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Meet Our Physicians

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.

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.

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, FACC

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 MedicineLongevity 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 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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

David Krause, MD, FACC

Medical School: The Uniformed Services UniversityResidency: Naval Medical Center, PortsmouthCardiology Fellowships Naval Medical Center, San DiegoBoard Certifications: Cardiovascular Medicine

Specialties General CardiologyHeart FailureEchocardiography

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.

 

 

 

Sally Tamayo, MD, FACC

Medical School: The Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesResidency: Naval Medical Center,San DiegoCardiology Fellowships Naval Medical Center, San DiegoBoard Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties General CardiologyHeart FailureEchocardiographyWomen'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: The Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesResidency: North East Ohio Medical University - St. Elizabeth Health CenterCardiology Fellowships Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University - MetroHealth Medical CenterBoard Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Specialties Cardiovascular magnetic resonance ImagingCardiac stress MRICardiac computed tomographyNon-invasive CT-FFRCardiac 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.