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Meet Our Physicians

David Adler, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Specialties:
Transradial Cardiac Catheterization 
Complex Coronary Intervention
Valvular Heart Disease 
Catheter-Based Structural Heart/Valve Procedures
ASD/PFO Closure
Echocardiography

Board Certifications:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Internal Medicine

 

 

Dr. David Adler is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate education and the Medical College of Virginia for medical school. He completed an internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University where he stayed on to complete cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology fellowships.

Dr. Adler has extensive experience and expertise in transradial (from the wrist) cardiac catheterizations. He performs complex coronary interventions and has a special interest in heart valve and congenital heart conditions. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Adler has published in international scientific and medical journals, is a frequent lecturer at national and international meetings, and teaches locally on faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Adler enjoys running, cycling, and spending time outdoors with his wife and two children.

Recent Online Review Articles by Dr. Adler (click link to open):

Transradial Cardiac Catheterization

Atrial Septal Defect

Mitral Valvuloplasty

Ramin Alimard, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Cardiology Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia
Interventional Cardiology: Medical College of Virginia
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Diseases & Interventional Cardiology

Specialties
Radial artery access and transradial catheterization
Diagnostic and Interventional Catheterization including Angioplasty and Coronary stenting
Rotational atherectomy
Lipid management and Preventive medicine
Cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support management
Consultative Cardiology including second opinions
Nuclear cardiology
Pulmonary Hypertension
Transesophageal echocardiography

In Practice Since 2001
Dr. Alimard earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. He completed his internal medicine residency and at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and went on to complete fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia.

His specialties include interventional cardiology and complex coronary interventions, radial artery access, transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation and left ventricular assist device management, and pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Alimard has previously served as Director of the Noninvasive Laboratories at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. He is a member of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant program at Norfolk General Hospital. He is involved in a variety of research studies in interventional cardiology and congestive heart failure. He is also active in educating medical students and residents at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has been previously recognized as a "Top Doc" by his peers in Hampton Roads Magazine.

In his leisure time, Dr. Alimard enjoys reading world literature, cycling, and soccer.

Charles C. Ashby, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals Program
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals Program
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Specialties
Nuclear cardiology
Echocardiography

In Practice Since 1984
Dr. Ashby serves as the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation services and Non-Invasive Cardiology services at Chesapeake General Hospital and has served as Chairman of the Critical Care Committee and Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine. He is active in educating students and residents at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. In his leisure time he enjoys playing music, fishing and sailing.

Alan G. Bartel, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: University of Florida School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
Cardiology Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Specialties
Cardiac catheterization
Angioplasty
Cardiac rehabilitation
Interventional procedures

In Practice Since 1973
Dr. Bartel established the first adult cardiac catheterization laboratory and initiated cardiac rehabilitation in the area, serving as Director of the program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He has also been Chief of the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Division of Cardiology, Medical Director of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the Cardiac Rehabilitation program. He has published numerous articles in medical journals and participates in educating students and residents at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is actively involved in working with people with disabilities and enjoys skiing, biking, physical fitness and playing the flute.

Mohit Bhasin, MD

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine - Emory University School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases

Specialties
Cardiovascular MRI
Nuclear Cardiology
Multidetector Cardiac CT
Transesophageal echocardiography

In Practice Since 2006
Mohit Bhasin, MD attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta as a Robert Woodruff Scholar in Medicine. He then completed Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and served as Chief Cardiovascular Fellow while pursuing two years of specialized training in the field of Cardiovascular MRI and CT imaging. A former George Starbuck Fellow at Boston University in Creative Writing and winner of the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Center for Human Values in Medicine, he has become a recognized leader in heart photography. Dr. Bhasin directs a level III one year apprenticeship for cardiologists in cardiovascular MRI and CT, teaches a monthly course on 3D imaging to visiting cardiologists, and serves as the Medical Director of Cardiovascular CT and MRI Imaging at Sentara Heart Hospital and as co-director of Pediatric Cardiovascular MRI imaging at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. His clinical cardiovascular practice specializes in diseases of the aorta, adult congenital heart disease, and multimodality tertiary referral cases such as cardiac masses, as well as general cardiology problems. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He was voted one of the Top Cardiologists in Hampton Roads by his peers.

 

John J. Griffin, M.D., F.A.C.C., FSCAI

Medical School: University of Maryland
Residency: University of Maryland
Cardiology Fellowship: Brown University School of Medicine
Board Certification: :  Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional  Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties

  • Coronary angiography and intervention ( femoral or radial approach)
  • Complex CTO (chronic total occlusion) coronary intervention
  • Carotid angiography and intervention
  • Peripheral angiography and intervention
  • Implantation and management of pacemakers and defibrillators

In Practice Since 1986

Dr. Griffin completed his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University .  He then attended medical school and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.  Dr. Griffin then completed his Cardiovascular training at Brown University (Rhode Island Hospital).  Before moving to Hampton Roads, Dr. Griffin served 4 years with the US Air Force working at Malcolm Grow Medical Center and Bethesda Medical Center in Washington, DC.  Since joining Cardiovascular Associates in 1986, Dr. Griffin has helped develop the cardiac catheterization laboratories and interventional cardiology programs at Sentara Va Beach General Hospital.  He has been the director of both programs since 1993.  During that time,  Dr. Griffin established a cardiovascular research program at SVBGH and has performed extensive clinical research.   He has presented results of these trials at a national level and published numerous articles in peer review journals.  His acute MI research was pivital in the national acceptance of primary angioplasty and stent implantation becoming the “gold standard” therapy for the management of acute myocardial infarction patients.  Dr. Griffin performs all aspects of coronary, carotid, and peripheral angiography and interventions as well as pacemaker and defibrillator implants.   He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology.   He has been voted by his peers as one of Hampton Roads Top Docs on numerous occasions including 2012, 2013, and 2014.  In his spare time, Dr. Griffin enjoys skiing, tennis, and gardening.   Dr. Griffin is accepting new patients and is available for consultation and testing in our Virginia Beach Office.    

Venkat R. Iyer, M.D.

Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia
Cardiology Fellowship: Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Board Certified: Pacemaker and defibrillators Implantation and Management

Specialties
Electrophysiology
Implantation and management of pacemakers and defibrillators
Advanced catheter ablation techniques

In Practice Since 2011

Dr. Iyer completed his undergraduate degree from Penn State and his medical
degree at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine
residency at the Medical College of Virginia where he served as Chief
Resident. He then completed a Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Fellowship at Brown University.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac
Electrophysiology. He has served as the director of the Electrophysiology
lab at the Chesapeake regional Medical center since November 2013.

His expertise includes the ablation of cardiac arrhythmias with an emphasis
on atrial arrhythmias especially atrial fibrillation. He was responsible for
bringing Cryo-balloon ablation for Atrial fibrillation to the Sentara Heart
Hospital.

Dr. Iyer is certified in the implantation and management of pacemakers and
defibrillators and is a staunch proponent of MRI safe devices. He has
extensive training in lead management with an emphasis on laser lead
extraction.

He enjoys teaching medical students and residents and is the co-director of
the ever popular "Cardiology in Primary Care" conference held annually in
November.

Dr. Iyer enjoys spending time with his family. He plays squash and enjoys
biking.

Dr. Iyer is accepting new patients and is available for consultations and
diagnostic testing at our Chesapeake and Virginia Beach offices.

Sarah E. Joyner, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E.

Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth University
Cardiology Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Echocardiography

Specialties
Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nuclear Cardiology
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Women's Health

Dr. Joyner has extensive training in advanced cardiac imaging, including Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cardiac Computed Tomography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Transesophageal Echocardiography. She has presented research at national scientific meetings and published in peer-reviewed medical journals. During and prior to Cardiology training, she has received numerous awards including the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship to attend the University of Virginia. During residency, she was selected by her peers to receive the Arthur Klein Award as the physician that "best demonstrates the healing values of carefully listening to patients, and explaining the causes, course and outcome of their diseases." Dr. Joyner was awarded through the American Heart Association the outstanding Women in Cardiology Award for Excellence. She received the Young Investigator Award through the VCU Institute for Women's Health National Center of Excellence for work that "demonstrates great promise in advancing women's health research." She has been actively involved in medical students and residents training and efforts to improve quality health care.

Dr. Joyner grew up in Virginia Beach with strong ties to this community.

