Our Doctors



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Javed Abdullah, MD

Education

Medical Degree – Bangladesh Medical College – Dhaka, Bangladesh
Residency – Coney Island Hospital – New York, NY
Fellowships (Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology) – Maimonides Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology

Professional Interests

General Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Peripheral Vascular Services

Steven L. Akins, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

1982

Education

BA - Mississippi State University
Medical School - University of Mississippi Medical Center
Internal Medicine Residency - Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Cardiology Fellowship - University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

Professional Interests

Coronary Artery Disease
Hyperlipidemia
Cardiac Arrhythmias

Keith G. Anderson, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

1990

Education

Bachelor of Science - Vanderbilt University
Medical School - University of Tennessee

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology

Professional Interests

Interventional Cardiology
Clinical Cardiology
Practice Management

Eduardo V. Basco, M.D.

Established Practice in

1996

Education

Medical School – Far Eastern University, Quezon City, Philippines
Internship – University of Texas Medical Branch
Residency – University of Texas Medical Branch
Fellowship – University of Texas Medical Branch

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology

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Brian J. Borkowski, M.D.

Education

Medical Degree - St. George’s University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine - Primary Care (Chief Resident) - University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
Fellowship in Preventive Cardiology - Yale University Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, New Haven, CT
Fellowship in Cardiology/Cardiovascular Diseases - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology/Cardiovascular Diseases - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Board Certifications

Cardiology
Internal Medicine

Professional Interests

Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Ajay Dalal, M.D.

Established Practice in

2001

Education

Medical School – University of South Hampton, England, UK
Residency – Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Fellowship 0 Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Board Certifications

Cardiology

Professional Interests

Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

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Beverly W. Danley, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

1989

Education

BS - Auburn University
Medical School - University of Tennessee
Internship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine - University of Virginia
Residency in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine - University of Virginia
Internship in Internal Medicine - University of Tennessee
Residency in Internal Medicine - University of Tennessee
Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases - University of Tennessee

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
National Board of Echocardiography - Testamur

Professional Interests

Echocardiography

Claro F. Diaz, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

1995

Education

Bachelor of Science - Tulane University
Medical School - Louisiana State University Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
Interventional Cardiology

Professional Interests

Peripheral Vascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Vein Disease

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Guerraumberto Jose Guerra, MD

Established Practice in

1974

Education

Graduate and Medical School - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
Nuclear Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Professional Interests

Nuclear Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Jack T. Hopkins, Jr., M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

1981

Education

Undergraduate and Medical School - Vanderbilt University
Residency - University of California, San Diego

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

Professional Interests

Coronary Intervention

James T. Litzow, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

1994

Education

B.A. - Northwestern University
Medical School - Medical College of Wisconsin

Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophyusiology

Professional Interests

Evaluation and treatment of arrhythmias
Evaluation and treatment of syncope

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Matthew R. Lyons, M.D., FACC

Education

Medical Degree - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency in Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency in Internal Medicine - University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases - Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Echocardiography
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Interpretation Examination
Nuclear Cardiology
Physicians' Vascular Interpretation Examination (RPVI Boards)

Professional Interests

Cardiology
Comprehensive echocardiography
Interventional and invasive cardiology
Cardiac pre-op clearance for surgery
Nuclear cardiology
Structural heart disease
Teaching clinical medicine and cardiology

Michael B. McDonald, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

1988

Education

Medical School - University of Tennessee

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Professional Interests

Coronary Intervention
Cardiac Valve Intervention

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Manavjot Sidhu, MD, FACP, FASNC, FSCCT

Education

Medical School – Dayanand Medical College/Baba Farid University of Health Sciences
Internship in Internal Medicine, Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital
Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Missouri
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, University of Missouri
Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
National Board of Echocardiography
Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Areas of Clinical Interest

Echocardiography: 3D, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI, nuclear cardiology
Multicenter clinical research and pharmaceutical trials
Resident and medical education and practice management
Endovascular and coronary interventions

