About Dr. Joffe

C. David Joffe, M.D., FACC is a nationally recognized cardiologist.  He is the founder and president of The Heart Institute of Dayton. The non-profit institute was established upon the sale of the Dayton Heart Hospital.

Dr. Joffe has long been fascinated with the human heart.  He recalls visiting out of town relatives as a very young child and watching the hearts of the fish that his uncle caught. Dr. Joffe turned this early curiosity and a desire to help people into his career in cardiology. An early advocate of prevention instead of merely treating the problem, he translated this strong belief in the value of maintaining a healthy heart into a busy medical practice that led to the founding of The Dayton Heart Center in 1992.  Dr. Joffe recounts, “Cardiology has changed by light years since I started practicing.  It has gone from a diagnostic practice to a full hands-on approach where you have the opportunity to save lives.”

Dr. Joffe is an innovator in cardiology in this region. He performed the first balloon angioplasty in this region at Good Samaritan (closed in 2018) in 1981. He was one of the first 100 doctors in the U.S. to do coronary and peripheral angioplasty intervention. Dr. Joffe is committed to cardiovascular education and improving the quality of cardiovascular health in the region through professional and public education.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Boston City Hospital. Following two years in cardiology fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston and Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, New York, Dr. Joffe served as Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Non-Invasive Laboratory at Darnal Army Hospital, Ft. Hood, Texas. Dr. Joffe had the privilege of studying under some of the best cardiologists of the 20th century, including Dr. Noble Fower, professor of cardiology at UC, Dr Richard Gorlin, the cardiologist who developed a method of diagnosing critical blockage of a heart valve without using surgery, and Andreas Gruntzig, the inventor of angioplasty.

Dr. Joffe was instrumental in the 1999 founding of Dayton Heart Hospital where he served as Medical Director and Director of the hospital's catheterization laboratory until the hospital’s affiliation with Good Samaritan (closed in 2018) in 2008. He was a senior member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for MedCath, Incorporated, a North Carolina-based health care company formerly affiliated with the Dayton Heart Hospital.

He is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.

Dr. Joffe is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography & Intervention (SCAI). Dr. Joffe is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.