Michael Vincent, MD currently serves in the Medical Office for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) as a volunteer physician providing medical care consultation and guidance for 60,000 LDS missionaries serving throughout the world.
Dr. Vincent’s medical and administrative career has been broad in scope, equally divided between patient care, medical administration, teaching, and research. He served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Utah Hospital and School of Medicine, and as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Internal Medicine. In addition, Dr. Vincent was Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at LDS Hospital, a facility of Intermountain Healthcare, Inc. and an affiliated hospital of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Simultaneously, Dr. Vincent served as Director of the Graduate Medical Education Program (27 years), Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program (30 years), and Director of the Transitional Year Residency Program (19 years). Throughout those years, Dr. Vincent held weekly teaching and clinical rounds with university medical students, interns and residents.
In 1992, Dr. Vincent founded the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children and young adults genetically predisposed to sudden death. He remains involved in the foundation and in assisting cardiologists in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Vincent received numerous awards including American Heart Association Citation for International Service in 1982, Researcher of the Year (twice), LDS Hospital Medical Staff Award, and Gold Caduceus Award for Outstanding Achievement from the AMICUS Membership Club of Intermountain Healthcare, Inc. He also received the Golden Apple Teaching Award from the LDS Hospital house staff on several occasions. In addition, during his career Dr. Vincent published numerous articles, book chapters and abstracts.
Dr. Vincent is board certified in Internal Medicine and cardiovascular disease. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and fellowship in cardiology also at Johns Hopkins.