Melissa S. Burroughs Peña, MD, MS, FACC

Melissa S. Burroughs Peña, MD, MS, FACC

Bio:   Melissa Burroughs Peña is a general cardiologist with a particular expertise in preventive cardiology and advanced echocardiography. Dr. Burroughs Peña takes a holistic approach to the management of cardiovascular disease, applying the latest medical research to individualized patient-centered care. She enjoys caring for diverse patient population of Bay Area. She has lived in South America and enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and 2 children.
4.8 out of 5
186 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group in Emeryville

Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group in Oakland, 365 Hawthorne Ave

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography (2017)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2015)
  • Fellowship: Duke University Graduate School (2015) NC
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2011)
  • Residency: University of California - San Francisco (2011) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2008) MA
4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr. Burroughs Pena is so highly skilled both professionally & personally. I absolutely trust & admire her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

i will forever be grateful for finding my doctor on the website to search for Black Cardiologist. Dr. Burroghs Pena's wisdom, knowledge and expertise make her a huge asset to the profession of cardiology and most importantly a gift to her patients. She collaborates with her colleagues when she needs advice about an area that might not be her specialty. I feel comfortable being honest and telling her when I don't feel well. In my Rheumatologist's Dr. Tamiko Katsumoto's words "She is a gem!" Yep, I agree. She has taught me so much. I thjnk I'm going to advocacy work around cardiac sarcoidosis which is how my dad passed. I found out that only about 3 - 5% of sarcoidoosis patients are diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis but 25% are shown to have it upon autopsy. I never even heard of cardiac MRI's untill meeting Dr. Burroghs. I will be contacting my older family members with sarcoidosis to suggest they talk to a dr about checking their hearts.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I have an excellent experience with my Dr. Pena since my first visit. like I said before she explains what is going on and suggestions that will benefit me with my health.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Very patient explained and answered questions when asked, very involved with me -

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

excellent

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I was very pleased with the service and concerns my Cardiologist showed for my Care and if I had any problems with new meds that was ordered I could call. If an app is needed before my next app I can reschedule.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I really like this doctor and have complete trust in her

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Burroughs-Pena truly listens, with the kind of patience a very old person needs.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Burroughs Pena was amazing, one of the most knowledgeable, helpful and easy to talk to doctors whom I have ever seen. She took a great deal of time with me, answered all of my questions and did a thorough exam. I am very happy that she is my cardiologist and will be happy to refer friends/family to her.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

All staff is always friendly and caring.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

She was great and I would recommend her to everyone. it is because of her that we were able to find what was wrong and I will be forever grateful.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent care facility and staff.

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4.8 out of 5
186 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr. Burroughs Pena is so highly skilled both professionally & personally. I absolutely trust & admire her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

i will forever be grateful for finding my doctor on the website to search for Black Cardiologist. Dr. Burroghs Pena's wisdom, knowledge and expertise make her a huge asset to the profession of cardiology and most importantly a gift to her patients. She collaborates with her colleagues when she needs advice about an area that might not be her specialty. I feel comfortable being honest and telling her when I don't feel well. In my Rheumatologist's Dr. Tamiko Katsumoto's words "She is a gem!" Yep, I agree. She has taught me so much. I thjnk I'm going to advocacy work around cardiac sarcoidosis which is how my dad passed. I found out that only about 3 - 5% of sarcoidoosis patients are diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis but 25% are shown to have it upon autopsy. I never even heard of cardiac MRI's untill meeting Dr. Burroghs. I will be contacting my older family members with sarcoidosis to suggest they talk to a dr about checking their hearts.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I have an excellent experience with my Dr. Pena since my first visit. like I said before she explains what is going on and suggestions that will benefit me with my health.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Very patient explained and answered questions when asked, very involved with me -

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

excellent

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I was very pleased with the service and concerns my Cardiologist showed for my Care and if I had any problems with new meds that was ordered I could call. If an app is needed before my next app I can reschedule.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I really like this doctor and have complete trust in her

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Burroughs-Pena truly listens, with the kind of patience a very old person needs.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Burroughs Pena was amazing, one of the most knowledgeable, helpful and easy to talk to doctors whom I have ever seen. She took a great deal of time with me, answered all of my questions and did a thorough exam. I am very happy that she is my cardiologist and will be happy to refer friends/family to her.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

All staff is always friendly and caring.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

She was great and I would recommend her to everyone. it is because of her that we were able to find what was wrong and I will be forever grateful.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent care facility and staff.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Very good.

SHC Patient, May 2019

the Dr was great in every way!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Pena made me feel very comfortable

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

dr. borroughs pena was amazing. i saw her numerous times and she always spent a good amount of time with me. i had a perplexing case and she was very involved and went beyond to try to help me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

The best

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I had a satisfactory experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

already recommended Dr Burroughs Pena

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Very nice.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

This was the 1st time I met Dr Pena She's a real pro