Dr. Brandie D. Williams graduated with honors in biochemistry from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. After receiving her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, she completed her residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in cardiology at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is board certified in internal medicine and echocardiography.
 
Dr. Williams has earned several humanitarian awards, including the Gold DOC Award from The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for her exemplary sensitivity, compassion and clinical excellence in the care of patients and their families. Her areas of focus include diagnostic heart catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear medicine and vascular studies, with special interests in women's cardiovascular care, preventive cardiology and sports cardiology.

When not caring for her patients, Dr. Williams enjoys painting and spending time with her husband and two children.
   
 
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Dr. William S. Vance, Jr., was born in Fort Worth and received his bachelor of science in biology from Yale University. He received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He remained at UT Southwestern for training in internal medicine, then completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease in San Antonio at the Bexar County and Audie Murphy VA Hospitals. Dr. Vance is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, with added qualifications in adult interventional cardiology, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
 
Dr. Vance was awarded "Instructor of the Year" at John Peter Smith Hospital for three consecutive years (1984-1986). His clinical interests include general and interventional cardiology.
   
 
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Dr. John L. Durand was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his bachelor of science in engineering from Arizona State University. He was selected the Outstanding Graduate of the 1974 graduating engineering class. As a junior, he was elected a member of Tau Beta Pi, the scholastic engineering honorary. His medical education was completed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, then completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Durand is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, with added qualifications in adult interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Durand's clinical interests include general, nuclear, interventional cardiology, and CT coronary angiography.
 
 
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Dr. K. Wade McBride was born in El Paso, Texas. He received his bachelor of science from Baylor University, graduating summa cum laude and becoming a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. His medical education was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He remained at UT Southwestern for training in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cardiac electrophysiology. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, with added qualifications in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
 
Dr. McBride's clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including ablation procedures, implantation and follow-up of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators.
 
Dr. Wade McBride is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking and bicycling - especially in Colorado, and is committed to maintaining a healthy life-style with regular running and other exercising. He is married; his wife operates her own horse and cattle ranch and their one daughter is completing her college education.
 
 
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Dr. R. Dale Anderson is originally from Lubbock, Texas. He received a bachelor of science degree from Austin College, where he held the Erwin Fellowship for Outstanding Students of Premedical Studies. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, he completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
 
Dr. Anderson joined Consultants in Cardiology in 1992. His clinical areas of interest include adult general cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac imaging.
 
Dr. Anderson is an avid tennis player and enjoys playing bridge in his spare time. He is a devoted husband to his wife Brenda and father to daughter Lizzy and son Price.
 
 
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Dr. David D. Corley was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He received a bachelor of science degree with departmental honors from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and fellowship training in cardiology at Texas Heart Institute/St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, with added qualifications in adult interventional cardiology, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. His clinical areas of interest include adult general cardiology and percutaneous coronary and peripheral vascular intervention.
 
 
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Dr. John E. Willard was born in Fredonia, Kansas, and received his bachelor of science with honors in biology from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. He received an MD with honors from Tulane University, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed training in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, with additional training in interventional cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, with added qualifications in adult interventional cardiology, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
 
Dr. Willard remained on the faculty of the Cardiovascular Division at UT Southwestern for 5 years and authored numerous research articles in the field of interventional cardiology. He continues to serve as a peer-reviewer for all the major cardiovascular research journals. His clinical interests include management of chronic ischemic heart disease congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, maternal heart disease during pregnancy, coronary and peripheral vascular percutaneous revascularization.
 
 
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Dr. David L. Parrish, Jr., was born in Lawrence, Kansas. He received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 1988 (majoring in Spanish) and his MD degree from the University of Kansas in 1992 where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Parrish is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. His clinical areas of interest include adult general cardiology, diagnostic invasive cardiology and non-invasive cardiac imaging.
 
Dr. Parrish's pride and joy is his family; wife Susan, daughter Emilie, and son Charlie. Dr. Parrish is very interested in soccer and has played and coached his entire life. He has been coaching youth soccer for the past several years and recently started a club team for 10 and 11 year old boys. Dr. Parrish is a wine collector who loves to travel to Napa Valley. Dr. Parrish also enjoys and belongs to McKinney Bible Church.
 
 
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Dr. Sreenivas Gudimetla was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's degree in biology in 1987. His medical training was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where he remained on faculty in general internal medicine for 2 years. Dr. Gudimetla completed training in cardiovascular diseases at the University of New Mexico and joined Consultants in Cardiology in 1999. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. His clinical interests include cardiac pacing, diagnostic invasive cardiology, non-invasive cardiac imaging, and clinical research. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association in Fort Worth and is the Vice Chief of the Medical Staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.
 
