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Dr. Upadya’s Bio
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.
Dr. Yelamanchi’s Bio
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.
Dr. Aloul’s Bio
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.
Dr. Baydoun's Bio
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.
Dr. Boulad's Bio
Dr. Alaa Boulad is an interventional cardiologist and peripheral vascular interventionalist. He is trained in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He specializes in percutaneous coronary and peripheral vascular interventions.
Dr. Boulad received his Medical Degree from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine in Aleppo, Syria. Completed his Internal Medicine training at The University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston, Houston,TX. He received Cardiology training at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, followed by Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Ascension Providence Hospital/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Southfield. MI.
Dr. Boulad performs Heart Catheterizations, Coronary Artery Interventions, Peripheral Arterial Angiograms and Interventions (iliac, femoral, popliteal & below the knee), diagnostic procedures including Trans-thoracic and Trans-esophageal echocardiograms, Peripheral vascular ultrasounds and all types of Cardiac stress testing, as well as Cardiovascular Disease consultation and management. He has a special interest in Cardiogenic shock management. In his free time Dr. Boulad enjoys hiking, bicycle riding and working out.
University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Syria, Doctor of Medicine
University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston, Internal Medicine
St. John Providence Hospital/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
Tulane University, Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Our Nurse Practitioners
Nwando Okaro DNP, ARNP
I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2015 and graduated with my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Florida State University in 2020.
As a nursing student, the cardiovascular system was one of my favorite body systems. I always thought of the heart as an ever-unfolding wonder. I enjoyed learning about the heart, and I was continuously curious about it. This fascination and interest with the heart was a deciding factor in my first job as a nurse. I began my nursing career at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in 2015 as a Cardiac nurse, where I worked until 2020, when I got my Nurse practitioner certifications. I am certified as a family nurse practitioner by both ANCC and AANP.
My goal is to provide the most compassionate care to my patients and help them to take control of their health.
Jaimie Chamberlin, ARNP
Amber VanRijk, ARNP
A certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University in 2015. She enjoyed eight fulfilling years as a procedural nurse specializing in invasive cardiology procedures. She then obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from South University and holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
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