Ir  AL CONTENIDO PRINCIPAL Saltar al pie de página


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

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

Robert Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Don Wills, JD

Javier Vasquez, MD, FACS

Medical leadership at Dallas

Manish Assar, MD
Medical Director, Electrophysiology

Kenneth Ausloos, MD
Medical Director, Respiratory

Raul Benavides, MD
Medical Director, Laboratory

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

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

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

Roger Khetan, MD
Medical Director of Quality

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

Rohit Parmar, MD, FACC
Patient Safety Officer

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

Charles S. Roberts, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular Services; Chair, Cardiac Surgery; Medical Director, Cardiovascular Education - Baylor University Medical Center

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

Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital; Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit; Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation

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, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas

Javier Vasquez, MD, 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

Detlef Wencker, MD, FHFSA
Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure - Baylor University Medical Center

Medical leadership at Fort Worth

Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology

Craig Delaughter, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS
Medical Director, Electrophysiology

Scott Ewing, DO
Medical Director, Quality

Salman Gohar, MD
Medical Director, Heart Failure Program - Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth

Gonzalo V. Gonzalez-Stawinski, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth

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

George Khammar, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Structural Heart Disease Program

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

Mohan Sathyamoorthy, MD, FACC
Chief, Cardiology Division - Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth; Medical Director, Cardiology - Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Fort Worth

Steve Simpson, MD
Medical Director, Carter Cardiac Rehabilitation

Hospital leadership

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

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

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

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

Erica Deen, BSN, RN-BC
Erica Deen, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Cardiology Pre/Post-Nursing Unit – Fort Worth

Sandra DeJong, BSN, RN-BC
Manager, Electrophysiology, Outpatient Cardiovascular Services

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

Jordan Girard
Process Manager, Information Services

Kara Goodnight, MHA
Director of Marketing

Sherrie Grimmett, BSN, RN, CCRN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care

Iwiller Hendrix
Supervisor, Supply Chain

Terrell Hinton, BSN, RN, RCIS, RCES
Supervisor, Electrophysiology Lab - Fort Worth

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

Lauren LaRoe, BSN, RN-BC, BBA
Manager, Scheduling

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

Ramone Martinez, MBA
Director, Access Services

Kari McDonnough, CDM
Director, Nutrition Services

Joshua Medders, BS, AEP
Manager, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Teresa Melton-Strader, MSN, CNL, RN
Infection Prevention

Amanda Muchmore, RN, CCRN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units

Kristen Nelson, RN
Supervisor, PACU

Mark Ocampo, BSN, RN
Manager, Comprehensive Care Management and Clinical Support - Nursing Informatics

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

Priya Padmanabhan, MHA, LSSYB
Supervisor, Clinical Performance Measures

Shamira Perdomo, MS, CHAA
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

Grace Poon, Pharm-D, RPH
Director, Pharmacy

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

Michael Rampoldi, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Manager, Non-Invasive Cardiology - Dallas and Fort Worth

Brittany Rigacci
Physician Liaison

Susan Riley
Director, Supply Chain Management

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

Salina Salazar, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Outpatient CV Services

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

Amanda Shoultz
Senior Marketing and Public Relations Consultant

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

Art Signo, MS, RN-BC
Director, Education

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

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

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

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

Lindsey Briley Teefey, MSN, RN-BC
Manager, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care

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

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

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

Jennifer Watson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
Manager, Outpatient Services and Valve Disorders Center - 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, and 2017 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In septiembre 2021, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital is applying for redesignation. Learn more about the program.

Electronic Health Record Council

Chair: Clarisse Navarro, RN
Recorder: Brianna Hood, RN
Facilitator: Mark Ocampo, BSN, RN

Clinical Practice Council

Chair: Anna Perry, BSN, RN
Facilitator: Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Patient Education Council

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

Professional Development Council

Chair: Jonathan Radcliff, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FCCS, TNCC
Co-Chair: Lauryn Blanton, MS-EP
Recorder: Elizabeth Whitt, BSN, RN-BC 

BRAIN – Bridging Research and Innovation – Research Council

Chair: Lesley Abraham, RN, BSN
Facilitator: Henry Viejo, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Patient Experience Council

Chair: Meghan Gustus
Co-Chair: Natalie Holmes
Recorder: Ira Boyd
Facilitator: Michelle Sension, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC and Sanjay Shrestha, BS, ACSM-EP

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

Chair: Ashley Pernicano, RN
Co-Chair: Camillia Woods, RCS
Facilitator: Jennifer Watson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

Volver al inicio