Cardiac Cath Lab of Phoenix Doctors

Phoenix Cath Lab Doctors

With decades of combined clinical and procedural experience, the board-certified physicians at Cardiac Cath Lab of Phoenix have the medical expertise to take care of you and your loved ones. Our physicians give each patient the individual attention they deserve – with the patience and professionalism you would expect from some of the leaders in their respective fields. In addition, our doctors appreciate the significance of each procedure and we always take the time to educate our patients so that they feel comfortable from the moment they enter our doors to the time they are released.

Doctors


Adam Brodsky, MD, FACC
Expertise: Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Brodsky earned his medical degree at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. He completed his internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts Dr. Brodsky completed his cardiology residency and fellowship in interventional cardiology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. He also earned a Masters in Management from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Brodsky specializes in Cardiac and Peripheral Intervention and Treatment. A physician and pilot, Dr. Brodsky flies to an Outreach Clinic in Show Low, Arizona to see patients. Dr. Brodsky is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Awards

  • First Place Manuscript, GE Healthcare-SCAI Fellows Competition August 2004
  • Elected Medical School Class Senator
  • Medical School College Coordinating Council Chair
  • Medical School Curriculum Review Committee
  • Phi Beta Kappa

 


Dr. Akil Loli

Dr. Akil Loli is an interventional cardiologist. Born in Albania, he attended medical school at University of Tirana Faculty of Medicine, and completed several years of post-graduate education in Albania. After coming to the United States, Dr. Loli completed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at Banner Good Samaritan. Dr. Loli’s research interests include endothelial dysfunction, aging, and molecular basis of cardiovascular diseases.

Board Certifications:

  • ABIM Internal Medicine
  • ABIM Cardiovascular Disease
  • CBNC Nuclear Cardiology
  • ABIM Interventional Cardiology
  • CBCCT Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Hospital Affiliations: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Arizona Heart Hospital.

 


Dr. Ali Askari

Expertise: Consultative Cardiology, Catheterization, Interventional Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology. Dr. Ali Askari has been in private practice since 1991. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada-Reno and his M.D. from the World University Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He did his internship and residency in internal medicine, and his cardiology fellowship, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Askari has many institutional, departmental, and division responsibilities as well as holds prestigious memberships in the Cardiovascular and Thoracic, Cath Lab, and Quality Assurance committees at Phoenix Memorial Hospital, and the Executive Medical Committee, Cath Lab, Cardiology, and Fellowship committees at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He is an active medical staff member at Phoenix Regional Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, and Payson Regional Hospital as well. Dr. Askari is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and member of the American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association, American Society of Internal Medicine, and Arizona Medical Association. He has established clinics in rural Arizona neighborhoods and communities such as South Mountain, Quartzsite, Payson, and Globe. Dr. Askari is originally from Iran.

 


Ashish Sadhu, MD, FHRS

Expertise: Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Ashish Sadhu is the Director of Electrophysiology at Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Electrophysiology. He earned his medical degree from Dr. P.D.M. Medical College in Amravati, India. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency from the University of Arizona in Tucson. After completing his Cardiology fellowship from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas he moved to Massachusetts for further sub-specialty training in Electrophysiology at University of Massachusetts in Worcester. His areas of expertise are in Pacemaker, Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator, and Bi-ventricular device implantation and management, Supraventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Tachycardia/Atrial Fibrillation management and ablation. Dr. Sadhu is also participating in several research trials. Dr. Sadhu is originally from Mission Viejo, California.

 


Dr. Daniel Storch

Dr. Daniel Storch has been practicing cardiology in Scottsdale for over 20 years. Originally from New York, Dr. Storch completed all of his education and training in New York State before relocating to the Southwest.  He received his undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY and his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1985.  After completing his Internal Medicine internship and residency at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine, staying on for fellowships in Adult Cardiology and then Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Storch is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a designated Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). Currently serves as Az Cardiology Groups Nuclear Stress Lab Director. His areas of clinical interest include coronary artery disease, angioplasty and stenting, congestive heart failure.  He also has a particular interest in lipid management and preventive cardiology, partnering with patients to optimize their health. He has been recognized as one of Phoenix Magazine's TOP DOCs.

 


Dr. Faran Bashir

Dr. Faran Bashir received his training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, University of California, Irvine, and the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Bashir is board certified in the fields of cardiovascular diseases, Nuclear and Interventional Cardiology.

