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Shrikanth P.Y. Upadya, MD, FACC

Dr. Upadya became a part of the Villages community in 2006. He is a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, specializing in non-invasive and interventional management of cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. He is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Upadya is also a member of the Central Florida Health Alliance. He has privileges at both Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital. Dr. Upadya also has consultant privileges at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL.

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Vishnu P. Yelamanchi, MD, FACC

Dr.Yelamanchi became a part of the central Florida community in early 2000. He is a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, specializing in non-invasive and interventional management of cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. He is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, and is available for outpatient consultation and follow-up visits at The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Dr. Yelamanchi is a member of the American College of Cardiology, and the Central Florida Health Alliance.


Basel Al Aloul, MD, FACC, FSCAI

After graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dr. Aloul completed his Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology training at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. During that time he was appointed a Chief Medicine resident at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Chief Interventional Cardiology Fellow at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Aloul is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography and Interventional Cardiology.

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Dr. Rama K. Krishna

Dr. Rama K. Krishna MBBS, M.D, MRCP, FACP, FACC

General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
American Board Certified in Cardiology and Comprehensive Echocardiography,
American Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Interpretation.
American & British Board certified in Internal Medicine

Dr. Rama K. Krishna has graduated from Mysore University in India and subsequently trained in Internal Medicine and Critical care in the United Kingdom, after achieving MRCP from Royal College of Physicians, London, UK. Dr. Krishna moved to United States and completed an Accredited Internship & Residency in Internal Medicine at the Pennsylvania Hospital of University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, United States and further fellowship training in Cardiology from Mount Sinai Medical Center, United States and Interventional Cardiology fellowship training at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY.

Dr. Krishna is American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Comprehensive Echocardiography, Including TEE and Cardiac Stress Echocardiography. He holds American Board certification in Nuclear Cardiology as well as Comprehensive Vascular Interpretation Medicine. He is an invasive cardiologist with a special interest in Interventional Cardiology and 3D Echocardiography. Dr. Krishna has trained under the mentorship of Dr. Samin K. Sharma and Dr. Annapoorna Kini at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY in Interventional Cardiology and has performed a number of complex Interventional and Structural heart procedures including Rotational Atherectomy for calcified and complex coronary interventions, Septal Ablation, Intravascular Brachytherapy and Valvuloplasty. Dr. Krishna has further trained with Dr. Prakash Krishnan in peripheral arterial disease diagnosis and in simple and complex interventions.


Dr. Hassan Baydoun

Dr. Hassan Baydoun earned his Medical Degree from the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Lebanese University in Beirut and subsequently completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. He then completed fellowships in both Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Baydoun joined Cardiac and Vascular Consultants in August 2018 as an Interventional Cardiologist. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

He is extremely committed to treat patients with high quality patient care and professionalism. His clinical background includes general cardiology and both diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization. This is in both critical care and other high risk patients including percutaneous stenting of simple and complex coronary blockages, coronary imaging (IVUS and OCT), coronary physiology (FFR/iFR), rotational atherectomy, valvuloplasty, and percutaneous closure of interatrial defects including patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defects. He also has a special interest in peripheral arterial disease including diagnostic and peripheral vascular interventions. Dr. Baydoun served as a reviewer for multiple medical journals and has contributed to numerous medical manuscripts throughout his career.

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Our Nurse Practitioners


Cheri Umbaugh, NP

Cheri Umbaugh is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family practice and Cardiology. Cheri has over 8 years of clinical multi-unit experience that include medical telemetry, progressive care, cardiac progressive care unit, home health care, and outpatient cardiology practice. She graduated from South University Tampa with high honors, Sigma Theta Tau, and was the recipient of Sigma Theta Tau’s Love, Honors, and Courage Award in June 2018. Cheri is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurses Council, and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). She is both ACLS and BLS Certified. Cheri is dedicated to providing the best possible care to her patients and is committed to remaining clinically competent in the field of cardiology.

Tam Nguyen

Tam Nguyen, NP

Tam has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at University of Texas as well as a Master of Science in Nursing from Purdue University Global. She has 5 years of being a cardiac registered nurse prior to become a certified nurse practitioner. Tam is Certified by both The American Nurses Credentialing Center and The American Association of Nurse Practitioners.