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Chester M. Hedgepeth lll, MD, PhD, Executive Chief of Cardiology, Care New England Executive Chief of Cardiology, Care New England
Chester M. Hedgepeth lll, MD, PhD, Executive Chief of Cardiology, Care New England

Chester Hedgepeth, MD, PhD, serves as executive chief of cardiology for Care New England, as well as chief of cardiology at Kent and Memorial hospitals. Dr. Hedgepeth is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and has a special interest in the management of cardiac arrhythmias and congestive heart failure. Dr. Hedgepeth is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Lauralyn B. Cannistra, MD
Lauralyn B. Cannistra, MD

Lauralyn B. Cannistra, MD, is on staff at Kent and Memorial hospitals as well as part of Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England. Board certified in cardiology and echocardiography, Dr. Cannistra specializes in noninvasive and consultative cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. She is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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David Goldberg, MD, FACC, FSCAI
David Goldberg, MD, FACC, FSCAI

David J. Goldberg, MD, is on staff at Kent Hospital and board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. As part of Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England, Dr. Goldberg is focused on further developing the hospital’s interventional services and assisting in the development of the STEMI (ST elevation myocardial Infarction) program. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society of Cardiology and Intervention.

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Heather M. Hurlburt, MD
Heather M. Hurlburt, MD

Heather Hurlburt, MD, is director of non-invasive imaging at Kent Hospital. Dr. Hurlburt is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology. She has special expertise in cardiac imaging and women's heart health, and completed training in advanced imaging modalities, including cardiac CT and transesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Hurlburt is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Jennifer F. Jarbeau, MD
Jennifer F. Jarbeau, MD

Jennifer F. Jarbeau, MD is a non-invasive cardiologist with Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England and sees patients at Kent Hospital. Dr. Jarbeau is board certified in general cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac echocardiography. She has special interests in cardiovascular disease in women and preventive cardiology. Dr. Jarbeau is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and on the Board of the American Heart Association of Southern New England.

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Alice Y. Kim, MD, FACC
Alice Y. Kim, MD, FACC

Alice Kim, MD, is director of the Care New England Advanced Valvular Heart Disease Clinic and a cardiologist on staff at Memorial, Kent and Brigham and Women's hospitals. She is board-certified in cardiovascular medicine, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and vascular interpretation. Dr. Kim specializes in the management of complex valvular heart disease, noninvasive cardiology and consultative medicine. She is a part of the advanced valve clinical team at Brigham and Women's structural heart disease clinic, working closely with interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. She is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Bruce A. Koplan, MD, FACC
Bruce A. Koplan, MD, FACC

Bruce A. Koplan, MD, is director of the cardiac arrhythmia service for Care New England. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and electrophysiology. Dr. Koplan is a specialist in pacemakers, defibrillators, and complex arrhythmias. He is a member of the cardiovascular division and arrhythmia service at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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John F. Murphy, MD, FACC
John F. Murphy, MD, FACC

John Murphy, MD, is director of cardiac informatics at Kent Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology. An invasive cardiologist, Dr. Murphy has special expertise in cardiac catheterization echocardiography. He is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Thomas Noonan, MD
Thomas Noonan, MD

Thomas E. Noonan, MD, is director of the multispecialty practice at Memorial Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology. An invasive cardiologist on staff at Memorial and Brigham and Women's hospitals, Dr. Noonan specializes in congestive heart failure and valvular heart disease. He is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Teresa Slomka, MD, Non-Invasive Cardiologist Non-Invasive Cardiologist
Teresa Slomka, MD, Non-Invasive Cardiologist

Teresa Slomka, MD, is a non invasive cardiologist on staff at Kent Hospital and Memorial Hospital of RI. She is board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and vascular interpretation. Dr. Slomka specializes in non invasive cardiology and cardiac imaging. Additionally, she has special expertise in preventive cardiology and managing complex lipid disorders. Dr. Slomka is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Joseph W. Spinale, DO
Joseph W. Spinale, DO

Joseph W. Spinale, DO, is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology. Dr. Spinale is an invasive cardiologist and has a special interest in cardiac catheterization and non-invasive imaging techniques. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England.

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Garrick C. Stewart, MD
Garrick C. Stewart, MD

Garrick C. Stewart, MD, MPH, is director of Care New England's Advanced Heart Failure Program. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology. Dr. Stewart is dedicated to the care of patients with advanced heart failure and patients after heart transplant or mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Stewart is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Ara L. Tachjian, MD, Non-Invasive Cardiologist Non-Invasive Cardiologist
Ara L. Tachjian, MD, Non-Invasive Cardiologist

Ara Tachjian, MD, is a non-invasive cardiologist on staff at Kent Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, as well as part of Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England. Dr. Tachjian is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Interpretation, and has special expertise in advanced cardiac imaging modalities, including cardiac MRI and transesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Tachjian is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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David Williams, MD
David Williams, MD

David O. Williams, MD, is a senior cardiologist on staff at Memorial, Kent and Brigham and Women's hospitals, specializing in interventional cardiology. Dr. Williams is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Fred M. Wu, MD
Fred M. Wu, MD

Fred Wu, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist with the Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) and Pulmonary Hypertension Services at Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital and is on staff at Kent, Memorial and Women & Infants hospitals. Dr. Wu is board-certified in pediatrics, internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and specializes in the care of adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. He is an instructor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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Nurse Practitioners

Jennifer Gillis
Jennifer Gillis, MSN, RNPN, ACNP-BC, CCDS

Jennifer Gillis, MSN, RNP, is a nurse practitioner with Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Kent Hospital. She has a special interest in clinical research and is the coordinator for the cardiovascular research programs at Kent Hospital.

Susan Howe
Susan Howe, MSN, RNP

Susan Howe, MSN, RNP, is a nurse practitioner with Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Kent Hospital. She has a special interest in cardiovascular risk reduction and heart failure.

Kathleen Phillips
Kathleen Phillips, DNP, RNP

Kathleen Phillips, DNP, RNP, is a nurse practitioner with Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Kent Hospital. She holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. She has special interests in nurse practitioner education and translational research.