Mountain States Medical Group - Cardiology

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Eduardo Balcells, MD

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Balcells received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Richmond. He completed an internship and residency at the University of Alabama, and returned to the University of Virginia to complete his cardiology and interventional fellowships.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American College of Cardiology and the American Board of Vascular Medicine. He is also board-certified in interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiology, carotid interventions and vascular ultrasound. Dr. Balcells is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography & Interventions.
   
Dr. Vipu R. Brahmbhatt
Vipul R. Brahmbhatt, MD

Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Brahmbhatt completed his internal medicine residency as well as his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State Unviersity and his fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Dr. Brahmbhatt is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and electrophysiology.

Dr. Brahmbhatt has special interests in cardiac catheterization, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, pacemakers, cardiac arrhythmias, clincial electrophysiology and complex ablation procedures.

   
 

Larry Breeding, MD

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Breeding received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he also completed his cardiology fellowship. Dr. Breeding is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

   
   

Israel D. Garcia, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Garcia is a 1993 magna cum laude graduate of the medical school at University of Santo Tomas. In 1996, he began his first year of internal medicine residency at East Tennessee State University, the same year he came to the United States. He was awarded a cardiology fellowship from ETSU's James H. Quillen College of Medicine in July 1999. In July 2001, he was named chief cardiology fellow in the cardiology fellowship program.

He enjoys teaching and served as an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at the Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU until March 2006.

   

Tariq Haddadin, MD

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Haddadin graduated from Jordan University and completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at St. Michael's Medical Center at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. This was followed by a four-year fellowship that included an interventional cardiology fellowship. His interventional cardiovascular expertise includes coronary angioplasty and stenting as well as peripheral vascular intervention. He is privileged to perform carotid artery angioplasty.

Dr. Haddadin is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, an associate member of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Medical Association.

   

Fawwaz I. Hamati, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Hamati was born and raised in Jordan and continued his education in the United States. He received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. He performed his residency and fellowship in invasive cardiology and cardiovascular disease at East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. He has special interests in pacemakers, defibrillators, interventional cardiology and peripheral interventions. With new advances in cardiology technology, he completed training in CT angiography in diagnosing cardiovascular disease noninvasively.

   

Shobha R. Hiremagalur, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Hiremagalur is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. She performed her residency in internal medicine and received a fellowship in cardiology at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. She has publications in medical journals and is actively involved in giving lectures to physicians and the community.

She has an additional residency in obstetrics and gynecology that helps her better evaluate women with cardiovascular disease. She enjoys all aspects of cardiology, including heart catheterizations, angioplasty and stent implantation, pacemaker technology, nuclear medicine, stress testing and echocardiography.

   

Ahmed A. Khan, MD, FCCP, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Khan completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and his fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Dr. Khan has obtained fellowship status in the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, and is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society. He is board-certified in interventional cardiology. Dr. Khan has special interests in coronary interventions, acute coronary syndromes, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, pacemakers, cardiac arrhythmias and clinical electrophysiology.

   

Robert McQueen, MD

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. McQueen received his medical degree from the East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, N.C. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Greensboro Society of Medicine. Dr. McQueen has been involved with medical research and has contributed to several medical publications.
   

Raymond Merrick, MD

Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Merrick received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He completed his residency in internal medicine at East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine, where he has also served as associate professor of medicine. Dr. Merrick is board-certified in internal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

   

Gregory Miller, MD

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Miller joined Mountain States Medical Group Cardiology in December 2007. He specializes in nuclear cardiology and has special interest in diagnostic cardiac catheterization and CT angiography. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and cardiology fellowship. Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Medical and Heart associations.

   
John Patterson, MD

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Cardiologist John Patterson, MD, practices with Mountain States Medical Group Cardiology at offices in both Abingdon and Marion.  He is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Cardiology.
 
Dr. Patterson received his medical degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Wake Forest University/Bowman Gray Medical Center, he completed an internship and a residency in internal medicine, as well as fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

   

Michael Ponder, MD

Cardiology
Mountain States Medical Group

Dr. Ponder completed graduate work at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C. Post-graduate work was completed at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and East  Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Dr. Ponder has been a medical director for Team Health at the University of Tennessee, and was partner with Carolina Heart before returning to Johnson City, where he served as chief of ETSU Cardiology until cofounding Heart & Vascular Associates, now known as Mountain States Medical Group Cardiology.