Quality Standards

At the Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee the health of your heart and vascular system is our mission. Our expert team of doctors use cutting edge technology to provide you with the best cardiovascular care competing with the best in the nation. So we ask all of you to help us help you.





How it Works

What can be expected at the first visit? After signing in you will be escorted back into the clinic area where you will seen first by a nurse then placed into an exam room to be seen by the doctor. Patient's are also reminded to bring medications each visit for the doctor to review. While at the clinic, arrangements may also be made to have laboratory blood testing or you might be scheduled for further testing such as a stress test or an echocardiogram, which can be performed right on site at the clinic.

Our Providers

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Elie Hage-Korban

M.D. FACC, FACP, FASLMS
Education
  • American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon
    M.D. Degree/B.S. Degree in Biology ( with honors)
  • Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital - East Lansing
    Residency Program, Internal Medicine
    Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and Internship
Licensure
  • State of Michigan
  • State of Tennessee
  • Nuclear license in state of Tennessee
  • Federal DEA
Board Certifications
  • Board Certified-Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified-Nuclear Cardiology (eligible to be authorized user in Michigan)
  • Board Certified in Cardiology
Professional Societies
  • Member-Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, since 1996
  • Member-American College of Physicians, since 1997
  • Member-American Medical Association, since 1997
  • Fellow-American College of Cardiology, since 2000
  • Member-American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, since 2001
  • Fellow-American Society in Laser and Medicine
  • Fellow-FACP
Specific Skills
  • Certified in Venous Central Line placement
  • Certified in Swan-Ganz Catheter placement
  • Certified in BLS and ACLS
  • Certified to perform Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Certified in Temporary Pacemaker placement
  • Certified in performing EEG
  • Proficient in EKG Stress Testing
  • Proficient in performing and interpreting TEE
  • Proficient in interpreting EKG
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Rangarajan Arunachalam

MD
Education
  • USMLE Preparation, relocation
    Attending residency interviews
  • Grad Student: University of Tennessee - Memphis, TN
  • Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Science
    Taramani, India
  • Krishna Nursing Home - Cochin, Kerala, India
    House Officer
  • Chengalpattu Medical College - Chengalpattu, India
Licensure
  • State of New York
  • State of Indianna
  • State of Ohio
  • State of Kentucky
  • State of Tennessee
  • State of Texas
Board Certifications
  • Board Certified- Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certified- Nuclear Cardiology
  • Board Certified- Interventional Cardiology
Awards
  • Department of Endowment Prize, Department of Microbiology
    Chengalpattu, India
  • National Merit Scholarship, Ministry of Education
    Government of India
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Showkat Haji

MD
Education
  • Interventional (Coronary/Peripheral) Cardiology Fellowship
    Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Clinical Fellow, General Cardiology
    Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Clinical Fellow, Heart and Failure and Transplantation
    Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Cardiology Research Fellow, Department of Heart Failure and Transplantation - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow - NY State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
    Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
  • Resident, Radio- Diagnosis and Imaging
    University of Kashmir Associated Hospitals, Srinagar, India
  • Resident, Internal Medicine
    University of Kashmir Associated Hospitals, Srinagar, India
  • MD - University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India
Licensure
  • Louisiana State Medical Board
  • North Carolina Medical Board
Board Certifications
  • ABIM: Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Awards
  • Best Cardiology Fellow of the year 2006
  • Chief Fellow Cardiology 2005-2006
  • Honors in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • K 30 educational award
    National Institute of Health 2004- 2006
  • National Merit Scholarship
    Government of India
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Martin Sullivan