Maureen A. Smithers, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

2004

Education

Bachelor of Science - University of Wisconsin
Medical School - Medical College of Wisconsin
Internship in Categorical Medicine - Brooke Army Medical Center
Internal Medicine Residency - Brooke Army Medical Center
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship - Brooke Army Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Interests

Non-invasive/Invasive Non-interventional Cardiology
Clinical Focus - Heart Failure Management and Complex Cardiovascular Disease, Women�s Health & Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine
Echocardiography

James J. Stamper, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

1995

Education

Bachelor of Science - Vanderbilt University
Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine
Residency - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cardiology Fellowship - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Interests

General Cardiology

David Stewart, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

1990

Education

Bachelor of Science - Christian Brothers University
Medical School - University of Tennessee
Internal Medicine - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cardiology Fellowship - Medical University of South Carolina

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
American College of Cardiology

Professional Interests

General Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease
Angiography
Coronary Intervention

Galen VanWyhe, M.D., FACC

Education

Bachelor of Science - University of South Dakota
Medical School - University of Iowa
Internal Medicine Residency - University of Iowa
Cardiology Fellowship - University of Wisconsin
Electrophysiology Fellowship - University of Wisconsin

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

Professional Interests

Broad spectrum of Electrophysiologic diseases, but most notably Radiofrequency ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

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Param Vidwan, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

Education

Medical Degree - University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency in Internal Medicine - UNC Hospitals
Fellowship in General Cardiology - UNC Hospitals
Interventional Cardiology Training - Emory University

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Physicians' Vascular Interpretation Examination (RPVI Boards)
American Board of Vascular Medicine (ABVM): Vascular Medicine / Cognitive Skills
American Board of Vascular Medicine (ABVM): EndoVascular Medicine / Technical Skills

Andrew T. Watson, M.D., FACC

Established Practice in

2005

Education

Bachelor of Science - The Citadel
Medical School - American University of the Caribbean
Internal Medicine Residency - Methodist University Hospital
Cardiology Fellowship - Marshall University

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Interests

Clinical Cardiology
Vascular Medicine
Practice Management

Lisa J. Young, M.D.

Established Practice in

1996

Education

Medical School – University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Internship – University of Maryland
Residency – Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
Fellowship – Regional Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Professional Interests

Women’s Health, Echocardiography

Advanced Practice Providers

at Sutherland Cardiology Clinic

Our exceptional team of Advanced Practice Providers here at Sutherland Cardiology Clinic includes both nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants.

These nationally-accredited medical professionals work in tandem with our board-certified cardiologists to provide exceptional care to our patients. They all have instruction in cardiology and are endorsed by the Sutherland physicians.

At times, you may see one of our Advanced Practice Providers during your appointment. These providers work closely with the cardiologists to ensure you receive care that is especially designed for you, when you need it.

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Honour Batey MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

I’ve worked with cardiac patients for more than 34 years now, including experience in the cath lab and as a nursing school instructor. I also enjoy my volunteer work with Go Red for Women and the Mid-South Heart Walk.
BSN, Union University
MSN, APN, FNP, Union University

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Brenda Cole MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

With more than 15 years of experience, I love taking care of people’s health needs and seeing them improve. I have a real passion for heart diseases due to the wonderful collaboration with and extensive training from the physicians I work with here.
BSN, University of Memphis
MSN, FNP, Arkansas State University

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Sherita Crawford MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

I enjoy general cardiology and have developed a special passion for heart failure cases. My nursing background includes experience in emergency medicine.
BSN, University of Memphis
MSN, University of Memphis

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Brittany Forbes, FNP-BC

I have always had a strong interest in cardiology. I’m elated to work in a practice that specializes in cardiology and supports continuing education to ensure we can provide excellent cardiac care to our patients.
MSN, FNP, University of Memphis

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Agnes Fratta MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

I’ve been a nurse for 30 years and a nurse practitioner for 11 years. In addition to cardiology, I’ve worked in internal medicine, critical care and emergency medicine.
BSN, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MSN, University of Memphis

