St. Luke's University Health Network

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The Doctors of St. Luke's Cardiology Associates

Experienced, Educated and Compassionate

Dr. David Allen

David Allen, DO

Director of Heart Failure Program

  • Awarded medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed the internship program at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed the residency program at Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Completed the fellowship programs at Temple University School of Medicine, Deborah Heart & Lung Center

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Dr. Marcus Averbach

Marcus Averbach, MD, FACC

Director of Non-invasive Imaging and Cardiac MRI

  • Earned medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Completed residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Completed fellowship at Brigham and women’s Hospital

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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Dr. Jeffrey Bair

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 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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Dr. Francis Burt

Francis Burt, MD

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

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Dr. Christopher Cutitta

Christopher Cutitta, DO

  • Awarded medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship programs at Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • Board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and nuclear cardiology 
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Dr. Hiram T. Dale

H. Thompson Dale, MD, FACC

  • Received medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Completed internship at SUNY Upstate Medical Center – Syracuse NY
  • Completed residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center – Syracuse NY
  • Completed fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital 
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 Dr. Devang M. Dave

Devang M. Dave, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at Tufts University
  • Completed the Internal Medicine Residency program at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Board certified in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology
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Dr. Michael Durkin

Michael J. Durkin, MD

  • Received medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • Completed internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
  • Completed residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
  • Completed fellowship program at Penn State University – Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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Dr. Raymond Durkin

Raymond A. Durkin, MD

Network Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine for St. Luke's University Health Network

  • Earned medical degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia
  • Completed internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
  • Completed residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
  • Completed fellowship at Lankenau Hospital
  • Specialized expertise in Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Intervention and Interventional endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Dr. Samuel Giamber

Samuel R. Giamber, MD, FACC

  • Awarded medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to AOA, the Honor Medical Society
  • Completed internship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Completed residency at University of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Completed fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Duke University Hospital
  • 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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Dr. Paul Gulotta

Paul Gulotta, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Specializes in Geriatric Cardiology
  • Completed internship Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
  • Completed residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
  • Completed fellowship at Temple University at Temple University Hospital
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Dr. Sobhan Kodali

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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Dr. Richard Kolecki

Richard S. Kolecki, MD

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

Anne Mani, MD

Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • 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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Dr. Jake Marais

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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Dr. Lynn Moran

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. Sudip Nanda

Sudip Nanda, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at University of Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta, India
  • Completed the Internal Medicine Residency program at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and at St. Luke’s University Health Network/Temple University
  • Completed cardiology fellowship and electropsyiology training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  • Board certified in cardiac electrophsyiology, cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and internal medicine

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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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Dr. Vidya Ponnathpur

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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 Dr. Amit Prasad

Amit Prasad, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Completed the Internal Medicine Residency program at Rutgers/University of Medicine and Dentistry NJ

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Dr. Peter Puleo

Peter R. Puleo, MD, FACC

  • Received medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York
  • Completed internship at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Completed residency at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Completed fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine
  • Specializes in interventional cardiology, ischemic and valvular disease, and peripheral arterial disease. He is also interested in genetic cardiac disorders.
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Dr. Gerald Pytlewski

Gerald E. Pytlewski, DO

Medical Director of Chest Pain Center

  • Received medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Interested in preventative cardiology and lipid disorders
  • Completed internship at Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia
  • Completed residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
  • Completed fellowship at Temple University Hospital
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Dr. Christopher Sarnoski

Christopher L. Sarnoski, DO

  • Received medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed internship at University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Completed residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Completed fellowship at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and Maine Medical Center
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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 (MD) in Medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College (University of Delhi) in New Delhi, India
  • Completed the Internal Medicine Residency at Scranton-Temple Residency Program in Scranton, PA 
  • Completed the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Association in Scranton, PA
  • Board Certified in Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular CT and Internal Medicine and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
  • Member of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)

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Dr. Jamshid Shirani

Jamshid Shirani, MD

Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program and Director of Echocardiology Laboratory

  • 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

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 Dr. Steven Mark Stevens

Steven Mark Stevens, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
  • Completed the Internal Medicine Residency program at University of California, San Francisco
  • Completed the Electrophysiology Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Board certified in cardiac electrophsyiology, cardiovascular medicine, nuclear cardiology, and internal medicine

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Dr. Dwithya Thomas

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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Dr. Darren Traub

Darren M. Traub, DO

  • Earned medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA
  • Completed residency at St. Luke’s Hospital – Bethlehem Campus
  • Completed fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital and Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Special focus on cardiac electrophysiology

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