MD
Education
  • DePauw University - B.A., 1974-1977 (Cum Laude)
  • Ohio State University - M.D., 1977-1980 (Cum Laude)
Licensure
  • State of North Carolina
  • State of Missouri
Board Certifications
  • Board Certified-Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified-Cardiovascular Diseases
Professional Societies
  • Member-American Heart Association
    Fellow, Council on Circulation
    Fellow, Council on Clinical Cardiology
    Member, Council on Atherosclerosis
  • American Heart Association - North Carolina Affiliate
  • American Federation of Clinical Research
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Co-Founder, Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine, 2000
  • Co-Chair, Research Committee, academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine, 2002
Educational Activities
  • Plenary Session Keynote Speaker, International Society for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Regular Plenary Session Presenter, American Heart Association
  • Co-Facilitator, Healing Arts in Medicine, Duke University Medical School
  • Plenary Session Presenter, American Heart Failure Society
  • Medical and Subspecialty Grand Presenter, Duke University Medical Center, University of Florida, Bowman Gray University, Temple University, University of California at San Francisco, Ohio State University, and Rockefeller Institute, University of Michigan
  • "Meet the Expert", American Heart Association
  • Co-Founder, Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine, Initial meeting, Fetzer Institute
  • International Symposium on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Quebec City, Quebec- Integrative Approaches to Cardiac Disease
  • Organizer and co-host, Second Annual Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine, Miraval Resort, Arizona
  • Keynote Address, "Integrative Cardiology". American College of Cardiology.
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Nirav Patel

MD
Education
  • Maimonides Hospital Medical Center - Brooklyn, New York
    Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
  • Medical College of Georgia - Augusta, Georgia
    Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine
    Chief Residency/Junior Administrative Faculty
    Residency on Internal Medicine
  • M.S. University, Baroda Medical College
    Baroda, Gujarat, India
Licensure
  • Licensed in New York
  • Licensed in Georgia
Awards and Certificates
  • Excellence in Medical knowledge during internship year
  • Winner of Statewide medical Jeopardy at the GA Chapter of American college of physicians
  • Head of the Organization Committee of the GA Chapter of the American college of Physicians as a Chief-resident
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Holly Bennett Bunch

MSN, APRN-BC
Education
  • Vanderbilt University School of Nursing - Nashville, TN
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Adult Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular focus
    August 2004-August 2005
Licensures and Certifications
  • Registered Nurse Licensure: State of Tennessee (multistate)
  • Nurse Practitioner Licensure: State of Tennessee
  • Licensure to prescribe: State of Tennessee, Registered with DEA
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • ACLS, BLS
Professional Activities
  • Member, 2005, American Nurses Association
  • Member, 2005, Tennessee Nurses Association
  • Member, 2005, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
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Shanna L. Wilkes

MSN, APRN-BC
Education
  • Vanderbilt University School of Nursing - Nashville, TN
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Adult Nurse Practitioner - Cardiovascular Focus
    Nursing (summa cum laude graduate)
    August 2004- December 2005
  • University of Tennessee at Martin - Martin, TN
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    August 1991- May 1995
Licensures and Certifications
  • Registered Nurse Licensure: State of Tennessee (multi state)
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Licensure: State of Tennessee
  • Certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified; American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Licensure to Prescribe: State of Tennessee; Registered with DEA.
  • ACLS, BLS
Honors, Awards, and Honor Society Memberships
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Since 2005)
Professional Activities
  • Member - Tennessee Nurses Association, since 2006
  • Member - American Nurses Association, since 2006
  • Member - Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, since 2006
  • Member - The Center for American Nurses, since 2006
  • Member - American College of Cardiology, since 2006
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Penni Cannady

MSN, APRN-BC
Education
  • Vanderbilt University School of Nursing - Nashville, TN
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Adult Nurse Practitioner - Cardiovascular Focus
  • University of Tennessee at Martin - Martin, TN
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    May 1999
  • Jackson State Community College - Jackson, TN
    January 1995- July 1995
    Major: Nursing
Licensures and Certifications
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Licensure: Tennessee, December 2008 - present
  • Registered Nurse Licensure: Tennessee, June 1999 - present
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner: American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2008 - present
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support: 2001 - present
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support: 2006 - present
  • Basic Life Support: 1997 - present
Professional Activities
  • Member, 2008, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Member, 2008, Tennessee Nurses Association
  • Member, 2008, American Nurses Association