St. Luke's University Health Network

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The Doctors of St. Luke's Cardiology Associates

Experienced, Educated and Compassionate

Marcus Averbach, MD

  • Earned medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was head of the medical honors society (AOA)

Dr. Averbach is one of a select few cardiologists in the region certified to read cardiovascular MRI studies. He is certified in SCMR Level III Cardiac MRI, COCATS Level III Echocardiography and board certified in Nuclear Cardiology.

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Jeffrey Bair, MD, FACC, FCCP

St. Luke's Medical Associates of Monroe County

  • Awarded medical degree at New York University Medical School, New York
  • Completed internal medicine internship and residency programs at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York
  • Completed Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship program at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease
  • Member of the American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology and Fellow of College of Chest Physicians

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Dr. Navtej Brar

Navtej Brar, DO, RPVI

  • Awarded medical degree at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ
  • Completed the Family Medicine Internship at Brown University Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Providence, RI
  • Completed the Internal Medicine Residency program at New York University - Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY
  • Completed the Cardiology Fellowship at the Deborah Heart & Lung Center in Brown Mills, NJ
  • Board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiology and nuclear cardiology

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Francis Burt, MD

  • Received medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
  • Completed cardiology residency program at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA

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Christopher Cutitta, DO

  • Awarded medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship programs at Lehigh Valley Hospital
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H. Thompson Dale, MD, FACC

  • Received medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania
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Michael J. Durkin, MD

  • Received medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine

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Raymond A. Durkin, MD

Chief of Cardiology for St. Luke's University Health Network

  • Earned medical degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia
  • Established cardiologist caring for patients in the Lehigh Valley for 14 years
  • Specialized expertise in Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Intervention and Interventional endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Samuel R. Giamber, MD, FACC

  • Awarded medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to AOA, the Honor Medical Society
  • Holds the distinction of being the first cardiologist to practice at St. Luke's Hospital
  • Under his leadership, the St. Luke's Cardiac Catheterization Lab was established
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Paul Gulotta, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Specializes in Geriatric Cardiology
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Sobhan Kodali, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from St. John's Medical College, India
  • Completed internal medicine residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Completed cardiovascular diseases fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital / Western Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Education Consortium, Pittsburgh, PA

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Richard S. Kolecki, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Jefferson Medical College
  • Completed internship and residency programs at Lackenau Hospital
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Anne Mani, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Completed internal medicine residency program at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Completed cardiology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
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Jake R. Marais, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Completed internal medicine residency program at University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Completed cardiovascular disease fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine
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Lynn N. Moran, DO

  • Awarded medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship programs at Lehigh Valley Hospital
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Dr. Rujul Patel

Rujul Patel, DO

  • Earned medical education at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
  • Completed the internal medicine residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
  • Received his cardiovascular medicine training at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey, where he also completed advanced certification in Echocardiography
  • Special interest in noninvasive cardiovascular imaging and preventive cardiology
  • Fluent in Hindi and Gujarati

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Vidya Ponnathpur, MD, FACC

St. Luke's Medical Associates of Monroe County

  • Awarded medical degree at Bellary Medical College, Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Karnataka, India - MBBS
  • Completed internal medicine internship and residency programs at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Completed clinical research fellowhship at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Completed Cardiology Fellowship at Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology and cardiology and cardiovascular diseases
  • Member of American College of Cardiology and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

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Peter R. Puleo, MD, FACC

  • Received medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York
  • Specializes in interventional cardiology and ischemic heart disease
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Gerald E. Pytlewski, DO

  • Received medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Interested in preventative cardiology and lipid disorders
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Christopher L. Sarnoski, DO

  • Received medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Arjinder Sethi

Arjinder Sethi, MD, FACP

St. Luke's Medical Associates of Monroe County 

  • Earned medical degree (MBBS) at Maulana Azad Medical College (University of Delhi) in New Delhi, India
  • Completed residency in Medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College (University of Delhi) in New Delhi, India
  • Completed the Scranton-Temple Internal Medicine Residency Program in Scranton, PA
  • Completed the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Association in Scranton, PA
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular CT and am Board Eligible in Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography
  • Member of American College of Cardiology and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)

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Jamshid Shirani, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at the Shiraz University School of Medical Sciences
  • Completed the residency program at Saint Mary's Hospital
  • Completed fellowship programs at Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center, National Institute of Health and Medical College of Virginia

Dr. Shirani serves as the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program and the Director of the Echocardiology Laboratory.

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Dwithiya Thomas, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ
  • Completed cardiology fellowship program at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ

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Darren M. Traub, DO

  • Earned medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA
  • Special focus on cardiac electrophysiology

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