D. James Kazakis, M.D., F.A.C.C.

High School: Norfolk Academy 1979 Cum Laude
College Education: University of Virginia Phi Beta Kappa
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Florida School of Medicine
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Florida School of Medicine
Echocardiography Fellowship: University of Florida Chief Fellow 1993-1994.  Level III Fellowship training in Cardiac Ultrasound






Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
National Board of Echocardiography
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology


Specialties
Noninvasive Diagnostic Cardiac Testing
Noninvasive assessment of Cardiac Valvular Disease
Transesophageal echocardiography
Stress echocardiography


In Practice Since 1994
Dr. Kazakis is from a family of physicians and has been with Cardiovascular Associates Ltd since 1994.  He has previously served in leadership positions in state and national chapters of the American College of Cardiology He serves as a member Cardiologist Representative for The Virginia Physicians Claims Committee for Mag Mutual.
Since 1999 Dr. Kazakis has been a member of CVAL's Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer.  He has been elected as President of Cardiovascular Associates Ltd. for two separate terms.
He has been long standing Director of the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory for both Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital as well as Cardiovascular Associates Ltd.  He has introduced novel techniques in cardiac stress testing to the region and enjoys teaching cardiac ultrasonography to echocardiographers as well as physician colleagues.
In both leadership as well as clinical endeavors, Dr. Kazakis promotes bringing of theory to practice through teamwork, collegiality, and personal communication. He is recognized by his peers for his expertise in echocardiography as well as his leadership skills.
His hobbies include woodworking with interest in hand building of Federal Furniture Reproductions.  He has a keen interest in physical fitness and promotes the sound body / sound mind fitness mentality as a husband and father of three children.  He has a special interest in fitness and nutrition enjoys working with local high school athletes to help bridge the science and practicality of fitness and nutrition.

John G. Kenerson, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: University of Vermont School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Vermont
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Vermont
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Specialties
Nuclear cardiology
Boarded CBNC in Nuclear Cardiology
Community focused hypertension, including resistant and secondary causes of hypertension
Population health at international, regional, and local levels
Invasive cardiology, with more than 25 years interventional experience 


In Practice Since 1982

As one of the founding partners of Cardiovascular Associates, Dr. Kenerson has spent a career dedicated to developing multiple innovative and integrative tertiary level cardiology programs to serve the Virginia Beach community, with hospital directorship and multi-level medical system leadership roles too numerous to list. With his wife Lisbet Hanson M.D., they formed Partners In Dance to support and develop a home studio for TRDance, Virginia Ballet Theater, and the Governor’s School Dance Program with now a decade of profound impact on the arts.  Dr. Kenerson was the recipient of the 2009 Krueger Lectureship Virginia Beach Physician of the Year Award in recognition of his extensive medical and community service.

Dr. Kenerson also received the Medical Society of Virginia 2009 Salute to International Service Award, an honor he shared with his OB/GYN wife Lisbet, in recognition of their dedicated work in global health, primarily in Haiti. Through their Colleagues in Care 501c3 organization, they have built a new medical clinic in Baptiste, Haiti. In the mountains near the Dominican Republic border with a high population of destitute poor, they started with a mother/infant unit, and are progressing to construction and development of an inpatient hospital facility.  With extensive accomplishments reflecting innovative and collaborative education, training, and program development, they have developed an international reputation for their global women’s health and hypertension work.  John and Lisbet were also recognized as co-recipients of the 2012 University Of Vermont College Of Medicine Alumni Service to Medicine and Community Award.

Believing in the importance of teaching and education, over the past decade Dr. Kenerson has spearheaded development of a mentoring program for local high school students interested in medicine as a helping and healing profession including global health. The Kenerson family has supported an AAMC Global Health Learning Opportunities grant allowing Haiti medical students to visit American medical schools for educational rotations, while they have taught and worked closely with the Dean of the State Medical School on many education initiatives.  They have mentored and trained many Haitian physicians now moving into leadership positions in their country, and are having an impact in the world.  In 2010, Dr. Kenerson was honored by the graduating class of Eastern Virginia Medical School as the EVMS Baccalaureate speaker.

With multiple international hypertension leaders, Dr Kenerson is a co-author of the frequently referenced Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Hypertension in the Community, a joint statement endorsed by the American and International Societies of Hypertension.  This guideline was based on work in Haiti and the concept of the challenge of Best Possible Practice, outlined in his published manuscript on Hypertension in Haiti.   He also serves as the Co-chair of the World Hypertension League (60 member countries) Expert Committee on BP measurement and Screening, with multiple standard setting publications.  Published research in collaboration with the ODU Department of Mechanical and Aerospace  Engineering to develop a vibrational energy self -powered automatic BP measurement device will represent a game changing implementation for these recommendations.  While having global impact, Dr Kenerson is now involved in bringing hypertension lessons learned for a glocal or global to local approach to impact health.  This comprehensive population based program ultimately will include public and provider education, research, BP screening, hypertension diagnosis including secondary causes, management and control including the challenge of resistant hypertension.   It represents an integrated and comprehensive approach that is focused on improving the devastating far reaching effects of hypertension in our community.

Dedicated to his family, Dr. Kenerson enjoys international travel, and beyond global medical work spending time sailing with an extensive international cruising and racing experience.  A veteran of multiple historic home restoration challenges, someday hopes to have time to finish wooden boat building projects!

Robert McCray, M.D.

Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Residency: Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Cardiology Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Specialties
Cardiac Computed Tomography
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

In Practice Since 2003
Dr. McCray is a graduate of the historic Meharry Medical College. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University, followed by a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.

Dr. McCray has extensive training in advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, achieving the highest level of training in Cardiac Computed Tomography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He has been published in peer reviewed journals and has presented research at national scientific meetings. His clinical interests involve the use of multi-modality cardiovascular imaging to achieve the optimal outcomes across the spectrum of heart diseases including: coronary artery disease, various cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, aortic disease, and congenital heart disease.

Ronald S. McKechnie, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine- University of Michigan Hospitals
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Hospitals
Interventional Fellowship: University of Michigan Hospitals
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Medicine

Specialties
Coronary interventions
Cardiac rehabilitation
Lipid management
Preventive medicine
Peripheral vascular imaging and interventions
Transesophageal Echocardiography

In Practice Since 2004
Dr. McKechnie has special training in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions, including stenting of carotid, kidney, aortic, arm and leg vessels for patients suffering from stroke symptoms, hypertension or claudication. He performs most of his catheterization procedures through the radial artery (located in the wrist) in appropriate patients. He also is trained to interpret peripheral vascular studies utilizing office-based ultrasonic guidance. He has achieved professional status of Fellowship to the American College of Cardiology and Fellowship of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is published in several international peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national scientific conferences. He participates in the cardiovascular education for Eastern Virginia Medical School and enjoys teaching medical students and residents. He is married with three children and enjoys outdoor activities including running, fishing, mountain biking and soccer.

Edward C. Miller, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis
Residency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia
Cardiology Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Academic Appointment: EVMS Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiovascular Diseases

Specialties
Transesophageal echocardiography
Angioplasty
Interventional Cardiology
Coronary and Periphreal Vascular Heart Disease
Congenital Heart Disease

In Practice Since 1989
Dr. Miller is the chairman of the Cardiac medical services committee at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and has served on numerous committees at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Chesapeake General Hospital. He has served as President of the Tidewater Cardiovascular Society and has published numerous medical journals and participates in educating students and residents at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He enjoys fishing, golf, boating, and cycling.

James R. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology

Specialties
Coronary angioplasty
Echocardiography
Transesophageal echocardiography
Nuclear stress testing

In Practice Since 2000
Dr. Miller is a native of Virginia Beach. He attended undergraduate school at Yale and medical school at University of Virginia. Dr. Miller completed his Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995 and his general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at University of Virginia in 2000. Since completing training he has practiced exclusively with Cardiovascular Associates Ltd. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. He has participated in trials of novel devices for coronary intervention and strategies to improve interventional reperfusion therapies for acute myocardial infarction. He has served on the Internal Review Board and the Peer Review Committee at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He is currently director of the chest pain evaluation unit, co-director of the CCU, and medical director of the Cardiovascular Division at SVBGH.

Wayne D. Old, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: Eastern Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Cardiology Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology

Specialties
Congestive heart failure
Cardiac transplant care
Interventional cardiology
Peripheral Interventions

In Practice Since 1989
Dr. Old assisted in the development of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at Sentara Heart Hospital and currently serves as medical director of its Coronary Care Unit. He has been involved with medical research studies that have benefited patients with congestive heart failure and acute coronary syndromes. He currently is the Chairman of the Sentara Heart Operations Committee. In his leisure time he enjoys skiing and sailing with his family.

Jesse W. St. Clair, III, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals Program
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals Program
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Specialties
Cardiac rehabilitation
Lipid management
Preventive medicine
Heart disease in women

In Practice Since 1985
Dr. St. Clair has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He is committed to community and medical education and is frequently selected by professional and civic organizations to be a guest lecturer. He enjoys soccer, volleyball and other outdoor activities.

