Meet the Heart and Vascular Institute Team at St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center


When you choose St. Joseph's for your heart and vascular care, you can take comfort in the fact that our board-certified cardiovascular specialists are committed to treating you with compassion, using the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available.

Our cardiac specialists collaborate with a team of dedicated healthcare professionals to ensure you receive the most comprehensive and convenient care possible. Whether you are admitted to the hospital or are seen in one of our outpatient clinics, including options in the East Valley, our specially trained cardiovascular healthcare providers will be there for you every step of the way.

In addition, St. Joseph’s multidisciplinary Cardiac Quality Committee—including cardiologists, surgeons, emergency physicians, nurses, patient educators, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals—meets regularly to review patient cases and create personalized treatment plans. Our physicians also collaborate with staff at Barrow Neurological Institute to support stroke prevention, treatment and research.

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Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD
General Cardiology
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Kevin Berman, MD
General Cardiology
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Kevin Brady, MD
CT Surgery
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Pranav Doshi, DO
Interventional Cardiology
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Alexandra Lucas, MD
General Cardiology
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Casondra Moore, DO
General Cardiology

Dr. Moore was born and raised in Metro Detroit, Michigan. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and her doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University. Dr. Moore completed her post-graduate training at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan in association with the Michigan State University Statewide Campus System. First, she completed an internal medicine residency followed by a fellowship in general cardiology. Dr. Moore is board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, and echocardiography. She is board eligible in nuclear cardiology imaging. Dr. Moore is a general noninvasive cardiologist treating all cardiac conditions including heart failure, rhythm disorders, lipid disorders, preventive cardiology and coronary artery disease with a special interest in women’s cardiology. Dr. Moore strives to offer comprehensive personalized cardiac care that takes into consideration multiple aspects of the patient’s life and additional heath concerns. Since relocating to Arizona, Dr. Moore has enjoyed spending time outside in the sunshine with her husband and dogs, as well as traveling, exploring the valley, reading, and yoga.

Lorne Murray, MD
General Cardiology
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Koushik Nag, DO
General Cardiology
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Hursh Naik, MD
Interventional Cardiology
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Arun Patil, MD
Interventional Cardiology
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Upamanyu Rampal, MD
Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Rampal earned his MD at Seton Hall University, New Jersey. He then went on complete his Clinical Cardiology Fellowship and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship from New York Medical College. He then moved to Arizona attracted by the year-round sunshine and an active outdoor lifestyle. Dr. Rampal areas of clinical expertise involves cardiac catheterization, complex coronary stenting, cardiogenic shock and he is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Rampal has expertise in managing valvular heart disease, heart failure, vascular disease and is also board certified in Echocardiography and Nuclear cardiology. Dr. Rampal’s practice style is geared towards a patient centered approach by striving to create an active partnership with all his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Rampal has authored/co-authored several papers and book chapters in leading cardiology journals/textbook and his publications have been presented at multiple national and international conferences. He is also an expert reviewer for multiple peer reviewed academic journals. In his time off from medicine Dr. Rampal and loves to hike, golf, barbeque and travel to explore new cultures.

Robert Roberts, MD
General Cardiology
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Adhar Seth, MD
General Cardiology
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Bonifasiyo Ssennyamantono, MD
General Cardiology
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Riyaz Sumar, MD
Interventional Cardiology
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Hiva Vakil, MD
General Cardiology

Dr. Vakil completed his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston at Tufts University School of Medicine. He then completed his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography. Dr. Vakil is well published in his field and is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and American Society of Echocardiography. He enjoys skiing, swimming, and photography in his free time.