David Adler, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Specialties:Transradial Cardiac Catheterization Complex Coronary InterventionValvular Heart Disease Catheter-Based Structural Heart/Valve ProceduresASD/PFO ClosureEchocardiographyBoard Certifications:Interventional CardiologyCardiovascular MedicineInternal 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 performs complex coronary interventions and has a special interest in heart valve and congenital heart conditions.
He performs catheter-based structural heart and heart valve procedures as well as ASD/PFO closure. 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
Ramin Alimard, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Medical School: Medical College of VirginiaResidency: Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterCardiology Fellowship: Medical College of VirginiaInterventional Cardiology: Medical College of VirginiaBoard Certification: Cardiovascular Diseases & Interventional Cardiology
Specialties Radial artery access and transradial catheterizationDiagnostic and Interventional Catheterization including Angioplasty and Coronary stentingRotational atherectomyLipid management and Preventive medicineCardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support managementConsultative Cardiology including second opinionsNuclear cardiologyPulmonary HypertensionTransesophageal echocardiography
In Practice Since 2001Dr. 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 VirginiaResidency: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals ProgramCardiology Fellowship: University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals ProgramBoard Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Specialties Nuclear cardiologyEchocardiography
In Practice Since 1984Dr. 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.
Mohit Bhasin, MD
Medical School: Emory University School of MedicineResidency: Internal Medicine - Emory University School of MedicineCardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Emory University School of MedicineBoard Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Specialties Cardiovascular MRINuclear CardiologyMultidetector Cardiac CTTransesophageal echocardiography
In Practice Since 2006Mohit 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.
Venkat R. Iyer, M.D.
Medical School: Penn State College of MedicineResidency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of VirginiaCardiology Fellowship: Brown University, Rhode Island HospitalBoard Certified: Pacemaker and defibrillators Implantation and Management
Specialties ElectrophysiologyImplantation and management of pacemakers and defibrillatorsAdvanced catheter ablation techniques
In Practice Since 2011
Dr. Iyer completed his undergraduate degree from Penn State and his medicaldegree at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicineresidency at the Medical College of Virginia where he served as ChiefResident. He then completed a Cardiology and Cardiac ElectrophysiologyFellowship at Brown University.He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and CardiacElectrophysiology. He has served as the director of the Electrophysiologylab at the Chesapeake regional Medical center since November 2013.His expertise includes the ablation of cardiac arrhythmias with an emphasison atrial arrhythmias especially atrial fibrillation. He was responsible forbringing Cryo-balloon ablation for Atrial fibrillation to the Sentara HeartHospital.Dr. Iyer is certified in the implantation and management of pacemakers anddefibrillators and is a staunch proponent of MRI safe devices. He hasextensive training in lead management with an emphasis on laser leadextraction.He enjoys teaching medical students and residents and is the co-director ofthe ever popular "Cardiology in Primary Care" conference held annually inNovember.Dr. Iyer enjoys spending time with his family. He plays squash and enjoysbiking.Dr. Iyer is accepting new patients and is available for consultations anddiagnostic 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 VirginiaMedical School: Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolResidency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCardiology Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth UniversityBoard Certification: Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Echocardiography
Specialties Cardiovascular Computed TomographyCardiovascular Magnetic Resonance ImagingNuclear CardiologyTransesophageal EchocardiographyWomen'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 LaudeCollege Education: University of Virginia Phi Beta KappaMedical School: University of Virginia School of MedicineResidency: Internal Medicine, University of Florida School of MedicineCardiology Fellowship: University of Florida School of MedicineEchocardiography Fellowship: University of Florida Chief Fellow 1993-1994. Level III Fellowship training in Cardiac Ultrasound
Board Certifications:Internal MedicineCardiovascular DiseaseNational Board of EchocardiographyCertification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
Specialties Noninvasive Diagnostic Cardiac TestingNoninvasive assessment of Cardiac Valvular DiseaseTransesophageal echocardiographyStress echocardiography
In Practice Since 1994Dr. 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 MedicineResidency: Internal Medicine, University of VermontCardiology Fellowship: University of VermontBoard Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Specialties Nuclear cardiologyBoarded CBNC in Nuclear CardiologyCommunity focused hypertension, including resistant and secondary causes of hypertensionPopulation health at international, regional, and local levelsInvasive 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 CollegeResidency: Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt UniversityCardiology Fellowship: Cleveland ClinicBoard Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Specialties Cardiac Computed TomographyCardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
In Practice Since 2003Dr. 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., F.S.C.A.I., R.V.T.
