Our TeamCardiology


Faculty members of the Division of Cardiology at UTMB Health are strongly motivated to provide our patients with state-of-the-art and compassionate care, made possible by their years of experience, teaching, and research. Our strength is the specialization and collegiality–while each faculty member focuses on a very specialized area of cardiology, he/she collegially interacts with each other to provide our patients with best possible care-the best of both worlds.

We have five major sections within our division:

  • Community Outreach Service
  • General Cardiology including Cardiac Imaging, Consultative and Inpatient Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Heart Station
  • Heart Failure, Transplant, and Circulatory Assist Device Service
  • Heart Rhythm Center (Electrophysiology Service)
  • Interventional Cardiology Service including Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Faculty

  • Cai, Qiangjun, MD, FACC, FASE, FACP, RPVI

    Qiangjun Cai, MD, FACC, FASE, FACP, RPVI
    Assistant Professor

    Director, Community Outreach to Angleton

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio
  • Prasad, Sendil Kumar Hari, MD

    Sendil Kumar Hari Prasad, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Community Outreach to Angleton

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio

Faculty

  • Ahmad, Masood, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, FACC, FAHA, FASE

    Masood Ahmad, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, FACC, FAHA, FASE
    Professor

    Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
    Member, Cardiology Leadership Council

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio
  • Berbarie, Rafic, MD

    Rafic Berbarie, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Associate Director, Outpatient Clinical Services

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio
  • Modi, Shreyas, MD

    Shreyas Modi, MD
    Associate Professor

    Director, Heart Station and Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Leader, Cardiology Quality Assurance Program
    Director, Coronary Care Unit
    Director, Cardiology Inpatient Services

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio
  • Abu Sharifeh, Tareq, MD, FACC

    Tareq Abu Sharifeh, MD
    Assistant Professor


    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio



  • Shalaby, Mostafa, MD

    Mostafa Shalaby, MD
    Assistant Professor


    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio
  • Tran, Tony, MD

    Tony Tran, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio

Faculty

  • Chatila, Khaled, MD

    Khaled Chatila, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio
  • Khalife, Wissam, MD, FACC, MAAC

    Wissam Khalife, MD, FACC, MAAC
    Associate Professor

    Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and
        LVAD Program
    Director, Advance Heart Failure/Transplant
        Fellowship Program
    Holder, the Stubbs Family Professorship in Cardiology

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio

Faculty

  • Carayannopoulos, George N., MD

    George N. Carayannopoulos, MD
    Associate Professor

    Director, Heart Rhythm Center
    Member, Cardiology Leadership Council

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio
  • Sewani, Asif, MD

    Asif Sewani, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty

  • Kumfa, Paul, MD

    Paul Kumfa, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio

  • Fujise, Ken, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FSCAI

    Ken Fujise, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FSCAI
    Professor

    Director, Cardiology Research
    Director, Cardiology Clinical Research Center


    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio

  • Gilani, Syed, MD

     Syed Gilani, MD
    Associate Professor

    Director, Division of Cardiology, ad interim
    Director, Peripheral Artery Disease Intervention
    Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
    Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio

  • Rangasetty, Umamahesh, MD, FACC, FSCAI

    Umamahesh Rangasetty, MD, FACC, FSCAI
    Assistant Professor

    Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
    Assistant Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio

Staff

  • Beck, Ashley N.

    Ashley Beck
    Business Coordinator
    Faculty Practice Coordinator

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.4887
    E-mail: anbeck@utmb.edu
  • Biggers, Yolanda G.

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    Senior Business Coordinator

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.9835
    E-mail: ygbigger@utmb.edu
  • Felter, Eugene F.

    Felter, Gene
    Business Manager

    Division: Cardiology,
    Endocrinology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.3408
    E-mail: gfelter@utmb.edu
  • Trujillo, Tristann R.

    Trujillo, Tristann
    Business Coordinator

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.2410
    E-mail: trtrujil@utmb.edu

Fellowship Coordinators

Staff

  • Elgin, Leslie C.

    Elgin, Leslie 
    Fellowship Program Coordinator

    Division: Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology Interventional,
    Cardiology Advanced Heart Failure
    ,
    Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Rheumatology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.1755
    Fax: 409.772.3394
    E-mail: lcelgin@utmb.edu
  • Garcia, Victoria

    Garcia, Victoria 
    Fellowship Program Coordinator

    Division: Cardiology-General Cardiovascular 
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.1757
    Fax: 409.772.4982
    E-mail: vrgarcia@utmb.edu

Site Managers

  • Anderson, Luisa , RN

    Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratory

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.747.5312
    Pager: 409.643.3294
    E-mailmalander@utmb.edu

Site Managers

  • Anderson, Luisa , RN

    Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratory

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.747.5312
    Pager: 409.643.3294
    E-mailmalander@utmb.edu

Site Managers

  • Armendariz, Mary Josette

    Interim, Director Patient Care & Assistant CNO

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.747.2186
    E-mailmjarmend@utmb.edu
  • Jackson, Tawnya

    VAD Coordinator, NP

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.6754
    E-mailtrjackso@utmb.edu
  • Hastedt, Robert

    Medicine Intensive Care Unit/Cardiac Care Unit Nurse Manager

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.266.7995
    E-mailrohasted@utmb.edu
  • Brady, Francesca

    7B Medicine Cardiology Unit Patient Care Facilitator (PCF)

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.4088
    E-mailfrbrady@utmb.edu

Site Managers

  • Johnson, Michael

     Director of Clinical Operations Cardiology Outpatient Service

    Division: Cardiology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.226.2388
    E-mailmdjohnso@utmb.edu

Nurse Practitioners

  • Ahmed, Nabiha

    Ahmed, Nabiha 
    Physician Assistant

    Department: Internal Medicine
    Division: Cardiology

  • Nguyen, Trudy

    Nguyen, Trudy
    Nurse Practitioner

    Department: Internal Medicine
    Division: Cardiology

  • Standefer, Katie

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    Nurse Practitioner

    Department: Internal Medicine
    Division: Cardiology

  • Wildon, Mickey

    Wildon, Mikey, NP
    Nurse Practitioner

    Department: Internal Medicine
    Division: Cardiology