Meet Ohio State's team of cardiovascular experts


The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine comprises a comprehensive team of doctors and staff, all focused on delivering high quality patient care, contributing to innovations in medicine and educating medical students and postgraduate trainees.

Our Leaders

Our leaders

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William Abraham, MD

Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Cell Biology
Chair of Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine
Deputy Director, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute 

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Scott Maffett, MD

Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine


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Our Doctors
Our Research Faculty

Our Research Faculty

Our Fellows

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology Fellows

Interventional Cardiology Fellows

Abiodun Ishola, MD

MD: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
General Cardiology Fellowship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Abiodun.Ishola@osumc.edu

Nader Makki, MD

MD: American University of Beirut Medical School
Residency: University of Iowa
General Cardiology Fellowship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Nader.Makki@osumc.edu

Umair Ahmad, MD

MD: St. Matthews University School of Medicine
Residency: Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School
General Cardiology Fellowship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Umair.Ahmad@osumc.edu

Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation

Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellows

Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellows

Naveen Saha, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: Case Western, University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Cardiology Fellowship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Naveen.Saha@osumc.edu

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Ajay Vallakati, MBBS

MBBS: Osmania Medical College
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center
General Cardiology Fellowship: Metrohealth Medical Center
Ajay.Vallakati@osumc.edu

Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine Fellows

Cardiovascular Medicine Fellows

Jarrod Betz, MD

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency program: University of Colorado
Jarrod.Betz@osumc.edu

Courtney Campbell, MD

MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Courtney.Campbell@osumc.edu

Serena Day, MD

MD: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Serena.Day@osumc.edu

CVM Serena Day

Katherine Dodd, DO

DO: University of New England College of Medicine
Residency program: University of Rochester Medical Center
Katherine.Dodd@osumc.edu

CVM Katherine Dodd

Beth Foreman, DO

DO: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Residency: Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Beth.Foreman@osumc.edu

CVM Beth Foreman

Avirup Guha, MBBS

MBBS: Seth G.S. Medical College
Residency program: Medical College of Georgia – Georgia Regents University
Avirup.Guha@osumc.edu

CVM Avirup Guha

Samuel Hayes, MD

MD: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Residency program: University of Utah
Samuel.Hayes@osumc.edu

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Jason Hopper, MD

MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Jason.Hopper@osumc.edu

CVM Jason Hopper

Omar Kahaly, MD

MD: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Omar.Kahaly@osumc.edu

Kristopher Kline, DO

DO: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Florida
Kristopher.Kline@osumc.edu

CVM Kristopher Kline

James Mann, MD

MD: Howard University College of Medicine
ResidencyThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
James.Mann@osumc.edu

CVM James Mann

Bryan Lee, MD

MD: Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Bryan.Lee@osumc.edu

CVM Bryan Lee

Salvatore Savona, MD

MD: University of Florida College of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Salvatore.Savona@osumc.edu

CVM Salvatore Savona

Amanda Lyon, MD

MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency program: University of Michigan
Amanda.Lyon@osumc.edu

CVM Amanda Lyon

Anezi Uzendu, MD

MD: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: University of Alabama Birmingham
Anezi.Uzendu@osumc.edu

CVM Uzendu

Mark Marinescu, MD

MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Residency program: University of Virginia Health System
Mark.Marinescu@osumc.edu

M. Wesley Milks, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Michael.Milks@osumc.edu

CVM Michael Wesley Milks

James Monaco, MD

MD: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency program: Emory University
James.Monaco@osumc.edu

Naveen Saha, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: Case Western, University Hospitals of Cleveland
Naveen.Saha@osumc.edu

Adam Reynolds, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Adam.Reyolds@osumc.edu

CVM Reynolds

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellows

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellows

David Briston, MD

MD: West Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Miami
General Cardiology Fellowship: Children's Hospital at Montefiore
David.Briston@osumc.edu

Lauren Lastinger, MD

MD: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
General Cardiology Fellowship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Lauren.Lastinger@osumc.edu

Cardiovascular Diagnostics

Cardiovascular Diagnostics Fellows

Cardiovascular Diagnostics Fellows

Andrea Cardona, MD

MD: University of Perugia, Italy
General Cardiology Fellowship: St. George's University of London
Andrea.Cardona@osumc.edu

Akira Wada, MD

MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
General Cardiology Fellowship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Akira.Wada@osumc.edu

Mohamed Elamin, MBBS

MD: University of Juba College of Medicne
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
General Cardiology Fellowship: University of Toledo
Mohamed.Elamin@osumc.edu

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Electrophysiology

Electrophysiology Fellows

Electrophysiology Fellows

Rafael Cavalcanti, MD

MD: Tufts School of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation    
General Cardiology Fellowship: University of Kentucky
Rafael.Cavalcanti@osumc.edu

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Muhammed Afzal, MD

MD: King Edward Medical University 
Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital
General Cardiology Fellowship: University of Kansas Medical Center
Muhammad.Afzal@osumc.edu

Auroa Badin, MD

MD: University of Damascus
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Jersey City Medical Center
General Cardiology Fellowship: University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria
Auroa.Badin@osumc.edu

Hemant Godora, MD

MD: The University of North Carolina
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital – Washington University
General Cardiology Fellowship: The University of Alabama
Hemant.Godara@osumc.edu

Diego Fernando Alcivar Franco, MD

MD: Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil
Residency: University of Kentucky   
General Cardiology Fellowship: Summa Akron City Hospital
DiegoFernando.AlcivarFranco@osumc.edu

Administrative Staff

To contact any administrative staff member, call 614-293-4967.


Tim Rumfield
Division Administrator
Tim.Rumfield@osumc.edu
      Michelle Ballinger
Clinical Manager

      Ellen Yokoyama
Continuing Education Manager

         
Monica Rios
Core Cardiology and Heart Failure
Fellowship Coordinator
Monica.Rios@osumc.edu
  Susan McKinley
Marketing and Outreach Manager


  Teri Henderson
Physician Services Manager




Contact

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Tim Rumfield 
Division Administrator 
Tim.Rumfield@osumc.edu
614-293-4967

Division’s office:
234 Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute
473 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210