VAD Medical Team
Advanced Heart Failure Cardiologists:
Meredith Brisco, M.D., MSCE
Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiologist
Michael Craig, M.D.
Medical Director, Heart Failure Program
Jennifer Cook, M.D.
Medical Director, VAD Program
Adrian B. Van Bakel, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplant Program
Advanced Heart Failure Surgeon:
J. Matthew Toole, M.D.
Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplant/VAD Program
VAD Nurse Practitioner:
Dawn Heyward, MSN, ANP-C
Clinical Research Interests:
Advanced heart failure therapies, post-partum cardiomyopathies, heart disease in African American population
Anthony Hale, BSN, RN
Advanced heart failure therapies, valvular cardiomyopathies, pulmonary hypertension, anticoagulation and VAD therapy, and mechanical circulatory support
Kevin Welch, BSN, RN
Advanced heart failure therapies
Tony Shackelford, DHA, CCP, CCT
Tyler Coffey, BSCCP
Heidi Doffing, BSCCP
Ken Ingersoll, BSCCP
Catie Yeager, BSCCP
Mary McCall, BSCCP
Jeff Acsell, MSCCP
Alicia Sievert, MSCCP
Dafne Chianella, MSCCP
VAD Social Worker:
Nancy Holbach, LMSW
Melissa Macher, RD, LD
Walter Uber, PharmD
Holly Meadows, PharmD
You may request an appointment online or to speak with one of our advanced heart failure cardiologists, call 843-792-1952 and request an advanced heart failure appointment.