Faculty

Timothy Ford
Timothy D Ford, MD
Division Chief

Dana C Aiello, MD
Dana C Aiello, MD
315 701-2170

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Louisiana State University Health Science Center, 2015
  • Residency: Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center, 2012
  • Internship: Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center, 2010
  • MD: SABA University School of Medicine, 2009
  • MSCI: SABA University School of Medicine, 2006, Hyperbaric Medicine

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • Onondaga County Medical Society
  • Medical Society of The State of New York
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Society of Cardiovascular MRI (SCMR)
  • American Federation for Clinical Research

Luna Bhatta, MD
Luna Bhatta, MD
315 464-5973

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Penn State University College of Medicine, 2003, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2001, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1998, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Beijing Medical University, 1991

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; Arrhythmias; Atrial Fibrillation; more

Research Interests

  • Atrial fibrillation; Biventricular pacing in CHF; Cardiac pacemaker and implantable defibrillator

Clinical Interests

  • Director of Heart Rhythm Center/Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab

Robert L Carhart Jr, MD
Robert L Carhart Jr, MD
315 464-9335

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1997, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1994, Chief Resident
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1990

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Angina; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; more

Research Interests

  • Cardiac rehabilitation; Cardiac ischemia; Aggressive medical therapy; Congestive Heart Failure

Education Interests

  • Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program

Clinical Interests

  • Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease, General Cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), Fellow
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)

Larry S Charlamb, MD
Larry S Charlamb, MD
315 701-2170

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1995, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1992, Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1988
  • BS: Cornell University, 1984, Biological Sciences

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), Fellow
  • Medical Society of The State of New York
  • Onondaga County Medical Society
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow
  • American Medical Association

Mark J Charlamb, MD
Mark J Charlamb, MD
315 663-0500

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, 1998
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1995, Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1991
  • BS: SUNY Binghamton, 1987, Biological Sciences

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease

Associations/Memberships

  • Medical Society of The State of New York
  • American Hospital Association
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Medical Association
  • Onondaga County Medical Society

Debanik Chaudhuri, MD
Debanik Chaudhuri, MD
315 464-4535

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, 2012, Interventional Cardiology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011, Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Resarch, Chandigarh, India, 2004
  • MBBS: Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata, India, 1999

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Vascular Interpretation; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)

Barbara N Eckhard, MSN, FNP-C
Barbara N Eckhard, MSN, FNP-C
315 464-9335

Education & Fellowships

  • MSN: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BS: SUNY Buffalo, 2007, Nursing

Associations/Memberships

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Timothy D Ford, MD
Timothy D Ford, MD
315 488-2372

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1997, Interventional Cardiology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1996, Cardiovascular
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1993, Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1990
  • Post Graduate Training: SUNY Albany, 1986, Science
  • BS: SUNY Buffalo, 1985, Biology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Cardiology; Angina; Aortic Aneurysm; more

Alicia A Kell, NP
Alicia A Kell, NP
315 464-9335

Hani Kozman, MD
Hani Kozman, MD
315 464-4535

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 2000, Interventional Cardiology
  • Fellowship: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 1999, Cardiology
  • Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 1996, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 1992, Family/Emergency Medicine
  • MD: University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 1989

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Interventional Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Angina; Aortic Aneurysm; more

Research Interests

  • Coronary artery disease; Acute coronary syndromes; Acute myocardial infarction; Interventional cardiology; Coronary angioplasty/stenting


Janet L Lottermoser, NP
Janet L Lottermoser, NP
315 464-5973

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Arrhythmias; Atrial Fibrillation; Cardiac Arrest; Cardiomyopathy; Chest Pain (Heart Related); Endocarditis; more

Sakti Pada Mookherjee, MD
Sakti Pada Mookherjee, MD
315 464-4535

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1970, Cardiology
  • MD: University Medical Clinic, Leipzig, Germany, 1963

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Cardiology; Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Angina; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; more

Christopher A Nardone, MD
Christopher A Nardone, MD
315 663-0500

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Buffalo, 1997, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1994, Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1991

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • Medical Society of The State of New York
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), Fellow
  • Onondaga County Medical Society

Matthew S Ohern, MD
Matthew S Ohern, MD
315 701-2170

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Connecticut, 2002, Interventional Cardiology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 2001, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1998, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: North Shore University Hospital, 1996, Diagnostic Radiology
  • Residency: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY, 1995
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1994
  • BS: St. Bonaventure University, NY, 1989

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • Onondaga County Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of The State of New York

Charles Perla, MD
Charles Perla, MD
315 701-2170

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, 1988, Cardiology
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center, 1986, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1983
  • BA: Johns Hopkins University, 1979

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • Onondaga County Medical Society
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), Fellow
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

Avneet Singh, MD
Avneet Singh, MD
315 464-4536

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2015, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011, Internal Medicine
  • Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2009, Internal Medicine
  • MBBS: Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India, 2003

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease

Associations/Memberships

  • Medical Council of India (MCT)
  • Delhi Medical Council
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Harold Smulyan, MD
Harold Smulyan, MD
315 464-4535

Education & Fellowships

  • MD: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 1953

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology; Hypertension; Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Research Interests

  • Arterial & aortic distensibility; Hypertension

Associations/Memberships

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Frances I Swiecki, RN,BSN,MSN,ANP-C
Frances I Swiecki, RN,BSN,MSN,ANP-C
315 464-9572

Education & Fellowships

  • NP: Syracuse University, 2004, Adult

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Cardiology; Angina; Carotid Artery Disease; Exercise Stress Test

Associations/Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Chapter (International Honor Society of Nursing)

Tamas Szombathy, MD
Tamas Szombathy, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Tufts University, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Campus, Boston, MA, 2010, Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Fellowship: St. Elizabeth's Hospital , Boston, MA, 2006, Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, 2003, Chief Resident
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, 2002, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, 1999, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary, 1994

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Echocardiography; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; Cardiology; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), FACC

Howa A Thabet, NP
Howa A Thabet, NP
315 464-5967

Daniel Villarreal, MD
Daniel Villarreal, MD
315 464-9578

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology; Angina; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; more

Research Interests

  • Cardio-renal integration in physiological and pathophysiological conditions; Neuro-humoral and hemodynamic mechanisms in homeostasis, heart failure and hypertension.


Theresa A Waters, DO
Theresa A Waters, DO
315 663-0500

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2016, Cardiology
  • Residency: Albany Medical College, NY, 2013, Intern
  • DO: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010
  • BS: LeMoyne College, Syracuse NY, 2005, Biology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease

Associations/Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Onondaga County Medical Society
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Medical Society of The State of New York
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

Andrew M Weinberg, DO
Andrew M Weinberg, DO
315 701-2170

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 2008, Cardiology
  • Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, 2008, Internal Medicine
  • DO: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2005

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Echocardiography; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

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