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

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

Our Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

Wolf River Office

Honour Batey MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Brenda Cole MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Sherita Crawford MAN, APRN, FNP-BC
Agnes Fratta MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Terri Hall MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC
Tonya Hylander MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Meredith Murray NP
Yolonda Winfrey MSN, APRN, ANP-BC
Patricia Pate MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Delores Roberson MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Keisha Smith MSN, APRN, NP-C
Lacie Whitten PA-C

New Covington Pike Office
(Methodist North)

Lindsey Bronstein MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Sarah Mattox PA-C

Union Avenue Office
(Methodist University)

Suzy Ward MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Wesley Drive Office
(Methodist South)

Robbie Jones MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC