Dr. Ronald Asay is a Board-Certified cardiologist who has cared for patients in Utah County for more than 25 years.
Dr. Asay attended BYU, studying chemistry as an undergraduate and received an MD degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He took a US Navy scholarship for the last several years of medical school and consequently completed internal medicine training in Portsmouth Naval Regional Medical Center and then a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Naval Regional Medical Center San Diego and University of California San Diego. He finished his Naval career returning to the cardiology staff at UVRMC Portsmouth where he served on the clinical faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Dr. Asay was born in Billings Montana, but has lived in Wyoming, Germany, South Dakota, England, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona as a result of being the son of an air force officer. He and his wife Vicky have eight children and 36 grandchildren. He enjoys coaching his grandchildren in soccer and baseball as well as spending time in the outdoors. Dr. Asay has competed in many running events from 5K to marathon, mountain and road bike races, and triathlons. He loves Utah’s mountains, waterways and back country and alpine skiing.
As a young man, Dr. Asay served a mission for the LDS church in Guatemala and El Salvador. More recently he and his wife served as a mission president in Buenos Aires Argentina, and most recently as area medical adviser for the LDS church in Peru.
Dr. Asay has never regretted choosing a career in cardiology and is excited to be back treating patients again.
August 1972 - May 1976: University of Rochester School of Medicine (NY) Doctor of Medicine
1966-67 and 1969-72: Brigham Young University Undergraduate Program Chemistry
July 1976 - June 1981: Internship at Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth Va.
July 1976 - June 1981: Residency at Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth Va.
July 1979 - June 1981: Fellowship Cardiovascular Disease at Naval Regional Medical Center San Diego California (with multiple rotations University California San Diego Cardiology)
Certifications & Memberships
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (Current since 1979)
- American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease (Current since 1981)
- Interventional Cardiology (Current since 1999)
- National Board of Medical Examiners 1977, Certificate 173819