Dr. Mircea Petrina was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where he was raised and educated; he graduated from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, General Medicine, top in his class. After a year of internship in the same city, he started an Internal Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan, followed by a research fellowship in Cardiovascular Outcomes at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He then moved to Chicago for a Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship at Michael Reese Hospital, University of Illinois and returned to the Detroit area for an Interventional Fellowship at DMC/Harper Hospital, Wayne State University. He has been in private practice since 2009 in Westminster, Colorado where he specializes in peripheral arterial disease prevention, screening, diagnosing and treatment. He is an active staff member, member of the Physician Advisory Committee at North Suburban Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Rocky Vista University.