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Our Team


Electrophysiology/Arrhythmias

Electrophysiology is the medical subspecialty that focuses on understanding, diagnosing and treating arrhythmias, or heart rhythm problems. UF Health cardiologists offer the full range of noninvasive evaluation and therapeutic services to those with arrhythmias and have specific expertise in atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardias, ventricular arrhythmias, palpitation and all implantable cardiac devices.

Our team offers the following services:

Dr. BurkartThomas A. Burkart, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. ContiJamie B. Conti, MD
Division Chief & Professor of Medicine

Dr. KaufmannMichael Kaufmann, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. McKillopMatthew S. McKillop, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. MilesWilliam M. Miles, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr. PannaMark E. Panna, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

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General Cardiology

UF Health general cardiologists provide expert treatment for all common and complex cardiac conditions, including heart disease, acute coronary syndromes, palpitations, angina, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, ischemia and more. They use a broad range of treatment options, from lifestyle modification recommendations to medications and procedures, to give each patient the best care possible.

Dr. ContiC. Richard Conti, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Dr. HandbergEileen M Handberg, Ph.D., ARNP
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. PepineCarl J. Pepine, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Dr. WinchesterDavid E. Winchester, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

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Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation

Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. There may be a number of causes for this serious condition, and treatment depends on the type and stage of the disease. Early diagnosis can help those with heart failure live an active life.

UF Health cardiologists offer the full range of services for heart failure patients, including:

  • Medical management
  • Pacing and cardioverter-defibrillator device implantation and management
  • Access to investigational mechanical support devices and pharmacologic agents
  • Complex cardiac surgeries including heart transplantation

Dr. AhmedMustafa Ahmed, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. ArandaJuan M. Aranda, Jr, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr. SchofieldRichard S. Schofield, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr. VilaroJuan Vilaro, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists use cardiac catheterizationto view the heart and coronary arteries. It allows them to see the blood flow to and from the heart, view the chambers of the heart and the action of the heart valves, and check for any defects in the wall of the heart. In addition, a cardiac catheterization can locate blockages or narrowing of the coronary arteries. Based on this information, the cardiologist can determine if a patient may benefit from interventional treatments, such as stent placement, or if surgery is needed. UF Health interventional cardiologists offer all the latest catheter-based treatments for peripheral arterial disease. These include:

Patients also have access to percutaneous treatment for other conditions including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and atrial septal defects. Most interventional cardiology procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and no hospital overnight stay is required.

Dr. AbusaraAshaf Abusara, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. AndersonR. David Anderson, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr. BavryAnthony A. Bavry, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. ChoiCalvin Choi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. KeeleyEllen Keeley, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr. KerenskyRichard A. Kerensky, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr. MassoomiMichael Massoomi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. ParkKi Park, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. WayangankarSiddharth Wayangankar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

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Non-Invasive Imaging/Echocardiography

A full range of diagnostic testing, from treadmill stress tests and ambulatory Holter monitoring studies to echocardiograms, is available to patients in our non-invasive laboratories. UF Health cardiologists offer diagnostic services, including:

These studies are performed in the lab at UF Health Shands Hospital and at UF Health Cardiology - Springhill. UF Health cardiologists monitor patients during surgery, evaluate cardiac surgical procedures, and provide monitoring support services. In addition, the echocardiographers are involved in numerous clinical investigative projects from evaluating heart disease in women to testing new therapies for heart failure.

Through collaboration with the UF Health radiologists, we offer advanced cardiac diagnostic technologies using magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography imaging, both of which create highly detailed images of the heart.

Dr. AggarwalMonica Aggarwal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. AlviarCarlos Alviar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. HamiltonKaren K. Hamilton, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. LimacherMarian C. Limacher, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr. MoguillanskyDiego Moguillansky, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr. PetersenJohn W. Petersen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. ShenoyMaithili Shenoy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
 

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Nuclear Cardiology

Nuclear cardiology is the field of cardiovascular medicine that uses a perfusion scan to measure the blood flow in the heart during both rest and exercise. These scans are usually performed to determine the cause of chest pain or after a heart attack to evaluate damage to the heart muscle.

Perfusion scans are performed on an outpatient and inpatient basis at both UF Health and UF Health Cardiology – Springhill, which is a fully-certified facility where we perform exercise and nuclear stress studies.

Dr. AggarwalMonica Aggarwal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. AndersonR. David Anderson, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr. ChoiCalvin Choi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. WinchesterDavid Winchester, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

 

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Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery focuses on surgeries of the heart, blood vessels of the chest, and the lungs. UF Health cardiothoracic surgeons offer a wide range of surgical procedures, including endovascular, or minimally invasive, options to help patients recover more quickly. We work closely with UF Health cardiologists to care for and treat our heart patients. Conditions and treatments include:

Dr. MartinTomas D. Martin, M.D. - Director, UF Health Aortic Disease Center

Dr. ArnaoutakisGeorge Arnaoutakis, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. BeaverThomas Beaver, MD, MPH
Division Chief and Professor of Surgery

Dr. MachucaTiago Machuca, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. OduntanOlusola Oduntan, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Mauricio PipkinMauricio Pipkin, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
 

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Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery focuses on repairing damage to the circulatory system of the body, which includes veins and arteries. UF Health vascular surgeons offer a wide range of surgical procedures, including endovascular, or minimally invasive, options to help patients recover more quickly. Our vascular surgeons work closely with UF Health cardiothoracic surgeons to care for and treat our aortic patients. Our conditions and treatments include:

Dean Arnaoutakis, M.D.Dean Arnaoutakis, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. BackMartin Back, M.D.
Professor of Surgery

Dr. HuberThomas Huber, MD., Ph.D.
Division Chief and Professor of Surgery

Dr. FatimaJavairiah Fatima, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery 

Dr. GilesKristina Giles, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery 

 

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