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Terri Hall MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC

In addition to my focus on structural heart disease, I’m proud to have additional training in wound care, congestive heart failure and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
BSN, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MSN, Vanderbilt School of Nursing

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Tonya Hyland MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

I was drawn to cardiology because my father had bypass surgery at the age of 49 (and is a patient here at Sutherland). I have a special interest in helping patients learn what can be done to improve their health.
BSN, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MSN, Delta State University

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Sarah Mattox PA-C

At Sutherland, I have gained a love and appreciation for cardiac patients. I enjoy the continuity of care when I see patients initially in the hospital, then see them in the clinic for follow up. I also enjoy getting to be involved in patient’s healing and improvement in their cardiac care.
BS in Biology, Georgetown College
Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Lincoln Memorial University

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Robbie Jones, ANP

Over past 5 years, I have received training from the best general and interventional cardiologists in the metro area. This training coupled with my acute care setting nursing background (ICU and emergency room) as afforded me the opportunity to deliver the best evidence base practice to our patients.
BSN, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MSN, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Meredith Murray NP

At Sutherland, I have gained a love and appreciation for cardiac patients. I enjoy the continuity of care when I see patients initially in the hospital, then see them in the clinic for follow up. I also enjoy getting to be involved in patient’s healing and improvement in their cardiac care.
BS in Biology, Georgetown College
Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Lincoln Memorial University

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Patricia Pate MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

I started my career as a nurse in the hospital’s medical surgical unit but immediately fell in love with the ICU, often helping cardiac patients recover and return home. As a nurse practitioner, I have a special interest in electrophysiology and cardiac devices.
BSN, University of Memphis
MSN, University of Memphis

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Delores Roberson MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

With 9 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, I’m proud to also be an active member of the American College of Cardiology. Prior to joining Sutherland, I worked as a family nurse practitioner in Byhalia, MS.
BSN, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MSN, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Jade Simon, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

In addition to cardiology, I’ve worked in a variety of specialties, including trauma and medical ICU. I’m committed to serving our community and to providing outstanding care for our patients. MSN, Arkansas State University

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Heather Smith, FNP

I have always been fascinated by the heart. Learning about it never gets old - that's why I'm a nurse practioner in cardiology. I am constantly learning and growing my knowledge in the nursing profession. I want to share this knowledge with my patients so they may better understand their diagnosis or treatment. I want to give them the tools to manage their disease and live a healthy lifestyle.
BSN, University of Memphis
MSN, University of Memphis

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Keisha Smith MSN, APRN, NP-C

My daily prayer is “Lord, please help me to help someone and make a meaningful impact today.” I know my patients come in with concerns about their heart health, and my goal is for every patient and family member to leave feeling that their questions are answered.
BSN, Bethune-Cookman College
MSN, University of Memphis

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Suzy Ward MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

A patient once asked me, “Do you love what you do?” My response was, “Yes, how can you tell?” The patient said, “You smile and look at your patients. You listen, and I can tell that we are people to you.” My goal is to make sure every patient feels the same when they have an appointment with me.
BSN, Baptist College of Nursing
MSN, University of Memphis

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Lacie Whitten PA-C

My primary interest is coronary artery disease, and I find cardiology to be a very rewarding and rapidly advancing field. It’s gratifying to see how good medical care can help patients feel better and improve their quality of life.
BS in Pre-Physician Assistant Studies, Harding University
MS in Pre-Physician Assistant Studies, Harding University

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Sara Wiles, MSN, APN, FNP-BC

In addition to my 14 years of cardiac experience, I have a great deal of empathy for my patients having my own family history of heart disease.
BSN, Union University
MSN, University of Memphis

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Yolanda Parks-Winfrey MSN, APRN, ANP-BC

I have 9 years of collaboration with expert cardiologists in caring for patients with coronary artery disease. I have a strong passion for Women with Heart Disease. I devote every day to being a faithful advocate for addressing heart disease prevention and awareness.
BSN, University of Memphis
MSN, Union University