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Avi Eres, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, FSVM

Avi.jpgDr. Eres is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Eres completed his medical degree at the Ben Gurion University College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Eres is also board certified with the American Board of Vascular Medicine in General Vascular Medicine and in Interventional Vascular Medicine.

From 1991 to 1993, he served as a cardiologist at the Daniel Boone Clinic in Harlan, KY. Dr. Eres returned to New York in 1993 to complete an additional fellowship in Interventional Cardiology.

In 1995 he moved to Lexington, KY and is a co-owner of Kentucky Cardiology. He also serves as the Director of the Heart Catheterization Laboratory at St. Joseph East Hospital. Dr. Eres is the principal investigator for several clinical trials and has published several studies relating to the heart and blood vessels.

Dr. Eres is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, Lexington Medical Society and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He has hospital affiliations with St. Joseph East Hospital, St. Joseph West Hospital and Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He is married and has three children.

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Mubashir A. Qazi, M.D., FACC, FSCAI

Mubashir.jpgDr. Qazi is the Chief of Cardiology at Saint Joseph East Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Qazi completed his cardiology fellowship training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and his residency in internal medicine at Ohio Valley Medical Center. He graduated from Khyber Teaching Hospital in Pakistan.

Dr. Qazi is a co-owner of Kentucky Cardiology and has been practicing medicine in Lexington, KY since 1997. He is co-investigator for numerous clinical research trials offering his patients the latest in cardiac treatment. Dr. Qazi maintains hospital affiliations at St. Joseph East Hospital, St. Joseph West Hospital and Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Dr. Qazi is on the Board of Directors of the Central Kentucky American Heart Association. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, American Medical Association, Association of Pakistani Physicians, the Kentucky Medical Association, the Lexington Medical Society and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is married and has three children.

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Brian McDowell, PA-C

Brian has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Health Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree from the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Kentucky. He is licensed by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and is credentialed through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

He is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, American College of Physicians, and the American College of Cardiology. Brian has worked at our practice in a variety of roles for 13 years. After completing PA school he worked for two years in internal medicine here in Lexington before joining our office full time. He sees patients in the outpatient clinic and the hospital setting. Outside of work Brian is involved with his church and has been on two medical mission trips to Peru and Nigeria. He and his wife have three children and live in Richmond, KY.

Vedrana Knezevic, PA-C, RD, LD

Vedrana graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is licensed by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and is credentialed through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Vedrana is an active member of the American College of Cardiology and American Academy of Physician Assistants. She joined the team at Kentucky Cardiology in August 2015 and works in the outpatient clinic and the hospital setting. Vedrana is also a registered and licensed dietitian. In her free time, she likes to cook (and eat!), exercise and spend time outdoors.

Chad Hunt, RN

Chad graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997. He has over 10 years of experience as a cardiac nurse in Cardiac Care Units in the hospital setting. He is a licensed RN through the Kentucky State Board of Nursing.

Chad works as a physician extender with our team of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in providing care to our patients in the hospital setting. He has worked for Kentucky Cardiology since November 2006. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology. Chad is an avid sports fan.