Faculty (CD)

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FACC, FHRS

FACC Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Associate Director

Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Non-invasive diagnostic cardiology Echocardiography
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
MD Degree: Indiana University School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Internal Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis
IN Fellowship: Cardiology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Academic Appointments: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Prystowsky received his medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He did his residency training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, and his fellowship training in cardiology and clinical electrophysiology was at Duke University Medical Center. From 1979 to 1986, Dr. Prystowsky was a full-time faculty member at the Indiana University School of Medicine where he was director of the electrophysiology laboratory. In 1986, he returned to Duke University as Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Center. Dr. Prystowsky is currently Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana and Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. He has co-authored two textbooks, Cardiac Arrhythmias: An Integrated Approach for the Clinician and Clinical Electrophysiology Review with Dr. George Klein. He has authored over 700 publications concerning cardiac arrhythmias. Past Chairman of the American Heart Association’s Committee on Electrocardiography and Electro-physiology and a former member of the Executive Committee for the Council on Clinical Cardiology, he is Past President of Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) and a member of the Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Board of Trustees. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and is on the editorial board of 16 journals, including Circulation. Dr. Prystowsky directs the Cardiovascular and Clinical Cardiology Electrophysiology Fellowship Programs at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana. Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FACC Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program Specialty: Cardiology Subspecialty: Clinical Electrophysiology Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty: Clinical Electrophysiology Cardiology Internal Medicine MD Degree: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY Residency: Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY Fellowship: Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Academic Appointments: Consulting Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


Janet S. Rippy, MD, FACC

Associate Program Director (APD)


Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Non-invasive diagnostic cardiology Echocardiography
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
MD Degree: Indiana University School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Internal Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Fellowship: Cardiology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Academic Appointments: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


Julie K. Fetters, MD, FACC


Key Faculty Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Clinical Cardiology Echocardiography Cardiovascular Diseases in Women
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
MD Degree: Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus OH
Residency: Internal Medicine, Duke University of Medical Center, Durham, NC
Fellowship: Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


Brian C. Bigelow, MD, FACC, FSCAI


Key Faculty Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology Peripheral Vascular Interventions Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Interventional Cardiology Vascular Medicine (endovascular pathway)
MD Degree: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School


Ashwin K. Ravichandran, MD


Key Faculty Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology Interventions Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology
MD Degree: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology


Charles P. Taliercio, MD, FACC




CVD Other Faculty:


Gregory B. Elsner, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Diagnostic cardiac catheterization Nuclear cardiology PTCA Echocardiography Transesophageal echocardiography
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
MD Degree: Indiana School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Internal Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Fellowship: Cardiology, Krannert, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Richard I. Fogel, MD, FACC, FHRS
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Electrophysiologic testing Radiofrequency catheter ablation Cardiac Arrythmias
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Electrophysiology
MD Degree: Brown University, Providence, RI
Residency: Internal Medicine and Clinical Electrophysiology, Boston University Medical Ctr
Fellowship: Cardiology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC, FSCAI – Key Faculty
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
MD Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Residency: Internal Medicine and Cardiology Research, Barnes Hospital, Washington University
Fellowship: Cardiology , Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Frank J. Green, MD, FACC
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Clinical Cardiology Receptor Pharmacology Echocardiography Receptor Cardiology Exercise Physiology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Internal Medicine Cardiology
MD Degree: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Fellowship: Cardiology, Indiana University Medical Center, Chief Fellow, Indianapolis, IN
Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

James B. Hermiller, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology Clinical Cardiology Balloon Valvuloplasty
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
Fellowship Program Director: Interventional Cardiology, St. Vincent Hospital, Indpls.
MD Degree: Ohio State University School of Medicine, Graduated Summa cum laude
Residency: Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center, Chief Resident, Bethesda, MD
Fellowship: Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Zachary I. Hodes, MD, PhD, FACC
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Diagnostic cardiac catheterization Rotational atherectomy Acute interventional cardiology Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) Intracoronary stent implantation Acute interventional cardiology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
MD Degree: Indiana University School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Charles M. Orr, MD, FACC
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology Clinical Cardiology Nuclear Cardiology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
MD Degree: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY Fellowship: Cardiology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine

Benzy Padanilam, MD, FHRS
Specialty: Cardiology
Subspecialty: Electrophysiology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology, Electrophysiology
MD Degree: Medical College Kottayam, Gandhinagar, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
Fellowship: University Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Joseph S. Rossi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
MD Degree: University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicne (Peoria Campus)
Residency: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Northwestern University, Chicago, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology

Donald A. Rothbaum, MD, FACC
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
MD Degree: University of Chicago School of Medicine (Pritzker), Valedictorian
Residency: Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Cardiology, Indiana University, Indianapolis

Charles P. Taliercio, MD, FACC
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Clinical Cardiology Transesophageal Echocardiography Medical Vascular Diseases Echocardiography Nuclear Cardiology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
MD Degree: Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Fellowship: Cardiology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN Medical Student and Resident Education Coordinator, St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services

Mary N. Walsh, MD, FACC
Specialty: Cardiology
Subspecialty: Nuclear cardiology Women's Heart Health Congestive Heart Failure Cardiac Transplant
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Fellowship Program Director: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, St. Vincent
MD Degree: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Fellowship: Cardiology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Bruce F. Waller, MD, FACC
Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Pathology of Interventional Cardiology (Angioplasty, Artherectomy, Valvuloplasty) Clinical Cardiology Myocardial Biopsy
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine
MD Degree: University of Minnesota Medical School Minneapolis, MN
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Fellowship: Cardiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Academic Appointments: Clinical Professor of Pathology and Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN