Our Team

Your care is coordinated at one of the largest Cardiovascular and Thoracic programs in the Inland Empire at Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center.

Beyond our office visits, the teams’ expertise extends to two dedicated cardiovascular surgical suites for open heart and thoracic procedures. There is also a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room for complex cardiac and vascular procedures.

Together, our team performs many procedures such as:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting - CABG
  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery
  • MAZE Procedure
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement - TAVR
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery 

Cardiothoracic Surgery Team

When it comes to heart, lung, and vascular team, experience matters, and that is what we offer to all our patients. 


Dr. Ali Mir Wasif
 

Mir Wasif Ali, M.D., FACS

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Certifications: American Board of Surgery, and American Board of Thoracic Surgery

 

 
 
 

Dr. Hasaniya Nahidh
 

Nahidh Hasaniya, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FACC, FCCP

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Certifications: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and American Board of Congenital Heart Surgery


 
 
 

Dr. Michio Kajitani
 

Michio Kajitani, M.D., Ph.D.

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Certifications: American Board of Surgery, and American Board of Thoracic Surgery

 

 
 
 

Dr. Daniel Rothstein
 

Daniel Rothstein, PA-C

Cardiothoracic Surgical Physician Assistant

 

 
 
 

Dr. William Schlegal
 

William Schlegal, PA-C

Cardiothoracic Surgical Physician Assistant

 

 
 
 

Dr. Jonathan Stobaugh
 

Jonathan Stobaugh, PA-C

Cardiothoracic Surgical Physician Assistant


 
 
 

Dr. Heather Witmer
 

Heather Whitmer, PA-C

Cardiothoracic Surgical Physician Assistant