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Meet the Doctors

 

 


Dr. Tommy Brown, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.:
Founding partner of Ark-La-Tex Cardiology, APMC, Dr. Brown graduated magna cum laude from LSU-Shreveport in 1978 and from Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport in 1982. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his cardiology fellowship program at LSU Medical Center - Shreveport. Dr. Brown began practicing cardiology in Shreveport in 1987. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Brown is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and a fellow in the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a member of the American Heart Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Shreveport Medical Society. Dr. Brown previously served as Chief of Cardiology at Highland Hospital and is currently President of Cardiac Centers of Louisiana as well as President and Managing Physician of Ark-La-Tex Cardiology.

Dr. Brown's practice includes both invasive and noninvasive cardiology. His expertise includes diagnostic heart cath, coronary interventions including balloon angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, stents, laser and angiojet technique as well as pacemakers. He is also experienced in carotid angiography and peripheral vascular angiography as well as peripheral vascular interventions. He is experienced in nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and recently has become more involved in the research aspect of cardiology, including several large national trials.

Dr. Brown has two great children and loves to hunt and fish.




Dr. Russell S. Fileccia, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Fileccia graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport in 1991. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his cardiology fellowship program at LSUMC - Shreveport. Dr. Fileccia began practicing cardiology in Shreveport in 1997. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Fileccia is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Shreveport Medical Society. Dr. Fileccia specializes in Nuclear Cardiology.




Dr. Ghali, M.D.,F.A.C.C.,F.A.C.P.:
Dr. Ghali graduated from Damascus University Medical School in Damascus, Syria in 1976. He completed two internships, at Damascus University Hospital in Damascus, Syria, and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. His residency and fellowship programs were completed at Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ghali practiced Cardiology in the state of Illinois until he relocated to Shreveport to practice medicine in 1992. Prior to joining Ark-La-Tex Cardiology, APMC in 1999, Dr. Ghali was affiliated with Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. While at LSU, Dr. Ghali was the Director of the Heart Failure Unit, Director of the Coronary Care Unit, and held the academic position of Professor of Medicine. Dr. Ghali is currently the Director of Cardiac Centers of Louisiana, LLC, the research division of Ark-La-Tex Cardiology, APMC. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Ghali is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, and the Heart Failure Society.

Dr. Ghali is an internationally known and respected researcher in the field of cardiovascular diseases and is recognized as an expert in the treatment of heart failure. He is the primary author in 67 scientific publications and co-author in 54 others.




Dr. R. V. Markham, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.,F.A.H.A.:
Dr. Markham graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1976. He completed his residency program in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center in Houston, and went on to complete his cardiology fellowship program at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Markham began practicing cardiology in Shreveport in 1982. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Markham is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and a fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Shreveport Medical Society. Dr. Markham specializes in nuclear cardiology, preventative cardiology and modification of atherosclerotic risk factors. He has published approximately 13 journal articles.

His outside interests include camping and spending time with his family and his dogs.




Dr. Robert T. Martin, M.D., F.A.C.C.,F.S.C.A.I.:
Dr. Martin joined Ark-La-Tex Cardiology, APMC in July 1996 adding to the four-man group of Dr.'s Brown, Davis, Wiggins and James Smith. Growth has continued with eleven physician partners to date to serve the cardiology demands of Northwest Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Dr. Martin grew up in Shreveport graduating with honors from Calvary Baptist Academy. He completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas receiving a B.S. in Biology. He returned to Shreveport and began medical school in 1986.

Dr. Martin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport in 1990. He completed his residency in internal medicine at LSUMC, earning the Dr. James H. Campbell Memorial Award for Outstanding Intern, the Upjohn Achievement Award for Excellence in Medicine Outstanding Resident Award and the LSU Department of Internal Medicine Outstanding Resident Award. Dr. Martin also completed his cardiology fellowship program at LSUMC - Shreveport.

Dr. Martin began practicing cardiology in Shreveport in 1996. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Martin is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, the American Heart Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the Shreveport Medical Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Martin specializes in Adult Cardiovascular Disease performing both diagnostic and therapeutic coronary interventions. He is skilled at balloon angioplasty, coronary stenting and rotablator rotational atherectomy. He performs diagnostic testing including nuclear stress testing, stress echocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography while maintaining an active clinical practice. He has specialized training in transesophogeal echocardiography.

