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The Team

First Coast Cardiovascular Institute offers unparalleled medical expertise in the fields of cardiovascular medicine, sleep medicine, pulmonology, and amputation prevention.  Our physicians are well-known pioneers in their fields both locally and internationally. We invite you to meet our team of physicians, medical, and administrative staff.

PHYSICIANS

CARDIAC & ENDOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS

Yazan Khatib, MD
FACC, FSCAI, FABVM, FSVM
Vaqar Ali, MD
FACC, FSCAI, FABVM
Youssef Al-Saghir, MD
FACC, FSCAI, FABVM
Ziad Alnabki, MD
FACC, FSCAI
Ahmad Younes, MD
Ahmad Younes, MD, MBA, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

Sumant Lamba, MD
FACC, FSCAI
Brett M. Sasseen, MD
FACC
Alan Schimmel, MD
Mubbasher Syed, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Mubbasher Syed, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Ibrahim Fahdi, MD,
FACC, FASE
Andrea DeNeen, MD
FACC
Abraham Jacob, MD
Abraham Jacob, MD
Ashu Dhanjal, MD
Ashu Dhanjal, MD
Rahul Bhardwaj
Rahul Bhardwaj, MD

ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

Firas El Sabbagh, MD, FHRS
Firas El Sabbagh, MD, FHRS
Yuhning Linda Hu, MD, FACC
Yuhning Linda Hu, MD,
FACC

SLEEP MEDICINE & PULMONOLOGY

Bruce Krieger, MD
Bruce Krieger, MD, FACP, FCCP
Irram Hamdani, MD
Daniel Thielemann, MD

WOUND CARE & AMPUTATION PREVENTION

David Swain, DPM
CWSP

ALLIED HEALTH

Lucy Walling, APRN
Brenda Murphy, APRN
Sherita Bentley, APRN
Liliana Torrealba,
PA-C
Merdijana "Jana" Ahmetovic, APRN
Donna Geiger,
APRN, CWON
Gina Luncan,
APRN
Meagan LeMaster,
PA-C
Erin Voss PA-C
Cecilia Pitts, APRN
Cecilia Pitts, APRN
Ashley Jarrell, PA-C
Ashley Jarrell, PA-C
Marjorie Matheny, APRN
Marjorie Matheny, APRN
Alexandria Turnage, APRN
Alexandria Turnage, APRN
Kathryn Prifti, DNP, FNP-BC
Kathryn Prifti, DNP, FNP-BC
Ella Anastasiades
Ella Anastasiades, PA-C
Heather Brown
Heather Brown, APRN
Jason Roberts, DHSc, RVT
Cheryl Preckajlo, CNMT

RESEARCH

Mary Hudson, RN, CCRP

ADMINISTRATION 

Ibrahim Aloustwani, MBA, CMPE, CPPM, CPB
Chief Operating Officer
Amy Williams
Patient Advocate, Referral and Resource Scheduling Manager
Elias Demetree
Elias Demetree
Director of Non-Clinical Operations
Michelle Banks
Operations Manager & Director of Health Informatics
Walid Abdalla
Director of Performance Improvement
Daryl Smith DeBolt, CPCS, CPMSM
Credentialing Specialist

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