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

J. Kent Newsom, JD
Chair, Board of Managers of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital
Kyle Armstrong, FACHE
President, Baylor University Medical Center
Scott Ewing, DO
Sarah Gahm, MHA
President of Clinic Operations
Michael L. Graham, JD
Shelley Hall, MD, FACC, FHFSA, FAST
Richard Lockwood
Timothy Owens
Rohit Parmar, MD, FACC
Robert Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Javier Vasquez, MD, RPVI, FACS

Medical leadership at Dallas

Manish Assar, MD, FACC, FHRS
Medical Director, Electrophysiology
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
Cara East, MD, FAPCR, FACP, FACC r
Director, Soltero Cardiovascular Research Cente
John Eidt, MD, RVT, RPVI, FACS
Chair, Vascular Surgery
Timothy Gong, MD
Assistant Medical Director, Outreach East Region
Cesar Guerrero-Miranda, MD, FHFSA, FAST
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
Aldo Rafael, MD
Medical Director, Hispanic Cardiovascular Institute - Dallas
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
Ravi Vallabhan, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Medical Director, Catheterization Lab - Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - 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

George Khammar
Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology
Scott Ewing, DO
Medical Director, Quality
Salman Gohar, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Service
J. Vijay Jayachandran, MD, FACC, FHRS
Medical Director, Patient Safety
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
Rebecca Arias, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Nursing – Waxahachie
Harvinder Bedi
Manager, Non-Invasive Cardiology
Kyle Buchman
Senior Financial Analyst
Saba Butt, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC
Infection Prevention and Value Based Healthcare Consultant
Hope Caldwell, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
Manager, Ambulatory Surgery
Jessica Creel, BSN, RN-BC, CVN
Supervisor, Valve Disorders Center
Brandi Crow, MSN, RN
Director, Value Based Healthcare, Clinical Risk, and Operational Excellence
Tonya Decorte
Project Manager
Dixie Frazier
Office Manager, Administrative Services
Rodney Fuller, MBA, LP, HEM
Director, Facilities
Casey Galloway, BSRC, RRT, MS
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
Sarah Grafton, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Ambulatory Surgery
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
Minha Kim, PharmD
Manager, Pharmacy
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, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Supervisor, PACU
Joshua Medders, MBA, CCRP
Director, 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
Phoebe Pegues, MHA, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Electrophysiology
Shamira Perdomo, MSHM
Manager, Access Services
Leda Perez
Director, Environmental Services
Ashley Pernicano, RN
Supervisor, Surgical Services
Anna Perry, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Operating Room
Monique Stotts
Director, Health Information Management
Jonathan Radcliffe, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FCCS, TNCC
Supervisor, Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Programs
Megan Ramos, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Director, Nursing; Manager, Post Anesthesia Care Unit; Magnet Coordinator
Brittany Rigacci
Physician Liaison
Morgan Rupp, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care
Salina Salazar, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Outpatient CV Services
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
Manager, Marketing and Public Relations
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 (Jadi) Spicer, BAS, RDCS, FASE
Supervisor, Non-Invasive Cardiology - Dallas
Sara Strickland, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units
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 – Fort Worth
Mike Walsh, RN, NEA-BC
Director, Electrophysiology/Pacemaker Labs, Non-Invasive Cardiology, and Invasive Cardiology – Fort Worth
Jacob Way
Director, Nutrition Services
Deborah White, MHA, BSCLS
Director, Laboratory
Trey Wicke, CHFP
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
David Wiley, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Invasive Cardiology and Electrophysiology Labs – Fort Worth
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

Chair: Rebecca Arias, BSN, RN-BC
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
Co-Chair: Phyllis Richards 
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

Chair: Anavel Rivera
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

Chair: Julie Iodice
Camillia Williams
Recorder: Sarah Grafton
Facilitator: Jennifer Watson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

Nurse Staffing Committee

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