Wilmington Cardiologist - Cape Fear Heart Associates

Our Medical Staff

The Physicians and Clinical Staff below support our Shipyard Boulevard and Whiteville offices.


Physicians

William P. Buchanan, MD, FACC

Dr. Buchanan was born in Sumter, South Carolina and received a bachelors degree in Chemistry from the College of Charleston. After receiving his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Dr. Buchanan did his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency in Wilmington at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Following his Cardiology Fellowship at Bowman Gray School of Medicine he came back to Wilmington to found Coastal Cardiology Associates, PA.

Dr. Buchanan's family includes three children. He enjoys activities with his family, aviation, kitesurfing, swimming, and playing the guitar.

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Medical School : Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Residency: New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, North Carolina

Fellowship: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

   

Christopher C Barber, MD FACC

Dr. Barber was born in Gowanda, NY, and received his bachelor's degree in Biology from Florida State University. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine before moving to North Carolina to complete his training at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. He joined Coastal Cardiology upon completing his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in July of 1994.

Dr. Barber is a Councilor for the North Carolina Chapter - American College of Cardiology and serves on numerous committees at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is an avid fisherman and he is active in church and with his children's sports activities.

Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease
Medical School
: University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

Residency: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Fellowship: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology

   

Timothy M Winslow, MD FACC

Dr. Winslow was raised in New England, born in Northhampton, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor's of Arts Degree from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and his Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He served in the Army where he completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency as well as his Cardiovascular Fellowship at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Dr. Winslow completed an Echocardiography Fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, Moffitt Hospital, University of California, San Francisco. He served as the Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Tripler Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii prior to joining Coastal Cardiology in 1995. He enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and four children.

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease 

Medical School
: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Residency: Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California

Fellowship: Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California - Cardiology

Cardiovascular Research Institute, Moffitt Hospital, University of California, San Francisco - Echocardiography

   

Frank A Hobart, MD FACC

Dr. Hobart is a native of North Carolina, receiving his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. He went on to East Carolina University where he received his Medical Degree and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He then moved to Connecticut to complete his Residency and served as Chief Resident of Yale University in 1996. His Cardiology Fellowship was earned at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and he subsequently joined Coastal Cardiology in 1999. Dr. Hobart and his wife are both physicians enjoying a busy lifestyle with their two children. He enjoys traveling, tennis, running and golf.

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology

Medical School : East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Internship: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Residency: Yale University, New Haven Connecticut

Fellowship: Emory University Atlanta, Georgia - Cardiology
 

   

James S Forrester Jr, MD FACC

Dr. Forrester has many ties to the Wilmington area as both his parents are former Wilmingtonians. He received his Bachelor's degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University and received his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After his Residency and Internship at Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina Dr. Forrester moved to Chicago, Illinois to complete his Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellowships at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center.

Dr. Forrester and his wife are happy to be in their home state serving the people in his parent's hometown.

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology

Medical School : Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Residency: Carolina's Medical Center Charlotte, North Carolina

Fellowship: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois Cardiology and Electrophysiology

   

William T Smith, IV, MD FACC

Dr. Smith grew up in Wilmington until leaving to attend high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Duke University before obtaining his medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Dr. Smith completed his Internship and Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston before returning to Duke University to complete his Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellowships in July, 2003. He has received many awards and honors for his academic performance and is the only Wilmington Cardiologist Board Certified in three subspecialties of Cardiology.  Dr. Smith resides in Wilmington with his wife and three children. He is delighted to be taking care of the community he grew up in.  Sailing is a favorite pastime.

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

Medical School : University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts

Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

   
Tripp Meine 

Frederick James "Trip" Meine, III, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Meine was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia. He received his Batchelor of Arts degree from Yale University. After receiving his medical degree from Duke University Medical Center he went on to complete his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Duke. He also received his Cardiology Fellowship and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship from Duke University. Dr. Meine joined Coastal Cardiology in July 2009 after having moved from Greenville, SC where he had been employed by Carolina Cardiology Consultants from 2005-2009 and served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Dept. of Internal Medicine and Medical Director, Cardiac Education, Greenville Hospital System from 2006-2009. "Trip" is an avid fisherman who enjoys living here in Wilmington with his wife, who is also a physician, and their two children.
 
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Medical School: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
 

Other Clinical Staff

Sharon Lane, PA-C

Sharon was born and raised in central Florida. She received her Nursing degree at Daytona Community College in 1979 and worked has a critical care RN for 6 years. In 1985 she began the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Florida. Sharon graduated with a Bachelors degree in Health Science along with the highest GPA for the Physician Assistant Program, class of 1987. For over 20 years she has actively practiced as a Physician Assistant in Cardiology. Sharon joined Coastal Cardiology Associates in 2007 after relocating from Florida to Wilmington. She is married, has two sons and is an outdoor enthusiast.

Physician Assistant School
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Professional Certifications/Licensure
National Commission of Physicians Assistants Certification
Licensed as Physician Assistant with Florida and North Carolina Medical Boards

   
 

Jamie Lyons, PA-C


Jamie graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV in May 2009.  She went on to receive her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, Cum Laude in May 2010.  She received her Physician Assistant Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assitants (NCCPA). Jamie became a licensed Physician Assistant in the State of North Carolina in June 2010 and is also an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider.  Jamie was born and raised in Wilmington, NC.

Physician Assistant School
Alderson Broaddus College, Philippi, WV

Professional Certifications/Licensure
Licensed as Physician Assistant with the North Carolina Medical Board
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
   
 

Rebecca Westendorff, PA-C

Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina in May 1992.  In July 1198 she graduated from the Physician Assistant Program from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Rebecca has been a working in the field of Cardiology since 1999 and in addition to here 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

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