Dr. Pedone was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His family moved to Louisiana when he was four years old. Dr. Pedone attended high school at St. Paul’s in Covington and then continued his education at Tulane University in New Orleans, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with honors. After completing his degree at Louisiana State University, Dr. Pedone practiced Internal Medicine for six years in Covington. Dr. Pedone left private practice after being accepted for a cardiology fellowship at Ochsner Medical Institution. After three years of fellowship training, he achieved board certification in cardiology in 1991. Dr. Pedone is currently a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In addition, Dr. Pedone completed a six month fellowship in Nuclear Cardiology and is board certified in Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Joseph A. Pedone is also a practicing partner of the Okaloosa Heart and Vascular Center headquartered in Crestview, Florida. The Okaloosa Heart and Vascular Center has five offices along the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida.