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Heart and Vascular Institute Team

Andre Artis, MD

Dr. Andre K. Artis, Cardiology

Dr. Artis is a board certified cardiology specialist who considers medicine to be an art as well as a science. As a result, he spends a great deal of time getting to know his patients. His areas of expertise include general and interventional cardiology, including heart failure, peripheral vascular disease and coronary artery disease. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Indiana University and a member of the Association of Black Cardiologists board of directors.

5800 Broadway, Merrillville – 219-884-9180


M. Kamran Aslam, MD

Dr. M. Kamran Aslam, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Aslam is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and electrophysiology. While he enjoys the complex technical aspects of arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment, he strives to treat every patient like family. His practice is focused on the treatment of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), as well as pacemakers, defibrillators and advanced heart failure pacing devices.

200 E. 89th Avenue, Pavilion B, Merrillville – 219-738-5330


Vijay B. Dave, MD

Dr. Vijay B. Dave, Cardiology

For Dr. Dave, his prime and only goal is the welfare of his patients. As a result, he makes sure that he spends time with them to ensure that they’re comfortable with their care. His areas of expertise include interventional cardiology, including coronary artery disease, vascular disease heart failure and hypertension.

200 E. 86th Place, Merrillville – 219-756-1400
3229 Broadway, Gary – 219-887-5480


Venkatrama Garlapati, MD

Dr. Venkatrama Garlapati, Cardiology

Dr. Garlapati is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and has dedicated his professional life to understanding heart disease. A specialist in general and interventional cardiology, his practice is focused on treating angina, aortic aneurysm and valve disease, aortic valve disease, arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, carotid and coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart attack, hypertension and pulmonary hypertension and hypertensive heart and chronic kidney disease.

5800 Broadway, Merrillville – 219-884-9180


Mihas Kodenchery, MD

Dr. Mihas Kodenchery, Cardiology

Dr. Kodenchery believes that treating the heart with medication, technical procedures and the latest technology can greatly improve people’s lives. He is certified by the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Kodenchery’s area’s of expertise include coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, carotid artery disease and preventive cardiology.

1015800 Broadway, Merrillville – 219-884-9180


Thach Nguyen, MD, FACC, FACP

Dr. Thach Nguyen, Cardiology

Dr. Nguyen is the author of three books about clinical and interventional cardiology, and the lead or senior author of more than 50 major cardiology journal articles. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nguyen’s clinical cardiology areas of focus include heart failure, syncope, coronary angioplasty and stenting.

5800 Broadway, Merrillville – 219-884-9180
502 E. Culver Road, Knox – 574-772-6363


Harish A. Shah, MD, FACC

Dr. Harish Shah, Cardiology

Dr. Shah’s professional certifications include an American College of Cardiology fellowship and board certifications in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include preventive cardiology, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, angioplasty, stents, peripheral vascular disease, heart failure and general cardiology.

200 E. 86th Place, Merrillville – 219-756-1400
3229 Broadway, Gary – 219-887-5480
1212 N. Broad Street, Griffith – 219-756-1400


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