Rajya L. Malay, MD, FACC, is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. She earned her MBBS at Osmania Medical College – University of Health Sciences, India, and completed her training in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Connecticut. Malay has received various awards and was also the travel grant recipient for Women in Cardiology at the 2005 American Heart Association (AHA) meeting. She has a special interest in heart failure and heart disease in women. Malay also served as the 2010 Chair of the AHA’s Go Red for Women event in Topeka.
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David L. Robbins Jr., MD, FACC, is Board-certified in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt., which is where he completed his Internal Medicine residency in 1997. Robbins completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and in Interventional Cardiology, both at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
Thaju Salam, MD, is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. He earned his medical degrees at JJM Medical College and Kasturba Medical College, India, and completed his residency and fellowship at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, Mass. In addition, he received training in cardiology in the UK. He is an expert in Cardiac Rhythm Management and implantable cardiac devices. During the last 10 years, he has given a number of presentations to physicians on a variety of cardiac-related topics.
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Mohan Shenoy, MD, is Board-certified in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Shenoy completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he served as Chief Resident. He then went on to the University of Louisville to complete his Cardiology Fellowship, where he also served as Chief Fellow. He has published numerous publications, his most recent on the diagnosis and management of heart failure. Shenoy has a special interest in echocardiography and general cardiology.
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Janae Carlson, MSN, APRN-C, earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in Nursing from the University of Kansas. She has experience as a clinical supervisor and critical care nurse specialist at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. and as a cardiology nurse practitioner for Heart Health, PA in Leavenworth, Kan. Carlson has also taught classes as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support instructor for the American Heart Association.
Melissa Mowder, PA-C, earned a Physician Assistant master's degree with magna cum laude from Wichita State University (WSU). She also earned a Nutritional Sciences bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and was inducted into the Alpha Eta honor society at WSU. Mowder has worked at Kansas Medical Center, Kansas Veterans Affairs Hospital and various other hospitals and outpatient clinics throughout Kansas. She is also certified in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and enjoys treating and educating patients with congestive heart failure and heart disease.
Melanie Reed, MSN, APRN-C, earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in Nursing from the University of Kansas. She has experience as a clinical supervisor at both Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. and St. John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan. She worked as a cardiology Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) for Heart Health, PA in Kansas City, Kan. since 2004. Reed also has experience in critical care and emergency medicine.
Tony A. Anno, APRN, earned his bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Fort Hays State University, Kan. and his master's of science in Nursing from Washburn University. He also earned his post-master's in Acute Care from St. Louis University. Anno has more than seven years experience as a registered nurse and has worked as a clinical specialist and sales representative at St. Jude Medical in St. Paul, Minn. Anno is licensed with many professional certifications, including Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and has completed a Trauma Nursing Core Course from the Emergency Nurses Association.
Lynn Sipes, ARNP-C, received her Master’s of Science degree from the University of Kansas School of Nursing. She has received several honors including the Alice Jensen Award for Outstanding Clinical Excellence in Nursing. Prior to Shawnee Mission Cardiology Associates, Sipes worked for a cardiology group in Topeka. She also has experience in telemetry and the ICU. Her specialties include pacemakers, defibrillators and implantable loop records. During her spare time, Lynn enjoys reading, attending plays and concerts, and working in her yard and flower beds. Growing up with the Air Force, she lived in various places throughout the United States, England and Germany. Lynn has two children; a daughter who lives in Lawrence and a son who is in the Air National Guard in Topeka, Kan. She also has a six-year-old grandson.
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