When a woman is at risk for heart disease and seeks treatment through the Women's Heart Center program, she can take comfort in knowing she will receive outstanding care by cardiologists who are experts in women's heart disease.
Many of our physicians are fellows of the American College of Cardiology.
|Jean Chatham, MD||Joseph Chatham, MD|
|James Del Giorno, MD||Jaskamal Kahlon, MD|
|Neil Kramer, MD||Ed Perlstein, MD|
|David Skloven, MD||Zelalem Yilma, MD|
Jean J. Chatham, MD, FACC, is recognized as one of the top cardiologists in Arizona. Phoenix Magazine has consistently rated Dr. Chatham among its list of “Top Docs” in greater Phoenix.
He completed his medical school at Tufts University in Boston and his residency at the University of Virginia. His Cardiology Fellowship was completed at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He dedicated a full year of additional training in cardiac and peripheral interventions at Tufts University in Boston.
Dr. Chatham is board certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Well versed in diagnostic cardiology, he is trained in echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiograms, tilt table testing, CT angiography and holds advanced certification in Nuclear Cardiology. He is qualified to insert permanent pacemakers and Implantable Loop Recorders. Dr. Chatham is one of the few doctors in the East Valley to perform carotid stenting. As director of the Adult Echocardiography Laboratory at Banner Baywood Medical Center, he has elevated the lab to new heights.
Joseph L. Chatham, MD, FACC, is one of the most senior cardiologists in the East Valley. He began his cardiology practice in Mesa, Arizona in 1981. He is one of the first cardiologists in the East Valley to perform coronary interventions and advanced echocardiography with transesophageal echocardiograms. He has become a leader in CT angiography.
Dr. Chatham has been elected chief of staff at a number of hospitals, including Banner Heart Hospital. He served as head of cardiology services on multiple occasions at different hospitals. These roles speak of his superb clinical skills and well-earned esteem.
He was educated at one of the best medical schools in Kerala, India. He received his advanced training in New York and Philadelphia. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, and holds certification in Interventional Cardiology.
James J. Del Giorno, MD, is board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine and Internal Medicine. He completed his Fellowship in General Cardiology and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine after earning his Doctorate of Medicine from Penn State University.
Dr. Del Giorno has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, as well as peripheral arterial disease. He is particularly involved in interventional procedures to treat coronary and peripheral artery disease. Dr. Del Giorno is active in research and is interested in advancing the treatment of heart disease. He is a member of American College of Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society and American Medical Association.
He is currently President of the Banner Heart Hospital Medical Staff and has held several key leadership positions on the medical staffs of area hospitals.
Jaskamal Kahlon, MD, is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He completed his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency at the St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Emory University and his Residency in Cardiology.
Dr. Kahlon has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, as well as peripheral arterial disease. He is particularly involved in interventional procedures to treat coronary and peripheral artery disease. Dr. Kahlon is a member of American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine and American Medical Association.
Dr. Kahlon earned top academic honors in medical school, as well as earning Intern of the Year and Case of the Week (Annual Radiology Award) at St. John Hospital and Medical Center.
Press, Ganey Associates, a renowned research firm, ranks him in the top 15th percentile in the country among physicians whose patients would likely recommend his practice to friends and family.
Dr. Kahlon serves on the Endovascular committee of the Medical Staff at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital. He holds his board certification in Echocardiography and co-chairs Tri-City’s Department of Echocardiography.
Neil Kramer, MD, has been in practice for nearly forty years, with board certifications in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, nuclear medicine, coronary CT, and internal medicine. He is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
He is the medical director of the Vascular Lab at Banner Heart Hospital.
Dr. Kramer’s undergraduate career began at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science in 1965, followed by medical school at Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Ill., in 1969, after which he interned at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., and in 1972 completed residency at Temple University, and in 1973 completed residency at Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
Edward Perlstein, MD, is board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He completed his Fellowship, Residency in Internal Medicine and Internship from Temple University. Before earning his Doctorate of Medicine from New Jersey College of Medicine, he graduated from Villanova University.
Dr. Perlstein was a founding member of Tri-City Cardiology and has been a cardiologist for more than 25 years. He has been on the board of directors of Tri-City Cardiology and is currently the chief operating officer and co-chairs the Echocardiology department.
Dr. Perlstein has been recognized in Phoenix Magazine as a “Top Doc” in Cardiology, and Press Ganey ranks him in the top 25th percentile in the country among physicians whose patients are confident in their physician. He has also been involved as a sub-investigator for several research trials and studies.
Dr. David Skloven
After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Chemistry, Dr. Skloven attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, graduating Cum Laude . He did both his internship and first year residency at Cornell University Hospitals in New York City. His second year residency was at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Skloven was a Cardiology Fellow under Dr. Eugene Braunwald from 1970 to 1972 in San Diego, Calif., and then spent a year as director of the La Jolla V.A. Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab in California.
Dr. Skloven holds board certifications in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.
Zelalem Yilma, MD, has been practicing in the East Valley community since 1997, treating patients with cardiovascular ailments.
Dr. Yilma obtained her medical degree Cum Laude from the University of Rome, Rome, Italy in 1990. She received her Internal Medicine and Cardiology training from Columbia University affiliated programs in New York, NY.
Dr. Yilma is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Interventional Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Yilma has extensive experience in both Invasive and Non-Invasive Cardiology; being proficient in Echocardiography, TEE, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional procedures Including Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty and Stents, Permanent Pacemaker and Device Therapy, as well as Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Yilma is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
To reach a Women's Heart Center physician, call (480) 321-4YOU (4968).