 
 
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Dr. Joseph M. Ortenberg was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University. His medical education was completed at Tulane University School of Medicine, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, then completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Ortenberg is the recipient of numerous research awards and prizes, including the John Herr Musser Memorial Prize and the Nicholas R. Diluzio Award in Physiology. He is the author of six original abstracts and research articles.
 
Dr. Ortenberg joined Consultants in Cardiology in 1999. His clinical interests include general and nuclear cardiology, as well as transesophageal echocardiography. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
 
 
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Dr. Robert S. Meidell was born in Gross Pointe, Michigan. He received his bachelor of science degree from Yale University in molecular biophysics and biochemistry as a holder of the Samuel F.B. Morse College Fellows Award. Dr. Meidell graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan Medical School as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed training in internal medicine at the University of Michigan, serving as the chief medical resident. He trained in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he remained on full-time faculty for 15 years.
 
During his tenure at UT Southwestern, Dr. Meidell acted for 10 years as the Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital and was a founding faculty member for the Center for Biomedical Inventions at UT Southwestern. He has received numerous awards including the NHLBI National Research Service Award, Pfizer Post Doctoral Fellowship, Bugher Foundation Fellowship in Molecular Biology, and the American Heart Association Clinician-Scientist Award. He has served on numerous scientific committees including the Scientific Advisory Committee for the American Society of Gene Therapy, and The Research Allocations Advisory Committee for the American Heart Association Texas Affiliate.
 
Dr. Meidell joined Consultants in Cardiology in 2001. He has research interests in antithrombotic and thrombolytic therapy, and the pathophysiology and management of acute coronary syndromes. He serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology, and acts as an editorial reviewer for 13 additional medical journals, including Circulation, Science and Journal of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Meidell is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Special clinical interests include intensive care cardiology and cardiovascular genetics.
 
 
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Dr. Theodore S. Takata was born in Takoma Park, Maryland. He received his bachelor of arts in English literature with honors and bachelor of science in zoology from the University of Maryland at College Park. He was a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Sigma Society and the General Honors curriculum program. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Takata completed his training in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve's University Hospitals of Cleveland. He completed his training in cardiovascular disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and remained there for subspecialty training in cardiac electrophysiology.
 
Dr. Takata joined Consultants in Cardiology in 2002. His clinical specialization encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmias, radiofrequency catheter ablation including the use of three-dimensional computer mapping system, and atrial fibrillation ablation. In terms of device therapy, Dr. Takata's specialization is in the implantation and management of pacemaker and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) including cardiac resynchronization pacing devices (biventricular pacing) as well as with ICD and pacemaker lead extraction and device removal. He also manages and treats various causes of syncope (passing out, fainting). He has authored a review article on Automated External Defibrillator and has also published several articles and abstracts on neurocardiogenic syncope.
 
 
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Gary Baweja, MD received his medical degree from King George's Medical College and finished residency training in Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He completed his training in echocardiography at University of Alabama, in cardiovascular disease at the University of Arizona and remained there for subspecialty training in interventional cardiology.
 
Dr. Baweja has received comprehensive training in all aspects of cardiology. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and interventional cardiology, and board eligible in vascular medicine (endovascular examination). In addition, Dr. Baweja has received advanced cardiac imaging training including level III certification (essential training required to be a Clinical Lab Director) in cardiac CT and echocardiography with added qualifications in cardiac MRI and vascular ultrasound. He is a Fellow of American College of Echocardiogrpahy and author of numerous research articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters in the field of cardiology. Dr. Baweja serves on a review board for the Journal of Vascular Disease Management.
 
Dr. Baweja joined Consultants in Cardiology in 2007. His clinical specialization encompasses coronary and peripheral vascular interventions including carotid, renal stenting and limb ischemia revascularization using latest techniques like atherectomy and cryoplasty. His other interests include PFO/atrial septal defect closure, vena cava filter, transesophageal echocardiography and clinical research in imaging and interventional cardiology.
 
In his spare time, Dr. Baweja loves to play golf, travel, and spend quality time with his family.
 
 
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Dr. Martin is originally from Wichita Falls, Texas. He obtained his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated as the class Valedictorian. He completed his medical internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and his general cardiology fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Martin subsequently moved to Kansas City, where he received specialized training in percutaneous coronary and peripheral vascular intervention (balloon and stent angioplasty to open blocked arteries in the heart, legs, kidneys, and neck) at The Mid America Heart Institute. Dr. Martin is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Martin's professional interests are related to the non-invasive and invasive management of peripheral arterial and coronary artery disease.
 
Dr. Martin is married and has two children. He enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with his family.
 
 
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Dr. Hadden is originally from Lawton, Oklahoma. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and completed an internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University. He received his general cardiology training at the Texas Heart Institute/Baylor program in Houston and stayed an additional year to receive formal training in coronary and peripheral vascular intervention.
 
