Convenient Access and Compassionate Cardiac Care

Our cardiologists are dedicated to helping you maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Our team provides treatment for cardiovascular disease while supporting patients in making positive lifestyle changes to better manage existing conditions and prevent new ones.

If you need a physician, Northwest Physicians can help you find the right doctor, right now.

 

Maria Baldasare, M.D., FACC

Maria Baldasare, M.D., FACC

Northwest Cardiology - Bentonville
2900 Medical Center Pkwy. | Suite 240B
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: 1-479-553-2200
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In practice since 2016, Maria Baldasare, M.D., FACC, comes to Northwest Arkansas from Mowery Clinic, LLC in Salina, KS. Her interests include high risk percutaneous coronary intervention (CHIP), left atrial appendage closure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and women’s health.

Dr. Baldasare received her medical education at Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica. She completed her internal medicine residency and cardiovascular disease fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She then completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Cooper Medical School of Rowan in Camden, NJ, where she was the first female to this fellowship.

Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica
Residency: Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology


Ahmad Elesber, M.D.

Ahmad Elesber, M.D.

Northwest Cardiology - Springdale
601 W. Maple Ave. | Suite 703
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: 1-479-750-2203
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Ahmad Elesber, M.D., is a cardiologist who is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear medicine. He has approximately 20 years of experience and has been affiliated with Northwest Cardiology - Springdale for a decade. Dr. Elesber earned his medical degree from American University of Beirut in Lebanan where he also completed his internship. He completed his residency and two fellowships - one in cardiovascular disease and the other in interventional cardiology - at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

He is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of valve problems and peripheral vascular disease as well as cardiology. He offers a leading-edge radial approach to heart catheterization and has performed numerous limb salvage procedures.

Medical Education: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology - Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Medicine


Michael Green, M.D.

Michael Green, M.D.

Northwest Cardiology - Springdale
601 W. Maple Ave. | Suite 703
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: 1-479-750-2203
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Michael Green, M.D., has more than 25 years of experience in general and interventional cardiology. He earned his medical degree and completed his internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and his cardiovascular medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

He was the first cardiologist to implant a biventricular pacemaker in Arkansas. He also led in the establishment of Northwest Arkansas’ first Congestive Heart Failure Center, and the area’s first Accredited Chest Pain Center at Northwest Medical Center - Springdale.

Dr. Michael Green served as a lead investigator for the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI), with Northwest Medical Center (Springdale and Bentonville) among the first 50 hospitals nationwide participating. This multicenter study has helped to identify the best treatment for people who experience cardiogenic shock following a heart attack (AMI-CS). It is designed to assess the feasibility of whether outcomes in cardiogenic shock can be improved by using standardized best practices including inserting a special heart pump to protect the patient during a percutaneous coronary intervention. Read more about this at the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative.

Most recently, Dr. Green has become a lead investigator with the RestoreEF national investigational trial designed to determine best treatments for people with multi-vessel coronary artery disease who are not good candidates for open-heart surgery.

Medical Education: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Residency: Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK


Robert Schatz, M.D., FACC

Robert Schatz, M.D., FACC

Northwest Cardiology - Siloam Springs
603-2 N. Progress Ave. | Suite 400
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 1-479-215-3060
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Robert Schatz, M.D., FACC, board-certified cardiovascular disease and internal medicine physician, recently joined the active medical staff of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, practicing at Northwest Cardiology – Siloam Springs. Dr. Schatz is a cardiologist with experience in transthoracic, contrast, dobutamine and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and nuclear cardiology and vascular testing. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. In his free time Dr. Schatz enjoys music and the outdoors including hiking, racquet sports and bicycling. He is married with three children.

Medical Education: University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship: Cardiology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Cardiology, Veterans Administration Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology


Pahul Singh, M.D.

Pahul Singh, M.D.

Northwest Cardiology - Bentonville
2900 Medical Center Pkwy. | Suite 240B
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: 1-479-553-2200
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Pahul Singh, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist with more than 10 years of experience who is affiliated with Northwest Cardiology - Bentonville. Dr. Singh completed medical school at Dayanand Medical College in Ludhiana, India. He then completed both an internal medicine residency and a cardiovascular disease fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He was then selected for an interventional cardiology fellowship, which he completed at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.

In addition to being board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, he has also earned certification in echocardiography.

Medical Education: Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India
Residency: Internal Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, SUNY Upstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY
Interventional Cardiology, University of Tennessee Health and Sciences, Memphis, TN
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography


Rudhir Tandon, M.D.

Rudhir Tandon, M.D.

Northwest Cardiology - Bentonville
2900 Medical Center Pkwy. | Suite 240B
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: 1-479-553-2200

25 Norris Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 1-479-553-2200

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Dr. Tandon comes to Northwest Arkansas from Iowa City, Iowa. He is board-certified in interventional cardiology, general cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and vascular interpretation. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Tandon earned his medical degree from Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, India. He then completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. Dr. Tandon completed his fellowships in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and advanced heart failure/heart transplant at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

His areas of interest include stenting of high risk blockages in heart arteries with a heart pump, circulation problems due to narrowed blood vessels in legs, kidneys, brain and small intestine. He performs minimally invasive procedures to close holes in the heart septum, to remove blood clots in blood vessels of leg, arm and lung and to place filters to prevent life threatening blood clots in lung arteries in patients who cannot take blood thinners.

Dr. Tandon is trained in other minimally invasive catheter based structural heart procedures including aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair and closure of left atrial appendage in patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke who cannot take blood thinners. He has expertise in management of patients with advanced/end stage heart failure, and implanting small wireless devices in lung arteries - devices that provide information to help prevent hospitalizations and improve quality of life in heart failure patients.

Medical Education: Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak, India
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine Urbana-Champaign, IL
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology fellowship at University of Iowa, IA
Board Certified: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)


All providers are members of the medical staff of Northwest Physicians.

 

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Our physicians and providers are proud to be affiliated with Northwest Health, the largest health system in Northwest Arkansas. With five hospitals, Northwest Health has three accredited Chest Pain Centers - in Bentonville, Siloam Springs and Springdale.

Northwest Medical Center - Springdale was the first hospital in Northwest Arkansas to provide open-heart surgery and achieve Cycle IV Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI through ACC Accreditation Services (American College of Cardiology). Northwest Medical Center – Bentonville also earned the same accreditation, and both hospitals maintain this accreditation today (now cycle V) to show Northwest Health's continued commitment to providing high quality care for your heart when you need it most.

Northwest Medical Center - Springdale was also among the first 50 hospitals nationwide chosen to participate in a new study to identify the best treatment for people who experience cardiogenic shock following a heart attack (also called acute myocardial infarction - cardiogenic shock, or AMI-CS). Called the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI), this multicenter study assessed the feasibility of whether outcomes in cardiogenic shock can be improved by using standardized best practices such as inserting a special heart pump to protect patients during percutaneous coronary interventions.

From prevention to diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, numerous services are available throughout our five-hospital network.

Our Services Include:

  • Diagnostic and imaging technology to find heart disease early, when it's most treatable
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Open-heart surgeries including coronary bypass and valve repair
  • Cardiac defibrillator andbiventricular pacemaker insertion
  • Carotid stenting
  • Venous stenting
  • Heart failure care
  • Specialized treatment for heart rhythm disorders (atrial fibrillation)
  • Cardiac rehabilitation that combines education, support and exercise therapy

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking special precautions to keep our offices and other care environments safe for every patient.

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