Meet Our Team

Expertise and compassionate care are two of the main traits of all the members of our team. When it comes to caring for your heart our expert physicians will be there for you every step of the way.

A. Nasser Adjei MD
Interventional Cardiology
Jose A. Alemparte MD
Cardiovascular Disease
Sheharyar Ali MD
Cardiovascular Disease
James A Coman MD
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Dario M. Espina MD
Cardiovascular Disease
Randolph Peter Fleck MD
Cardiovascular Disease
German G Kamalov MD
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Ronald L Kantola DO
Cardiovascular Disease
Stephen C Manus MD
Cardiovascular Disease
Robert C Parris MD
Cardiovascular Disease
J. Ryan Thomas PA
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Timothy C Waack MD
Cardiovascular Disease
Thomas N Williams MD
Cardiovascular Disease
Ayhan A Zia MD
Cardiovascular Disease

View All Cardiology Services

  • Minimally invasive techniques to unblock arteries and improve blood flow.
  • Advanced diagnostics tools for assessing heart conditions
  • Starting point for most heart patients to assess and present treatment options
  • Multiple services for those with heart and vascular disease
  • Board-certified cardiologists focused on enabling patients to self-manage their condition through effective therapies
  • Specialized treatments for patients with heart rhythm difficulties
  • Multidisciplinary team of experts dedicated to address any issues related to the blood vessels
  • Resources and Support

    Get trusted information about how your heart works, the different types of conditions that can affect your heart, and the types of procedures that you may be facing.

    Browse our Heart Health Library

    Understanding Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Learn what you can do to keep your own heart healthy.
    Cardiac Tests & Procedures From a chest x-ray to an implantable pacemaker, here's a detailed look at the tools doctors use to help diagnose and treat heart disease.
    Heart Conditions and Diseases Arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure - find out more about heart problems and what you can do to prevent them.
    Women and Heart Disease Many women believe the stereotype that heart disease is a man's problem. But women are at higher risk for heart disease than breast cancer.
    Diabetes and Heart Disease Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in people with diabetes. Take steps right now to promote heart health.
    Congenital Heart Disease A congenital heart defect is a heart problem that is present at birth. The vast majority of congenital heart diseases have no known causes. Some of these problems may be caused by genetics.
    Cardiac Rehabilitation Your heart needs time to recover from a major trauma like heart attack or heart surgery. A cardiac rehab program can help you get back to normal daily activities.
    Managing Heart Disease Your specific treatment plan may involve one or more of these areas: monitoring your blood pressure, changing to a healthier diet, getting more exercise, and taking medications.
    Preventing Heart Disease Making certain lifestyle changes can reduce your risk for heart disease: Stop smoking, start exercising, and limit the saturated fat in your diet.

    Chest Pain Center

    Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain.

    As frightening as this is, you can take comfort in knowing that Sparks Regional Medical Center is close by—the one and only accredited Chest Pain Center in the River Valley. That means our cardiologists, our staff and our facility have met or surpassed the most rigorous standards of excellence to become the only place you want to be when heart attack strikes. And because we’re close to home, treatment can begin at once.

    As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Sparks Regional Medical Center ensures that patients who arrive at the hospital complaining of chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack receive the treatment necessary during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved.

    Signs and Symptoms

    • Shortness of breath (also called dyspnea)
    • Frequent coughing or wheezing
    • Swollen feet, ankles and legs (edema)
    • Fatigue (tiredness), weakness
    • Nausea or lack of appetite
    • Fast heart rate (Tachycardia)
    • Dizziness, confusion or impaired thinking

    Have Chest Pain? Call 911!

    Because every minute counts when having a heart attack, getting to the Emergency Room as quickly as possible is important. Unfortunately, more than 50 percent of all patients experiencing chest pain walk into the Emergency Department rather than calling 911. The fact remains that every minute counts, and calling 911 starts treatment earlier.

    • 911 dispatchers are often trained to not only locate you quickly, but also assist you in early treatment options.
    • In many areas of the country, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) can diagnose a heart attack by using an electrocardiogram (ECG) and also initiate early treatment.
    • Arriving by ambulance to the Emergency Department helps to ensure that you will not wait to be seen by a physician. Many patients who experience chest pain drive themselves, only to find that they may wait in the Emergency Department lobby until they can see a doctor. Do not let this happen to you.
    • EMS is able to radio ahead to the Emergency Department that you are on your way. This enables the Emergency staff to be ready for you when you arrive through their doors. 
    Sparks Health System's Cardiology Center

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States. At Sparks Health System, we provide comprehensive, technologically advanced heart care delivered by knowledgeable, experienced cardiac professionals. Our heart care specialists offer state-of-the-art heart care, from diagnosis and emergency intervention to the latest treatments, preventive education and rehabilitation.

    Find Us
    We offer Cardiology care at 2 locations.