Credentials 

 
 

Certifications:

  •  Internal Medicine Boards, 1990
  •  Cardiovascular Diseases, 1995
  •  Echocardiography, 2011
  •  Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 1997
  •  Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2001
  •  Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography, 2013

Awards and Honors:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs Performance Award, 2014
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Service Award, 2014
  • Internal Medicine Housestaff Teaching Award, Medical College of Georgia, 2012

Most Recent Publications

  • Ostial Left Internal Mammary Artery Stenosis: An Unusual Site of Atherosclerotic Involvement, 2016
  • Listerial Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis in a Patient with Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Vessels, 2016
  • The Incidental Finding of a Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: Implications for Primary Care Providers - A Case and Review, 2015
  • A Continuous Cardiac Murmur, 2015
  • Iatrogenic Aorto-Coronary Arteriovenous Fistula Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Case Report and Complete Review of the Literature, 2012

Service

Department Service:

  • Clinical Competence Committee, Role: V.A. Associate Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program, 2014 – Present
  • Cardiology Fellows Selection Committee, Role: Committee Member, 2011 – Present

University Service:

  •  Clinical Professor of Medicine, College of Allied Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Department, 2012 – Present

Professional Service:

 President-Elect, American Heart Association, CSRA Division, 2017
 Member, ACCME/CME Committee, American Society of Echocardiography, 2012 - 2015

Education:

  • M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1987
  • B.A. (Zoology), The George Washington University, 1983