Physician Leadership Team

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute’s Physician Leadership Team is made up clinical leaders across the specialty areas in cardiac care. Together with the rest of the SCHI team, these physicians ensure that our program operates at the highest levels. This is a leadership team dedicated to you and all of our patients – ensuring that we are the best we can be and that SCHI provides the best care to you…and your heart.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

 kirshnerronald

Ron Kirshner, MD
Chief of Cardiac Services &
Cardiothoracic Surgery

 CaneJeffrey

Jeffrey Cane, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

 CheeranDavid

David Cheeran, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

KarisNicholas 

Nicholas Karis, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

 YankeyGodfred

Godfred Yankey, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Cardiologists

BaibhavBipul

Bipul Baibhav, MD,
FACC, FASE

Consultative Cardiology &
Advanced Cardiac Imaging

 BalmerSwainMallory

Mallory Balmer-Swain, DO
Cardiologist

 connellryan

Ryan Connell,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

 DeCastroOscar

Oscar DeCastro, MD
Cardiologist

 friesdavid

David Fries, MD
Cardiologist

 funderbunkmatthew

Matthew Funderburk,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

 GuptaRohit

Rohit Gupta, MD
Cardiologist

hoefenryan

Ryan Hoefen, MD
PhD, FACC

Cardiologist

 KhanMuhammad

Muhammad Khan, MD
Cardiologist

 kringsteinpeter

Peter Kringstein,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

 MalinsTimothy

Timothy Malins,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

 McCreaHarry

Harry McCrea,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

 odorisimarc

Marc Odorisi,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

 panciogeorge

George Pancio II,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

 PederzolliAndrew

Andrew Pederzolli, MD
Cardiologist

 ritternathan

Nathan Ritter,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

ThomasJoan

Joan Thomas, MD,
CPE, FACC

Cardiologist

 vannozzi

Robert Vannozzi,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

 varonmaurice

Maurice Varon,
MD, FACC

Cardiologist

 williforddaniel

Daniel Williford,
PhD, MD, FACC

Cardiologist

Interventional Cardiologists

 AbtahiamFarhad

Farhad Abtahian,
MD, PhD

Interventional Cardiologist

AhmedAkbar

Akbar Ahmed, 
MD, PhD

Interventional Cardiologist

 DeptaJeremiah

Jeremiah Depta,
MD, MPH

Interventional Cardiologist

GaciochGerald

Gerald Gacioch, MD, PhD
Chief of Cardiology, RGH
Interventional Cardiologist

HallCameron 

Cameron Hall, MD
Interventional Cardiologist

 PatelTejan

Tejan Patel, MD,
FACC, FSCAI

Interventional Cardiologist

 SCORTICHINI_DORIA

Doria Scortichini,
MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Electrophysiologists

 ChuprunDmitry

Dmitry Chuprun, MD
Electrophysiologist

 RaoMohan

Mohan Rao, MD
Electrophysiologist

 ShahAbrar

Abrar Shah, MD
Electrophysiologist

 taylorsarah

Sarah Taylor, 
MD, FACC

Electrophysiologist

Heart Failure

 FeitellScott

Scott Feitell, MD
Advanced Heart Failure &
Transplantation