Deepak R. Talreja M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: Vanderbilt University
Cardiology Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Echocardiography

Specialties
Cardiac Catheterization and Complex Coronary Intervention
Structural Heart Disease (Valve Disease, PFO and ASD Closure)
Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Noninvasive Imaging
Lipid Management and Cardiac Prevention

In Practice Since 2004
Deepak Talreja, MD, a Virginia Beach native, completed his undergraduate education (1993) and medical school at the University of Virginia (1997). He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville (2000), and a Clinical Cardiology Fellowship (2003) as well as an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (2004) at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His special medical interests include treatment of coronary artery disease coronary intervention and structural heart repair (including catheter based therapy for aortic stenosis and closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale). He has extensive training and expertise in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology with special interests in stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, valvular heart disease, and preventative cardiology. Dr. Talreja is active in our cardiac research program. Dr. Talreja is on the faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School and routinely participates in medical lectures throughout the region. He volunteers in the community and in the Virginia Beach Free Clinic. Dr. Talreja is accepting new patients and is available for patient consultations and diagnostic testing at our Virginia Beach office.

Ian Woollett, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: University of Colorado
Residency: University of Washington
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Yale University
Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship: Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialties
Cardiac Arrhythmia Management
Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention

Ian Woollett, MD attended medical school at the University of Colorado (1992). He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle (1996), a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Yale University (2002), and a Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Columbia University/ New York Presbyterian Hospital (2004). Prior to joining Cardiovascular Associates, he served as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has extensive training and expertise in the management of cardiac arrhythmias and prevention of sudden cardiac death, with special interests in catheter ablation of tachyarrhythmias including ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation as well as implantation and management of both pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Woollett is accepting new patients and is available for patient consultations and diagnostic testing at our Chesapeake and Virginia Beach offices.

Mary F. Maturi Allen, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: Northwestern University
Residency: University of Maryland
Clinical Research Fellow: National Institutes of Health
Clinical Fellowship: Duke University
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases

Specialties
Nuclear Cardiology
Echocardiography
Preventative Medicine
Lipid Management
Heart Disease in Women

In Practice Since 1986
Dr. Mary F. Maturi Allen completed undergraduate and medical school in the Honors Medical Program at Northwestern University. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at University of Maryland and then completed a Clinical Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Health where she presented original research at national meetings and published many studies on cardiac physiology research. She then completed a Clinical Cardiology Fellowship at Duke University with special training in cardiac nuclear imaging and echocardiography. Before working with Cardiovascular Associates Ltd., Dr. Maturi Allen worked for over 20 years at the Hampton Veterans Administration Hospital as Chief of Cardiology and Chief of Nuclear Medicine Imaging. She continues to volunteer at the Beach Health Clinic.

Anjan (Shon) Chakrabarti, M.D., MPH

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Michigan
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Medical School
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Medical School
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology
Board Eligible: Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular Medicine, Vascular Imaging, Echocardiography

Specialties:
Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
Peripheral Interventions
Structural Interventions
Nuclear Cardiology
Transesophageal echocardiography

In Practice Since 2014
Dr. “Shon” Chakrabarti, MD MPH attended medical school at Wayne State University in his home state of Michigan. He then completed Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Michigan, with a focus on cardiovascular diseases and participated in numerous research projects involving acute coronary syndromes and vascular medicine. Dr. Chakrabarti subsequently completed his General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology fellowships at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. While pursuing his clinical fellowship, Dr. Chakrabarti was actively involved in clinical research, and completed studies in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health, earning a Master’s Degree in 2013.

Dr. Chakrabarti performs coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty, coronary stents, and has expertise in trans-radial coronary, structural heart, and peripheral vascular interventions. He has multiple publications in international scientific and medical journals, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation, and has presented at numerous international meetings.

In his free time, Dr. Chakrabarti enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, running, playing golf, kayaking, and since moving to Virginia Beach, surfing! Dr. Chakrabarti is accepting new patients and is available for consultations and diagnostic testing at our Chesapeake office.

Anilkumar (Anil) Patel, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Medical School: Baroda Medical College
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, M.S. University. Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate University
Cardiology Fellowship:SUNY Downstate University
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties
General Adult Cardiology
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
Preventive Cardiology

In Practice Since 1988
After completing his fellowship, Dr. Anil Patel moved to Virginia Beach and started a solo Cardiology practice, Chesapeake Bay Cardiology. He continued to practice in Southside Hampton Roads from April 1988 until he joined Bayview in July 2015.

