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Meet Our Physicians

John Griffin, M.D., F.S.C.A.I., F.A.C.C.

 

  • Undergraduate: Syracuse University
  • Medical School: University of Maryland
  • Residency: University of Maryland Hospital
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Brown University
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 CardiologyEchocardiography, Preventative Medicine, Lipid Management, Heart 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 College
  • Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, M.S. University. Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate University
  • Cardiology Fellowship:SUNY Downstate UniversityBoard Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties General Adult Cardiology, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization, Preventive 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 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, FACC

 

  • 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, Longevity 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, longevity medicine, and critical care cardiology.

Dr. Gambill is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. 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. He has strong ties to the Hampton Roads area having served on active duty in the US Navy at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Dr. Gambill 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 University
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: National Naval Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cardiovascular Institute
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties Clinical Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Nuclear 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.

 

 

Constancia Macatangay-Geronilla, MD

 

  • Medical School: University of the Phillipines
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Chief Resident
  • Fellowships: General Cardiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami Hospital Chief Cardiology Fellow and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell University
  • Board 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.

 
 

Regina Lee, MD

 

  • Medical School: University College Dublin School of Medicine
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Cardiovascular Disease, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center; Interventional Cardiology, George Wahsington University Hospital
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography

Specialties General Cardiology, Interventional 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.

 

 

 

David Krause, MD, FACC

 

  • Medical School: The Uniformed Services University
  • Residency: Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth
  • Cardiology Fellowships Naval Medical Center, San Diego
  • Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Medicine

Specialties General Cardiology, Heart Failure, Echocardiography

Dr. David Krause completed his undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated with his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Krause completed his Internal Medicine residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, and his Cardiology fellowship at Naval MedicalCenter San Diego in San Diego, California. His professional interests include general cardiology, heart failure, and echocardiography.

Dr. Krause is board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys running and flying.

 

 

 

Khawaja Baig, MD

 

  • Medical School: King Edward Medical College
  • Cardiovascular Disease & Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowships: Sinai Samaritan Medical Center/St. Luke's Hospitals through the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Clinical Campus
  • Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Khawaja Shahid Baig was born in the picturesqe hill town of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. He received his medical degree from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. Following earning his degree, he left for the United Kingdom and worked for four years in the National Health Service.

After arriving in the United States, Dr. Baig completed both his Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowships at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center/St. Lukes's Hospitals through the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Clinical Campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to moving to Virginia, Dr. Baig had been in clinical practice for 18 years in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Baig has extensive experience treating heart rhythm disorders, including electrical studies of the heart and performing complex ablations for atrial fibrillation and other supra-ventricular and ventricular tachycardias. He is also experienced in pacemaker/defribrillator/Watchman implants and their outpatient management, including subcutaneous ICD and leadless pacemakers.

Dr. Baig is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, and a member of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, and the American Heart Association. He has participated as co-investigator in many pacemaker and defribrillator trials. He is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

In his spare time, Dr. Baig relaxes by immersing in Marvel, Star Trek, and other Sci-Fi universes. He is a longtime fan and part owner of the NFL's Green Bay Packers, and enjoys attending a couple of home and away games every year.

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Tamayo, MD, FACC

 

  • Medical School: The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Residency: Naval Medical Center,San Diego
  • Cardiology Fellowships Naval Medical Center, San Diego
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties General Cardiology, Heart Failure, Echocardiography, Women's Health

Dr. Sally Tamayo graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Cum Laude, from the University of California, San Diego in 1992. She received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland in 1996. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at Naval Medical Center San Diego, California.

Dr. Tamayo has practiced Cardiology in the Hampton Roads area for over 15years. She retired as a Captain in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy, proudly serving our country with 27 dedicated years. She deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom to Navy Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait. She was the Department Head of Cardiology at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth for 5 years. Her professional interests include general cardiology, heart failure, echocardiography, and women's health..

Dr. Tamayo is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and holds an appointment as Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is dedicated to patient safety, having been involved in post marketingsafety studies with presentations at several international and national scientific meetings. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, physical fitness and spending time with her twin boys.

 

 

 

Amit Arbune, MD, HMA

 

  • Medical School: Mahtma Gandhi Missions Medical College, India
  • Residency: North East Ohio Medical University - St. Elizabeth Health Center
  • Cardiology Fellowships Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University - MetroHealth Medical Center
  • Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

Specialties Cardiovascular magnetic resonance Imaging (CMR), Cardiac stress MRI, Cardiac computed tomography (CT), Non-invasive CT-FFR, Cardio-Oncology (Cardiac care for cancer patients)

Dr. Amit Arbune graduated with his medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College in India. He earned his Master's in Healthcare Administration at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and completed his Internal Medicine residency at North East Ohio Medical University - St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He completed his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University - MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Chief Cardiovascular Fellow. He then completed an Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Arbune's clinical areas of interest include general cardiology, cardiacimaging, and advanced cardiovascular imaging which includes Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cardiac Stress MRI, Cardiac Computed Tomography, and non-invasive CT-FFR (fractional flow reserve). Having clinical andresearch experience in the field of Cardio-Oncology at Yale University, Dr. Arbune has a special interest in cardiac care for cancer patients. Dr. Arbune has also participated in numerous clinical research projects and presented at many national conferences.

Dr. Arbune is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the American Society of Echocardiography. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and photography. Dr. Arbune is fluent in English, Marathi, and Hindi.