Additionally, he has received specialized training in the performance of intracardiac echocardiography, percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defects, valvuloplasty and non-surgical septal reduction therapy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. He has presented several studies at national Cardiology meetings and has published many journal articles in major Cardiology journals. Dr. Bashir’s clinical skills are outstanding and will be happy to provide timely and professional care.

 


Dr. Gopi Cherukuri

Dr. Gopi Cherukuri is an interventional cardiologist. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, then went on to earn his Medical Degree in 1996 from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. Dr. Cherukuri did his internal medicine residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center here in Phoenix, followed by fellowships for cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at Good Samaritan.

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease

Hospital Affiliations: Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Arizona Heart Hospital and Casa Grande Regional Medical Center.

 


Dr. Haidar Yassin

Dr. Yassin received his medical degree from the University of Baghdad-Iraq. After completing internship and residency at the SUNY Downstate at Long Island College Hospital, he completed fellowship in cardiology at the State University of New York- Downstate Medical center at the University Hospital of Brooklyn and interventional cardiology training at Winthrop University Hospital in New York.

He practices all aspects of interventional and non-invasive cardiology and has a special interest in Angioplasty, stent placement and atherectomy for coronary heart disease as well as the following:

  • Percutaneous ventricular assist device placement for high-risk angioplasty and heart failure.
  • Trans-catheter Aortic Valve replacement (TAVR) and valvuloplasty.
  • Mitral Valvuloplasty and mitral valve repair (Mitraclip).
  • ASD/PFO closure.
  • Peripheral vascular angiograms and angioplasty.
  • Implantable permanent pacemakers.
  • Alcohol Septal ablation for Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

Board Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Adult Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

 


Dr. James F. Ganem

Dr. James F. Ganem was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, attending Camelback High School and graduating from the University of Arizona in 1980. Medical training began at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine where he graduated in 1985. Training completed following Medical School: Internship, Carney Hospital, Boston, MA, Residency, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, Cardiology Fellowship: Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Ganem founded East Valley Cardiology in 1990.  He served as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Banner Desert Medical Center from 2006-2013. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Echocardiography. In 2014, Dr. Ganem was selected as a "Top Doc" for cardiovascular disease by PHOENIX Magazine. 

 


Dr. James Hines

Dr. James Hines graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University and received his Medical Doctorate with honors as an Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) member from Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and also completed a Fellowship in Cardiology at Duke. Dr. Hines also earned his Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Hines is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and has been recognized as one of Phoenix Magazine's TOP DOCs more than 15 times.

With a wealth of experience in outpatient and inpatient cardiac care and special expertise in echocardiography, pacemakers, nutrition and exercise, Dr Hines is dedicated to addressing all his patients' cardiovascular issues. He strives to help his patients maintain optimum cardiac health not only through state of the art testing and treatments but also via clear and effective communication.

 


Jason Klein, MD, RPVI

Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiac & Peripheral Vascular Imaging. Dr. Jason Klein is the Medical Director of the Vascular Lab at Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he was designated a University Scholar by the Honors Program. He earned his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He completed his General Surgery Internship at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. He remained in Phoenix to complete his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center/Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center where he remained for Fellowship training in Cardiovascular Medicine. He served as Chief Cardiovascular Fellow in 2010-2011.

His areas of interest are consultative cardiology, nuclear cardiology, cardiac pacing, echocardiography, and peripheral vascular ultrasound. He is one of 12 physicians in Arizona to hold the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation credential. Dr. Klein is originally from Roslyn, New York, and is married and has two children.

 


Dr. Marwan Bahu

Dr. Bahu attended the University of California, Berkeley for undergraduate studies in chemistry, then went on to the University of Michigan Medical School for my Medical Degree. He completed my residency at the University of Michigan Hospital, followed by a fellowship in cardiology/electrophysiology, also at University of Michigan Hospital. He started his career in cardiac electrophysiology about 20 years ago, and is just as excited about practicing electrophysiology now, as then.

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Hospital Affiliations: Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Arizona Heart Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital Phoenix and Casa Grande Regional Medical Center.

 


Dr. Michael Morgan

Dr. Michael Morgan is a clinical and interventional cardiologist. He attended University of Texas at Austin for undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Sciences, then went on to receive his Medical Degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Dr. Morgan did his internal medicine residency at Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix where he was Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine during his final year of residency. His residency was followed by a fellowship in cardiology, also at Good Samaritan. Dr. Morgan does procedures, including coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting, nuclear cardiology, intracoronary rotational arthrectomy, pacemaker insertion and transesophageal echocardiograms.

