MEET OUR PHYSICIANS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.