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Cardiovascular Faculty


Theo E. Meyer, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine


Hanna Ahmed, MD, MPH

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiovascular diseases


Alvaro Alonso Aparicio, MD, MSCR

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease


Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD

Clincal/Research Focus:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Clinical Cardiology


Naomi F. Botkin, MD
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Valvular Heart Disease


Joseph Bouchard, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Stress Cardiomyopathy 

Brigid Carlson, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Critical Care
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology


Kai Chen, MD, PhD
Fellowship Associate Program Director

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology


Seth Dahlberg, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Kinetics of radiolabeled myocardial perfusion agents
  • Use of perfusion imaging to assess prognosis in patients with heart disease 

John Dickey, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology 


Kevin Donahue, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Gene therapy for arrhythmias

Cynthia Ennis, DO
Director, Women's Heart Health Clinic

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiac rhythm device implantation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation ablation

Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • ASD Closure
  • Coronary Intervention


Timothy P. Fitzgibbons, MD, PhD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Preventive Cardiology and Cardiovascular Digital Health

Kevin Floyd, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Interventional Cardiology 
  • Arrhythmia Ablation
  • Cardiac Devices
  • Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation


Bryon Gentile, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Echocardiography
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Joel Gore, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiovascular Diseases


Matthew F. Gottbrecht, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Coronary Clinical Care
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Michael Hyder, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Atrial Fibrillation 
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Cardiac Devices 

Nikolaos Kakouros, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCP, FACC, FSC
Director, Structural Heart Disease (SHD) Program, Co-Director, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program, Director, Advanced Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Cardiovascular Diseases 

Soroosh Kiani, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Arrhythmia Ablation
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Cardiac Devices 


Milka Koupenova, PhD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Viral Infections with single-stranded viruses


Lara C. Kovell, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology

David Lyons, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiology Consultation
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiology

Matthew McGuiness, MD, MEd

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiac care in cancer patients
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology 


David D. McManus, MD, ScD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmia Ablation
  • Brady and Tachyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Devices

Keith Medeiros, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology 

Ira Ockene, MD
Director, Preventive Cardiology Program

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Preventive Cardiology

Kevin O'Day, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology


Matthew Parker, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Waqas Qureshi, MD
Associate Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease


Jeffrey J. Rade, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Intervention

Youssef Rahban, MD, FACC

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Transplant Cardiology 
  • Interventional Cardiology 

Dionyssios Robotis, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Arrhythmia Ablation
  • Cardiac Devices
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD
Director, Section Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Director, EP Fellowship Program

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiac rhythm device implantation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias

Jason Saucedo, MD, FACC

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiology

Ethan Senser, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Medicine

Jeffrey Shih, BS, MD
Medical Director of Ventricular Assist Device Program, Director of Advanced Heart Failure Program

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure 
  • Coronary Critical Care

Craig Smith, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome 
  • Coronary Clinical Care
  • Coronary Intervention

Glenn Stokken, MD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Arrhythmia Ablation 
  • Brady-arrhythmias
  • Tachyarrhythmias 
  • Cardiac Devices

Dennis Tighe, MD
Medical Director, Ambulatory Cardiology Services

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology


Khanh-Van T. Tran, MD, PhD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology


Chinmay M. Trivedi, MD, PhD

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Identifying cellular processes and regulatory mechanisms involved in congenital and adult cardiovascular diseases

Rishi Vohora, DO
Director of Cardiovascular Medicine, Clinton Hospital

Clinical/Research Focus:

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease