The Important Physician Component
The medical specialists of Lake Champlain Cardiology Associates have been the backbone of heart care in the community for years and play a critical role in the development of the CVPH Heart Center. The Lake Champlain cardiologists include:
Brent W. Hastings, M.D., is a graduate of the State University of New York at Upstate School of Medicine at Syracuse where he also did his training that included a Cardiology Fellowship. Dr. Hastings is Board Certified in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Hastings is a member of Lake Champlain Cardiology Associates in Plattsburgh. For a number of years, Dr. Hastings practiced medicine in Malone, NY.
Nidal Makhoul, M.D., joined the Medical Staff in February. Dr. Makhoul received his Medical Degree from Damascus University Medical School, Damascus, Syria. He did his Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH, and Cardiology training at the University of Paris Hospitals in France and Montreal Heart Institute in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Makhoul is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Nuclear Cardiology. He can be reached at Lake Champlain Cardiology, 52 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. His telephone number is 563-2404.
Christopher Palma, D.O., joined the Cardiology Team at CVPH Medical and Lake Champlain Cardiology Associates in 2005. Dr. Palma is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, where he also did a Fellowship in Cardiology. Dr. Palma is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Seema Lodha, M.D., is a graduate of the Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust in Loni, Pravaranagar India. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Lodha completed her training at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA. She is a member of Lake Champlain Cardiology Associates in Plattsburgh.
Samer Siouffi, M.D., Medical Director of Electrophysiology, of joined Lake Champlain Cardiology Associates in September 2006, relocating to the North Country from Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He provides a complete range of electrophysiology services. Dr. Siouffi is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He completed a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Joel M. Wolkowicz, M.D. is Medical Director of Cardiology at CVPH. He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of McGill University Medical School and did his training at Montreal General Hospital and the Montreal Heart Institute. Dr. Wolkowicz is a member of Lake Champlain Cardiology Associates in Plattsburgh and also serves as Medical Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at CVPH.
Anne Cahill, M.D. joined the Champlain Valley Heart Center in April of 2010. She comes to the North Country from the Pocono Medical Center in Stroudsburg, PA. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, she did her post graduate training in general surgery at Georgetown University. She followed that with fellowships in cardio-thoracic surgery and transplant surgery at the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Cahill is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.
William Bradley, M.D., joined the Champlain Valley Cardiology practice and the Heart Center at CVPH in the spring of 2006 bringing to two the number of cardiologists performing interventional procedures. Dr. Bradley is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine. He is a graduate of Tufts University Medical School and did his training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Fletcher-Allen Health Care.
Timothy Garrand, M.D., is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Garrand returned to the North Country when he heard of plans to develop a heart center. He established his practice, Champlain Valley Cardiology, and played the key role in developing the interventional program at CVPH that is producing excellent outcomes. Dr. Garrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School. He trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and was a Fellow in Interventional Cardiology at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Eric Gauthier, M.D., the Medical Director of the Catheterization Laboratories and of Interventional Cardiology, is a graduate of the University of Vermont Medical School (UVM) in Burlington. His post graduate training as well as two fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology were also completed at UVM. He is a partner at Champlain Valley Cardiology in Plattsburgh. Dr. Gauthier is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology