Faculty (CD)

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FACC, FHRS

FACC Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

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 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


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

Charles P. Taliercio, MD, FACC


Key Faculty 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

CVD Other Faculty:

John R. Bates, MD, FACC Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Diplomat Stress Echo Transesophageal Echo Congestive Heart Failure Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine MD Degree: Northwestern University, with Honors, Chicago, IL Residency: Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chief Resident, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Fellowship: Cardiology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

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 MD Degree: Ohio State University School of Medicine, Graduated Summa cum laude Columbus, OH Residency: Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center, Chief Resident, Bethesda, MD Fellowship: Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

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

Donald A. Rothbaum, M.D, F.A.C.C. 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

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

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

Brian C. Bigelow, M.D. Specialty: Cardiology 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

Michael Elliott, M.D., F.A.C.C. Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Subspecialty: Nuclear Cardiology Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty: Cardiology Nuclear Cardiology MD Degree: Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical Ctr. Residency: Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC

Gregory B. Elsner, MD, FACC 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 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 Electophysiology, Boston Univ Medical Ctr, Boston, MA Fellowship: Cardiology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC – Key Faculty Specialty: Cardiology Internal Medicine Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology Clinical Cardiology Heart Transplant 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 School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Fellowship: Cardiology , Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Zachary I. Hodes, MD, Ph.D, 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, Indianapolis, IN