Medical School: University of Miami School of MedicineResidency: Internal Medicine- University of Michigan HospitalsCardiology Fellowship: University of Michigan HospitalsInterventional Fellowship: University of Michigan HospitalsBoard Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Medicine
Complex coronary interventional procedures including: atherectomy, chronic total occlusions, Impella-supported procedures, radial accessPeripheral vascular interventional procedures and imagingVenous AblationTransesophageal EchocardiographyLipid ManagementLoop recorder implantation
In Practice Since 2004Dr. 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. LouisResidency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of VirginiaCardiology Fellowship: Washington University School of MedicineBoard Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology and Interventional CardiologyAcademic Appointment: EVMS Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiovascular Diseases
Specialties Transesophageal echocardiographyAngioplastyInterventional CardiologyCoronary and Periphreal Vascular Heart DiseaseCongenital Heart Disease
In Practice Since 1989Dr. 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 MedicineResidency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins HospitalCardiology Fellowship: University of Virginia Health Sciences CenterBoard Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Specialties Coronary angioplastyEchocardiographyTransesophageal echocardiographyNuclear stress testing
In Practice Since 2000Dr. 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 MedicineResidency: Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolCardiology Fellowship: Medical College of VirginiaBoard Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Specialties Congestive heart failureCardiac transplant careInterventional cardiologyPeripheral Interventions
In Practice Since 1989Dr. 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 MedicineResidency: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals ProgramCardiology Fellowship: University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals ProgramBoard Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Specialties Cardiac rehabilitationLipid managementPreventive medicineHeart disease in women
In Practice Since 1985Dr. 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 VirginiaResidency: Vanderbilt UniversityCardiology Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, MinnesotaBoard Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Echocardiography
Specialties Cardiac Catheterization and Complex Coronary InterventionStructural Heart Disease (Valve Disease, PFO and ASD Closure)Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Noninvasive ImagingLipid Management and Cardiac Prevention
In Practice Since 2004
Dr. Deepak Talreja received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1997 after completing his bachelor's degree there magna cum laude. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and went on to complete his fellowship in cardiovascular disease and then interventional cardiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2004. He then returned home to Hampton Roads where he has practiced cardiology since that time.
Dr. Talreja concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease and complex coronary artery disease. He has extensive training and expertise in cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, transesophageal echocardiography, valvular heart disease, and preventative cardiology. He serves as medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Virginia Beach General Hospital. He performs interventions including coronary stents, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, balloon valvuloplasty of the aortic and mitral valves, and non-surgical closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects. Dr. Talreja was on the team that was the first in the region to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement and has helped develop the structural heart program at Sentara Heart Hospital.
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 is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology, echocardiography and preventative cardiology and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He volunteers in the community and in the Virginia Beach Free Clinic.
Ian Woollett, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Medical School: University of ColoradoResidency: University of WashingtonCardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Yale UniversityCardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship: Columbia University/New York Presbyterian HospitalBoard Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Specialties Cardiac Arrhythmia ManagementSudden 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 UniversityResidency: University of MarylandClinical Research Fellow: National Institutes of HealthClinical Fellowship: Duke UniversityBoard Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Specialties Nuclear CardiologyEchocardiographyPreventative MedicineLipid ManagementHeart Disease in Women
In Practice Since 1986Dr. 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.
Anilkumar (Anil) Patel, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Medical School: Baroda Medical CollegeResidency: Diagnostic Radiology, M.S. University. Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate UniversityCardiology Fellowship:SUNY Downstate UniversityBoard Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Specialties General Adult CardiologyDiagnostic Cardiac CatheterizationPreventive Cardiology
In Practice Since 1988After 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 MedicineResidency: Temple University HospitalCardiology Fellowship:San Diego Naval HospitalBoard Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Specialties Diagnostic Cardiac CatheterizationExercise Stress TestingEchocardiography
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 & MaryMedical School: The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineResidency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health SystemsFellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University Health SystemsBoard Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Specialties Sports CardiologyDiagnostic Transradial Coronary AngiographyTransesophageal EchocardiographyNuclear 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.
Joseph Sposato, DO, FACC
Undergraduate: Temple UniversityMedical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineResidency: National Naval Medical CenterFellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cardiovascular InstituteBoard Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Specialties Clinical CardiologyValvular Heart DiseaseTransesophageal EchocardiographyNuclear Cardiology
Joseph J. Sposato, DO, FACC, graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sposato completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was Chief Resident. He completed his Cardiology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cardiovascular Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sposato is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. He retired as a Captain in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy, where he was a Staff Cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia. Dr. Sposato also served as Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is fluent in American Sign Language.