He is an active member of the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin, Hampton Roads Chapter and was president of the Chapter in 2001. He was Chief of Medical Staff at Sentara Bayside Hospital from September 2002 to August 2003. He has been a member of the Credentialing Committee at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital since 2011. Dr. Patel speaks Hindi and Gujarati fluently.

Caring for and being accessible to patients at all times is Dr. Patel's priority. He enjoys spending time with his family and practicing photography throughout the world during his travels.

Kurt F. Strosahl, MD, FACC

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Cardiology Fellowship:San Diego Naval Hospital
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
Exercise Stress Testing
Echocardiography

Dr. Kurt F. Strosahl received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1971. He received his medical degree from Temple University in 1975. Dr. Strosahl completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital in 1976 and completed a Cardiology fellowship at San Diego Naval Hospital in 1986.

Dr. Strosahl has practiced Cardiology in the Hampton Roads area for over 25 years. He was a member of the Cardiology Division at Portsmouth Naval Hospital for 13 years, where he served as the Navy's Surgeon General's Specialty Advisor for Cardiology for two years and Head of Cardiology for one year. After retiring as a Captain in the United States Navy in 2002, Dr. Strosahl worked at Chesapeake Bay Cardiology for 13 years. He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Michael Lucas Gambill, DO

Undergraduate: The College of William & Mary
Medical School: The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease











Specialties
Sports Cardiology
Diagnostic Transradial Coronary Angiography
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Lucas Gambill is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, the National Osteopathic Honor & Service Fraternity. He completed his medical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, VA, where he also served as chief fellow during his final year of fellowship. While pursuing his clinical fellowship, Dr. Gambill actively participated in clinical research, studying the inflammatory response in acute coronary syndromes and heart failure. His other areas of interest include sports cardiology, resuscitative medicine, and critical care cardiology.

Dr. Gambill is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease. He serves the practice and its patients as an invasive, non-interventional cardiologist with areas of expertise in diagnostic transradial coronary angiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and nuclear medicine.

Dr. Gambill is a native Virginian having been born and raised in Richmond, and he attended the College of William & Mary for his undergraduate studies. Dr. Gambill has strong ties to the Hampton Roads area having served on active duty in the US Navy at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He returns to the area with his wife and four children, and is accepting new patients and is available for consultations and diagnostic testing at the Virginia Beach office.

Neerav G. Sheth, MD, MBA, FACC

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship: Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: St. John Providence Hospital, Wayne State University

 

 

 

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Vascular Interpretation

Board Eligible: Endovascular Medicine

Dr. Neerav Sheth received his undergraduate education from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended medical school at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Penn State Hershey Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Providence Hospital and Medical Center. In 2012 he earned his Master of Business Administration from the George Washington School of Business in Washington, DC.

Dr. Sheth is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Vascular Interpretation. He is Board Eligible in Endovascular Medicine. Dr. Sheth has presented research at national scientific conferences and published in peer-reviewed medical journals. His specialties include interventional cardiology including complex coronary and peripheral interventions, transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac computed tomography.

Dr. Sheth is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. In his free time, he enjoys dancing, going to the theater, traveling, and cooking. He speaks Hindi, Gujarati, Spanish, and English.

Peem Lorvidhaya, MD

Medical School: Chiang Mai University
Residency: Internal Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Cardiology, Texas Tech University
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialties
Advanced Therapies for Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmias
Complex Device Management
Laser Lead Extraction
Epicardial Ablation

Dr. Peem Lorvidhaya received his medical degree with summa cum laude honors in 1998 from Chiang Mai University in Thailand. In 2002 he completed his Internal Medicine residency at John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Lorvidhaya went on to complete a fellowship in Cardiology at Texas Tech University in 2005 and a fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2007.

Dr. Lorvidhaya's area of expertise includes advanced therapies for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias such as SVT, atrial fibrillation, right and left atrial flutter, and ventricular tachycardia. He also specializes complex device management, including laser lead extraction and epicardial ablation.

Dr. Lorvidhaya is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is published in several peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national scientific conferences. Prior to joining Cardiovascular Associates, Dr. Lorvidhaya served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University for eight years.