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Daniel Cox, M.D.

Daniel Cox, M.D.

Specialty: Vascular Medicine, Surgery  Subspecialty: Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Breese

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Jennifer Black, APRN-BC

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS Holy Family Hospital

“I enjoy promoting heart health and assisting clients to achieve their maximum wellness in the setting of cardiovascular disease. I strive to provide quality, personal care in close collaboration with Robert Trask, MD.”

Scott Marrus, MD, PhD

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS Holy Family Hospital, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Breese

“A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more than even the whole man – he must view the man in his world.”

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MD–Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Ph.D. –Neuroscience Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Internal Medicine Residency

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease

National Board of Echocardiography

American Heart Association

Heart Rhythm Society

American Society of Echocardiography

Maggie Jordan, PA-C

Maggie Jordan, PA-C

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. – Hippocrates”

Laura Grubb, PA-C

Laura Grubb, PA-C

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference - Winston Churchill”

Anne Fairfield, PA-C

Anne Fairfield, PA-C

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

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Amanda Winter, PA-C

Amanda Winter, PA-C

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Congestive Heart Failure
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

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Frank V. Aguirre

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Jacksonville-Prairie Cardiovascular, Lincoln-Prairie Cardiovascular (Inside Dennis Foot and Ankle), Prairie Diagnostic Center

“Having graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, I consider it a great privilege to return to Springfield to practice medicine. I’m grateful to provide quality and compassionate care to the people of this community.”

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M.D. – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

Residency – Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology Fellowships
Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, Missouri

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

Chief, Division of Cardiology – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

Associate Professor of Medicine – St. Louis University, Division of Cardiology, St. Louis, Missouri

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Heart Association

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

Ashraf Al-Dadah

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, Carlinville Area Hospital, Pana Community Hospital, HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital-Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants

“My passion is to educate and empower patients about their health. By assimilating the most advanced cardiovascular research, technology and innovation, I can provide creative and compassionate patient centered care. Together, we will ensure that my patients are living life to its fullest.”

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Medical Degree – Ross University, Brunswick, New Jersey

Surgery Residency – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Internal Medicine Residency – University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Post-Doctoral Research – Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Cardiovascular Medicine – University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Interventional Cardiology Medicine – University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American Board of Vascular Medicine

The National Board of Echocardiography (Board Eligible)

Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Manjula V. Burri, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Jacksonville-Prairie Cardiovascular, Illini Community Hospital, Prairie Diagnostic Center

“Research shows that good doctor-patient communication makes a difference not only in patient satisfaction but also in actual health outcomes! I strongly believe in educating my patients to become my partner in managing their health.”

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Medical School– Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupathi, India

Internship– SVRRGG Hospital, Tirupathi, India

Residency in Internal Medicine: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine at Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, NY

Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases:

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Fellowship in Echocardiography: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

National Board of Echocardiography – Testamur

Certification Board of Nuclear Medicine – Testamur

American College of Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Alfred J. Casillan

Specialty: Surgery  Subspecialty: Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“I approach each patient in a thoughtful, thorough, and compassionate manner. I feel very fortunate to be part of an innovative team that provides state-of-the-art cardiac treatment to the patients of central and southern Illinois.”

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The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

Ph.D. in Physiology, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

General Surgery Residency – The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship – Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Advanced Heart/Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Fellowship – Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

American Physiological Society

American Society for Artificial Internal Organs

Biomedical Engineering Society

Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Jeffrey P. Christy

Specialty: Surgery  Subspecialty: Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“Strive for perfection in everything. Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn’t exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough. – Sir Henry Royce, Co-Founder of Rolls Royce” “This is the motto that I live by, in all aspects of my life and in the practice of cardiac surgery.”

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M.D. – The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Residency (General Surgery) – The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Residency (Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery) – Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

The American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians, Sangamon County Medical Society

Madhu Dukkipati

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Memorial Medical Clinic Carthage, Taylorville

“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade. In caring for my patients, I strive to not only treat the disease, but treat the patient who has the disease.”

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M.D. – Siddhartha Medical College, Nagarjuna University, India

Residency – The Brookly Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York

Yale University-Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut

American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Diplomate

American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Diplomate

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions, Fellow

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Mansura Ghani

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Carlinville Area Hospital, Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital, Havana Medical Associates (Mason District Hospital Campus), Lincoln-Prairie Cardiovascular (Inside Dennis Foot and Ankle), Prairie West

“My patients inspire me greatly. I feel privileged in treating their cardiac problems and practicing medicine with the highly trained physicians at Prairie.”

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M.D. & Residency – University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario and University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians of Canada

Ontario Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

John B. Gill, M.D.

John B. Gill, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Nuclear Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: McDonough District Hospital, Prairie Diagnostic Center

““The challenge of cardiology is integrating the patient’s medical history with clinical findings to develop the best treatment plan. The greatest satisfaction comes from delivering this care with honesty and empathy to return a happier, healthier patient to his or her family. The reward is when the patient returns for a visit just to say “hi”.””

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M.D. – McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Residency – McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, of Canada

American Board of Internal Medicine –
Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine –
Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine –
Interventional Cardiology

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Associate Clinical Professor &
Assistant Clinical Professor – McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario

Illinois State Medical Society

Sachin S. Goel, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Hillsboro Area Hospital

“My goal is to provide effective, state-of-the-art, high quality care in an empathetic manner. The human dimension of medicine and technical excellence are equally important to me in providing the best patient experience.”

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M.D. – Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital; University of Mumbai, India

Internal Medicine Residency – University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom; University Hospital Lewisham, London, United Kingdom; University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Internal Medicine Residency and Internship – Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Cardiovascular Medicine – Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, Ohio

Interventional Cardiology Advanced Fellowship – Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, Ohio

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

National Board of Echocardiography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

American Medical Association

American College of Physicians

Jeffrey A. Goldstein, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Vascular Medicine  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Prairie Diagnostic Center, HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital-Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois

“The best care I can provide for my patients is to combine my knowledge and expertise with state-of-the-art clinical care and cardiovascular procedures, while fully educating them about their disease and their role in its management.”

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M.D. – Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Residency – University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American Board of Vascular Medicine – Vascular Medicine

American Board of Vascular Medicine – Endovascular Medicine

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

American College of Cardiology

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

Raja R. Gopaldas, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Specialty: Surgery  Subspecialty: Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“To touch a human heart, to do something to it and then to watch it magically become better is an immense privilege. But to realize that my patients trust their lives on this privilege is sacred and as such they deserve nothing but the best from me.”

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Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

Internship: St. Vincent’s Hospital/New York Medical College, New York City, New York

General Surgery Residency: Easton Hospital/ Drexel University Affiliate, Easton, Pennsylvania

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship: Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

American Board of Surgery – General Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery – Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Association for Academic Surgeons

Nilesh J. Goswami, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Vascular Medicine  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Nuclear Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Fayette County Hospital

“My goal is to provide the most appropriate, effective and latest cardiovascular care. The challenge to maintain this standard involves a close relationship with patients and their families as well as keeping up with the most recent literature and technology.”

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M.D. – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois

Residency – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

American Board of Internal Medicine –

Cardiovascular Disease

Added Qualifications in Interventional Cardiology:

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American Board of Vascular Medicine

Vascular Medicine

American Board of Vascular Medicine

Endovascular Medicine

Fellow – American College of Cardiology

American Medical Association Fellow – Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Fellow – Society of Vascular Medicine

American Heart Association

Sangamon County Medical Society

Ziad F. Issa, M.D.

Specialty: Electrophysiology  Subspecialty: Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois

“We will work hard to get the rhythm back into your life.”

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M.D. – University of Jordan School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan

Residency – Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Richard E. Katholi, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Fayette County Hospital

“One of my greatest satisfactions is to talk with patients, establish a diagnosis and improve their quality of life by utilizing the pharmacologic agents available today.”

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M.D. & Residency – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American College of Physicians

Council for High Blood Pressure Research

Council on Circulation

American Federation for Clinical Research

Southern Society for Clinical Investigation

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Medical Association

Illinois State Medical Society

American Heart Association

Sangamon County Medical Society

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Southern Medical Society

Aman Khurana, M.D., R.P.V.I.

Specialty: Vascular Medicine  Subspecialty: Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Venous Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Prairie Diagnostic Center, HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital-Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants

“I aspire to provide comprehensive vascular care to my patients. I believe in disease prevention and to achieve that, patient education is paramount. Working together with patients to help them understand and treat the underlying vascular disease is my goal.”

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Medical Degree – Gajara Raja Medical College, Gwalior, India

Residency, Internal Medicine – Coney Island Hospital; New York, NY

Vascular Medicine Fellowship – Oklahoma University Health Science Center; Oklahoma City, OK

Interventional Peripheral Vascular Disease Fellowship – University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Vascular Medicine – Vascular Medicine

American Board of Vascular Medicine – Endovascular Medicine

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (R.P.V.I.)

Society of Vascular Medicine

American College of Physicians

American Heart Association

Gabor Matos, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Venous Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: McDonough District Hospital, Pana Community Hospital, Prairie Diagnostic Center, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois, HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital-Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, Prairie West

“I take pride in providing comprehensive cardiac and vascular care of my patients. My goal is to have all of my patients live a long, healthy, active and satisfied life.”

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M.D. – Pécs Medical School, Pécs, Hungary

Residency – Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American Board of Internal Medicine – Vascular Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Vascular Medicine

Registered Vascular Technologist

American Heart Association

American Medical Association

Illinois State Medical Society

American College of Cardiology

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Society for Vascular Medicine

American College of Phlebology

Stephen A. Mayer, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: 

“I try to evaluate all aspects of a patient’s medical problem, lifestyle and personality to find the most appropriate treatment. I’m very excited by the many advances in cardiology, but I try to remember that the newest treatment isn’t necessarily the best for everyone.”

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M.D. – Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Residency – Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego, California

Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego, California

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Heart Association

American Medical Association

Illinois State Medical Society

Brian D. Miller, M.D.

Specialty: Electrophysiology  Subspecialty: Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital

“When patients and their families are confronted with heart rhythm disturbances, they have to make important decisions. I try to help patients understand all of their options, so they can make their own ‘right choice’.”

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M.D. – University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska

Residency – University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Cardiology Fellowship – University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Illinois Medical Society

American Medical Association

Sangamon County Medical Society

Gregory J. Mishkel, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Prairie West

“Each patient’s unique history, anatomy, personality and family are what brings the practice of medicine alive. My goal is to restore a good quality of life as each patient defines it. Consequently, I strongly believe that doctors must be good listeners to hear what each patient needs. When every day is done, I want to be able to say, “Today I did some good.”

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M.D. & Residency – University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Post Graduate Training – McMaster University, University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada

American Board of Internal Medicine –
Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

Royal College of Physicians, Canada – Cardiology

Royal College of Physicians, Canada – Internal Medicine

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Illinois State Medical Association

Royal College of Physicians of Canada

Ontario Medical Association

Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Kriegh P. Moulton, M.D.

Specialty: Electrophysiology  Subspecialty: Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

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M.D. – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois

Residency – North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American College of Physicians

Council on Clinical Cardiology

American College of Chest Physicians

North American Society of Pacing

American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate

Cardiac Electrophysiology Society

National Hot Rod Association

James C. Mullin, M.D.

Specialty: Electrophysiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“The heart’s rhythm is like a conductor of a symphony. When the conductor is great, the symphony works well together. When the conductor is absent or poor, the symphony’s performance suffers. My goal is to make your heart rhythm a superb conductor for your heart’s performance.”

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M.D. – Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

Residency – Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington

 

Cardiology Fellowship – Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship – Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Member, Heart Rhythm Society

Nasar Nallamothu, M.D., FACC

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Jacksonville-Prairie Cardiovascular, Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Prairie Diagnostic Center

“The role of a good physician is not only to deliver the highest level of care to ailing patients, but also to actively participate in their health education and disease prevention, thus contributing to the improved health and prosperity of the entire community.”

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M.D. – Guntur Medical College, Guntur, India

Residency – Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Hahnemann University Hospital and University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Gretchen Mahaney

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“Wellness promotion is important to me. I enjoy being able to explain cardiovascular disease process for the individual in terms a person can understand. This makes encouragement of healthy lifestyle changes an ongoing process and a shared experience.”

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M.S., Nursing – Southern Illinois University, Ewardsville, Illinois

B.S., Nursing – MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois

N.D., Paracelsus School of Natural Medicine, Munich, Germany

American Nurse Credentialing Center – Family Nurse Practitioner

Licensed by the State of Illinois

Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses

American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Care Associate Member

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses

Shailesh Nandish, M.D.

Shailesh Nandish, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Hillsboro Area Hospital, HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System

““I strongly believe in putting my patients first and providing compassionate care that is respectful and responsive to their values and needs..“”

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M.D. – Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India

Residency – Southern Illinois University

School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions

American College of Cardiology

American College of Physicians

Edward Teaman, Jr.

Edward Teaman, Jr.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“I am committed to working with patients to improve their cardiovascular health, allowing them to lead healthy, happy lives.”

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Physician Assistant Program – Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Licensed by the State of Illinois

American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow

Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Care Associate Member

C. LeAnne Robinson

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“My goal is to work with the Prairie Cardiovascular physicians and staff to provide complete and personal cardiovascular care.”

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B.S. – University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois

B.S., Physician Assistant Sciences – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Medical Technologist

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assitants

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Care Associate Member

Holly A. Novak, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Dr. John Warner Hospital, Jacksonville-Prairie Cardiovascular

““I am very happy to be a part of Prairie. After years of being an invasive cardiologist, my interests have matured into the desire to prevent heart disease, and educate patients about what they can do about their own risk of heart disease. My goal is to develop a strong prevention program with a special emphasis on women’s cardiovascular health.“”

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M.D. – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

Residency – Rockford School of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois

Hospital of St. Raphaels, New Britain, Connecticut

University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Heart Association

Roberto Pacheco-Coronado, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Dr. John Warner Hospital, McDonough District Hospital, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois

““My goal as a cardiologist is to improve each patient’s quality of life through education, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.””

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M.D. – Universidad Autónoma de Centro América, San José, Costa Rica

Residency – Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Cardiovascular Medicine – Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Cardiovascular Medicine, Chief Fellow – Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine – Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Society of Vascular Medicine

Costa Rican College of Physicians and Surgeons

Thomas B. Cahill

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Outreach Clinic: 

“I feel very fortunate and blessed to be part of such an outstanding team providing comprehensive cardiac care to people of central and southern Illinois.”

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M.D. – St. Louis University School of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency – St. Louis University School of Medicine

Cardiology Fellowship – St. Louis University School of Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine –
Cardiac Computed Tomography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology – Nuclear Cardiology

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Diseases

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

National Board of Echocardiography – Adult Echocardiography, Testamur (pending)

Former President, Southern Illinois Medical Association

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Illinois State Medical Society

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Jill Schindler

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou”

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Master of Science in Nursing, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

University of Illinois at Chicago – Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing – Peoria, Illinois

Associate of Arts and Science

Illinois Central College – East Peoria, Illinois

Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification

American College of Cardiology

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Magdalena Anna Zeglin

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Marion Specialty Clinic, Franklin Hospital Specialty Clinic

“My philosophy of care is to be honest with my patients. In terms of their care, I come from a professional point of view, but always remember and appreciate the emotional and personal aspect of their decision making process. I will be honest with my patients in my assessment, give them the expertise I have, then respect whatever decision they make and proceed accordingly.”

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M.D. — Jagiellonian University Medical College; Krakow, Poland

Clinical Internship — Jagiellonian University Hospital; Krakow, Poland

Internal Medicine Residency — University of Rochester; Rochester, NY

Cardiovascular Disease — University of Vermont; Burlington, VT

Interventional Cardiology – University of Vermont; Burlington, VT

American Board of Internal Medicine — Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular

American Board of Internal Medicine — Interventional Cardiology (Eligible)

National Board of Echocardiography — Echocardiography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology — Nuclear Medicine (Eligible)

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Jack J. Hall

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: Prairie Diagnostic Center

“I take a very personal and compassionate approach in caring for my patients. It takes the combined effort of our dedicated physicians, nurses, assistants, office staff, administrators, and volunteers to make it all work. “Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort.” - Walt Disney This is what I believe Prairie is about.”

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M.D. – Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

Internal Medicine – Methodist Hospital of Indiana; Indianapolis, IN

Cardiology — Methodist Hospital of Indiana; Indianapolis, IN

Interventional Cardiology – St. Vincent Hospital; Indianapolis, IN

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine — Interventional Cardiology

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention

John Patrick Scally

Specialty: Cardiology, Vascular Medicine  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Breese, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Highland

“I see the doctor patient relationship as a partnership, working closely together restoring patients back to health but more importantly preventing disease when possible.”

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M.D. – George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Residency & Internship – Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease – Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Amy Durako

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“My patients’ health care and well-being are of the utmost importance to me. I believe in educating and empowering patients to take charge of their personal health and providing them with the tools necessary to restore health. I will work together with your physician to provide excellent cardiothoracic surgery care. The greatest joy comes from taking a patient from a state of illness to one of wellness.” “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” - Aristotle”

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Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Saint Louis University School of Nursing; St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Millikin University; Decatur, Illinois

Associate Degree in Nursing – Lincoln Land Community College; Springfield, Illinois

Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – American Nurses Credentialing Center

Illinois Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse

Illinois Licensed Registered Nurse

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

Basic Life Support Certification

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing

American Nurses Association

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Christina H. Kraus

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Franklin Hospital Specialty Clinic, Herrin Specialty Clinic

“I am delighted to be in southern Illinois serving the residents of my home community. I strive to treat all patients with the individual attention I would expect for my own family members. My vision is that all my patients will achieve the highest level of cardiovascular health and greatest quality of life.”

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Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner/Educator, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Adult Nurse Practitioner – American Nurses Credentialing Center

American College of Cardiology

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Jessica Lucca

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou”

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M.S., Nursing – St. Louis University; St. Louis, Missouri

B.S., Nursing – Lakeview College of Nursing; Charleston, Illinois

Advanced Practice Nurse

Registered Nurse

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Basic Life Support

American College of Cardiology – Cardiac Care Associate

Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing

Paban Saha

Specialty: Electrophysiology  Subspecialty: Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Breese

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” Hippocrates”

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Washington University – St. Louis, Missouri

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Internal Medicine

Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois – Cardiology

Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Cardiac Electrophysiology

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiology

National Board of Echocardiography, Testamur

American Board of Internal Medicine – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Heart Rhythm Society

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Muhammad Ali Khan

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Pinckneyville Hospital, Marshall Browning Hospital Specialty Clinic

“My goal is to educate patients about their condition and make informed decisions. I strive to care for patients the way I would care for my family.”

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MD – The Aga Khan University Medical College; Karachi, Pakistan

Cardiovascular Disease – University of South Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease (Board Eligible)

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

National Board of Echocardiography

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

American College of Cardiology

American College of Physicians

Subhashish Agarwal

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Pacemakers
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital-Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
Outreach Clinic: Clay County Hospital, Salem Township Hospital

“Provide holistic care by integrating cutting edge medical technology and clinical sagacity. Treat you like family, care for you and be your advocate.”

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MD — University of Mumbai; Mumbai, India

Electrophysiology Fellowship – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Chicago, IL

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship  – Oakwood Health System, Dearborn, MI

Research Fellowship in Cardiology – Wake Forest University Health Sciences; Winston-Salem, NC

American Society of Echocardiography – Advanced Echocardiography

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Emergency Medicine – Emergency Medicine

American College of Cardiology

Heart Rhythm Society

American Society of Echocardiography

American College of Emergency Physicians

American Heart Association

Amanda Monteleone

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“My goal is to assist the cardiologists to provide the best healthcare for our patients through compassion, communication, and patient education. Our teamwork and knowledge will help assist us in providing for both the physical and emotional needs of our patients and their families.”

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Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies – Southern Illinois Universtiy, Carbondale, Illinois

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Basic Life Support

Automated External Defibrillators

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physicians Assistants

American College of Cardiology

Amir Cheema

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital-Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
Outreach Clinic: Richland Memorial Hospital, Clay County Hospital

“There have been tremendous advances in the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases in recent years. However, there will never be a substitute for good judgement. My training has equipped me with clinical skills to help patients take control of their cardiac health.”

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M.D. – Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Pakistan

Residency – Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York

Maimonides Medical Center Program, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

National Board of Echocardiography, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Charlene Shallow

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Venous Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: McDonough District Hospital, Prairie Diagnostic Center

“What happens matters.” It may not matter to everyone else but if it matters to you it is important.”

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Post Master’s Certificate – Adult Nurse Practitioner – Cardiovascular Care Duke University, Durham, NC

MSN-Master’s Science of Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner – Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

HBScN – Honours Bachelor of Science of Nursing – Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario

American Nurses Credentialing Center – Family Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center – Cardiac Vascular Nurse

American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Care Associate Member

American Heart Association

Illinois Society of Advance Practice Nurses

Donita S. Schrey

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital, Richland Memorial Hospital

“It is important to promote wellness as well as treat illness. I care about all of our patients and am concerned about their well-being… I try to take care of them just as I would want my family to be taken care of.”

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B.S. Nursing – University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana

M.S. Nursing/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

American Nurses Credentialing Center – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Care Associate Member

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Theodore R. Addai

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital North Facility

“Cardiology is at the heart of medicine. It is a field that is rapidly advancing and constantly finding new ways to help people with heart trouble. My greatest satisfaction as a Cardiologist comes when I see a patient with a heart condition feel better and do well.”

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M.D. – University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana

Residency – Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

National Board of Echocardiography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Certification Board of Cardiovascular CT

Registered Physician in Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Gangadhar R. Malasana

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Anna Rural Health Clinic, Marion Specialty Clinic

“Comprehensive cardiovascular care requires a team approach, with the patient being an important member of the team. My goal is to provide high quality care with empathy, honesty and to empower the patient to lead a quality of life that they enjoy.”

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Andhra Medical College; Andhra Pradesh, India

Interventional Cardiology – University of Vermont; Burlington, Vermont

General Cardiology – University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah

Critical Care Medicine – University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American College of Cardiology

Society of Critical Care Medicine

American Medical Association

Pavan K. Gupta

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Highland

“My goal is to always help my patients achieve the highest quality of life possible. Whether that occurs through using the latest technology and medications or through education about their disease, that goal is always the center of my efforts.”

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M.D. – University of Pittsburgh

Residency – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American College of Cardiology

American College of Physicians

Luis J. Caceres

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Pacemakers
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: Arthur Family Care, Sullivan Family Care, Fields Wright Medical Center, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital North Facility

“Medicine is the art of healing patients. Knowledge and technology, together with empathy, listening and comfort return patients to a normal life. Heart disease is often a life changing event. Excellence in cardiovascular care reaches far beyond hospitals and doctors’ offices. Saving a patient’s life during a heart attack is a great reward, but prevention of heart disease is even more rewarding.”

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M.D. – Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

Residency – Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Lutheran General Hospital, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

Illinois State Medical Society

Himanshu Pathak

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Carlinville Area Hospital, HSHS Holy Family Hospital, Hillsboro Area Hospital, Pana Community Hospital

“I believe that each patient represents a story. That story includes their diseases, their new problem, their social situation, and their belief. Only when we understand the complete story do we make consistent diagnoses. I believe in consulting the patient in designing the treatment plans that best fit that patient.”

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Medical Degree – King George Medical College; Lucknow, India

Internship in Medicine and Surgery – King George Medical College; Lucknow, India

Residency in Internal Medicine – Maimonides Medical Center; Brooklyn, New York

Cardiovascular Diseases – Maimonides Medical Center; Brooklyn, New York

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiology

National Board of Echocardiography

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

American Stroke Association

Council on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Peripheral Vascular Disease

Medical Council of India

Regina Chiu

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Sparta Hospital Outpatient Clinic

“I won’t ask you to do anything that I don’t already do!”

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M.D. – St. Louis University School of Medicine

Residency – Yale University School of Medicine

Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine – University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin

Fellowship in Nuclear Cardiology — University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Echocardiography Board Eligible

Certification Board of CT Angiograms

Illinois State Medical Society

American College of Cardiology

American College of Physicians

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Society of Nuclear Medicine

Roop Lal

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Breese

“I believe as a physician my duty is to relieve pain, alleviate suffering, and promote healing.”

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M.D. – Osmania Medical College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Residency – University of Missouri at Kansas City Affiliated Hospitals

Fellowship in Cardiology – Mid America Heart Institute, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

Fellowship in Electrophysiology – Washington University – Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Missouri

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Instructor in Clinical Medicine – Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Co-Director of Arrhythmia Service and Staff Cardiologist – Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Instructor in Medicine – Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

American Society of Internal Medicine

Atul Shah

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Breese

“The doctor may also learn more about the illness from the way the patient tells the story as from the story itself.” – James Herrick. “It has always been my belief that as a physician one has to treat the patient, not just the disease.”

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M.D. – Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

Residency – St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Washington University – Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease;

Licensed in Illinois and Missouri

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Member, American College of Physicians

David Wallace

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Breese, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Highland

“In this rapidly advancing field of cardiology, I am constantly reminded of the balance between the value of the latest technology and the personal touch needed to fully care for the patient.”

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M.D. – St. Louis University School of Medicine

Residency – St. Mary’s Health Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Diplomat of National Board of Medical Examiners

American College of Cardiology

American College of Physicians

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Lori Beth Helmers

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emrerson”

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M.S., Nursing — Barnes Jewish College of Nursing Allied Health at Washington University Medical Center

B.S., Nursing — Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Cardiac Care Associate, American College of Cardiology

Cynthia L. Kues

Cynthia L. Kues

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“Courage is being scared to death.... and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” – Arabian proverb”

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Master of Science, Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Associate Degree, Nursing, Kaskaskia College, Centralia, Illinois

Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

Basic Life Support

ACLS

Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals

American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Nursing

American College of Cardiology, Associate Member

Nancy Wiebke

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“Improving your health to make a better tomorrow.”

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Post Graduate Master, Adult Nurse Practitioner St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Master of Art in Continuing Education University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana

Master of Science in Nursing University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana

Bachelor of Science in Nursing University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana

Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Cardiac Care Associate, American College of Cardiology

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Missouri State Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

Susan Stewart

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have; it’s caused by disturbing something that you already have. Healthy is not something that you need to get, it’s something you have already if you don’t disturb it.” – Dean Ornish”

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M.S., Nursing — St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

B.S., Nursing — Deaconess College of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri

Advanced Practice Nurse-Concentration as an Adult Nurse Practitioner

Registered Nurse -Illinois and Missouri

Basic Life Support Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

American College of Cardiology

American College of Physicans

Shiyam Satwani

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Sparta Hospital Outpatient Clinic

“My training has prepared me with clinical skills to treat patients and help them take control of their cardiovascular disease.”

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M.D. – Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Residency – Drexel University College of Medicine

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University

Fellowship in Cardiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification in Echocardiography

Board Certification in Nuclear Cardiology

Board Eligible for Interventional Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

Firas Al-Badarin

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Harrisburg Specialty Clinic

“As a firm believer that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, I will work with my patients to find ways to prevent heart disease. For those with a heart ailment, I will strive to provide them with state-of-the-art, guidelines-based care, always putting the goal of improving their quality of life and survival at the forefront.”

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Medical Degree – Jordan University, Amman, Jordan

Residency – Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Preventive Cardiology Fellowship – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

General Cardiology Fellowship – University of Missouri, Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

National Board of Echocardiology

American College of Cardiology

American Medical Association

American Heart Association

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Fellow, National Lipid Association

Raed Al-Dallow

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Vascular Medicine  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Pinckneyville Hospital, Harrisburg Specialty Clinic

“As we strive to bring the lastest in quality cardiovascular care to each patient, we must always remain sensitive to their individual needs, and build a very close compassionate relationship with them and their familites. Helping my patients lead a productive life again is the most satisfying reward I get from my work.”

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M.D. – Damascus University Faculty of Medicine, Damascus, Syria

Residency – Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois

American Board of Internal Medicine –
Interventional Cardiology

American Board of Internal Medicine –
Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine –
Internal Medicine

American Board of Vascular Medicine – Vascular Medicine

American Board of Vascular Medicine – Endovascular Intervention

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation, RPVI

National Board of Echocardiography

American College of Cardiology, Fellow American Heart Association, Member, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention

The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Nabil Al-Sharif

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Pacemakers, Congestive Heart Failure
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Herrin Specialty Clinic, Marion Specialty Clinic

“Working with patients as a team taking time to explain the process and progress along the way to achieving our goals.”

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M.D. – Alexandria University, Alexandria Egypt

Residency – Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Michael Reece Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Angela Lafrenz

Angela Lafrenz

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: 
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital North Facility, Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Lincoln-Prairie Cardiovascular (Inside Dennis Foot and Ankle), Jacksonville-Prairie Cardiovascular

“”

Shauna Vogler

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“Working in close collaboration with Dr. Woodruff, I hope to help our patients achieve their cardiovascular health goals. “Become the type of energy that no matter where you go, you always add value to the faces and places around you.”

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Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Nursing St. John’s College, Department of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program, Family Nurse Practitioner

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American College of Cardiology

Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing

Cesar E. Coello

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Pacemakers
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Herrin Specialty Clinic, Franklin Hospital Specialty Clinic

“It is very fulfilling to be part of a compassionate team of health care providers, whose skills and diverse backgrounds offer an opportunity to provide excellent care to Southern Illinois residents without having to travel far from home.”

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M.D. – San Marcos University School of Medicine, Lima, Peru

Residency – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Nuclear Medicine

National Board of Echocardiography

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

American Society of Internal Medicine

Colegio Medico del Peru

Son P. Le

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Harrisburg Specialty Clinic

“Caring for the sick requires utmost devotion. To relieve others’ suffering, the heart needs to guide the mind and direct the action. In my caring for the patients, I only have my heart to follow.”

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M.D. – Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Residency – University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

University of California in San Francisco & Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Medical Association

Raja C. Maddipoti

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Herrin Specialty Clinic, Miners Memorial Health Center

“One of the essential qualities of a doctor is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient. In my role as a physician, I have found no truer words than these to guide me. My many years of training and experience have prepared me to satisfy the physical needs of my patients, but just as importantly they have taught me to meet their emotional needs as well.”

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M.D. – Guntur Medical College, Guntur, India

Residency – Cabrini Medical Center, New York, New York

Coney Island Hospital, New York, New York & Maimonides Medical Center, New York, New York

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

National Board of Echocardiography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Varadendra B. Panchamukhi

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Echocardiography, Pacemakers
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Anna Rural Health Clinic, Marion Specialty Clinic

“I believe in incorporating compassion into the practice of medicine and offering the latest medical advances to each and every patient.”

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M.D. – Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India

Residency – New York Medical College, New York, New York

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, New York

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Heart Association

American College of Physicians

Jeanne Marie Kairouz

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital North Facility

“We are all human. We all experience joys and sorrows. Our lives are subject to our own stresses, whether it be at work or in the home. Each of us has a history beyond the ink on a page, and it is this part of the human condition that makes us unique. What I have found at Prairie Cardiovascular is a dedication to the patient beyond a chart, beyond the illness; there is a commitment to the person.”

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M.D. – Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency (Internal Medicine) – New England Medical Center, Tufts University

Fellowship in Cardiology – Georgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Manohar Kola

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: 

“Cardiology is a field surrounded by high technology, but I feel the most important aspect of treatment is truly caring for patients. Touching patients’ lives and communicating with them regarding all aspects of their care…that’s the essence of what I do.”

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M.D. – Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India

Residency – Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

National Board of Echocardiography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Fellow

American Medical Association

Kris Patel

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital North Facility

“When it comes to patient care, my mantra is to be the patient’s advocate…to provide effective, personalized care…and when necessary, to use the skills of the extraordinarily talented specialists at Prairie Cardiovascular.”

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M.D. – Topiwala National Medical College, Bombay University, Bombay, India

Residency – Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

National Board of Echocardiography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Certified in Physician Vascular Interpretation

Registered in Vascular Technology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Society of Cardiovascular CT

Society of Cardiovascular MR

Ellen Zindel

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: 

“My goal is to provide quality cardiac care striving to treat my patients’ cardiac condition and educate them about their condition. A patient’s ability to understand the disease process, treatment and need for lifestyle changes make them active participants in their health care and can impact whether they have future cardiac events.”

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M.S., Nursing – Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

B.S., Nursing – Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois

A.S., Nursing – Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois

American Nurses Credentialing Center – Family Nurse Practitioner

American Association of Critical Care Nurses – CCRN

American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Care Associate Member

American Heart Association

Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing

Fidel Mata

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: 

“Working as a Cardiovascular Physician Assistant, I often care for people who are going through a life-altering event and are very frightened. The most rewarding aspect of my position is putting my patients at ease with a combination of compassion, education and humor. After all, laughter is the greatest medicine.”

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B.S., Physician Assistant Sciences – Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska

B.A., Biology – Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

National Commision on Certification of Physician Assistants

American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Care Associate Member

Brenda M. Eden

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: 

“I am honored to be a part of the Prairie Cardiovascular team. My role is to provide the best cardiac care with compassion, beginning with listening to my patients and their families. The patient is the focus, not the heart. Excellent cardiovascular care is the expectation.”

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B.S.N. – Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois

M.S., Nursing –  University of Illinois (UIC), Peoria, Illinois

ANCC Pain Management

ANCC Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health

ACLS/BLS – American Heart Association

CCRN –  American Association Critical Care Nurses

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

American Society of Pain Management Nursing

Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses

Shaylon C. Grant

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: 

“Feel free to be yourself.” – Dove chocolate wrapper”

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee

Registered Nurse

Family Nurse Practitioner

American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Basic Life Support

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

American College of Cardiology

Alison Campos

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Harrisburg Specialty Clinic

“Being a lifelong resident of Southern Illinois, I feel privileged to provide care to the members of our community. As a Nurse Practitioner, I am committed to practicing the highest standard of cardiovascular care with respect and compassion. As I work in close collaboration with Dr. Raed Al-Dallow, I believe our patients can achieve improved quality of life in the face of health related obstacles.”

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M.S., Nursing – Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee

B.S., Nursing – Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

Associates Degree, Nursing – John A. Logan Community College, Carterville, Illinois

American Heart Association

Basic and Advanced Life Support

American Heart Association

Heartsaver and Basic Life Support Instructor

American Nurse Credentialing Center

Adult Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Iota Chapter

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American College of Cardiology,

Cardiac Care Associate Member

Deanna Wallace

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois
Outreach Clinic: 

“My goal is to have patients and families feel that we are listening to them and caring for them as unique individuals while providing the best and most up-to-date medical care available.”

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Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Lakeview College of Nursing, Danville IL

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse American Nurses Credentialing Center

Illinois Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse

Illinois Licensed Registered Nurse

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American College of Cardiology

American Association for Critical-Care Nurses

American Nurses Association

Agnes B. Delaney

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“My goal is to assist the cardiologist in providing cardiac care in the Southern Illinois region. I am committed to the physical and emotional needs of our patients and their families. Our teamwork, compassion, and knowledge provide us the growth required to maintain accessible, high quality care.”

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B.S., Physician Assistant- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

M.S. – Nebraska University, Nebraska, Illinois

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in Surgery

American College of Cardiology

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

Casey Gustavison

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“My goal is to assist the cardiologist in providing cardiac care in the Southern Illinois region. I am committed to the physical and emotional needs of our patients and their families. Our teamwork, compassion, and knowledge provide us the growth required to maintain accessible, high quality care.”

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B.S., Physician Assistant- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

M.S. – Nebraska University, Nebraska, Illinois

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in Surgery

American College of Cardiology

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

L. Kristen Schloemann

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Marion Specialty Clinic

“As a Southern Illinois native, I am honored to provide cardiovascular care to patients in this region. rough knowledge and compassion, our team strives to provide the highest level of care. My goal is not only to medically treat, but also to foster understanding in my patients and their families.”

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M.S., Physician Assistant Studies – Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois

B.S., Biological Science – Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

American College of Cardiology

Pi Alpha National Honor Society

Nathaniel Clark

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Harrisburg Specialty Clinic

“It is my desire to assist the Cardiologist i providing the best care possible through compassion, communication and empowerment. Health care can be an intimidating obstacle to most people. I want to bridge the gap between provider and patient by helping to facilitate understanding.”

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B.S., Physician Assistant Sciences – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow

Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Care Associate Member

Jessica Prange

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital-Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
Outreach Clinic: Salem Township Hospital

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson”

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MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Internal  Medicine Residency – The Medical College of Wisconsin

Cardiovascular Disease – Saint Louis University

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

National Board of Echocardiography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

American Heart Association

Michael LaMonto

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Outreach Clinic: 

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.”-Robert Frost. It has been a long and arduous road to return to the practice of medicine and to the community that I have come to call my own. I am looking forward to building great long-term relationships with you, my patients. It’s great to be back!”

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D.O. – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University

Internal and Emergency Medicine Residency – Midwestern University

Cardiology Fellowship – Franciscan Health Systems

National Board of Echocardiography – Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology – Nuclear Cardiology

Internal Medicine Board Certification – AOBIM

Emergency Medicine Board Certification- ACOEP

Cardiology Board Certifications – eligible 2016

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University

Associate Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

National Board of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

American College of Osteopathic Internists

American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine

Venkatesh Y. Anjan

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Structural Heart Disease
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital-Breese

“I practice medicine by the Golden Rule: I treat my patients how I would want to be treated.”

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University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Residency – McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Cardiovascular Fellowship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular disease

National Board of Echocardiography

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Julie Borjon, NP-C

Specialty:   Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters. – Mother Teresa”

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Master’s of Science in Nursing Chamberlain College of Nursing (Downer’s Grove, IL)

Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing St. John’s College of Nursing (Springfield, IL)

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner – American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Illinois Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse

Illinois Licensed Registered Nurse

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Basic Life Support

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing

Meredith Fleming, FNP

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

““The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller”

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B.S.N. – Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing/Culver-Stockton College; Quincy, IL

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner –Maryville University; St. Louis, MO

Illinois Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse

Illinois Licensed Registered Nurse

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner — American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support

PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support

NRP – Neonatal Resuscitation Program

ECRN – Emergency Communications Registered Nurse

American College of Cardiology

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing

Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

““Our challenge is to integrate state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care and bring them to the patient’s bedside. My goal is to do that every day, for every patient.””

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M.D. – University of California, Los Angeles, California

Residency – University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

University of California, San Francisco, California & Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, LaJolla, California

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American Board of Vascular Medicine, Board Member

Vascular InterVentional Advances, Founding Board Member American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Fellow

American College of Physician

Society of Endovascular Surgery

John A. Scherschel, M.D.

Specialty: Electrophysiology  Subspecialty: Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System

““The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it.” -Maimonides”

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MD — Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

Residency & Chief Resident in Medicine – Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship – Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship – Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

American Board of Internal Medicine – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Heart Rhythm Society, Fellow

Marc E. Shelton, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Dr. John Warner Hospital

““The most rewarding part of cardiology to me is to see patients lead happy and productive lives after recovering from a critical illness.””

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M.D. & Residency – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

Mark R. Stampehl, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Congestive Heart Failure
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Francis Hospital

““I strive daily to provide the highest quality care and personal attention to each person I am privileged to call my patient. Applying state-of-the-art medicine with compassion and empathy as I would for my own family, will always be my top priority.””

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M.D. – St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Residency – Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Fellowship in NHLBI Molecular Cardiology & Fellowship in Cardiology – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Eligible) – Cardiovascular Disease

National Board of Echocardiography – Adult Echocardiography, TEE, Stress Echocardiography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Medical Officer, Army National Guard Operation Iraqi Freedom, Veteran

American Society of Echocardiography

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Heart Failure Society of America

 

Robert V. Trask, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Hillsboro Area Hospital

““I strive to give my patients exactly the same kind of cardiovascular care that I would want for my own family – a caring, personal approach, yet committed to the highest level of expertise.””

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M.D. – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Residency – University of Texas Health Science Center, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions, Fellow

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

American Medical Association

Robert C. Woodruff III, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital

““I work closely with patients to help them accomplish their life goals, no matter what their particular medical problems are. Helping people through difficult times is the most gratifying aspect of practicing medicine.””

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M.D. – University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Residency – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

National Board of Echocardiography

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

American Society of Echocardiography

Sangamon County Medical Society

Wes Zwiefel, PA-C

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

““The best exercise for your heart is to reach down to lift someone else up.””

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Master of Sciences Physician Assistant

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Masters of Arts in Exercise Science

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Bachelors of Arts in Health Promotions

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Licensed by the State of Illinois

Board Certified Physician Assistant by National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants

Basic Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

American College of Cardiology

Vikas Kalra, M.D.

Specialty: Electrophysiology  Subspecialty: Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Full-Time Clinic Location: Carbondale Memorial Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

““It is an honor to be a part of a profession that allows me to serve humanity. I specialize in the electrical system of the heart and shall endeavor to the best of my potential to restore your heart’s rhythm and bring the harmony back to your life.””

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Pt. B.D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Maharshi Dayanand University

Internal and Pediatric Medicine Residency –
Indiana University School of Medicine

Cardiology Fellowship –
Indiana University School of Medicine

Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship –
Indiana University School of Medicine

Diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine –
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine –
Cardiovascular Disease

American Society of Echocardiography

Diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine

Diplomat of American Board of Pediatrics

American College of Cardiology

Heart Rhythm Society

American Medical Association

Meleah J. Vaughan, ACNP

Meleah J. Vaughan, ACNP

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

““Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt”

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MSN-Master’s Science of Nursing –
Acute Care Practitioner – Saint Louis University,
St. Louis, Missouri

BScN – Bachelor of Science of Nursing –
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certified – AACN Certification Corporation

Illinois Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse

Missouri Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse

Illinois Registered Nurse

Missouri Registered Nurse

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International,
Honor Society of Nursing

Katherine Corbin, NP

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty:
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: 

““To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. “ – Ralph Waldo Emerson”

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Master of Science, Nursing Adult and Gerontology
Nurse Practitioner
Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelors of Science, Nursing
McKendree University, Lebanon, Illinois

Associates of Applied Science, Nursing
Kaskaskia College, Centralia, Illinois

Licensed by the State of Illinois

Basic Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

American College of Cardiology

Vincent P. Zuck

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography
Full-Time Clinic Location: Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Carlinville Area Hospital, Lincoln-Prairie Cardiovascular (Inside Dennis Foot and Ankle)

“Communication with patients and their families is one of the cornerstones of my work. I strongly believe in spending time to help patients understand their medical condition, so they can be comfortable with their care.”

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M.D. – University of Alberta Medical School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Residency – Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

American Board of Internal Medicine – Echocardiography

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiology Education Coordinator for Interns and Residents –  Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Fellow American College of Cardiology

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

American Medical Association

American Society of Echocardiography

American Heart Association Scientific Council Member, Clinical Cardiology-Thrombosis

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Illinois State Medical Society

Sangamon County Medical Society

Craig S. Vinch

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Sparta Hospital Outpatient Clinic

“Healing strives to utilize the science and art of medicine to alleviate illness and suffering in the body, soul, family and personal connections. Through listening, respect and care for the individual human, I strive to promote wellness and mend the effects of illness.”

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Medical Degree – Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA

Residency, Internal Medicine – Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical School; St. Louis, MO

Electrophysiology and Pacing Fellowship – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine; Boston, MA

Cardiology Fellowship – Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine – Nuclear Cardiology

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Amit S. Dande

Specialty: Cardiology  Subspecialty: Interventional
Full-Time Clinic Location: Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Outreach Clinic: 

“I strive to provide comprehensive cardiac and vascular care for my patients. I have accumulated expertise in the newest diagnostic and interventional techniques for management of cardiovascular disease. I also hope to provide education and preventive care to the local community to reduce the overall burden of cardiovascular disease.”

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Medical Degree – Armed Forces Medical College, University of Pune, India

Master of Science, Cellular and Molecular Pathology – University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Rotating Internship – Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune & Primary Healthcare Center, Maharashtra, India

Preliminary Medicine Internship – Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Residency – University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship – Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship – Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Vascular Medicine & Endovascular Intervention Fellowship – Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology – Nuclear Cardiology

National Board of Echocardiography – Echocardiography

American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

Indian Medical Association

American Heart Association

Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention

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