Skip to main content Skip to footer

Leadership

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

Meet our team

Our focus at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital is your care and comfort. Our heart care team is committed to providing you with quality, individualized treatment and compassionate care. We have great respect for each other's experience and training, work closely in a team environment and are sensitive to everyone's needs. It takes special people to create a place where you want to be treated. The collaboration and chemistry between our nurses, support staff and the physicians on our medical team is a high priority for us.

Our team is a multidisciplinary mix of specialists on our medical staff, along with nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and support and administrative members. Our culture is one of unity, where each person on our staff is an equal member of the team and is treated with the respect he or she deserves. We select each team member carefully for his or her passion, sensitivity, expertise, knowledge and patient focus. Our heart and vascular team members not only focus on your care but are involved in advancing the diagnoses and treatments of heart and vascular medicine through research and innovative technologies.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us with questions or concerns.

Leadership Teams:

{6}

Executive leadership

Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, NEA-BC
President and Chief Nursing Officer

Kevin Wheelan, MD, FACC
Chief Medical Officer

Trey Wicke, CHFP
Vice President of Finance – Chief Financial Officer

Board of managers

Michael L. Graham, JD
Chair, Board of Managers of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

C.T. Beckham

Sarah Gahm, MHA
President of Clinic Operations

Shelley Hall, MD, FACC, FHFSA, FAST

Richard Lockwood

J. Kent Newson, JD

Timothy Owens

Rohit Parmar, MD, FACC

Scott Peek, MBA, FACHE
Senior Vice President / Joint Ventures – Baylor Scott & White Health

Robert Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Kevin Wheelan, MD, FACC

Don Willis, JD

Javier Vasquez, MD, FACS

Medical leadership at Dallas

Kenneth Ausloos, MD
Medical Director of Respiratory

Raul Benavides, MD
Medical Director, Laboratory

Cristie Columbus, MD
Medical Director, Infectious Diseases

William Dockery, MD, FACR
Medical Director, Radiology

Cara East, MD, FAPCR, FACP, FACC
Director, Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center

John Eidt, MD, RVT, RPVI, FACS
Vice Chair, Vascular Surgery

Anumeha Tandon, MD
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas

Shelley Hall, MD, FACC, FHFSA, FAST
Chief, Transplant Cardiology, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure - Baylor University Medical Center

Albert C. Henry, MD
Medical Director, Quality - Cardiovascular Surgery Services - Baylor University Medical Center

Roger Khetan, MD
Medical Director of Quality

Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FCCP, FNKF, FNLA, FCRSA
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Research and Education - Dallas Campus - Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute

Dan Meyer, MD
Chief, Heart Transplantation and Advanced Circulatory Support - Baylor University Medical Center

Rohit Parmar, MD, FACC
Patient Safety Officer

Greg Pearl, MD, FACS
Co-Medical Director, Vascular Surgery

Michael Ramsay, MD, FRCA
Medical Director, Anesthesia Services

Charles S. Roberts, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular Services; Chair, Cardiac Surgery; Medical Director, Cardiovascular Education - Baylor University Medical Center

William C. Roberts, MD, MACC
Executive Director, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute - Baylor University Medical Center

Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT, FACP
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit; Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Bertram Smith, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory

Robert Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Co-Medical Director, Cardiology; Medical Director, Catheterization Laboratory

Javier Vasquez, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Surgical Safety

Carlos Velasco, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Cardiology Quality Assurance and Peer Review

Haojie Wang, MD, PhD, FACC, RPVI
Medical Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Program

Detlef Wencker, MD, FHFSA
Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure - Baylor University Medical Center

Kevin Wheelan, MD, FACC
Chief Medical Officer, Co-Medical Director, Cardiology - Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas; Director, Division of Cardiology - Baylor University Medical Center; Medical Director, Cardiovascular Research, Quality and Standardization - Baylor Scott & White Health - North Texas

Medical leadership at Fort Worth

Farhan Ali, MD, MA, MPH, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology

Craig Delaughter, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS
Medical Director, Electrophysiology

Scott Ewing, DO
Medical Director, Quality

Salman Gohar, MD
Medical Director, Heart Failure Program - Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth

Gonzalo V. Gonzalez-Stawinski, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth

J. Vijay Jayachandran, MD, FACC, FHRS
Medical Director, Patient Safety

George Khammar, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Structural Heart Disease Program

Arun Padala, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology

Mohan Sathyamoorthy, MD, FACC
Chief, Cardiology Division - Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth; Medical Director, Cardiology - Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Fort Worth

Steve Simpson, MD
Medical Director, Carter Cardiac Rehabilitation

Hospital leadership

Erika Anderson
Manager, Prevention and Wellness

214.818.8009
Mindy Andrews-Smart, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Cardiovascular Invasive Labs

214.820.8305
Amber Bethea, PA-C, MBA
Manager, Advanced Practice Provider - Department of Cardiology

214.244.1183
Hope Caldwell, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
Manager, Ambulatory Surgery

214.865.2263
Brandi Crow, MSN, RN
Director, Value Based Healthcare, Clinical Risk, and Operational Excellence

214.820.0646
Mike Davis, Th.M.
Chaplain, Mission and Ministry

214.820.0684
Tonya Decorte
Supervisor, Executive Admin Services

214.820.7521
Erica Deen, BSN, RN-BC
Erica Deen, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Cardiology Pre/Post-Nursing Unit – Fort Worth

817.922.1158
Sandra DeJong, BSN, RN-BC
Manager, Electrophysiology, Outpatient Cardiovascular Services

214.820.0137
Dixie Frazier
Executive Assistant

214.820.0691
Rodney Fuller, MBA, LP, HEM
Director, Facilities

214.820.0687
Casey Galloway, BSRC, RRT
Director, Cardiopulmonary, Transport Services

214.820.5580
David Garner, BSN, RN
Quality Manager, Patient Safety Officer, and Entity Compliance Liaison

214.820.0191
Jordan Girard
Process Manager, Information Services

214.820.0662
Amanda Gonzalez
Office Manager II, Administration and Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance Manager

214.820.0650
Kara Goodnight, MHA
Director of Marketing

214.820.0699
Sherrie Grimmett, BSN, RN, CCRN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care

214.820.0867
Jennifer Hatfield, BSN, RN, CCRN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care

214.820.0784
Iwiller Hendrix
Supervisor, Supply Chain

214.820.0776
Terrell Hinton, BSN, RN, RCIS, RCES
Supervisor, Electrophysiology Lab - Fort Worth

817.922.1158
Sabrina Johnson, BSC, CHFP
Senior Financial Analyst

214.820.0694
Kim Krause, PHR, s-HRBP
Business Partner, Human Resources

214.820.0121
Lauren LaRoe, BSN, RN-BC, BBA
Manager, Scheduling

214.820.0762
Susan Leinert, BSN, RN, PCCN
Supervisor, Scheduling

214.818.8048
Laura Linker, MSN, RN, CNOR
Director, Surgical Services, Anesthesia

214.820.0701
Jeanette Linthicum, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Supervisor, Cardiology Pre/Post-Anesthesia Unit – Fort Worth

817.922.1158
Ramone Martinez, MBA
Director, Access Services

214.820.0653
Kari McDonnough, CDM
Director, Nutrition Services

214.820.0607
Joshua Medders, BS, AEP
Manager, Cardiac Rehabilitation

817.922.1852
Teresa Melton-Strader, MSN, CNL, RN
Infection Prevention

214.820.0665
Amanda Muchmore, RN, CCRN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units

214.820.0735
Kristen Nelson, RN
Supervisor, PACU

214.820.0721
Mark Ocampo, BSN, RN
Manager, Comprehensive Care Management and Clinical Support - Nursing Informatics

214.818.0689
Marie “Bunny” Owens, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Supervisor, Non-Invasive Cardiology – Fort Worth

817.922.2936
Priya Padmanabhan, MHA, LSSYB
Supervisor, Clinical Performance Measures

214.820.0698
Shamira Perdomo, MS, CHAA
Manager, Access Services

214.820.0614
Leda Perez
Director, Environmental Services

214.820.0643
Ashley Pernicano, RN
Supervisor, Surgical Services

214.820.0700
Anna Perry, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Operating Room

214.865.2262
Sarah Pinkerman, MS, RHIA
Director, Health Information Management

214.820.0651
Grace Poon, Pharm-D, RPH
Director, Pharmacy

214.820.0770
Jonathan Radcliffe, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FCCS, TNCC
Supervisor, Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Programs

