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Matthew Bessen, MDMatthew Bessen, MD

Matthew Bessen, M.D., cardiologist, graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1982 and completed his internal medicine residency in 1985 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Bessen then completed his cardiology fellowship in 1988 at the University of California in Irvine.

Dr. Bessen is board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine for Cardiology.

Dr. Bessen is a Fellow with the American College of Cardiology, and is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the Greater Louisville Medical Society. In addition, Dr. Bessen has served on various boards and committees including the Quality Assurance Committee at Jewish Hospital and the Jewish Hospital Heart and Lung Institute Advisory Board.

Bruce Fisher, MD

Bruce L Fisher, MD   

Bruce Fisher, M.D., cardiologist, graduated in 1978 from the University of Maryland Medical School. He then went on to complete his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship program in cardiology at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Fisher is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine for Cardiology.

Dr. Fisher is a Fellow with the American College of Cardiology, and is a member of the Kentucky Medical Association and the Greater Louisville Medical Society. He has served on the Jewish Hospital Board of Trustees and is currently a T.P.I. board member, serving on the credentials committee. Dr. Fisher is also on the Aetna Quality Assurance Committee.

Gary Fuchs, MD

Gary L Fuchs, MD

Gary Fuchs, M.D., cardiologist, is a Louisville native who graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He began his residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and then completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship program at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Fuchs is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine for Cardiology.

Dr. Fuchs is a fellow with the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, the Kentucky Medical Association, the Greater Louisville Medical Society and the Louisville Society of Internists.

Dr. Fuchs has been very active in the community and has served on various boards including the American Heart Association, the Jewish Hospital Board of Trustees and the Jewish Community Center Board.

Koduvathara James, MD

Koduvathara L James, MBBS, MD, FAC

Koduvathara James, M.D., cardiologist, graduated from Kottayam Medical College and completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship program at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.  Dr. James is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine for Cardiology.

Dr. James is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Kentucky Medical Association, the Greater Louisville Medical Society, the Clark County (Ind.) Medical Society, the Indiana Medical Society and the American College of International Physicians.

Dr. James has been active in the community including volunteer work at Sacred Heart Academy and being the featured speaker at the Health and Information Center at the River Falls Mall in Indiana.

Larry Leslie, MD

Larry M Leslie, MD

Louisville native, Larry Leslie, II, M.D., cardiologist, graduated from the University of Kentucky Medical School, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship program in cardiology. In 2005, Dr. Leslie completed an interventional cardiology fellowship program at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine.

Dr. Leslie is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine for Cardiology.

Dr. Leslie enjoys doing volunteer work for organizations such as: the Race for the Cure, the American Heart Association Heart Walk, the Mary Crittenden Home of Unwed Mothers, the Salvation Army After Hours Clinic and the Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon.

Paul Rogers, MD

Paul J Rogers, MD

Paul Rogers, M.D., cardiologist, graduated in 1981 from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. While there, he also completed a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship program in exercise physiology, catecholamine metabolism and endothelial function. Dr. Rogers then went on to complete a fellowship program in cardiology.

Dr. Rogers is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine for Cardiology. He also holds subspecialty board certifications with the American College of Cardiology for ECG, the National Board of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the North American Society for Pacing and Echocardiography.

Dr. Rogers is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Medicine, the Greater Louisville Medical Society, the Society of Cardiovascular CT, the Ohio State Medical Association and the Speakers Bureau for the American Heart Association.

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Naresh K Solankhi, MD

Naresh Kumar Solankhi, M.D., cardiologist, completed his residency in internal medicine from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He then completed his cardiology fellowship program at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and his interventional cardiology fellowship at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dr. Solankhi is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. He also holds Canadian board certifications in internal medicine and cardiology.

Dr. Solankhi is a Fellow with The American College of Cardiology and The Royal College of Physicians (Canada), and is a member of the American Medical Association and The British Columbia Medical Association.

Jeffrey Stidam

Jeffrey M Stidam, MD

Jeffrey Stidam, M.D., cardiologist, graduated in 2001 from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he also completed his internal medicine residency program in 2004 and a cardiology fellowship program in 2007.  Dr. Stidam then completed a second fellowship program in 2008 for clinical cardiac electrophysiology from St. Vincent Hospitals in Indianapolis.

Dr. Stidam is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board-eligible in cardiology.

Dr. Stidam is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Board of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians and the Heart Rhythm Society.

Thomas R Trimbur, MD

Morris Weiss, MD

Morris M Weiss, MD

Louisville native, Morris Weiss, M.D., cardiologist, graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1958 and then completed his cardiology residency at Hospital University of Pennsylvania.  He is board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is certified in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Weiss is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology.  He is also a member of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, Kentucky Medical Association and American Heart Association.

Throughout his career, Dr. Weiss has been active with several organizations and committees.  Currently, he is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Louisville and co-director of the Cardiovascular Laboratory at Jewish Hospital.  He also serves on various boards including: Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, VNA Nazareth Home CareAdvisory Board and the Board of Governors, State Government Relations Subcommittee for the American College of Cardiology.

Preeti Attavar, MD

Wayne Gibson, MD

S. Abraham Joseph, MD

Amir Piracha, MD

Charles Prince, MD

Chandhiran Rangaswamy, MD

Aaron Satran, MD

Arun Ummat, MD

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