Upper Valley Cardiology, Says Goodbye to Dr. Kupper, Welcomes Dr. King

Heart Health News     Fall 2017

As one doctor retires from Upper Valley Cardiology, another physician joins the practice. 

Dr. Thomas Kupper Retires

After more than 30 years with the practice, Thomas Kupper, MD, will retire. Prior to joining Upper Valley Cardiology in March 2013, Dr. Kupper had worked for 20 years at Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018).

A graduate of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Kupper completed his residency at Miami Valley Hospital.

Through his career Dr. Kupper’s specialties have included angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear and echocardiographic stress testing, pacemaker insertions, peripheral vascular testing, and stents. 

Dr. Kupper says he will have many fond memories of his time with the practice. 

“It was an honor to work with such great physician partners, and the office staff was fabulous,” Kupper says. “It felt like family.”

“Perhaps the greatest gift and memory I will have is the countless patients I’ve had the humbling privilege to care for over my career. I am sure that the day-to-day interactions with patients is going to be what I will miss the most.”

After his retirement, Dr. Kupper says his plans include having more time for golfing and cheering for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. Having always enjoyed writing, he says he will aspire to have a New York Times best seller sometime in his future. 

“Lastly, I hope to spend more time with my lovely wife, sons, and my beloved Scottish Terrier, Pippa,” he says. 

Dr. Bryan King Joins Upper Valley Cardiology

Bryan King, MD, is the most recent addition to the physician team at Upper Valley Cardiology. 

Dr. King is a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he also completed his internal medicine residency. He was chosen as Chief Cardiology Fellow during his cardiovascular medicine fellowship, which he completed in 2017. 

Dr. King has special interests in heart failure, imaging, and adult congenital heart disease. 

Having recently relocated to the greater-Dayton area from Tennessee, Dr. King says he is looking forward to serving a small community like the one he grew up in. He’s also excited to work “with all the great people I’ve met so far.” 

“I want my patients to know that I enjoy educating them about their conditions so they can be a more actively involved party in their own treatment and decision making,” he says. 

Outside of work, Dr. King enjoys golf, baseball, mountain biking, puzzles, games, computer technology, and travel. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

For more information about Dr. Kupper and Dr. King, call the office at (937) 335-3518(937) 335-3518 or visit uppervalleycardiology.com.

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