The Team

The Team

Physicians and clinical nursing staff practicing at the Heart & Vascular Center at Good Samaritan Hospital are leaders in providing clinical excellence both locally, nationally and internationally. With a team of leading heart specialists, the Heart & Vascular Center is able to provide advanced technology, clinical care and research in the field of cardiology.

The highly skilled team at the Heart & Vascular Center provide a broad range of expertise in:

  • Electrophysiology Cardiology
  • Structural Heart Procedures
  • Peripheral Vascular Procedures
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology

Patients at the Heart & Vascular Center can expect their doctors will use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The highly trained multidisciplinary team includes specialists in perioperative services, anesthesiology, nursing, rehabilitation, pain management, and internal medicine. Patients benefit from high quality of care before, during and after surgery.

The Cardiovascular Team*


Anil Bhandari, MD
Electrophysiology
Anil Bhandari, MD
Electrophysiology

Steven Burstein, MD
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Steven Burstein, MD
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

David Cannom, MD
Electrophysiology
David Cannom, MD
Electrophysiology


Eli Capouya, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Eli Capouya, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Christina H. Economides, MD
Interventional Cardiology
Christina H. Economides, MD
Interventional Cardiology

Ali Gheissari, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ali Gheissari, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Robert Gottner, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Robert Gottner, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ivan Ho, MD
Electrophysiology
Ivan Ho, MD
Electrophysiology

Reza Khodaverdian, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Reza Khodaverdian, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Guy S. Mayeda, MD
Interventional Cardiology
Co-Medical Director, Transfusion-Free Medicine & Surgery Center
Guy S. Mayeda, MD
Interventional Cardiology
Co-Medical Director, Transfusion-Free Medicine & Surgery Center

Andrew Zadeh, MD
Electrophysiology
Andrew Zadeh, MD
Electrophysiology

Katrine Zhiroff, MD
Interventional Cardiology
Katrine Zhiroff, MD
Interventional Cardiology

*Doctors who practice at Good Samaritan Hospital are independent contractors, not employees.


The Clinical Coordinators:

Deanna Shea-Vega
Deanna Shea-Vega


Cecile Mayoralgo
Cecile Mayoralgo


Rosario Barcelo
Rosario Barcelo


Sylvia Roberson


Christina Craigo
Christina Craigo

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