Dr. Martin is married since 1986 and is blessed with a precious wife and two children. He attends Calvary Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon, the Director and teacher of the College and Career Sunday School Class with his wife, and is a member of the Recreation Committee. He enjoys participating in family activities, mission opportunities through his church, coaching his children's little league teams, and golfing.




Dr. James F. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.:
Dr. Smith graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport, LA in 1987. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his cardiology fellowship program at LSUMC -Shreveport, LA. Dr. Smith completed an additional fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Indiana Heart Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as Acting Chief of Cardiology at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, LA until July 1995 and was a member of the cardiology faculty at LSUMC-Shreveport, LA. Dr. Smith joined Ark-La-Tex Cardiology, APMC in July 1995. Dr. Smith is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and a fellow in the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Heart Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Shreveport Medical Society.

Dr. Smith is married to Laura Gullatt Smith and they are the proud parents of four children.




Dr. Paul R. Stafford, M.D.,F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Stafford graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport in1993. He also attended graduate school at Louisiana State University Medical Center - Shreveport in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After completing his residency and fellowship programs at LSUMC-Shreveport, Dr. Stafford began practicing cardiology in 1999. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Stafford is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the Shreveport Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.




Dr. Michael G. Walton, M.D.,F.C.C.,F.S.C.A.I.:
Dr. Walton graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport in 1992. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his cardiology fellowship program at LSUMC - Shreveport. Dr. Walton began practicing cardiology in Shreveport in 1998. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Walton is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the Bossier Parish Medical Society, and the Shreveport Medical Society. He is married to Davan Walton and they have three children, Chris, Mark and Laura.

Dr. Walton is an ordained Minister, having been in fulltime ministry for six years prior to medical school.




Dr. S. Scott Wiggins, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Wiggins graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport, LA in 1986. He completed his residency program in internal medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama and his fellowship in cardiology / electrophysiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Wiggins began practicing in cardiology / electrophysiology in Shreveport, LA in 1993. Dr. Wiggins is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Wiggins is a member of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Physicians, the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Shreveport Medical Society. Dr. Wiggins specializes in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. His practice involves the treatment of complex heart rhythm disturbances using pacemakers, defibrillation and catheter ablation techniques. Dr. Wiggins is Medical Director of the Willis Knighton Heart Institute Electrophysiology Program.

He is married to Connie Chapman Wiggins and they are the proud parents of three children.




Paul C. Davis, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.:
Dr. Davis was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated with honors from Neville High School and the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly NLU) where he attained a BS degree in pre-medicine. In 1981, he moved to Shreveport to begin training for his MD degree at LSU Medical Center - Shreveport. Dr. Davis graduated from LSUMC - Shreveport in 1985. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his Cardiology Fellowship program at LSUMC - Shreveport. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Davis is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow in the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a member of the American Heart Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, and the Shreveport Medical Society. Dr. Davis is the present Chief of Cardiology at Christus Highland Hospital and is a certified ACLS instructor where he also directs the American Heart Association ACLS certification program.




Iqbal Singh, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Singh graduated from medical school at Dundee University, United Kingdom in 1987. He completed medical residency at the Dundee University hospitals in 1990 and passed examinations to achieve full membership of Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 1991. He subsequently completed another medical residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995. His Cardiology fellowship program was completed in 1998 at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee where he was Chief Cardiology Fellow. Dr. Singh undertook additional fellowship training in Clinical Electrophysiology at Vanderbilt University until April, 1999 when he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and as the Director of Ambulatory Cardiology at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville through June, 2002. Dr. Singh began practicing Cardiology in Shreveport in July, 2002. His practice includes non-invasive, non-interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in all aspects of Echocardiography including Transesophageal and Stress Echo and the clinical aspects of Electrophysiology. Dr. Singh is also experienced in Nuclear Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Singh is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom and an Associate Member of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Singh is married and has one daughter. His hobbies include golf and tennis. Dr. Singh is also interested in cinema, film history, and all sports.
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