Meet Our Heart & Vascular Team
Skagit Regional Health is proud of our outstanding team of cardiologists with varied specialties and expertise and who serve patients from across Skagit, north Snohomish and Whatcom counties. We've provided their medical backgrounds here so you can get to know them better before and throughout your heart care.
To reach the cardiologists at Skagit Regional Clinics - Cardiology call 360-336-9757.
Oscar Briseno, Jr., MD, joined Skagit Regional Clinics - Cardiology in 2009. Dr. Briseno received a medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine, completed the Fifth Pathway Program at New York Medical College School of Medicine, performed an internal medicine residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Brooklyn-Queens and recently completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. Dr. Briseno’s fellowship in Mississippi at the state’s only Level 1 trauma center gave him experience in working with the most severe cardiac cases and adult congenital heart disease, which helped him prepare for his practice.
Jeffrey Feld, MD, FACC is a 1971 graduate of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. and a 1975 graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. He performed an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. and a Fellowship in Cardiology at the University Of South Florida Department Of Cardiology in Tampa, Florida. He also holds a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He worked with Pacific Northwest Cardiology from 1990 to 1995 and rejoined Skagit Regional Clinics - Cardiology in January 2005.
Elizabeth Gauer, MD, joined Skagit Regional Clinics – Cardiology in 2012. Dr. Gauer received a medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, completed her internship at University of California – San Diego and her residency at University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Washington and a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Lahey Clinic Hospital. Dr. Gauer is board certified and specializes in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.
Ramy Hanna, MD, is a 2005 graduate of the University of California at Davis. He performed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles and fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Electrophysiology. He joined Skagit Regional Clinics -Cardiology in August 2012.
Duncan T. Landreth, MD, FACC is a 1978 graduate of the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center Medical School. He received residency training at the University of California, Davis Affiliated Program II, VA Medical Center. He received his cardiovascular disease specialty training at the University of California, Davis Affiliated Program II VA Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, 1981, Cardiovascular Diseases, 1983 and National Board of Echocardiography, 1998. He has worked with Skagit Regional Clinics - Cardiology since 1983.
Kamol Lohavanichbutr, MD, FACC is a native of Thailand who attended medical school at Mahidol University, Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok. He performed his internal medicine internship and residency at Meridia Huron Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio; an additional internal medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland; a cardiology fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and fellowships in echocardiography and interventional cardiology, both at St. Paul’s Hospital at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He joined Skagit Regional Clinics - Cardiology in May 2005 after four years as an interventional cardiologist at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D. He is certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.
Vidhu Paliwal, MD, joined Skagit Regional Clinics - Cardiology in 2010. Dr. Paliwal is a clinical invasive cardiologist with a special interest in comprehensive cardiac imaging. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Paliwal graduated from King George Medical College in Lucknow, India. He completed residencies at State University of New York Health Science Center (in internal medicine) and University of Louisville (in cardiology.)
Yelena Rosenberg, MD, joined Skagit Regional Clinics - Cardiology in 2010. Dr. Rosenberg is a general cardiologist specializing in cardiovascular disease. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography and vascular ultrasound. Dr. Rosenberg received her MD from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Virginia and a fellowship in cardiology at University of Texas Health Sciences Center.
Robert B. Stewart, MD, FACC is a 1988 graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and received residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, 1991 and Cardiovascular Diseases, 1996. He has worked with Skagit Regional Clinics - Cardiology since 1994.
Sanjeev Vaderah, MD, FRCPC joined Skagit Regional Clinics - Cardiology in February 2009, providing interventional cardiology services. He previously spent four years at Inland Cardiology Associates in Spokane and serving as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow at the University of British Columbia’s St. Paul’s Hospital. He served as a resident in medicine at Safdarjung Hospital in India, an internship in internal medicine at Long Island College Hospital in New York and a residency in internal medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in New York. He served a Fellowship in Cardiology in New York and worked as an attending physician in medicine and cardiology at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Nova Scotia. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Dr. Vaderah is trained in performing peripheral interventions to help patients with peripheral vascular disease.
Rajesh Bhola, MD, practices at Peace Arch Cardiology in Bellingham and is a partner in health with Skagit Valley Hospital. Dr. Bhola is board certified in cardiovascular disease. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College in New Dehli and completed his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He served fellowships at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and University of Kansas School of Medicine.