Faculty Member Brief Bio

Akil Loli, MD
Akil Loli, MD
Program Director

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: The University of Tirana Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Maricopa Medical Center
Fellowships: Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Nuclear Cardiology
Areas of Interest: Endothelial Dysfunction, Aging and Molecular Basis of Cardiovascular Diseases 


Umaima Fatima, MD
Associate Program Director

Director of Cardiac Imaging at the VAMC
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: King Edward Medical School in Pakistan
Residency: University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts General Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School under a National Institute of Health Fellowship specializing in interpretation of MRI and CT cardiovascular imaging
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, CT Angiography, Vascular Medicine, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology

Adam Brodsky, MD
Adam Brodsky, MD
Key Clinical Faculty Member

Interventional Cardiologist, Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship: Cardiology and Interventional, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
Board Certifications: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Gopi Cherukuri, MD
Gopi Cherukuri, MD
Key Clinical Faculty Member 

Interventional Cardiologist, Biltmore Cardiology

Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine 
Residency: Cardiology and Interventional Training, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Board Certifications: Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology

Ashish Pershad, MD
Ashish Pershad, MD
Key Clinical Faculty Member 

Program Director, Interventional Fellowship Program
Interventional Cardiologist, Cavanagh Heart Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Medical School: Grant Medical College, India
Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology, Scripps Memorial Hospital
Board Certifications: Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology


Robert Halligan, MD
Key Clinical Faculty Member

Interventional Cardiologist, VAMC

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Fellowship: Cardiology, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Board Certifications: Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology


Raymond Migrino, MD
Key Clinical Faculty Member

Interventional Cardiologist, VAMC
Co-Section Chief of Research, Cardiology Fellowship

Medical School: University of the Philippines
Residency: The Cleveland Clinic
Fellowships: The Cleveland Clinic; Clinical and Research Fellow in Radiology (Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology), Massachusetts General Hospital
Area of Interest: Amyloidosis