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MEET OUR PHYSICIANS


 

Dr. Ravi K. Bajaj

 

 

RAVI K. BAJAJ, MD, FACC

Dr. Bajaj is an interventional cardiologist, board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He moved to Wichita from India at the age of 9 and attended school locally at Southeast High School and Wichita State University. His internal medicine training was at the University of North Carolina and his cardiology training was at the University of Alabama, where he was involved in some of the pioneering work on coronary stents. In addition to his interventional cardiology practice, he serves as Medical Director of the Wesley Cardiovascular Center and is the President of the American Heart Association-Wichita Chapter. He is a recognized teacher and researcher and has presented at local and national cardiology meetings. When not at work, Dr. Ravi likes doing "anything outdoors." He enjoys running, bicycling, swimming and doing triathlons. His greatest love is spending time with his wife and playing with his two children.

 

Dr. Husam Bakdash

 

HUSAM BAKDASH, MD, FACC

Dr. Bakdash is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology. He performs heart catheterizations, transesophageal echocardiography, permanent pacemaker implantations, and all types of stress tests. He has a special interest in preventive cardiology and non-invasive cardiac imaging. Dr. Bakdash received his Internal Medicine residency training at St. Louis University and his Cardiology fellowship at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. He is a clinical assistant professor at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Bakdash enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four children.

 

Dr. Charles Beck

 

CHARLES W. BECK, MD

Dr. Beck is a practicing clinical cardiologist and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He was born and raised in North Dakota. Dr. Beck completed his medical school at the University of Arizona and did his internship and residency at Maricopa County General Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. After completing his cardiology fellowship he returned to Maricopa County Hospital in Arizona, a large teaching hospital, where he was Assistant Chief of Cardiology before entering private practice. Dr. Beck has been practicing cardiology in Wichita since 1980. Along with his wife, Ann, they have raised five children. Dr. Beck enjoys all sports, particularly baseball, and is an avid reader.

 

Dr. Roger Bond

 

ROGER C. BOND, MD, FACC

Dr. Bond is an interventional cardiologist and the senior member of the Heartland Cardiology group. He has been practicing cardiology in Wichita since 1974, and was the physician who established coronary angioplasty at Wesley Medical Center in 1980. He received his medical degree from Marquette University College of Medicine where he graduated third in his class. He did his postgraduate work at Ohio State University and was awarded an Army Commendation medal and two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam at a forward hospital. Dr. Bond is currently the Chairman for the Cardiology Division at Wesley Medical Center. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. When they are not traveling throughout the United States to visit their grown children, Dr. Bond and his wife of more than 30 years enjoy opera, art and college basketball.

 

Dr. Assem Farhat

 

ASSEM Z. FARHAT, MD, FACC

Dr. Farhat is an interventional cardiologist. He received his medical degree from Damascus University, graduating in the top ten. After completing an Internal Medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, he did fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at Ohio State University. He was the recipient of the prestigious American Heart Association Grant-In-Aid and research fellowship awards. Dr. Farhat is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he has twice received Teacher of the Year awards. He serves as the Director of the Non-invasive Cardiovascular Lab and Cardiac Rehabilitation at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Farhat loves the outdoors, and is actively involved with the Boy Scouts along with his wife Eileen and his son Omar. Their two older sons are in college at the University of Tulsa.

Dr. Abid Mallick

 

ABID K. MALLICK, MD, FACC

Dr. Mallick is an invasive cardiologist. He is Chief of Cardiology at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, a position he has held since 2003, and he is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Mallick comes to Heartland Cardiology from Bajaj Electrophysiology. Dr. Mallick is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, and in adult Transthoracic Echocardiography and Transesophageal Echocardiography. Additionally he is fully qualified to implant pacemakers and internal cardio-defibrillators, as well as provide follow-up care for these devices. Dr. Mallick is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases and residency in Internal Medicine from Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Dr. Wassim Shaheen

WASSIM H. SHAHEEN, MD

Dr. Shaheen, an interventional cardiologist, received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut. His internal medicine residency was at the University of Kansas, where he was honored as Chief Resident. After completing his cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa (where he was Chief Fellow), he returned to Wichita in 2005. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. In addition to maintaining a busy practice, Dr. Shaheen has co-authored several journal articles. He was awarded a research grant for a two-year focused study on atherosclerosis. Dr. Shaheen has a passion for teaching and training future health professionals. He is Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Via Christi, and is also the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Wesley. Dr. Shaheen and his wife (a physician at the VA Medical Center) have two children.

 

GHIYATH TABBAL, MD

Dr. Tabbal specializes in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. He received his bachelor of arts and his medical degree from the University of Damascus School of Medicine in Syria. Dr. Tabbal performed his residency of internal medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He then went on to do his fellowships in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

 

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