“Each of our new faculty members is a talented physician and superb clinician-educator,” says Richard Becker, MD, director of the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, UC Health cardiologist and director of the UC Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease.
“One of our new electrophysiologists has trained in one of the busiest, most prominent hospitals in the country, Mount Sinai Medical Center, for example, while the second was a distinguished cardiovascular fellow at UC who is recognized to be a passionate educator and highly-skilled clinician,” Becker says.
“Our new faculty will also help strengthen the cardiac imaging and heart failure-transplant programs at UC Medical Center, and we are pleased to welcome a general cardiologist whose lengthy tenure in the Tristate will continue to benefit heart patients in our community,” says Becker, who is also the Mabel Stearns Stonehill Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine at UC.
“A new heart failure specialist also brings many impressive certifications and skills to UC Health’s Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Center,” says Becker. “The impressive skill set of our talented faculty is among the reasons the institute was recently recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the nation’s top heart programs.”
The UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute is a partnership between UC Health and the UC College of Medicine designed to connect expert physicians with cutting-edge researchers to make medical breakthroughs in medicine. The institute has seen success in advancing patient care and research in areas such as cardiomyopathy, heart failure and heart transplantation. Tackling lung and critical care- related diseases are also areas of interest for the institute.
New faculty clinicians joining the institute in the UC Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease in the past 18 months include:
Vlad Cotarlan, MD, associate professor and UC Health cardiologist, who joined the College of Medicine in September 2017. He received his medical degree from Ovidius University School of Medicine in Constanta, Romania and then completed an internal medicine residency at Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, along with a cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania and a combined heart failure and transplant fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Cotarlan is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography and heart failure/transplant. He is also United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) cardiac transplant certified. Cotarlan sees patients at UC Health’s Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Center in Clifton.
Anisiia Doytchinova, MD, assistant professor and UC Health cardiologist, who joined the College of Medicine in July 2017. She completed her cardiovascular disease fellowship and internal medicine residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Doytchinova held a post-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association and received her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. In addition to general cardiology, Doytchinova’s specialty includes cardiac imaging. She sees patients at the UC Health Physicians Offices in Clifton, Midtown and Florence, Kentucky.
Kamal Joshi, MD, assistant professor and UC Health electrophysiologist, who joined the College of Medicine in August 2018. Joshi completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, along with a cardiology fellowship at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and an electrophysiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He received his medical degree from Kathmandu University in Nepal. Joshi has certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Echocardiography and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. He is also board certified in cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and has membership in the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom. Joshi sees patients at UC Medical Center.
James Muth, MD, PhD, assistant professor and UC Health electrophysiologist, who joined the College of Medicine in August 2018. Muth completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, where he received the Robert J. Adolph Fellowship Award for Excellence in Bedside Diagnosis, Humanism and Teaching. He also completed a clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at UC, received a doctoral degree in cancer biology at UC and his medical degree from St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies. Muth sees patients at West Chester Hospital and Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
Donald Wayne, MD, associate professor and UC Health cardiologist, who joined the College of Medicine in February 2018. Wayne completed his residency and a cardiology fellowship at what was University of Cincinnati Hospital (now UC Medical Center). His medical degree is from Chicago Medical School. Wayne has more than 30 years of experience in general cardiology in the Tristate and currently sees patients at UC Health Physicians Office South in West Chester. He has served on the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease.
To make an appointment with cardiologists at the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, please call 513-475-8521.