Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Lena Awar Joins St. Bernards HeartCare Center

JONESBORO, Ark. – Interventional Cardiologist and Jonesboro native Lena Awar, M.D. has joined the medical team at St. Bernards HeartCare Center.

Dr. Awar arrives at St. Bernards after practicing Cardiology in southern California since 2015, including an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and Cardiovascular Fellowship at the University of Southern California and an Internal Medicine Residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Awar earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2014 and received her undergraduate degrees from Arkansas State University in 2010. The daughter of retired St. Bernards Cardiologist Ziad Awar, M.D., she graduated from Jonesboro High School in 2006.

Max Arroyo, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist with St. BernardsHeartCare, said the addition of Dr. Awar further solidifies St. Bernards as the region’s premier cardiovascular provider.

“Dr. Awar brings a wealth of expertise and training to the region’s top cardiovascular team,” Dr. Arroyo said. “We practiced alongside her father for years, watching her develop into an incredible physician. She could have practiced anywhere in the country, but she chose to come home. We’re honored the Awarlegacy continues at St. Bernards.”

Fluent in three languages, Dr. Awar holds certifications with the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Society of Echocardiography Board in Cardia Echocardiography and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. She also holds medical licensure in both Arkansas and California. Her professional memberships include the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Medical Women’s Association, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Awar lives in Jonesboro.

For more information, including appointment requests, visit, or call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300.

St. Bernards Healthcare, a non-profit healthcare system based in Northeast Arkansas, serves as the corporate parent of a number of healthcare entities, including the largest hospital in the region, St. Bernards Medical Center, a 440-bed acute care hospital that serves as a regional referral center for 23 counties in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. It is the only Level III Trauma Center in the region, houses the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the eastern part of Arkansas and has served as the trusted provider of comprehensive, compassionate healthcare services for 122 years. For more information, please visit or call the St. BernardsHealthline at 870.207.7300.

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