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We are delighted to announce the opening of our new North Port Office.

Please join us in welcoming two new physicians to our practice, Dr. Amit Gupta and Dr. Melody Strattan.

Physicians

Physicians

Charlotte Heart & Vascular Institute has three locations with a group of physicians that focus on cardiology. Learn about our founders and team of doctors at our cardiology practice who serve our Southwest Florida community.

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez, MD FACC

Specialties

Consultative Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Languages
English
Spanish

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Joined CHVI
1998 Founding Member, Board of Directors

 

Terence Connelly

Terence Connelly, MD FACC

Specialties

Consultative Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Languages
English

Undergraduate Degree
Wayne State University (Detroit MI)

Medical Degree
Wayne State University (Detroit MI)

Internship
Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee WI)

Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee WI)

Fellowship
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis MN)

Certifications
Fellow of American College of Cardiology
Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Affiliations
American College of Cardiology

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Practice Interests
Coronary Vascular Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Venous Disease

Services
Coronary Stenting
Peripheral Vascular Stenting
Venous Stenting
Venous Ablation
Pacemaker
Implantable Defibrillator

Recognition and Awards
Castle Connolly Best Interventional Cardiologist in SW Florida 2013-present

Joined CHVI
1998 Founding Member, Board of Directors

 

Sergio Cossu

Sergio Cossu, MD FACC FHRS

Specialties

Cardiology
Cardiac Electrophysiology

Languages
English
Spanish
Italian
Portuguese

Undergraduate Degree
Seton Hall University (South Orange NJ)

Medical Degree
Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee WI)

Internship
Columbia University (New York NY)

Residency
Columbia University (New York NY)

Fellowship
Cardiology - University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia PA)
Electrophysiology - Temple University (Philadelphia PA)

Certifications
ABIM Internal Medicine
ABIM Cardiology
ABIM Cardiac Electrophysiology

Professional Affiliations
Fellow of American College of Cardiology
Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society
American Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
Charlotte County Medical Society

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Englewood Community Hospital
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Practice Interests
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiology

Services
Electrophysiology Studies
Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Pacemaker Implantation and Follow up
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator and Follow up
Tilt Table Studies
Resynchronization Therapy
Transesophageal Echocardiogram
Cardioversion
Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy Management

Recognition and Awards
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Fellow of American College of Cardiology
Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in Electrophysiology 2012-present

Joined CHVI
1998 Founding Member, Board of Directors

 

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J. Robert Kuhns, MD 

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Joined CHVI
2010

 

Ricardo Martinez

Ricardo Martinez, MD FACC

Specialties
Consultative Interventional Cardiology
Nuclear Diagnostics

Languages
English
Spanish

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Joined CHVI
1999, Board of Directors

 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, DO FACC

Specialties
Consultative Cardiology
Invasive Cardiology

Languages
English

 Undergraduate Degree
The Florida State University (Tallahassee FL)

Medical Degree
Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Lauderdale FL)

Internship
Sun Coast Hospital (Largo FL)

 Residency
University of South Florida (Tampa FL)

Fellowship
University of South Florida (Tampa FL)

Certifications
Fellow of American College of Cardiology
AMIB Internal Medicine
Testamur in IBHRE/NASP Exam

Professional Affiliations
American College of Cardiology

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Practice Interests
Coronary artery disease and prevention
Congestive Heart failure
Device therapy for heart failure
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Venous Disease

Services
Diagnostic cardiac cath
Pacemaker implantation and management
Implantable Defibrillator implantation and management
Peripheral Vascular Stenting
Venous Ablation
Transesophageal echocardiogram

Joined CHVI

2005, Board of Directors

 

Aneley Yegezu Hundae

Aneley Yegezu Hundae, MD FACC

Specialties
Consultative Cardiology
Invasive Cardiology
Advance Heart Failure Management

Languages
English
Amharic

Medical Degree
Jimma University School of Medicine (Jimma, Ethiopia)

Internship
Internal Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine
Medical Center of Central Georgia (Macon GA)

Residency
Internal Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine
Medical Center of Central Georgia (Macon GA)

Fellowship
Heart Failure, Heart Transplant Fellowship - University of Miami Cardiovascular (Miami FL)

Cardiovascular Fellowship - Baylor University Medical Center Cardiology (Dallas TX)

Certifications
ABIM Internal Medicine Board 2008
Comprehensive Echocardiography Board 2014
ABIM Cardiology Board 2016
ABIM Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant 2016
Nuclear Cardiology Board 2016
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology 2016

Professional Affiliations
American College of Cardiology

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Services
Consultation Cardiology
Advanced Heart Failure Management
Cardiac Catheterization
Permanent Pacemaker Implant
Heart Biopsy
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Vascular Imaging
Venous Ablation

Joined CHVI
2015

 

Nicolai Mejevoi

Nicolai Mejevoi, PhD MD

Specialties
Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Languages
English
Russian

Medical Degree
State Medical And Pharmaceutical University
Nicolae Testemitanu (Chisinau, Moldova)

Internship
Good Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore MD)

Residency
Good Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore MD)

Fellowship
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (Newark NJ)

Certifications
Cardiology Institute of Moldova and Moldova Academy of Science
PhD Medical Science 1995
Internal Medicine 2006
Cardiology 2009
Interventional Cardiology 2010
Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation 2013

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Practice Interests
General Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease
Complex Intervention, including Chronic Occlusions and High Risk Procedures
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Aortic Aneurism
Structural Heart Disease
Atrial Septal Defect
Patent Foramen Ovale

Services
Cardiology Consultation and Follow-up
Coronary Angiogram and Intervention with focus on Transradial Procedure
Peripheral Angiogram and Endovascular Revascularization
Angioplasty
Stent
Atherectomy
Rotoblation
Atrial Septal Defect Closure
Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

Joined CHVI
2016

 

Jeffrey Brumfield

Jeffrey Brumfield, MD FACC FHRS

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Joined CHVI
2016

 

Melody Strattan

Melody Strattan, DO

Specialties
General Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Languages
English

Medical Degree
Nova Southeastern University (Davie, FL)

Residency
Largo Medical Center (Largo, FL)

Fellowship
Largo Medical Center (Largo, FL)
Mercy Medical Center (Des Moines, IA)

Practice Interests
Radial Heart Catheterization
Radial Heart Interventions
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Echocardiography
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Heart Disease in Women

Certifications
Board Eligible Interventional Cardiology
ABIM Internal Medicine 2014
ABIM Echocardiography 2016
ABIM Cardiology 2017
ABIM Nuclear Cardiology 2017

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Port Charlotte
Bayfront Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Joined CHVI
2018

Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta, MD

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Joined CHVI
2018