Our Team

Director, Interventional Cardiology, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals

Herbert Aronow, MD, MPH is an interventional cardiologist with expertise in vascular medicine and endovascular intervention. He is the director of interventional cardiology at the Cardiovascular Institute and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals.

His expertise is in cardiovascular disease, and coronary and vascular intervention. He earned a medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor. He completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, and fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Aronow is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a former member of its board of governors, and the current chair of its Peripheral Vascular Disease Section. He is also a fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention and secretary of the Society for Vascular Medicine Board of Trustees.

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Director, Interventional Cardiology and Structural Fellowship Program

Jinnette Dawn Abbott, MD, is an interventional cardiologist with expertise in cardiac catheterization and coronary and endovascular intervention. She is the director of interventional cardiology and structural fellowship program and an associate professor of medicine in the department of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Her clinical research program focuses on percutaneous coronary intervention and peripheral arterial disease. She is also an associate editor of the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Abbott received her medical degree from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology.

Medical Director Inpatient Services, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Douglas M. Burtt, MD, is a cardiologist at the Cardiovascular Institute, with expertise in consultative cardiology and invasive/interventional catheterization. He is also an assistant professor of medicine (clinical) in the department of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he serves as course director for the cardiac physiology and pathophysiology courses.

Burtt received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York, and completed his residency at Roger Williams General Hospital and Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is an associate fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Rhode Island Medical Society. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Interventional Cardiologist

Paul C. Gordon, MD, is a interventional cardiologist at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, with expertise in consultative cardiology and invasive/interventional catheterization. He is also an associate professor of medicine (clinical) in the department of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

His research focus is interventional cardiology. Dr. Gordon received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. He completed his residency in internal medicine, a clinical fellowship in cardiology and a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Rhode Island Medical Society. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Director, Vascular Imaging, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Omar Hyder, MD received his medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University before completing a year of electrophysiology and basic science research at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Rhode Island Hospital. He completed his internal medicine residency and general cardiology fellowship at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals. Dr. Hyder enhanced his medical background through fellowships in both interventional and peripheral endovascular medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Hyder’s clinical interests include treatment of complex coronary artery disease, carotid stenting, peripheral vascular interventions, and venous disease. In addition to performing procedures at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, Dr. Hyder also practices at the Cardiovascular Institute’s East Greenwich and East Providence locations.

Interventional Cardiologist

Shafiq Tajdin Mamdani, MD, FACC, FSCAI is a cardiologist at the Cardiovascular Institute, with expertise in general and interventional cardiology. He is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Dr. Mamdani received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, completed his residency at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and completed fellowships in vascular medicine and intervention at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts; in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine; and Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut; and in cardiovascular medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Interventional Cardiologist

George R. McKendall, MD, is a cardiologist at the Cardiovascular Institute, with expertise in consultative cardiology and invasive/interventional cardiology. He is also an associate professor of medicine in the department of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

McKendall received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and completed his residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. He completed his general and interventional cardiology fellowships at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology.

Interventional Cardiologist

Barry L. Sharaf, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and director of the angiographic core laboratory at Rhode Island Hospital. He is also an associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research focus is interventional cardiology.

Dr. Sharaf received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, completed his residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital, and completed fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Rhode Island Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiovascular disease.
 

Director, Peripheral Vascular Interventional Laboratory, The Miriam Hospital

Peter A. Soukas, MD, is the director of the peripheral vascular interventional laboratory at The Miriam Hospital and specializes in carotid stenting and the treatment of lower extremity disease. He is also an associate professor of medicine in the department of medicine and director of the vascular and endovascular medicine fellowship program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

He has been a site investigator on over 50 clinical research trials. Soukas received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts; completed his internship and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and completed cardiology and peripheral vascular medicine fellowships at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Vascular Medicine, the Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions, and the American College of Physicians. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine, and endovascular medicine, and is certified in noninvasive vascular lab interpretation.

Lisa A. Bonin, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Lisa A. Bonin, NP, is a nurse practitioner in the cardiology department at The Miriam Hospital. She has previous experience as a nurse practitioner in surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and in the critical care unit at The Miriam. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Rhode Island College and her master of science from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth.

Sherrye L. Durante, MS, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Sherrye L. Durante, MS, FNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner at Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Rhode Island College and her master of science from the University of Rhode Island. She has had many years of experience at Rhode Island Hospital, working in the emergency department, the cardiac catheterization lab, and in peri-operative services. She is also an adjunct professor of nursing at the University of Rhode Island.  She is a member of the local American College of Cardiology chapter, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Rhode Island and a Sigma Theta Tau inductee.

Laurel A. Gay, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Laurel A. Gay, PA-C, received her bachelor of science degree from Northeastern University before attending Yale School of Medicine's Physician Associate Program. She completed a two-year postgraduate physician assistant fellowship in cardiology in Hartford, where she remained as a physician assistant for many years until joining Lifespan in 2008. She worked in the Coronary Care Unit at The Miriam and the Intermediate Coronary Care Unit at Rhode Island Hospital before joining Lifespan’s Cardiovascular Institute office in East Providence. Her interests include preventive cardiology, heart failure, and women's health. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American College of Cardiology and is board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician’s Assistants.

Kimberly A. Iannotti, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly A. Iannotti, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner with Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rhode Island College, where she graduated with honors. She has been employed by Lifespan for many years, gaining experience in the anesthesiology department and in the critical care unit. She specializes in adult gerontology. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Rhode Island.