Yan Liu, MD, PhD, RPVI, FACC
Medical School: Harbin Medical UniversityResidency: University of Texas Southwestern ProgramsCardiology Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBoard Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, National Board of Echocardiography, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Interpreation (RPVI)
Specialties Clinical Cardiology and Cardio-OncologyEchocardiographyNuclear CardiologyVascular ImagingTransesophageal Echocardiogram
Dr. Liu received his medical degree with summa cum laude honors from Harbin Medical University in China before he attended Duke University and obtained his PhD in Immunology in 2007. Dr. Liu completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University of Texas Southwestern Programs and completed his Cardiology Fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as the Chief Cardiology Fellow and a Clinical Assistant Professor.
Dr. Liu is a Clinical Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist with board certifications in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Imaging and Internal Medicine. He was also a National Institutes of Health Joseph Pogano Research Fellow in Cancer and Aging advised by Dr. Norman Sharpless, a renowned Oncologist and current National Cancer Institute director. Dr. Liu is a recognized expert in advanced cardiovascular care in cancer patients (Cardio-Oncology) and has contributed many high-impact studies to the fields of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer. He authored over 20 peer-reviewed original articles and multiple patents, some of which were featured on British Broadcasting Corporation World News and other national media. Dr. Liu currently serves as the Director of Cardio-Oncology at Cardiovascular Associates.
Dr. Liu is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC). Prior to joining Cardiovascular Associates, he served as the Director of Anticoagulation Clinics at Austin Heart where he was an Archie Robinson Physician Award Winner. He also served as an Expert Panelist on Texas Medical Board and the President of Burnet Lampasa County Medical Society. He is an adjunct faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and is on the faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Liu is accepting new patients and is available for patient consultations and diagnostic testing at our Virginia Beach office.
Constancia Macatangay-Geronilla, MD
Medical School: University of the PhillipinesResidency: Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Chief ResidentFellowships: General Cardiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami Hospital Chief Cardiology Fellow and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell UniversityBoard Certifications: Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Specialties Cardiac ElectrophysiologyGeneral Cardiology
Dr. Constancia (Tanya) Macatangay-Geronilla received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of the Philippines, graduating cum laude. She received her medical degree from the University of the Philippines in 2007. She completed her Internal Medicine residency in 2012 at the University of Connecticut, where she also served as chief medical resident until 2013. Dr. Macatangay-Geronilla then completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Miami- Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2016, serving as chief fellow. She completed a subspecialty fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center- New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2018.
Dr. Macatangay-Geronilla specializes in the treatment of all heart rhythm disorders. Her areas of expertise include catheter ablation treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardias, and cardiac device management, including implantation and laser lead extraction.
Dr. Macatangay-Geronilla has published several peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter on pacemakers, and she has presented at national scientific conferences. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Dr. Macatangay is fluent in Filipino and English. She was previously a dancer choreographer for her university dance varsity team, and she enjoys participating in long distance running activities.
Emily Perdoncin, MD
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthResidency: Internal Medicine, University of Michigan HospitalFellowships: General Cardiology, University of Michigan Hospital, Interventional Cardiology, University of Michigan HospitalBoard Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
Specialties Interventional CardiologyGeneral Cardiology
Dr. Emily Perdoncin received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Education from The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York, graduating magna cum laude. She graduated with her medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dr. Perdoncin completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at Univesity of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor Michigan, where she also completed her Cardiology fellowship and Interventional Cardiology fellowship. Her professional interests include coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, women's cardiovascular health, and preventive cardiology.
Dr. Perdoncin is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, playing tennis, and spending time with her husband.
Regina Lee, MD
Medical School: University College Dublin School of MedicineResidency: Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterFellowships: Cardiovascular Disease, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center; Interventional Cardiology, George Wahsington University HospitalBoard Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography
Specialties General CardiologyInterventional Cardiology
Dr. Regina Lee received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, graduating with honors. Sher graduated with her medical degree from University College Dublin School of Medicine in Dublin, Ireland, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr Lee then went on to complete a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and completed her Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at George Washington University Hospital.
Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include coronary angiography, coronary stents, and percutaneous hemodynamic support devices. She also has an interest in women's cardiovascular health, particularly in prevention and risk stratification.
Dr. Lee is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology. In her free time, Dr. Lee enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.