214.820.0186
Megan Ramos, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Manager, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Magnet Coordinator

214.820.0721
Michael Rampoldi, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Manager, Non-Invasive Cardiology - Dallas and Fort Worth

214.865.2251
Brittany Rigacci
Physician Liaison

214.820.0787
Susan Riley
Director, Supply Chain Management

214.820.0675
Robin Roberts, MSN, RN-BC
Manager, Nursing Education

214.818.6507
John Rudy, BSN, RN-BC
Manager, Invasive Cardiology – Fort Worth

817.922.1777
Salina Salazar, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Outpatient CV Services

214.820.8283
Michelle Sension, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Manager, Service Excellence and Patient Experience

214.820.0629
Amanda Shoultz
Marketing and Public Relations Consultant

214.820.0738
Sanjay Shrestha, BS, ACSM-EP
Supervisor, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Fort Worth

817.922.1898
Art Signo, MS, RN-BC
Director, Education

214.818.9378
Andres Sisneros, MBA-HC, BSRS, ARRT, RT®
Director, Cardiovascular Invasive Labs & Advanced Imaging, Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

214.820.0618
Heather Spencer-Sontag, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Sterile Processing & Anesthesia

214.820.0704
Jacqueline Spicer
Jacqueline (Jadi) Spicer
Supervisor, Non-Invasive Cardiology - Dallas

214.243.8009
Meridith Suarez, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care

214.865.2270
Lindsey Briley Teefey, MSN, RN-BC
Manager, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care

214.820.0867
Brooke Tetrault, MBA
Project Manager, Outpatient Services

214.818.2765
Henry Viejo, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing – Fort Worth

817.922.7439
Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, NEA-BC
President and Chief Nursing Officer

214.820.0660
Mike Walsh, RN, NEA-BC
Director, Electrophysiology/Pacemaker Labs, Non Invasive Cardiology, and Invasive Cardiology (Fort Worth)

214.820.3677
Jennifer Watson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
Manager, Outpatient Services and Valve Disorders Center - Fort Worth

817.922.7132
Deborah White, MHA, BSCLS
Director, Laboratory

214.820.0761
Trey Wicke, CHFP
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

214.820.0670
Robert Williams, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CSSBB
Director of Nursing – Dallas Specialty Care Unit, ICU, Recovery Room, Scheduling

214.818.8063
Trent Witt, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Director - Clinical Performance Measures

214.820.0774

Shared governance

Electronic Health Record Council

Chair: Clarisse Navarro, RN
Co-Chair: Brianna Hood, RN
Facilitator: Mark Ocampo, BSN, RN

Clinical Practice Council

Chair: Anna Perry, BSN, RN
Co-Chair: Meredith Smyly, RN
Recorder: Kacey Hirsch, RN
Facilitator: Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Patient Education Council

Chair: Lorenza Wright, BSN, RN
Co-Chair: Joanna Flores, RN
Recorder: Nina Richter, RN, BSN
Facilitator: Hope Caldwell, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Professional Development Council

Chair: Jonathan Radcliff, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FCCS, TNCC
Co-Chair: Jaclin McCowan, BSN, RN-BC
Recorder: Elizabeth Whitt, BSN, RN-BC and Jessica Ankumah, RN
Facilitator: Robin Roberts, MSN, RN-BC

BRAIN – Bridging Research and Innovation – Research Council

Chair: Lesley Abraham, RN, BSN
Co-Chair: Mary Vitullo, BSN, RN-BC

Patient Experience Council

Chair: Sanjay Shrestha, BS, ACSM-EP
Co-Chair: Mini Easo, RN
Recorder: Mini Easo, RN
Facilitator: Erika Anderson and Michelle Sension, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

STARRS – Service, Training, Accountability, Recruitment, Retention and Satisfaction

Chair: Ashley Pernicano, RN
Co-Chair: Camillia Woods, RCS
Facilitator: Jennifer Watson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

Scroll To Top