Meet our Experts
To schedule news interviews with one of our subject-matter experts, please contact:
- Carmelle Malkovich, (602) 406-3319, [email protected]
- Sara Patterson, (602) 406-3312, [email protected]
- Abby Kay, (602) 406-4734, [email protected]
Rachel Bond, MD
Dr. Rachel Bond is cardiologist with Dignity Health in Arizona who specializes in the treatment of heart disease through early prevention, education and prevention. Dr. Bond has a special interest in women’s heart health and has authored several review papers regarding cardiovascular conditions that predominantly affect women including maternal health. She is also passionate about addressing health equity and reducing health disparities.
Clarence E. Clark III, MD
As director of Dignity Health Medical Group’s General Surgery Residency Program, Dr. Clarence Clark has been published in many peer-reviewed and book chapters. He a special interest in colon and rectal cancer surgery, and has written about hemorrhoid surgery, robotic surgery for resident training, techniques in advanced coloproctology for fistulizing anorectal disease, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and single incision laparoscopic colectomy among others.
Jaskanwal Bisla, MD
Dr. Jaskanwal “Sonny” Bisla is a cardiac electrophysiologist with the Heart Arrhythmia Center at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bisla specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from irregular heartbeats, such as atrial fibrillation which is the most common arrhythmia.
Allan Markus, MD
Dr. Allan Markus is an internal medicine physician for Dignity Health Medical Group in the East Valley. As a primary care doctor and director of the group’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Markus can discuss a variety of general medicine and medical education topics.
Maternal Child Health
Meredith Hestand, MSN
Meredith Hestand is the chief nursing executive at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. With more than twenty years of maternal child health experience, Meredith is using her expertise to help further labor and delivery services in the East Valley. Meredith has played an integral role in the design and development of Mercy Gilbert’s new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion.
Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
Brady Heaps, MD
Dr. Brady Heaps is an orthopedic surgeon with the Dignity Health Medical Group and Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. His area of expertise is sports medicine and operative and non-operative sports medicine injuries such as Tommy John surgery, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and meniscal/cartilage repairs. Dr. Heaps also performs ultrasound guided shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle injections; and arthroscopic shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee sports injury reconstructions.
Charles Hu, MD
Dr. Charles Hu is the medical director of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center. Under his leadership, Chandler Regional’s Level I Trauma Center has quickly grown into one of the busiest in the Valley. Dr. Hu’s expertise includes management of critically injured patients and emergency general surgery.