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We are delighted to announce the opening of our new North Port Office at 14575 Tamiami Trail, North Port FL 34287.

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.

Jeffrey Brumfield

Jeffrey Brumfield, MD FACC FHRS


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

Joined CHVI
2016

 


 

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

 


 

Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta, MD


Specialties
Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Languages
English, Hindi

Medical Degree
University College of Medical Sciences (Delhi, India)

Internship
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)

Residency
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)

Fellowship
University of Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio, TX)

Certifications
FACC, American College of Cardiology
Board Certified in General Cardiology (ABIM)
Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology (ABIM)
Board Certified in Echocardiography (NBE)
Board Certified Internal Medicine, (ABIM)
MD(Radiodiagnosis), Delhi University

Professional Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

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

Practice Interests
Minimally invasive Transradial Coronary interventions and High-risk PCI
Peripheral Vascular Disease and Critical Limb ischemia
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Structural Heart Disease
Venous Disease
Cardiac Imaging

Services

Cardiology Consultation and Follow-up
Coronary Angiogram and Intervention with focus on Transradial Procedure
Peripheral Angiogram and Endovascular Revascularization
Angioplasty, Stent, Atherectomy, Rotoblation
ASD/PFO  Closure
Carotid Stenting

 Valvuloplasty, TAVR (when program is available in community)

 Venous interventions

Recognition and Awards

Selected as invited Faculty for SCAI 2019

Won complex coronary case competition in international meeting of interventional Cardiologists, SCAI 2018.

Represented Florida team in international cardiology jeopardy competition, Annual ACC scientific sessions, Washington, 2017, won 2nd prize

Multiple original research published in topmost international cardiology journals on Hypertension, Heart attack, Aortic valve, Heart failure and Vascular medicine all of which have been cited more than 350 times by other experts

Ranked 6th in All India Post Graduate entrance examination, 2004

Silver medal, Final professional examination, Delhi University 2003

 Joined CHVI
2018

 


 

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J. Robert Kuhns, MD 

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

Joined CHVI
2010

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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, Board of Directors

 


 

Melody Strattan

Melody Strattan, DO FACC

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 (Madison City, IA)

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

Certifications
Board Eligible Interventional Cardiology
AOBIM Internal Medicine 2014
NBE Comprehensive Echocardiography 2016
AOBIM Cardiology 2017
CBNC Nuclear Cardiology 2017

Hospital Privileges
Bayfront Port Charlotte
Bayfront Punta Gorda
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Joined CHVI
2018