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Heart & Vascular Team

Our team of expert cardiac physicians have multiple specialties including Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Cardiology

Our cardiologists provide health care to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the heart and cardiovascular system, including the arteries.

Batlagundu Lakshminarayanan, MD
Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Lakshmi attended Thanjavure Medical School, University of Madras in India. He completed his Internal Medicine residencies in India and the UK. Dr. Lakshmi  completed his Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship at the Christ Hospital and Medical Center at the University of Illinois in Chicago and his Nuclear Cardiology fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine and the American Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Lakshmi sees patients at Presence Covenant Medical Center, 1400 W. Park St., Urbana and can be reached for an appointment at 217.366.5652.

 

 

Interventional Cardiology

Our interventional cardiologists use catheter-based, minimally-invasive approaches to treating cardiovascular diseases.

Lawrence Atherton, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional

Dr. Atherton attended medical school at the University of Vermont, Burlington after receiving his Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College. He completed his internship and residency in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Dr. Atherton went on to the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis to complete his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine, is on the National Board of Medical Examiners and is a Fellow with the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Atherton sees patients at Christie Clinic, 101 W. University Ave., Champaign and can be reached for an appointment at 217.366.1304.

Bhaskar Patel, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional

Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from BJ Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital in India. He completed his internship at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Illinois. Dr. Patel completed both his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Patel sees patients at the Danville Polyclinic, 707 N. Logan Ave, Danville and can be reached for an appointment at 217.446.6410.

V. Reddy, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional

Dr. Reddy attended medical school at J.N. Medical College, a part of Karnatak University in India. He completed his residencies at East Tennessee University in Johnson City and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. He went on to complete his fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center as well. Dr. Reddy is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Reddy sees patients at his office at 625 S. Fifth St., Watseka, IL and can be reached for an appointment at 815.432.2225.


Prakash Thopiah, MD

Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional

Dr. Thopiah earned his medical degree from M.R. Medical College in Gulbarga, India. He went on to complete his internship at St. Martha's / St. John's Hospital in Bangalore, India and his residency at the Detroit Medical Center at Wayne State University in Michigan. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Thopiah sees patients at his office at 410 E. University Ave. in Champaign and can be reached for an appointment at 217.351.7788.

 

Michael Wingo, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional

Dr. Wingo earned his Bachelor's degrees in Biology and German Literature from John Hopkins University in Baltimore before going on to medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin Hospitals. He did his fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the same location. Dr. Wingo is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has certifications in cardiology and cardiovascular diseases as well.

Dr. Wingo sees patients at Presence Covenant Medical Center, 1400 W. Park Street, Urbana and can be reached for an appointment at 217.366.5652.

 

Electrophysiology

Our cardiac electrophysiologists are experts on the electrical system of the heart. 

Abraham Kocheril, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Kocheril went to New York University to get his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and went on to medical school at the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in the Department of Medicine at The Miriam Hospital at Brown University in Rhode Island. Dr. Kocheril completed his Cardiology and Electrophysiology fellowships at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, Champaign County Medical Society, the Heart Failure Society of America, the Central Society for Clinical Research, the American Heart Association and the Cardiac EP Society. He is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology and the NASPE/Heart Rhythm Society.

Dr. Kocheril sees patients at Christie Clinic, 101 W. University Ave. in Champaign and can be reached for an appointment at 217.366.1304.

 

 

Subbiah Rajaguru, MD
Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Dr. Rajaguru attended Thanjavur Medical College in India for medical school before completing his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign. He went on to complete his fellowship in Cardiology at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and his fellowship in Electrophysiology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rajaguru is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Rajaguru sees patients at Christie Clinic, 101 W. University Ave. in Champaign and can be reached for an appointment at 217.366.1304.

 

Cardiovascular Surgery

Our cardiovascular surgeons perform surgery on the heart and great vessels.

Harbinder Singh, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Singh earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He then completed his internship at Loyola University Medical Center and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center. He went on to Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital to complete his fellowship. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Singh sees patients at Cardiac Surgery Associates, 1405 W. Park St., Suite 303 in Urbana and can be reached for an appointment at 217.337.2924.

Adolf Lo, MD 
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Lo attended medical school at Louisiana State University/Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago before his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. He also completed a residency in Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University. He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Lo sees patients at his office at 208 W. Springfield Ave. in Champaign and can be reached for an appointment at 217.352.2212.

Frank Lutrin, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Dr. Lutrin went to the University of Cape Town in South Africa for medical school. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He also completed a residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCLA Medical Center in California. Dr. Lutrin is board certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Lutrin sees patients at Cardiac Surgery Associates, 1405 W. Park St., Suite 303 in Urbana and can be reached for an appointment at 217.337.2924.  

Vascular Surgery

Our vascular team treats disorders of the vein and vascular system.

Jennifer Ash, MD
Vascular Surgery

Dr. Ash earned her medical degree from Southern Illinois Medical School in Springfield. She went on to complete her residency in General Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois. In 2010, she completed specialized fellowship training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. She is board certified in General Surgery and Vascular/Endovascular Surgery.

 Dr. Ash sees patients in the Medical Office Building, 1405 West Park Street, on Presence Covenant Medical Center's campus. She can be reached for appointment at 217.366.2670.

Ravishankar Hasanadka, MD
Vascular Surgery

Dr. Hasanadka earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in General Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In 2011, he completed specialized fellowship training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. He is board certified in General Surgery and Vascular/Endovascular Surgery.

Dr. Hasanadka sees patients in the Medical Office Building, 1405 West Park Street, on Presence Covenant Medical Center's campus. He can be reached for appointment at 217.366.2670.

Syed Hussain, MD
Vascular Surgery

Dr. Hussain earned his medical degree from Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in General Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois. In 2006, he completed specialized fellowship training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. He is board certified in General Surgery and Vascular/Endovascular Surgery.

Dr. Hussain sees patients in the Medical Office Building, 1405 West Park Street, on Presence Covenant Medical Center's campus. He can be reached for appointment at 217.366.2670.

  

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