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Physician Leadership Team

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute’s Physician Leadership Team is made up clinical leaders across the specialty areas in cardiac care. Together with the rest of the SCHI team, these physicians ensure that our program operates at the highest levels. This is a leadership team dedicated to you and all of our patients – ensuring that we are the best we can be and that SCHI provides the best care to you…and your heart.

Dr. Ronald Kirshner

Ron Kirshner, MD
Chief of Cardiac Services and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Phone: (585) 922-4188

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: University of Rochester Medical Center, General and Vascular Surgery
Residency and Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center, General and Vascular, and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Board Certifications: General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Faculty Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Clinical Interests and Expertise: Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery, Quality Management Technique
 

Gerald M. Gacioch, MD, FACC
Chief of Cardiology, Rochester General Hospital

Phone: (585) 922-4740

College: SUNY Albany, Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internship/Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: University of Michigan (Interventional Cardiology & Cardiology)
Specialties: Interventional Cardiology & Acute Coronary Syndromes
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology
 

Mark Hamer, MD
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Phone: (585) 338-2700 and (585) 922-4740

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School
Internship/Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center
Chief Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: University Medical Center
Specialties: Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Clinical Interests and Expertise: Heart rhythm disorders, pacemakers, defibrillators, catheter ablation of arrhythmias
 

Seth M. Jacobson, MD
Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phone: (585) 922-4740

College: University of Rochester
Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse
Internship/Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital
Specialties: Non-Invasive & Clinical Cardiology and Lipid Disorders
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
 

Thomas P. Stuver, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Phone: (585) 922-4740

Medical School: SUNY at Syracuse Medical School, Syracuse, NY
Internship/Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Chief residency: Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital
Specialties: Interventional Cardiology
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology
Faculty Title: Clinical instructor of Medicine
Clinical Interests and Expertise: Research coordinator for the Rochester Cardiopulmonary group. Program director for the annual Cardiopulmonary Symposium
 

Maurice J. Vaughan, MD, FACC
Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology

Phone: (585) 922-7026

College: Hamilton College
Medical School: The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Internship/Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital
Specialties: Consultative Cardiology and Echocardiography
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases
 

Roy S. Wiener, MD, FACC
Director of Nuclear Cardiology

Phone: (585) 338-2700

College: Yale University
Medical School: The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Internship/Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital
Specialties: Nuclear Cardiology
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Nuclear Cardiology