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Researcher Bios

ProMedica Heart and Vascular Institutes include practicing heart specialists who also have a passion for research. These physicians work closely with our highly trained research coordinators to bring cardiac clinical trials to patients across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

Johan Aasbo, MD, FACC

    Cardiac Electrophysiologist Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Paul Berlacher, MD

    Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Daniel Cassavar, MD, FACC

    Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Donald Crescenzo, MD, FACS

    Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Interests:
  • Vascular Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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Robert Grande, MD

    Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Risk Stratification with Noninvasive Imaging

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Adil Karamali, MD, FACC

    Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Ahed T. Nahhas, MD, FACC

    Interventional Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

Michael Moront, MD

    Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Interests:
  • Vascular Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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P. Kasi Ramanathan, MD, FACC

    Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Mark Richards, MD, PhD, FACC

    Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Christopher Riordan, MD, FACS

    Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Interests:
  • Adult coronary
  • Cardiac Valve Surgery

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James Smith, DO

    Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Kamala Tamirisa, MD, FACC

    Cardiac Electrophysiologist Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Praveen Tamirisa, MD, MS, MBA, FACC

    Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Gopinath Upamaka, MD, FACC

    Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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Ghiath Yazji, MD, FACC, FSCAI

    Interventional Cardiology Research Interests:
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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