Valve and Structural Heart Program
Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Valve and Structural Heart Program Team

Cardiac Intervention

Paul Gordon, MD Headshot

Paul Gordon, MD

Interventional Cardiologist

Barry L. Sharaf, MD Headshot

Barry L. Sharaf, MD

Interventional Cardiologist


Cardiac Surgery

Frank W. Sellke, MD Headshot

Frank W. Sellke, MD

Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Afshin Ehsan, MD Headshot

Afshin Ehsan, MD

Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals

Neel R. Sodha, MD Headshot

Neel R. Sodha, MD

Director, Lifespan Thoracic Aortic Center; Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit; and Surgical Director, ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support


Advanced Practice Provider

Leslie Kenney, NP Headshot

Leslie Kenney, NP

Nurse Practitioner


Valve Coordinators

Rachel Karo Headshot

Rachel Karo

Valve Coordinator