Wilmington Cardiologist - Cape Fear Heart Associates

Our Medical Staff

The Physicians and Clinical Staff below support our New Hanover Medical Park Drive, Bolivia and Whiteville offices.


Physicians

Linda P. Calhoun, MD, FACC

Dr. Calhoun was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Washington, DC. She attended both undergraduate and medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She then completed her cardiology fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is board certified in Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology.

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Residency: North Carolina Memorial Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Interest: Vascular/ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, heart disease in women, hyperlipidemia, transesophageal echocardiograph

   

P. Christopher Ellis, MD, FACC

Dr. Ellis is a native of North Carolina. He attended undergraduate school at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and medical school at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. He completed his internal medicine residency at University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL and then went on to complete his cardiology fellowship at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiography, Internal Medicine

Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Residency: University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB)

Fellowship: University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Clinical Interest: Atherosclerotic Coronary/Vascular Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Heart Failure, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Imaging, including Echocardiography, Nuclear Stress Imaging, and Cardiac CT

   

James R. Harper, Jr., MD, FACC

Dr. Harper is a native of North Carolina. He attended undergraduate school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC.

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Medicine, Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Fellowship: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC - Cardiology; Cardiovascular Research Institute, Moffitt Hospital, University of California, San Francisco - Echocardiography

Clinical Interest: Clinical cardiology, invasive evaluation of heart disease, pacemakers, hyperlipidemia, preventive cardiology.

Admitting Privileges: New Hanover Reginal Medical Center, Cape Fear Hospital

   

W. Lance Lewis, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Lewis grew up in Florida. He attended undergraduate school at Furman University in Greenville, SC, and medical school at University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, FL. He completed his internal medicine training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He was a cardiology fellow at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a interventional cardiology fellow at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Clinical Interest: Coronary artery disease, complex coronary angioplasty and stenting, peripheral arterial disease, peripheral arterial angioplasty and stenting, valvular heart disease, atrial septal defects, patent foramen ovale closure, valvulplasty and TAVR.

Admitting Privileges: New Hanover Reginal Medical Center, Cape Fear Hospital

   

Mark T. Murphy, MD, FACC

Dr. Murphy is originally from Ireland. He attended medical school at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. He completed his internal medicine training and was a cardiology fellow at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine

Medical School: University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Residency: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Clinical Interest: Valvular heart disease, stress echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, nuclear perfusion imaging

   

Henry M. Patel, MD, FACC

Dr. Patel was born in Panama and grew up in India and California. He attended undergraduate school at University of California, Davis, CA and medical school at Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA. He completed his internal medicine training at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Emory University, in Atlanta, GA. He was a cardiology and cardiac electrphysiology fellow at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Internal Medicine

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA

Fellowship: Electrophysiology and Cardiology: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Pennsylvania State University), Hershey, PA

Clinical Interest: Electrophysiology and arrhythmia evaluation, ablation, defibrilation, pacemakers, cardiac catheterization

   

Praful N. Patel, MB.ChB, FACC

Dr. Patel is originally from Uganda. He attended undergraduate school at Charles Keene College, in Leicester, UK and medical school at University of Birmingham Medical School, in Birmingham, UK. He completed his internal medicine training at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. He was a cardiology fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, OH and a cardiac electrophysiology fellow at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Fellowship: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; East Carolina Universtiy, Greenville, NC - Electrophysiology; Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, OH - Cardiology

Clinical Interest: Electrophysiology and arrhythmia evaluation, ablation, defibrillation, pacemakers, cardiac catheterization

   

David E. Weaver, MD, FACC

Dr. Weaver is originally from Texas. He attended undergraduate school at University of Texas, Austin, and medical school at Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. He completed his internal medicine training at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX and was a cardiology fellow at University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC.

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Medical School: Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Residency: Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Fellowship: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Clinical Interest: Stenting and complex coronary interventions, refractory/renovascular hypertension, iliofemoral and braciocephalic interventions

   

Other Clinical Staff

 

Kathleen Healey, PA-C, MPAS

Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Vermont in May of 1996. In August of 2004 she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. In May of 2006 she graduated from the Physician Assistant Program from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Kathleen has been working in the field of Cardiology since 2006 and in addition to her Physician Assistant Certification she is also certified in Adult Cardiac Life Support. Kathleen came to North Carolina in 2011 to work at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville, NC. She relocated to Wilmington, NC in 2013 to join Cape Fear Heart Associates.

Physician Assistant School:
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA

Professional Certifications/Licensure:
National Commission of Physicians Assistants Certification
Adult Cardiac Life Support 

   
 

Lauren Houghton, NP

Lauren earned a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Vanderbilt University in May of 2010. In August of 2011 she graduated from Vanderbilt University as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with a Masters of Science in Nursing. Lauren has been working in the field of Cardiology since 2011 and in addition to her Nurse Practitioner Board Certification she is also certified in Adult Cardiac Life Support.

Nurse Practitioner School: 
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Professional Certifications/Licensure: 
Adult Cardiac Life Support Certification
Trauma Nurses Core Courses Certification  
   

Mary L. Jackson, ANP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Jackson attended undergraduate school at University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC and Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. She completed her post graduate training at University of North Carolina, Adult Nurse Practitioner Program in Chapel Hill, NC.

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Post Graduate Training: University of North Carolina, Adult Nurse Practitioner Program, Chapel Hill, NC

Clinical Interest: Clinical cardiology, stress testing and electrophysiology

   

Ellen Klaenhammer, MMS, PA-C

Ellen earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in May of 2008 from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. In May of 2011 she graduated from the Physician Assistant Program from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Ellen has been working in the field of Cardiology since 2012 and in addition to her Physician Assistant Certification she is also certified in Adult Cardiac Life Support.

Physician Assistant School:
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Professional Certifications/Licensure:
National Commission of Physicians Assistants Certification
Adult Cardiac Life Support
   
 

Megan Whitley, PA-C

Megan graduated from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina with a Biological Sciences Bachelor of Science in 2003.  In Norfolk, Virginia she earned a Masters of Physician Assistant in May 2007 from Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Megan has a National Physician Assistant certification and is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and CPR.

Physician Assistant School
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Professional Certifications/Licensure
National Commission of Physicians Assistants Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
CPR
   
 

Bridgette Williams, FNP-BC, MSN, RN

Bridgette earned a Bachelors degree in Nursing and Midwifery from Natal College of Nursing in Durban, South Africa in 1992. She then earned a Masters of Science in Nursing from Radford University in Radford, VA in May of 2010. She has been working in the field of Cardiology since 2009 and in addition to her Nurse Practitioner Board Certification she is also certified in Adult Cardiac Life Support. Bridgette has attended the Hypothermia and Resuscitation Training Institute at the University of Pennsylvania for Therapeutic Hypothermia. She has also assisted with teaching Therapeutic Hypothermia and data collection for the PATH database.

Nurse Practitioner School
Radford University, Radford, VA

Professional Certifications/Licensure
Adult Cardiac Life Support Certification
Certificate in Advance Trauma Nursing

   

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