I had to make a post for these AWESOME doctors. They are full of Compassion, Personality and Wisdom. They explained things very well, and was willing to answer any questions we had. We felt certain God sent these team of Doctors to us. We are and will continue to be, forever grateful.
Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD Chairman, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor of SurgeryDirector, Heart Transplantation, Heart-Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory SupportMedical Degree: Madras Medical College, India
Specialty Training: Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Specialties: Coronary bypass surgery, valve repairs, re-operation, surgery for heart failure including transplantation, surgical therapy for atrial fibrillation, transmyocardial laser revascularization, surgical therapy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Richard H. Cooke, MD, joined VCU Pauley Heart Center in 2008 as Associate Professor, specializing in Heart Failure. A native of Newcastle-U-Lyme, England, he earned his medical degree from Victoria University in Manchester, England, in1980. Dr. Cooke completed an internship and residency in England, followed by an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, DC. He completed a fellowship in Hypertension and Cardiology Research at the Veterans Administration Hospital, a Cardiology Fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital, and an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Georgetown and most recently spent a year as an interventional cardiology fellow at VCU.Dr. Shah, joined VCU Pauley Heart Center in 2009 as Assistant Professor, specializing in Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation. He is a Richmond native and received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Shah completed both his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. He was awarded the Nathan H. Carliner, MD Scholar Award in recognition of outstanding scholarly activity during fellowship.
Dr. Shah’s clinical expertise includes cardiomyopathy, heart transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, amyloid heart disease and mechanical circulatory support. He is the Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program.
Dr. Shah’s research interests include cardiac biomarkers, pulmonary hypertension and mechanical cardiac support. He has authored many research papers and book chapters, which have been published in highly respected medical journals including the Archives of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Hypertension.