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Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute expands

Three new providers join Charlotte locations

Charlotte, N.C. Sept. 17, 2015 — Non-invasive cardiologists Dr. Richard Browne and Dr. Sandy Charles and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Tom Theruvath have recently joined Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte.

Browne completed his fellowship in cardiology from The University of Virginia Medical Center and comes to Novant Health with over 10 years of experience as a non-invasive cardiologist. He specializes in transesophageal and stress echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging.

Charles completed her fellowship in cardiology and was a chief cardiology fellow at New York University. She has special expertise in transesophageal and stress echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging and a special interest in women’s heart health and the unique ways that heart disease can affect women.

Theruvath received his medical degree from the the Medizinische Hochschule in Hannover, Germany followed by postgraduate training in general surgery at the Charité - Virchow Klinik in Berlin. He then pursued academic clinical research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and specializes in advanced surgical techniques for thoracic aorta, coronary artery and valvular heart disease interventions and in surgical therapies for heart failure.

"We are pleased to welcome these talented physicians to our team at Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute," said Dr. Yele Aluko, senior vice president of Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute. "As our practice grows and our portfolios of clinical offerings expand, we can continue to provide our community with life-saving care in convenient locations close to home."

Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute in the greater Charlotte market has clinic locations adjacent to Presbyterian Medical Center, Matthews Medical Center and Huntersville Medical Center. For more information call 704-343-9800.

Surgical services are available at 301 Hawthorne Lane, Suite 200 in Charlotte. For more information call 704-316-5100.

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015