Cardiology Fellowship

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Learn About Our Comprehensive Education Program

At Saint Vincent Hospital, we have been offering high-quality health care to the central Massachusetts area for more than 100 years. This includes offering comprehensive cardiovascular care. We’re proud to offer a cardiology fellowship program to help prepare leaders in the cardiovascular care community.

Program Overview

Our ACGME-accredited general cardiology and interventional cardiology programs provide a rich clinical experience through our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratories, including a new hybrid catheterization lab that opened in 2013, and noninvasive echocardiography lab where 2-D and 3-D studies, TEEs, exercise stress and dobutamine stress echocardiography are routinely performed. In addition, we have a busy inpatient consult service, electrophysiology service where a variety of ablations and device implants occur, active CCU service with daily teaching rounds and electives in congenital heart disease at Massachusetts General Hospital and on the consult service at the West Roxbury VA.

How to Apply

Additional Information

Our flexible elective structure gives fellows the opportunity to tailor education to your interests, whether it’s advanced cardiac imaging, heart failure/transplant, vascular medicine or basic science research. Fellows are able to take full advantage of clinical experiences at any of the tertiary care centers in Boston. In addition, we have a daily noon educational conference, weekly cath conference and an outside speaker program, which has featured leaders in cardiovascular medicine who lecture on cutting-edge topics.   

Our fellows graduate with the confidence that comes from close faculty mentorship and comprehensive clinical experience. We have an outstanding pass rate for the ABIM Cardiovascular Disease (general cardiology) exam. Additionally, fellows routinely take, and pass, the certifying exams from the National Board of Echocardiography and Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Cardiovascular Fellowship Leadership

Mazen Roumia, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMMS

Program Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Education: Aleppo University School of Medicine, Syria

Residency: Michigan State University/KCMS, MI

Fellowship: Geisinger Clinic, PA

Fellowship: Brown University, RI

Michelle Hadley, DO, FACC

Designated Institutional Official

Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Saint Vincent Hospital

Education: University of New England

DO: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester Ma

Fellowship: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester Ma

Douglas W. Laidlaw, MD, FHRS

Douglas W. Laidlaw, MD, FHRS

Clinical Associate Tufts University of Medicine

Medical Director, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services

Education: BS, College of the Holy Cross, MA

MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University

Residency: Hospital of the University of PA

Fellowships: Tufts Medical Center, MA

Mark J. Kranis, DO, FACC

Mark J. Kranis, DO, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMMS

Director or Quality Metrics

Education: MS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA

Education: BA, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

DO: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, MA

Fellowship: Saint Vincent Hospital, MA

Philip J. Podrid, MD, FACC

Philip J. Podrid, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Education: BS, New York University, NY

MD: New York University, NY

Internship: Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York

Residency: New York University, Bellevue Hospital, NY

Fellowship: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA

Joseph C. Hannan, MD, FACC

Joseph C. Hannan, MD, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMMS

Program Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Education: BS, Pace University of New York Dyson School of Arts and Science

MD: State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine

Residency: St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, NY

Fellowship: St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, NY

Fellowship: Emory University Hospital, GA

Cardiology Fellows

PGY 7

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Jonathan Benítez-González, MD

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine (2011)
Caguas PR

Internal Medicine (2019)
Medical Science Campus - University of Puerto Rico
San Juan PR

Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease) (2022)
Medical Science Campus - University of Puerto Rico
San Juan PR

Career Interest: Interventional Cardiology

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Syed Hussain, MD

Class of 2024

Medical School: Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital Karachi

Residency: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY

Career Interest: Interventional Cardiology

PGY 6

Ibragim-Al-Seykal-MD

Ibragim Al-Seykal MD

Class of 2023: PGY 5

Medical School: I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Career Interest: Cardiac Electrophysiology

Yash-Jobanputra-MD

Yash Jobanputra MD

Class of 2023: PGY 5

Medical School: RCSM Govt. Medical College, Kolhapur, India

Research Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Residency: University of Miami - JFK Medical Center, Palm Beach, FL

Career Interest: Interventional Cardiology, Structural Cardiology

Ayita-Ray-MD

Ayita Ray MD

Class of 2023: PGY 5

Medical School: Seth G.S. Medical College, K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Career Interest: Still exploring

Nitish-Sharma-MD

Nitish Sharma MD

Class of 2023: PGY 5

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, India

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital (Chief Resident), Worcester, MA

Career Interest: Academics, Interventional Cardiology

PGY 5

Ashwini-Bhat,-M.D.

Ashwini Bhat MD

Class of 2024: PGY 4

Medical School: RCSM Govt. Medical College, Kolhapur, India

Residency: MedStar Health Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Career Interest: Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension

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Pradnya Brijmohan Bhattad MD

Class of 2024: PGY 4

Medical School: Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India

Residency: East Tennessee State University and James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN

Career Interest: General Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology

Ajay-Kumar-Mishra,M.D.

Ajay Misha MD

Class of 2024: PGY 4

Medical School: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Career Interest: General Cardiology

AkilAdrian-Sherif,-M.D.

Akil Sherif MD

Class of 2024: PGY 4

Medical School: Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, India

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Career Interest: Cardiac Electrophysiology

PGY 4

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Ahmed Mohamed, MD

Class of 2025

Medical School: Kasr Al-Ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Residency: Kent Hospital/Brown University Program, Warwick, Rhode Island

Career Interest: General Cardiology

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Anil Jha, MD

Class of 2025

Medical School: Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, INDIA

Residency: Steward Carney Hospital, Boston

Career Interest: General Cardiology

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Kedar Mahagaokar, MD

Class of 2025

Medical School: The Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Career Interest: Advanced Imaging, General Cardiology

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Khuzema Ghafoor, MD

Class of 2025

Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Pakistan

Residency: Steward Carney Hospital, Dorchester

Career Interest: General Cardiology

Cardiovascular Fellowship Graduates

gen-cardiology-graduates2022 Graduates

  • The Lahey Clinic, Interventional Cardiology, MA
  • University of Kentucky, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, KN
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Interventional Cardiology, PA
  • The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Electrophysiology, NY

2021 Graduates

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, UMASS Memorial Hospital, Worcester, MA
  • Electrophysiology Fellowship, UMASS, Worcester, MA
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcer
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

2020 Graduates

  • North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA
  • Cedars Heart Clinic, Chandler, AZ
  • Grand Strand Heart & Vascular, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

2019 Graduates

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
  • Private Practice, Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

2018 Graduates

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Harrington Healthcare System, Southbridge, MA
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

2017 Graduates

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Clinical & Research Fellow at the Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Mass General Hospital,
  • Saint Vincent Physician Services Inc., Cardiology Group, Worcester, MA

2016 Graduates

  • Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer, MA
  • Hartford Health Care, Heart & Vascular Institute Willimantic, CT
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