58 cardiologists, cardiology leaders on the move in 2024

Here are 58 cardiologists and cardiology leaders stepping into new roles in 2024:

  1. Lewiston-based Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute added Jared Tobolski, MD, to its cardiology staff.

  2. Cardiology Associates of Schenectady in Clifton Park, N.Y., part of St. Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates, added Katherine Riedy-Graves, MD.

  3. Houston-based Texas Children's Heart Center named Daniel Penny, MD, executive co-director of the heart center. He will be joined by Caner Salih, MD, as executive co-director.

  4. The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson appointed Hesham Sadek, MD, PhD, director of the Sarver Heart Center and chief of the division of cardiology.

  5. Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Nashua's cardiovascular medicine department added Zhihang Zhang, MD, to its cardiology team.

  6. Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Hamilton Cardiovascular Institute welcomed Anand Kenia, MD, as chief of cardiac electrophysiology.

  7. MemorialCare appointed Nissi Suppogu, MD, medical director of its new Women's Heart Center in Long Beach, Calif. 

  8. Nisha Parikh, MD, was named the system director of the Women's Heart Program for Northwell Health's Cardiovascular Institute and the Katz Institute for Women's Health, both based in New York City.

  9. Ashville, N.C.-based AdventHealth Medical Group welcomed cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon R. Duane Cook, MD, to its team.

  10. AdventHealth Hendersonville (N.C.) added Eduardo Balcells, MD, to serve as medical director of cardiology.

  11. Dhanunjaya "DJ" Lakkireddy, MD, medical director of the Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute at HCA Midwest Health in Overland Park, Kan., and Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, director of cardiac electrophysiology laboratories at the Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute, were elected to the Heart Rhythm Society board of trustees.

  12. Northwell Health has tapped Andrew Krumerman, MD, to be its director of cardiac electrophysiology for Mount Kisco, N.Y.-based Northern Westchester Hospital.
  13. Andrew Krumerman, MD, was named director of cardiac electrophysiology at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y.

  14. Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Mercy Southeast welcomed Raphael Ngengwe, MD, who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology.

  15. OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital appointed Jennifer Dickerson, MD, as lead physician of its heart and vascular team.

  16. Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates at Sugar Land (Texas) is adding Wafi Momin, DO, to its staff.

  17. Kapil Yadav, MD, will lead the Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Medicine Program.

  18. Priscilla Hsue, MD, was named chief of the division of cardiology at Los Angeles-based UCLA Health.

  19. Los Angeles-based UCLA welcomed Priscilla Hsue, MD, as chief of the division of cardiology, effective July 1.

  20. Wayne Franklin, MD, was appointed senior vice president of the Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Heart Center, effective in June. 

  21. Webster City, Iowa-based Van Diest Medical Center welcomed cardiologist Kasaiah Makam, MD.

  22. Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' department of internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine added cardiologist Michael Luna, MD, as a professor. 

  23. Fayetteville, N.C.-based FirstHealth Physician Group appointed William Harris, MD, as its medical director of cardiology.

  24. Laguna Hills, Calif.-based MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center named Michael Krychman, MD, medical director of women’s health services.

  25. Raleigh, N.C.-based Independence Health System welcomed Justin Wallace, MD, to its team.

  26. Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of USC named Sukgu Han, MD, chief of the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy.

  27. Maui, Hawaii-based Pacific Permanente Group welcomed interventional cardiologist Jason Call, MD.

  28. Rohinton Morris, MD, chief of the cardiothoracic surgery division at Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health, will become Tower Health's cardiothoracic surgery chief on April 15. 

  29. Point Pleasant, W.Va.-based Rivers Health added George Linsenmeyer, MD, to its staff.

  30. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute welcomed four pediatric heart specialists:
    • Pediatric interventional cardiologist Ram Bishnoi, MD
    • Pediatric electrophysiologist Judy Ashouri, MD
    • Pediatric cardiac intensivist Kaushal Dosani, MD 
    • Pediatric cardiologist and cardiac imaging specialist Umakumaran Ponniah, MD

  31. Valdosta, Ga.-based SGMC Health welcomed cardiothoracic surgeon Patrick Murrah, MD, to the health system.

  32. Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital, both based in New York City, appointed Bernhard Kühn, MD, chief of the division of cardiology in the department of pediatrics.

  33. Eman Rashed, MD, PhD, has joined the advanced heart failure treatment and transplant team at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey.

  34. Interventional cardiologist Charles Mayes Jr., MD, is set to join Dothan, Ala.-based Southeast Health Medical Group's cardiology team in July.

  35. Jennifer Romano, MD, a congenital heart surgeon at Congenital Heart Center/C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., was elected president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

  36. UP Health System-Marquette (Mich.), a Duke LifePoint hospital, welcomed Chris Liakonis, DO, a cardiothoracic surgeon, to its Heart & Vascular Center.

  37. Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado appointed Shelley Miyamoto, MD, head of pediatric cardiology.

  38. Lisa Weiss Forbess, MD, joined the Miami-based Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

  39. Oskaloosa, Iowa-based Mahaska Health added John Pargulski, DO, to its team of cardiologists.

  40. Los Angeles-based Smidt Heart Institute’s David Ouyang, MD, was named a deputy editor of NEJM AI.

  41. Ridgewood, N.J.-based Valley Health System appointed Suneet Mittal, MD, chair of the cardiovascular service line for the system.

  42. Oskaloosa, Iowa-based Mahaska Health welcomed cardiologist John Pargulski, MD, to its team.

  43. Satya Shreenivas, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of Cardiac Dimensions, a medical equipment manufacturing company focusing on minimally invasive treatment options for patients who have heart failure with functional mitral regurgitation.

  44. Michelle Bloom, MD, was named system director of the cardio-oncology program at NYU Langone Health in New York City.

  45. Dimitrios Bliagos, MD, has been appointed director of interventional cardiology at NYU Langone Hospital Long Island in Mineola, N.Y.

  46. Humble, Texas-based Modern Heart and Vascular Institute welcomed Mayank Agarwal, MD, to the team.

  47. Cardiothoracic surgeons Nestor Dans, MD, and Nathaniel Kister, MD, joined the Morgantown, W.Va.-based WVU Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

  48. Sylvania, Ga.-based Optim Medical Center-Screven welcomed David Lariscy, MD, to its team.

  49. Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare welcomed interventional cardiologist Ameer Musa, MD, to its team.

  50. Kearney, Neb.-based CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute added two interventional cardiologists to its staff: Hermang Panchal, MD, and John Waters, MD.

  51. Deb Kiser, BSN, RN, was named executive lead of the new cardiovascular partnership between Dayton, Ohio-based Premier Health and The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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