The physicians of South Denver Cardiology Associates, P.C. are pioneers in cardiovascular medicine and Denver’s top heart doctors. The practice was found in 1973 and is committed to the highest quality guest care, offering a full range of diagnostic, interventional, preventive and rehabilitation treatment programs through the South Denver Heart Center and our affiliated hospital partners.
This exceptional team of physicians consists of twenty-five of the Rocky Mountain region’s finest cardiologists who are devoted to caring for Denver’s heart patients.
All full-time, practicing physicians are university-trained and board certified in cardiology. Many have as many as two or three additional board certifications. The physicians of South Denver Cardiology Associates were among the first in the Rocky Mountain area to perform such diagnostic and life-saving procedures as cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty, stenting, transesophageal echocardiography, thrombolytic clot-dissolving therapy, implantation of cardiac defibrillators and electrophysiological ablations.
You can learn more about each of the outstanding physicians who make up South Denver Cardiology Associates below:
(Electrophysiologist) Dr. Daniel Alyesh is an electrophysiologist at South Denver Cardiology Associates who specializes in performing complex ablations for heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Alyesh was mentored by pioneers in the field of electrophysiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He grew up in San Diego, where he Read More About Daniel Alyesh, M.D.
(General Cardiology) Dr. Grant Bailey joined South Denver Cardiology in August of 2016. Grant was born in a small farming community in rural Michigan, attending undergraduate at Grand Valley State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, caring for the Read More About Grant Bailey, MD
(Interventional Cardiologist) Dr. Cinthia Bateman joined the team at South Denver Cardiology Associates in the winter of 2007. Cinthia received her bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and her medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse in Syracuse, NY. Her residency was completed Read More About Cinthia Bateman, MD
(Interventional Cardiologist) Dr. Jeb Burchenal was born in New York and obtained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry (Magna Cum Laude) at Princeton and his Medical Degree at Cornell (where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society). Jeb then completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins and his Cardiology Read More About Jeb Burchenal, MD
(Electrophysiologist) Dr. William Choe received his B.A. in Chemistry at The University of Chicago and his M.D at Northwestern University. He then obtained his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center and was named Chief Cardiology Fellow his senior year. Dr. Choe then Read More About William Choe, MD
(Electrophysiologist) Dr. Roger Damle was born in New Brunswick, N.J., Dr. Damle obtained his Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Medicine degrees from Northwestern University, where he was inducted into the medical school honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with “Highest Distinction” ranking #1 in his class. Dr. Damle Read More About Roger Damle, MD
(Interventional Cardiologist) Dr. Ira Dauber was born and raised in New York City (and still maintains his allegiance to New York sports!). He earned both his undergraduate degree (BS in Biomedical Engineering) and his medical degree from Cornell University. The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center beckoned him for Internal
(General Cardiology) Dr. Doloto was born in Poland and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Creighton University where he graduated cum Laude with a degree in Computer science while developing an interest in medicine through his numerous volunteer activities. After attending, Creighton University Medical School, he completed Read More About Pawel Doloto, MD
(General Cardiology) Dr. Eldridge is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1980 where she did her residency, she also did a residency and fellow at University of Colorado Health Science Center. She is the recipient of the Upjohn Award of Excellence in Medicine and Dr. Joan Eldridge is a twenty-six year veteran
(Interventional Cardiologist) Dr. Sean Enkiri was born in Maryland and obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology at Duke University, where he graduated cum laude and where his college sports allegiance will always be bound. He then earned his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He next went on to Read More About Sean A. Enkiri, MD
(Interventional Cardiologist) Steve Friedrich entered private cardiology practice at Rose Medical Center in 1993. He joined South Denver Cardiology Associates in 2002. Steve was born and raised in Niles, Michigan. He received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts and his medical degree from the University
(Electrophysiologist) Dr. Ryan Jordan was born in North Carolina and obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (graduating with Honors and Distinction) and his Medical Degree at the Wake Forest University (where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society). He then Read More About Ryan Jordan, MD
(Interventional Cardiologist) Dimitri Kaufman was born in Moscow and moved as a teenager to Colorado. Dr. Kaufman graduated with distinction from the University of Colorado where he received his Bachelor of Arts, and attended Harvard Medical School. He then completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Harvard’s Read More About Dimitri Kaufman, MD
(General Cardiology) Arthur Levene is a founding member of South Denver Cardiology Associates, Dr. Levene grew up in New York City and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bard College and his medical degree from New York University. His internship and residency were spent at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital at Case Read More About Arthur Levene, MD
(Interventional Cardiologist) Dr. Lee MacDonald is originally from North Dakota, growing up in the Boulder area and attending Niwot High School. He received his bachelor of science in Engineering/Physics in 1992 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his medical degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Read More About Lee MacDonald, MD
(Electrophysiologist) Dr. Mathew grew up in New York City before heading to Rochester, New York as a Rochester Early Medical Scholar. In Rochester, he completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor in Science in Molecular Genetics graduating Summa Cum Laude before earning his medical degree with a distinction in research. Next,
Dr. George Pachello was born in Great Falls, Montana. He did his undergraduate, graduate and post graduate work at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He received both his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and his medical degree from the University of Colorado. Dr. Pachello co-founded Denver Cardiology in July, 1979, Read More About George Pachello, MD
(General Cardiology) Dr. David Schuchman, son of South Denver Cardiology Associate Dr. Harvey Schuchman, started his career at SDCA many years ago as a technician. After years of watching Dad, he decided to pursue his medical career in the specialty of cardiology and now has the privilege of practicing with his father. He received Read More About David Schuchman, MD
(General Cardiology) The son of a respected Indiana family doctor, Harvey Schuchman was a resident when he helped out in his father’s office. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the Indiana University. He then obtained his internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and his Cardiology Fellowship at Indiana Read More About Harvey Schuchman, MD
(General Cardiology) Dr. Mark Sheehan returns to South Denver Cardiology Associates after originally joining the practice in 1981. Mark was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University with the distinctive of Cum Laude; he then received his medical degree from Baylor Read More About Mark Sheehan, MD
(General Cardiology) Dr. Barry Smith entered into private cardiology practice in 1979. He joined South Denver Cardiology Associates in 2013. Dr. Smith was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. After completing his internal medicine Read More About Barry Smith, M.D.
(General Cardiology) Dr. Michael Staab grew up in Littleton and attended local elementary and secondary schools. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a Dean’s Scholar. His medical training began at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, where Read More About Michael Staab, MD
(Electrophysiologist) Dr. Sri Sundaram came to the South Denver Heart Center team from the windy city of Chicago, IL. He received his bachelor of arts in Art History and Economics from Washington University in 1992. He then attended the University of Kentucky where he received his medical degree. While in medical school Dr. Sundaram
(Interventional Cardiologist) Dr. Karyl VanBenthuysen grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to New York in his teenage years. He attended Yale University, where he was recognized as a Yale National Scholar, and Duke University School of Medicine. Following two years in residency training at Duke, he was awarded a National Research Read More About Karyl VanBenthuysen, MD
(Interventional Cardiologist) Dr. Ajay Yadlapati was born in Chicago and obtained his undergraduate degrees in Finance (B.A.) and Molecular & Cellular Biology (B.S.) at the University of Illinois, graduating with Summa Cum Laude and Bronze Tablet honors. He received his medical degree (M.D.) at Rush Medical College in Read More About Ajay Yadlapati, MD