We are Premier Heart & Vascular

Our 18 Specialists and Providers are here to help you.

Let our highly trained and experienced cardiologists at Premier Heart and Vascular Center make you feel informed and comfortable about your treatment plan. Our cardiologists offer compassion and sensitivity while meeting your healthcare needs. Our dedicated and personable staff will work to exceed your expectations and offer a superior experience at every visit.

We work with patients who suffer from all heart and vascular diagnoses such as coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, arrythmias and more. Our physicians will be with you every step of the way to offer specialized care.


Meet Our Team of Experienced, Board Certified Cardiologists

Sunil Gupta, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Ketul Chauhan, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Chetan Khamare, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Vikas Soma, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Rajesh Lall, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Iosif Kelesidis, MD, MSc

Electrophysiologist

Huy Khuu, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Aalok Patel, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Rami Heart, DO

Interventional Cardiologist


Meet our Talented Team

Michele Gordon, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Michele received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Florida. She is a certified physician assistant with special interests in congestive heart failure management and cardiac arrhythmia management. Michele joined PHVC in 2008.

Tracee Eger, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Tracee received her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro College. Tracee is a certified physician assistant with a special interest in inpatient cardiovascular disease management. Tracee joined PHVC in 2014.

Sabrina Tedesco, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Sabrina received her Bachelor's degree in Health Science from the University of Florida and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Florida. She is a certified physician assistant with a special interest in cardiovascular disease prevention and management. Sabrina joined PHVC in 2016.

Courtney Ward, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Courtney received her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and went on to earn her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at South University in Tampa, Florida. Courtney is a certified physician assistant and has special interests in cardiovascular disease prevention and management, as well as arrhythmia management. Courtney joined PHVC in 2017.

Morgan Leschak, DNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Morgan received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of South Florida. She is a certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in inpatient cardiovascular disease management. Morgan joined PHVC in 2017.

Morgan Jones, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner 

Morgan received her Master's degree in Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida. Before beginning her career with Premier Heart and Vascular Center, Morgan worked as a cardiac Registered Nurse at Tampa General Hospital for four years. Her special interest is inpatient cardiovascular disease management. Morgan Joined PHVC in 2018.

Deniz Nebi, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Deniz received her Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in Human Nutrition and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Tampa, FL. She has a special interest in inpatient cardiovascular disease management. Deniz joined PHVC in 2018. 

Christina Woolford, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Christina received her Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, Florida. She is a certified physician assistant with a special interest in cardiovascular disease management. Christina joined PHVC in 2018.

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Stephanie Meyn, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Stephanie received her Bachelor's degree in Science from Louisiana State University and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Tampa, Florida. She is a certified physician assistant with a special interest in cardiovascular disease management. Stephanie joined PHVC in 2019.

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Allison Koch, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Allison received her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Tampa, Florida. She is a certified physician assistant with a special interest in cardiovascular disease management. Allison joined PHVC in 2019.

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Mollie Pleasanton, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Mollie received her Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Florida. She is a certified physician assistant with a special interest in cardiovascular disease management. Mollie joined PHVC in 2019.

Rawan Zeidan, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Rawan received her Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Michigan and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Alderson Broaddus University. She is a certified physician assistant with a special interest in cardiovascular disease management. Rawan joined PHVC in 2019.

Alyce Greenwood, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Alyce received a Master's degree in Science in Family Health Nursing from the University of South Florida. Before beginning her career with Premier Heart and Vascular Center, Alyce worked as a critical care Registered Nurse for five years at Advent Health Tampa and Tampa General Hospital. She is board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in inpatient cardiovascular disease management. Alyce joined PHVC in 2019.


Meet our Administrative Team

Erika Rivera, BA, RCS

Practice Administrator - Tampa Region

Erika joined PHVC in January 2020 and brings over 14 years of experience in non-Invasive cardiology.  Erika earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from The University of South Florida and is currently obtaining her Master's of Business Administration in International Business from Barry University.  Erika has extensive experience as a registered cardiac sonographer from CCI as well as head of IAC Credentialing for Advent Health Wesley Chapel Echo Lab.

Tharen "TJ" Leesch
MBA-HCM, BS, RCIS, RCES

Practice Administrator - Polk Region

Director of Operations and Cath Labs

TJ received his Associate's Degree in Cardiovascular Technology from Southeast Technical Institute in 1992 and his Bachelor's degree in Business-Healthcare Administration in 2012. He then went on to obtain his MBA in Healthcare Management in 2014 from St. Leo University. TJ brings over 10 years of experience in management and has been instrumental in opening four cardiac catherization labs/STEMI programs. He is a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) and a Registered Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) with Cardiovascular Credentialing International.  TJ joined PHVC in 2019.

Robbie Balbontin, RN

Clinical Director - Accounts Payable

Robbie joined PHVC in 2008 and brings over 25 years of experience as an ICU RN with clinical leadership roles. Robbie earned her ADN from Western Kentucky University. Robbie has extensive experience in our stress test department as well as our Clinical Director. Robbie has special interests that include music and meditation.