Maria R. Lahti, MD

Maria R. Lahti, MD

Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group Ascension Medical Group
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Maria R. Lahti, MD, is a cardiologist specializing in heart catheterization and minimally invasive heart care at Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart in Miramar Beach, Florida in between Destin and Sandestin. She performs procedures to restore blood flow to the heart. Dr. Lahti starts by listening to understand you and your health concerns. She works with our multidisciplinary cardiologists to create a care plan that's right for you. Our cardiovascular specialists are part of an integrated, national network of heart care, sharing best practices and offering evaluation and treatment of the most complex heart conditions.

There's a lot to think about when deciding to have heart surgery. Dr. Lathi is here for you. She is part of our cardiac surgery care team, specializing in minimally invasive heart and vascular surgery. She performs cardiology procedures to help prevent heart attack and stroke, including opening clogged coronary arteries (angioplasty, with balloon or stent).

Dr. Lahti has a special interest in coronary heart disease, heart disease in women, heart failure, heart rhythm disorders and prevention of coronary heart disease.

Dr. Lahti joined Ascension after 27 years of service in the U.S. Air Force where she retired at the rank of Colonel.

Outside of the office, Dr. Lahti enjoys nature and outdoor activities as well as spending time with her husband and three teenagers. She was previously a professional musician.
Meet Maria R. Lahti, MD



  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


  • S.A. Uniformed Services Health Educ. Consortium


  • Keesler Medical Center


  • Keesler Medical Center


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast


  • The American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
Professional Statement
I strive to improve the cardiac health of my patients and encourage a healthier lifestyle.
- Maria R. Lahti, MD
Why Ascension
Ascension doctors are committed to getting to know you. They take time for real back-and-forth conversations with you so they can understand all aspects of you and your life. Because great care starts with seeing your whole picture.
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