Board Certifications:

  • ABIM Cardiovascular Disease
  • CBNC Nuclear Cardiology
  • ABIM Interventional Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations: Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Arizona Heart Hospital and Casa Grande Regional Medical Center.

 


Dr. Mitchell Ross

Dr. Mitchell Ross received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his MD from Harvard Medical School. After completing internship and residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, he completed fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is a designated Fellow of both the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and holds additional certification as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). He has been recognized as one of Phoenix Magazine's TOP DOCs. He practices all aspects of interventional and non-invasive cardiology and has a special interest in peripheral vascular disease and chronic venous disease.  Dr. Ross performs Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR), as well as the office based “Venefit” ablation procedure to treat vein disease. Dr. Ross is involved in clinical research in both the hospital and outpatient settings, and was a local Principal Investigator for the PREMIUM migraine trial, studying the percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) to prevent migraine headaches.

 


Nathan Laufer, MD, CM, FACC, FCCP, FACP, FRCP(C)

Expertise: Consultative Cardiology, Coronary & Peripheral Catheterization, Interventional Cardiology with expertise in Coronary, Peripheral and Carotid Intervention & Pacemaker Implantation. Dr. Laufer is the founder & medical director of the Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology and has been in practice since 1984. He received his undergraduate degree and M.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, whose faculty he then joined. Today, Dr. Laufer is a member of the teaching faculty at Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, current president of the Maricopa County Medical Society, president and founder of the Cardiovascular Society of Arizona, and a board member (past president) of the Arizona affiliate of the American Heart Association. He is also past director of the Coronary Care Unit and present director of Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Good Samaritan. He regularly holds workshops for cardiologists throughout the country and is an industry advisor on interventional products. He also holds many awards for excellence in his field. Dr. Laufer was born in Montreal, Canada.

Most Honored Top Doc: Cardiologist Nathan Laufer, with 27 Top Doc listings spanning 21 issues. Laufer double-qualified in “Cardiology” and “Cardiovascular Disease” on multiple occasions.

 


Dr. Neal Klein

Dr. Neal Klein is an interventional cardiologist. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, then went on to University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, graduating with his Medical Degree in 1976. Dr. Klein did his internal medicine residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, followed by his residency in cardiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat of The National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomat of The American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diplomat ABIM Added Qualifications in Interventional Cardiology
  • CBCCT Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Hospital Affiliations: Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, Arizona Heart Hospital and Casa Grande Regional Medical Center.

 


Dr. Parminder P. Singh, MD, FACC

Expertise: Consultative Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Intervention, Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting and Pacemaker Implantation. Dr. Singh is board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He earned his medical degree from the Government Medical College in Amritsar, India. He completed his internal medicine residency at Wayne State University – Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Singh completed a fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He then attended Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center for his fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases. After several years in private practice in Bangor, Maine he completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at the Albany Medical Center and Heart Institute. Dr. Singh is board certified in echocardiography by the American Board of Echocardiography and certified in nuclear cardiology by the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Awards

  • Dr Singh Graduated among the top 10% percentile in the country during the Cardiovascular subspecialty examination conducted by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2002.
  • He also Secured 90th percentile in the American Board of Internal Medicine certification examination,1998.
  • Special Recognition for an outstanding medical student teacher by the Dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, one of the largest Medical Schools in the USA.

 


Dr. Peter Maki

Dr. Peter Maki is an interventional cardiologist, and one of the original founders of the practice, which originated in 1994. After graduating from Occidental College with honors in 1973, Dr. Maki attended University of Arizona Medical School, obtaining his Medical Degree in 1976. Dr. Maki did his internal medicine training and cardiology training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is a Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist and does procedures, including coronary intervention, peripheral angioplasty and stenting, pacemaker insertion, and cardiovascular diagnosis and prevention.

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • ABIM Cardiovascular Disease
  • ABIM Interventional Cardiology
  • CBCCT Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Hospital Affiliations: Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, Arizona Heart Hospital and Casa Grande Regional Medical Center.

