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Baylor Scott y White Heart and Vascular Hospital

Meet our team

Our focus at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital is your care and comfort. Our heart care team is committed to providing you with quality, individualized treatment and compassionate care. We have great respect for each other's experience and training, work closely in a team environment and are sensitive to everyone's needs. It takes special people to create a place where you want to be treated. The collaboration and chemistry between our nurses, support staff and the physicians on our medical team is a high priority for us.

Our team is a multidisciplinary mix of specialists on our medical staff, along with nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and support and administrative members. Our culture is one of unity, where each person on our staff is an equal member of the team and is treated with the respect he or she deserves. We select each team member carefully for his or her passion, sensitivity, expertise, knowledge and patient focus. Our heart and vascular team members not only focus on your care but are involved in advancing the diagnoses and treatments of heart and vascular medicine through research and innovative technologies.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us with questions or concerns.

Leadership Teams:


Executive leadership

Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, NEA-BC
President and Chief Nursing Officer

Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Trey Wicke, CHFP
Vice President of Finance – Chief Financial Officer

Board of managers

Michael L. Graham, JD
Chair, Board of Managers of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

C.T. Beckham

Scott Ewing, DO

Sarah Gahm, MHA
President of Clinic Operations

Shelley Hall, MD, FACC, FHFSA, FAST

Richard Lockwood

J. Kent Newson, JD

Timothy Owens

Rohit Parmar, MD, FACC

Scott Peek, MBA, FACHE
Senior Vice President / Joint Ventures – Baylor Scott & White Health

Jeffrey Schussler, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Robert Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Javier Vasquez, MD, RPVI, FACS

Don Wills, JD

Medical leadership at Dallas

Manish Assar, MD, FACC, FHRS
Medical Director, Electrophysiology

Kenneth Ausloos, MD
Medical Director, Respiratory

Subhash Banerjee, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Paul J. Thomas Endowed Chair in Cardiology; Chief, Cardiovascular Research and Innovation - Baylor University Medical Center

Raul Benavides, MD
Medical Director, Laboratory

Adrianne C. Browning, MD
Medical Director, Credentials

Courtney Campbell, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Cardiology-Oncology Program

Cristie Columbus, MD
Medical Director, Infectious Diseases

William Dockery, MD, FACR
Medical Director, Radiology

Director, Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center

John Eidt, MD, RVT, RPVI, FACS
Vice Chair, Vascular Surgery

Timothy Gong, MD
Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure

Cesar Guerrero-Miranda, MD, FHFSA
Medical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program

Daniel C. Gunn, MD
Medical Director, Anesthesia Services

Shelley Hall, MD, FACC, FHFSA, FAST
Chief, Transplant Cardiology, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure - Baylor University Medical Center

Eneida Harrison, MD
Medical Director, Sleep Center

Albert C. Henry, MD
Medical Director, Quality - Cardiovascular Surgery Services - Baylor University Medical Center

Stephen Hohmann, MD, FACS
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program

Vikas Jindal, MD
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Parag Kale, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship Program

Roger Khetan, MD
Medical Director of Quality

Dan Meyer, MD
Chief, Heart Transplantation and Advanced Circulatory Support - Baylor University Medical Center

Mohammed Mogri, MD
Medical Director, Pulmonology

Stuart Owen, MD
Medical Director, Credentials

Milton Packer, MD
Distinguished Scholar in Cardiovascular Science

Rohit Parmar, MD, FACC
Patient Safety Officer

Greg Pearl, MD, FACS
Co-Medical Director, Vascular Surgery

Aldo Rafael, MD
Medical Director, Hispanic Cardiovascular Institute - Dallas

William C. Roberts, MD, MACC
Executive Director, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute - Baylor University Medical Center

Zachary Rosol, MD
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

Michael Sills, MD
Medical Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program

Bertram Smith, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory

Robert Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Co-Medical Director, Cardiology; Medical Director, Catheterization Laboratory

Anumeha Tandon, MD
Medical Director, Structural Heart Echocardiology Imaging Program

Ravi Vallabhan, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Medical Director, Cardiology - Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Services - Waxahachie

Javier Vasquez, MD, RPVI, FACS
Medical Director, Surgical Safety

Carlos Velasco, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Cardiology Quality Assurance and Peer Review

Haojie Wang, MD, PhD, FACC, RPVI
Medical Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Program

Medical leadership at Fort Worth

Scott Ewing, DO
Medical Director, Quality; Structural Heart Disease Program

Salman Gohar, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Service

J. Vijay Jayachandran, MD, FACC, FHRS
Medical Director, Patient Safety

George Khammar, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology

Anita Krueger, MD
Medical Director, ECMO Program

Aleem Mughal, MD
Medical Director, Electrophysiology

Arun Padala, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology

Mohan Sathyamoorthy, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Cardiology

Steve Simpson, MD
Medical Director, Carter Cardiac Rehabilitation

Jeffrey Wu, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Hospital leadership

Mindy Andrews-Smart, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Cardiovascular Invasive Labs

Kristen Andrus, RN
Supervisor, PACU

Harvinder Bedi
Manager, Non-Invasive Cardiology

Amber Bethea, PA-C, MBA
Manager, Advanced Practice Provider - Department of Cardiology

Saba Butt, MPH, BSN, RN
Infection Prevention and Value Based Healthcare Consultant

Hope Caldwell, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
Manager, Ambulatory Surgery

Mary-Helen Chaplin
Manager, Pharmacy

Brandi Crow, MSN, RN
Director, Value Based Healthcare, Clinical Risk, and Operational Excellence

Mike Davis, Th.M.
Chaplain, Mission and Ministry

Tonya Decorte
Project Manager

Dixie Frazier
Office Manager, Administrative Services

Rodney Fuller, MBA, LP, HEM
Director, Facilities

Casey Galloway, BSRC, RRT
Director, Cardiopulmonary, Transport Services

David Garner, BSN, RN
Quality Manager, Patient Safety Officer, and Entity Compliance Liaison

Kara Goodnight, MHA
Director of Marketing

Morgan Graass, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Outpatient Services

Marcy Hart
Staff Training Analyst

Iwiller Hendrix
Supervisor, Supply Chain

Marlena Holt, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Specialty Care Unit

Julie Iodice, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Ambulatory Surgery

Natalya King, AAS, CHAA
Supervisor, Access Services

Kim Krause, PHR, s-HRBP
Business Partner, Human Resources

Lauren LaRoe, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Manager, Scheduling

Thomas Leathers, RN
Supervisor, Catheterization Laboratory - Fort Worth

Susan Leinert, BSN, RN, PCCN
Supervisor, Scheduling

Laura Linker, MSN, RN, CNOR
Director, Surgical Services, Anesthesia

Jeanette Linthicum, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Supervisor, Cardiology Pre/Post-Anesthesia Unit – Fort Worth

Jaclin McCowan, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, PACU

Kari McDonnough, CDM
Director, Nutrition Services

Joshua Medders, BS, AEP
Clinical Manager, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab - Dallas, Fort Worth and Waxahachie

Amanda Morris, BSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Generalist RN

Amanda Muchmore, RN, CCRN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units

Patrick Napoli, RRT, RCP
Supervisor, Respiratory Therapy

Mark Ocampo, BSN, RN
Nurse Educator and Clinical Informaticist

Marie “Bunny” Owens, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Supervisor, Non-Invasive Cardiology – Fort Worth

Priya Padmanabhan, MHA, LSSYB
Supervisor, Clinical Performance Measures

Shamira Perdomo, MSHM
Manager, Access Services

Leda Perez
Director, Environmental Services

Ashley Pernicano, RN
Supervisor, Surgical Services

Anna Perry, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Operating Room

Sarah Pinkerman, MS, RHIA
Director, Health Information Management

Jonathan Radcliffe, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FCCS, TNCC
Supervisor, Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Programs

Megan Ramos, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Manager, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Magnet Coordinator

Brittany Rigacci
Physician Liaison

John Rudy, BSN, RN-BC
Manager, Invasive Cardiology – Fort Worth

Morgan Rupp, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care

Salina Salazar, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Outpatient CV Services

Emily Sawyer, MBA
Senior Financial Analyst

Michael Schultz
Director, Supply Chain Management

Michelle Sension, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Manager, Service Excellence and Patient Experience

Tiffany Shock, BS, ACSM-CEP, CCRP
Supervisor, Cardiac Rehabilitation - Dallas

Amanda Shoultz
Senior Marketing and Public Relations Consultant

Sanjay Shrestha, BS, ACSM-EP
Supervisor, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Fort Worth

Art Signo, MS, BSN, RN, NPD-BC
Director, Education

Andres Sisneros, MBA-HC, BSRS, ARRT, RT®
Director, Cardiovascular Invasive Labs & Advanced Imaging, Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Chancie Sivley, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care

Jennifer Slavin, BSN, RN, MBA
Manager, Nurse Professional Development

Heather Spencer-Sontag, BSN, RN, CNOR
Supervisor, Sterile Processing & Anesthesia

Jacqueline Spicer
Jacqueline (Jadi) Spicer, BAS, RDCS, FASE
Supervisor, Non-Invasive Cardiology - Dallas

Meridith Suarez, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care

Duc Truong
Supervisor, Radiology

Henry Viejo, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing – Fort Worth

Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, NEA-BC
President and Chief Nursing Officer

Jennifer Watson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
Manager, Outpatient Services and Valve Disorders Center - Fort Worth

Mike Walsh, RN, NEA-BC
Director, Electrophysiology/Pacemaker Labs, Non Invasive Cardiology, and Invasive Cardiology (Fort Worth)

Deborah White, MHA, BSCLS
Director, Laboratory

Trey Wicke, CHFP
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Robert Williams, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CSSBB
Director of Nursing – Dallas Specialty Care Unit, ICU, Recovery Room, Scheduling

Trent Witt, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Director - Clinical Performance Measures


Shared governance

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2007, 2012, 2017, and 2022 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. 

Electronic Health Record Committee

Co-Chair: Carlos Reyes
Recorder: Joanna Flores, BSN, RN
Facilitator: Mark Ocampo, BSN, ACM-RN

Clinical Practice Council

Chair: Anna Perry, BSN, RN
Co-Chair: Bruce Hibler
Recorder: Julia Thompson
Facilitator: Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Patient Education Committee

Chair: Lorenza Wright, BSN, RN
Recorder: Nina Richter, RN, BSN
Facilitator: Hope Caldwell, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Professional Development Council

Recorder: Ashlan Hawkins
Facilitator: Jonathan Radcliff, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FCCS, TNCC

BRAIN – Bridging Research and Innovation – Research Committee

Chair: Hayden Loyd
Co-Chair: Heath Shirkey
Facilitator: Henry Viejo, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Patient Experience Council

Co-Chair: Jennifer Maninang
Recorder: Britannica Garrett
Facilitator: Michelle Sension, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC and Sanjay Shrestha, BS, ACSM-EP

STARRS Council – Service, Training, Accountability, Recruitment, Retention and Satisfaction

Co-Chair: Camillia Swindell
Facilitator: Jennifer Watson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

Nurse Staffing Committee

Chair: Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Co-Chair: David Garner, BSN, RN
Recorder: Dixie Frazier

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