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John E. Alexander, MD, FACC

Dr. Alexander brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in non-invasive cardiology and echocardiography.

Medical School:
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Fellowship:
Cardiology
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Akinyele O. Aluko, MD, FACC
Dr. Aluko brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive and interventional cardiology.

Medical School:
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria

Residency:
Internal Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
New York, NY

Fellowship:
Cardiology
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University New York, NY

Invasive Cardiology
Cornell University Medical Center
New York, NY


Interventional Cardiology
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA

 

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

Board of Trustees - Novant Health
Dr. Aluko was appointed to the Board of Trustees in March, 2007.
 
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J. Russell Bailey, MD, FACC

Dr. Bailey brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in electrophysiology and cardiac pacing.

Medical School:
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Memphis, TN

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine University of Virginia Hospitals
Charlottesville, VA

Fellowship:
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
North Carolina Baptist Hospital Bowman Gray School of Medicine Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Board Certification:
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Martin B. Cutrone, MD, FACC

Dr Cutrone brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in consultative cardiology, non-invasive cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Medical School:
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New York

Residency:
Internal Medicine
New England Deaconess
Boston, MA

Fellowship:
Cardiology
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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David A. Dowdy, MD, FACC

Dr. Dowdy brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive and interventional cardiology.

Medical School:
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC

Fellowship:
Cardiology
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Adrian C. Dusa, MD, FHRS

Dr. Dusa brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in electrophysiology, invasive and interventional cardiology.

Medical School:
University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mure
Târgu Mure, Romania

Residency:
Internal Medicine
University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mure
Târgu Mure, Romania

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship:
Cardiology
University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mure
Târgu Mure, Romania

Heart Institute
Timișoara, Romania

Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN

Interventional Cardiology
Hadassah Hospital
Jerusalem, Israel

Electrophysiology
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN

Board Certification:
Electrophysiology
Cardiology
Internal Medicine

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R. Brian Fazia, MD, FACC

Dr. Fazia brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive and non-invasive Cardiology.

Medical School:
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Residency:
Internal Medicine
University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Jonathan E. E. Fisher, MD, FACC

Dr. Fisher brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in non-invasive cardiology and echocardiography.

Medical School:
Mt Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Residency:
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Fellowship:
Cardiovascular Disease
Mt Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Dr Helton

Thomas J. Helton, DO, FACC

Dr. Helton brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

Medical School:
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Pikeville, KY

Residency:
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship:
Cardiovascular Medicine 
Interventional Cardiology

Cleveland Clinic 
Cleveland, OH

Board Certification:
Vascular Interpretation
Interventional Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Kevin Hsu, MD, FACC

Dr. Hsu is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Electrophysiology, and brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in electrophysiology and cardiac pacing.

Medical School:
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Residency:
Internal Medicine
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

Fellowship:
Cardiology
University of Florida Division of Cardiology
Gainesville, Florida

Board Certification:
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Robert S. Iwaoka, MD, FACC

Dr. Iwaoka brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in Invasive and Interventional Cardiology.

Medical School:
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Fellowship:
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Richard M. Jacoby, MD, FACC

Dr. Jacoby brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease.

Medical School:
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Harvard University Program
New England Deaconess Hospital
Boston, MA

Fellowship (Cardiology):
Harvard University Program
New England Deaconess Hospital
Boston, MA

Fellowship (Interventional Cardiology):
Harvard University Program
New England Deaconess Hospital
Boston, MA

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Apur R. Kamdar, MD

Dr. Kamdar brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in interventional and peripheral vascular cardiology.

Medical School:
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Summa Health System
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Akron, OH

Fellowship (Cardiovascular Medicine):
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship (Interventional Cardiology):
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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James David Kay, MD

Dr. Kay brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in non-invasive cardiology including CT angiography, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

Medical School:
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA

Fellowship:
Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Board Certification:
Internal Medicine

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Mark S. Kremers, MD, FACC

Dr. Kremers brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute Special expertise in electrophysiology and cardiac pacing.

Medical School:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Fellowship:
Cardiology
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Electrophysiology:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification:
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Martin J. Kreshon, MD, FACC

Dr. Kreshon brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive cardiology including nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

Medical School:
James H. Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Residency:
Internal Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Fellowship:
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Jonathan O. McLean, MD, FACC

Dr. McLean brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute Special expertise in invasive and interventional cardiology.

Medical School:
University of North Carolina

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Emory University Affiliated Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Fellowship:
Cardiology
Emory University Affiliated Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Director of Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
Edward B. McMillan, MD, FACC

Dr. McMillan brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in non-invasive cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Medical School:
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Fellowship:
Cardiology
University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
Charlottesville, VA

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Telly A. Meadows, MD

Dr. Meadows brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, and structural heart disease

Medical School:
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Fellowship (Cardiovascular Medicine):
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship (Interventional Cardiology):
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

 

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Michael John Miller, MD, FACC

Dr. Miller brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute Special expertise in invasive and interventional cardiology.

Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh
Pittlsburgh, PA

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Fellowship:
Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Gary S. Niess, MD, FACC

Dr. Niess brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive and interventional cardiology.

Medical School:
University of North Carolina
School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Residency:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Fellowship:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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William O. Ntim, MD, FACC, FACP, FASE

Dr. Ntim brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in cardiovascular tomography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He also has an advanced fellowship in cardiac imaging (cardiac MRI and CT.)

Medical School:
University of Ghana Medical School
Accra, Ghana

Residency:
Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship:
Cardiology
State University of New York Health Science Center
Brooklyn, NY

Advanced Imaging in Cardiovascular MRI and CT
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Nuclear Cardiology
St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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John A. Pasquini, MD, FACC

Dr. Pasquini brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute Special expertise in invasive and interventional cardiology.

Medical School:
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT

Residency:
Internal Medicine
St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York, NY

Fellowship:
Cardiology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Lipidology

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Robert W. Price, MD, FACC

Dr. Price brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive cardiology.

Medical School:
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland

Residency:
Internal Medicine
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
El Paso, TX

Fellowship:
Cardiology
Brooke Army Medical Center
San Antonio, TX

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Bernard M. Reen, III, MD, FACC

Dr. Reen brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular medicine.

Medical School:
Georgetown University
School of Medicine

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC

Fellowship:
Cardiovascular Disease
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC

Board Certification:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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James Wayne Roberts, MD

Dr. Roberts brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in cardiology and lipidology.

Medical School:
Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons

Fellowship:
Cardiovascular Disease
Johns Hopkins University
Balitmore, Maryland

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Kevin C. Sharkey, MD, FACC

Dr. Sharkey brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in non-invasive cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Medical School:
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Fellowship:
Cardiology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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David N. Smith, MD

Dr. Smith brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in cardiovascular disease, cardiac CT, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Medical School:
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

Fellowship:
Yale University School of Medicine
Beverly Sackler Foundation Laboratory
New Haven, CT

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Christopher G. Stephenson, MD, FACC

Dr. Stephenson brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, lipidology, nuclear cardiology, preventive cardiology, peripheral vascular ultrasound and integrative medicine/cardiology.

Medical School:
St Georges University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies and Brooklyn, NY

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Fellowship:
Cardiovascular Medicine
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Fellowship:
Integrative Medicine
The University of Arizona
Fellowship Director: Andrew Weil, MD

Board Certifications:
2000 - Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
2003 - Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
            Subspecialty of Cardiovascular Disease
2003 - National Board of Echocardiography
            Adult Comprehensive Echocardiolography
2007 - Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
2007 - Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
2010 - Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, 
           American  Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Lokesh Tejwani, MD, FACC

Dr. Tejwani brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and non-invasive cardiology.

Medical School:
Government Medical College
Rani Durgawati University
Jabalpur, MP, India

Residency:
Internal Medicine
University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Columbia, Missouri

Fellowship:
Cardiovascular Sciences
University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Columbia, Missouri

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Joseph Lake Trask, Sr., MD

Dr. Trask brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in nuclear cardiology and non-invasive cardiology.

Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Residency:
Internal Medicine
University of Alabama Hospitals
Birmingham, AL

Fellowship:
Cardiology
University Hospital
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
Nuclear Cardiology

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Ronald T. Uszenski, MD, FACC

Dr. Uszenski brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in consultative cardiology, echocardiography, and non-invasive cardiology.

Medical School:
St. George University School of Medicine

Residency:
Internal Medicine
St. Michaels Medical Center
Newark, New Jersey

Fellowship:
Cardiovascular Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Jerome E. Williams, Jr., MD, FACC

Dr. Williams brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive and interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology.

Medical School:
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Fellowship:
Interventional Cardiology
Yale University
School of Medicine
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Dennis N. Wilson, MD, FACC

Dr. Wilson brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive cardiology and nuclear cardiology.

Medical School:
Uniformed Services
University of The Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, HA

Fellowship:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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Leigh H. Younce, MD, FACC

Dr. Younce brings to Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute special expertise in invasive, non-invasive cardiology and sleep medicine.

Medical School:
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Residency:
Internal Medicine
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Fellowship:
Cardiovascular Disease
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

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