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Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Expands Cardiology Services at Doctors Hospital

August 1, 2022

CORAL GABLES, FL – August 1, 2022 – Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute announces it is expanding with additional cardiac services at Doctors Hospital. The new MCVI Cardiology office is officially open to patients for any heart-related needs with a particular emphasis on sports and medical cardiology. Diagnostic cardiac imaging, including echocardiograms and stress tests, will be performed on-site.

“As it has for decades, Baptist Health Doctors Hospital continues to deliver some of the best cardiac care in South Florida, and by expanding our reach, we will now be able to provide another location for our patients to get the most appropriate treatment they need,” said Javier Hernández-Lichtl, CEO of Baptist Health Doctors Hospital. “Our goal is to give the South Florida community more options when it comes to our cardiovascular services. This expansion will be able to deliver on that now even closer to home.”

In line with the Institute’s commitment to providing the community with expert heart care, the expanded Miami Cardiac & Vascular Cardiology office at Baptist Health Doctors Hospital will be headed by four cardiovascular physicians affiliated with the institute.

“Each of our cardiologists offers a different specialty and perspective when it comes to providing patients the exceptional care they need to lead a healthy lifestyle,” said Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., chief population health officer for Baptist Health, chief of cardiology, and deputy medical director of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.   “Having some of the top cardiologists in South Florida at Doctors Hospital,  allows our cardiac patients enhanced access to the highest quality of care in the city of Coral Gables.”

Percy Aitken, M.D., medical director of cardiology services at Doctors Hospital, leads the hospital’s existing cardiac care. Dr. Aitken will be joined at the new facility by Eli Friedman, M.D., medical director of sports cardiology, who is leading programs to help diagnose or treat cardiovascular conditions in athletes across South Florida, and help train athletes and their coaches in proper CPR techniques. Tarak Rambhatla, M.D., the director of inpatient cardiac services, and Adedapo Iluyomade, M.D., preventive cardiologist, will also be joining the team at the new facility.

About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 25,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. In addition to cardiovascular care, Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. It also includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.


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