 


Dr. Siamak Rassadi

Cardiac Electrophysiology: As a cardiac electrophysiologist in Phoenix, Dr. Rassadi specializes in the electrical processes of the heart. He may perform both invasive & non-invasive procedures to help record the electrical activity within the heart. Dr. Rassadi may also implant defibrillators and pacemakers or evaluate the results of abnormal electrocardiograms.

Cardiology: Dr. Rassadi, a cardiologist in Phoenix, is trained to provide complete treatment for the heart and cardiovascular system. Dr. Rassadi may see patients for indicators of disease like breathlessness, dizziness or chest pains, among others. Heart ailments which can be identified and treated by a cardiologist can include heart failure, heart aneurysms, coronary artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, arrhythmia, angina and congenital heart defects, to name a few.

 


Dr. Thomas Ross

Dr. Thomas Ross received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Virginia.  After completing his internship and residency at the University of California at San Francisco, he completed a Fellowship in Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with an emphasis in electrophysiology.

He has been in practice with Arizona Cardiology Group since 1983 and is not only one of the first electrophysiologists to practice in Arizona but also one of the first to become board certified in electrophysiology. He was involved with the first defibrillator implants and catheter ablations in Arizona and has extensive experience in both implanting and managing pacemakers and defibrillators and in performing all forms of catheter ablation. Dr. Ross is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. His practice is limited to electrophysiology.

 


Dr. Timothy Byrne

Dr. Timothy Byrne is an interventional cardiologist, and is also the Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and the Associate Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. Dr. Byrne graduated from Ohio State University and received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville Missouri.

He trained in medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and received his cardiology fellowship training at Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, where he served as Chief Fellow in 1993-1994. He then pursued his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pennsylvania. He has undergone advanced qualification training in interventional cardiology including mitral and aortic valve balloon valvotomy, coronary and renal stent placement, rotoblater atherectomy, carotid stenting. He has also developed areas of special expertise in coronary and peripheral angioplasties/limb salvage. Dr. Byrne has been chosen to be the Cardiology Consultant for the Phoenix Suns, and the Phoenix Mercury professional basketball teams.

Board Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations: Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Arizona Heart Hospital, Wickenburg Regional Medical Center, Casa Grande Regional Medical Center and Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center.

 


Dr. Wazhma Aslamy

Dr. Wazhma Aslamy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barrett's Honor College at Arizona State University then attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine. After obtaining her Medical Doctorate in 1991, she returned to Phoenix for Internal Medicine training and then moved to Los Angeles to complete her Cardiology training at University of Southern California and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles. She joined Arizona Cardiology Group in 1997. She is an invasive and general cardiologist with expertise in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

Dr. Aslamy has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is currently Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease. She is a designated Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) representing the highest level of training. She enjoys all aspects of the field with particular interest in congestive heart failure, preventive cardiology and valvular heart disease. She has been awarded several Patient's Choice Awards and participates in research as well as teaching at St. Joseph's Hospital.

 


Dr. Youngsoo Cho

Dr. Youngsoo Cho received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his Medical Doctorate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship and residency at Brown University where he also completed a Fellowship in Cardiolovascular Diseases.

Dr. Cho is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography, completing the highest level of training and expertise in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters in the field of cardiology.  He is a designated Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). He practices all aspects of non-invasive cardiology and has special interests in echocardiography, congestive heart failure as well as preventative cardiology. Dr. Cho is the Director of the Echocardiography Lab at St Joseph's Medical Center.

 


Dr. Zaher Akkad

Dr. Zaher Akkad is a young, energetic and multi-talented cardiologist. He is a fully trained Interventional Cardiologist with superb skills in all aspects of cardiac and peripheral vascular interventions as well as pacemaker implantation. He is also experienced in all aspects of non-invasive cardiology, including Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echo, and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Akkad holds multiple board certifications, including Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography. Dr. Akkad was trained at Wayne State University Affiliated Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Affiliated, Dr. Akkad was an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Wayne State University. During this time he was the Interim Director of the Echocardiography Lab. Dr. Akkad published multiple text book chapters in the fields of Cardiomyopathy, Myocarditis, and Congestive Heart Failure.

Dr. Akkad’s clinical skills are outstanding. Aside from being a superb cardiologist, he practiced as a hospitalist for two years before embarking upon his cardiology training. Dr. Akkad is very compassionate with exceptional patient skills. His philosophy is to provide a level of care for his patients as if they are family. When entrusting him with your care, you can expect him to provide prompt, cutting edge and evidence based treatments.