Dr. Himadri Dasgupta earned his medical degree at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College, Calcutta, India, where he also served his rotating internship and a residency in internal medicine and cardiology. He served a residency in internal medicine at Government Medical College, Rohtak, India, and was named Intern of the Year, 1995, at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, where he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine. He earned and fulfilled a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He has served as a medical officer in the Department of Medicine/Cardiology/CCU at Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi, India, and the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, India. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Glen N. Dougherty, Jr, MD, FACC
Dr. Glen N. Dougherty, Jr received his MD from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed a Cardiology Fellowship from the University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed his Internship and Residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Dougherty also served as US Army Captain, Medical Corps with the Kentucky National Guard, US Army Captain, Medical Corps with the South Carolina National Guard, and chemist for the Department of Health and Environmental Control. Dr. Dougherty is certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Dougherty is also part of the Providence Vein Center.
Michael C. Foster, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Foster is past president of the American Heart Association's South Carolina affiliate and has served on its board of directors. He also served as the chief of the Department of Cardiology and director of the Cardiac Rehab program at Providence Health, which is nationally recognized for its cardiovascular services and program. He was also president of the South Carolina Heart Center. He is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and is the Principal Investigator in five clinical trials. After earning his MD at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Foster served an internship at Boston University Affiliated Hospital. He completed residencies at Indiana University Medical Center and University Hospital, Boston University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology.
In 2016, he was inducted into the prestigious Society of Saint Luke, established to celebrate and honor physicians and leaders for their distinguished service to patients and their service to the community. You can read his extended bio here in the news statement.
Venkateshwar K. Gottipaty, MD, Ph.D., FACC, FHRS
Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
Dr. Gottipaty earned both his Ph.D. in biophysics and physiology and his MD from Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. He served a residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Gottipaty performs all types of electrophysiology studies, including diagnostic studies, ablation, trans-septal, catheterization, and device implementation. Areas of particular interest include the management of ventricular arrhythmias, bi-ventricular pacing, and congenital heart failure. Before moving to Columbia, SC, Dr. Gottipaty was an assistant professor and cardiac electrophysiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Gottipaty is also the Principal Investigator for Electrophysiology. He is certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is also one of the first physicians in the Midlands to implant the WATCHMAN device [learn more about this groundbreaking solution to prevent stroke-causing clots in patients with atrial fibrillation here].
Norma M. Khoury, MD, FACC, FACP
Dr. Khoury earned her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, where she also completed her internship and residency in internal medicine. She completed her fellowship in cardiology at the University of Mississippi in Jackson. Ms. Khoury was an assistant professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, WJB Dorn VA Hospital, where she also served as director of the coronary care unit, chairman of the special care committee, and a member of the professional standards board. She also served as chief of the cardiology department for Providence Health, a hospital system in Columbia, SC, that is nationally recognized for its cardiovascular services and program. She is a Principal Investigator in Parke-Davis' ADVANCE Phase II CHF trials and the National Institutes of Health/St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston investigation of restenosis in women. She is also the Sub Investigator for pharmaceutical trials at Providence Cardiology. She is certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Khoury is also part of the Providence Vein Center.
Bashir A. Lone, MBBS, MD, FACP, FACC
Interventional Cardiologist and Endovascular Specialist
Dr. Bashir A. Lone completed his medical school at Government Medical College Srinagar, Kashmir, India, and did his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular disease from Albert Einstein College of Medicine affiliated hospitals in Bronx, New York. He also completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center -Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is the Director of echocardiography and vascular laboratory at Providence Cardiology and is an interventional cardiovascular specialist at Providence Health, a hospital system with a nationally-recognized heart program. He is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. He is certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Endovascular Medicine, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Physician Vascular Interpretation, Vascular Technology, and Hypertension.
Dr. Lone is also part of the Providence Vein Center.
Himaxi M. Maisuria, MD, FACC
Dr. Himaxi Maisuria served her internship at Colonial War Memorial Hospital, in Sura, Fiji. She completed her residency and fellowship in cardiology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC.
J. Huger Richardson, MD, FACC
Dr. Richardson is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and served his internship and residency in internal medicine at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at the Ochsner Foundation in New Orleans. He is interested in all aspects of cardiac evaluation and therapy, along with prevention programs such as diet, exercise, and good health habits. He has been the principal investigator for United Therapeutics' Phase III Claudication Trial and is certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology.
Erin Belk, NP
Ally Farmer, PA
Ala Lucky, MSN, FNP-C
Brittany Winestock, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Brittany earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC where she designed a cardiac assessment tool to quickly address cardiac risk factors with a success rate greater than 80%. She earned her Master's of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Lander University in Greenwood, SC. Brittany is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has an extensive cardiac background consisting of the management and operation of Providence's Transitional Care Program for CHF patients with a greater than 90% success rate, management and operation of Providence's Women's Heart Center, and she has assisted with the structural heart team (Watchman, TAVR, and Mitral Clip). She also has received the Palmetto Gold Award, a state-wide award for the top 100 nominated nurses for nursing excellence.