is so friendly all the time, it’s nice to see people who are very good and patient when one might not feel too good. “