Dr. Hadden joined Consultants in Cardiology in 2008 and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and interventional cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions.
 
He is married and has three children and two dogs. He places a high priority on his family and is active in the local ministries of McKinney Bible Church, Bible Study Fellowship, and Young Life.
 
 
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Dr. Reagan is originally from Ruston, Louisiana. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from Louisiana State University at New Orleans where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his internal medicine residency and general cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He stayed an additional year at Vanderbilt to receive formal training in coronary and peripheral vascular intervention. Dr. Reagan is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. His clinical interests include general cardiology, coronary interventions with a special interest in transradial access (cardiac cath performed via artery in wrist instead of more traditional femoral artery), and peripheral interventions.
 
Dr. Reagan is married and has four children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, reading, and watching or playing most sports.
 
 
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Dr. Nina Saksena Asrani was born in the Bronx, New York, but grew up in Fort Worth, TX. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University as a dual major in biochemistry and Spanish literature. Dr. Asrani graduated with high honors from Baylor College of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed training in internal medicine at Washington University in St Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where she also served as a chief resident at their VA hospital. She completed her training in cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, with additional subspecialty training in noninvasive cardiac imaging. Dr. Asrani is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. Her professional interests include general cardiology, women's cardiovascular health, and noninvasive imaging, including cardiac CT and MRI.

Dr. Asrani is married and has four children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and travelling.
 
 
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Dr. Moustafa Banna was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors in economics from Case Western Reserve University. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati, and continued his training in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed cardiology fellowship training at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Banna joined Consultants in Cardiology in 2013 and is board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and board eligible in cardiology and vascular imaging. His clinical interests include general cardiology, diagnostic invasive cardiology via transradial access, cardiac imaging including CT coronary angiography and 3D echo, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease.

He is married and enjoys traveling, cooking and hiking with his beautiful wife. In his free time he enjoys playing or watching most sports and is an avid Cleveland sports fan.
 
 
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Dr. David P. Capper was born in Columbus, Ohio. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He completed residency training at the University of Oregon Health Science in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Capper is board certified in internal medicine, with additional certification in hospital and palliative medicine. He has served many years in Fort Worth area as a primary care physician. Dr. Capper joined Consultants in Cardiology in 2004.
 
 
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Mark was born in Robstown, Texas and has lived in the DFW area for the past 30 years. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington as a Biology major before receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree and PA Certification at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1991. Since graduation Mark has spent the majority of his career working in the field of Adult General Cardiology, with some Internal Medicine background as well. Mark is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Cardiac Care Associate member of the American College of Cardiology, and is a Director at Large for the Association of PA's in Cardiology.
 
Mark is married and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, doing various outdoor activities-sports, and is an avid movie-goer. Mark joined Consultants in Cardiology in 2005.
 
   
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Michelle is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco in 1990, graduating Cum Laude, and was awarded memberships in Alpha Sigma Nu and Sigma Theta Tau.
 
Her cardiovascular nursing career began at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) where she worked for nine years as a nurse in both the acute cardiac care and cardiovascular critical care settings. During that time, she earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing/Adult Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis in cardiology. She graduated with honors from UCSF in 1996 and holds national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
 
Michelle has been a nurse practitioner in the areas of Internal Medicine/Cardiology since 1997 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is an associate member of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Texas Nurse Practitioners.
 
Michelle is married with children and enjoys her “family time” the most. She also enjoys watching all sports, exercise and above all, chocolate!
 
   
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Jessica was born and raised in The Woodlands, Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University during which time she fell in love with Fort Worth. She returned to Houston to complete her physician assistant training, graduating with high honors from Baylor College of Medicine. Her love of Fort Worth prevailed, bringing her back up here shortly following PA school to join Consultants in Cardiology. Her primary area of practice is cardiac electrophysiology, working with Dr. Takata and Dr. McBride.
 
Outside of work, she enjoys attending Christ Chapel Bible Church, running, playing soccer, and cheering on the Horned Frogs, but, when able to escape to colder climates, her absolute favorite activity is skiing.
 
 
   
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Sofia Rowther attended Texas A&M University and received her Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Science. She then went on to complete her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston in December 2010.  Sofia is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of PA's. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and is a Cardiac Care Associate member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). She joined CIC in March 2012, and currently works with physicians Joseph Ortenberg, MD and Gurpreet Baweja, MD.
 
Her hobbies and interests include travelling, working out, reading, and trying new foods!
 
 
   
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Katy is originally from Kilgore, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University at College Station where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree as a biology major. Katy then attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth where she was granted a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree in 2012. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of PA's, a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiology.
 
In her free time Katy enjoys reading, movies, playing golf, and spending time with friends, family and her dog, Dixie.
 
 
   
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