Meet the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Team
The transcatheter aortic valve replacement team is comprised of physicians from Bronson Healthcare and Kalamazoo Anesthesiology.
Thomas Keller, Jr., MD, FACC, FSCAI - Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare
Dr. Keller received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated cum laude. Dr. Keller earned his medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. He completed his combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. Following his residency, Dr. Keller completed a fellowship in adult cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He is also trained in carotid stenting and interventional endovascular peripheral procedures. Dr. Keller is board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is board eligible in endovascular peripheral intervention. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
Christopher Rogers, DO, FACC, FSCAI - Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare
Dr. Rogers received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a rotating internship at Lansing General Hospital and an internal medicine residency at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Dr. Rogers has also completed fellowships in adult cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology from Wayne State University. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, and is also a peripheral vascular interventionalist. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
Parth Amin, MD - Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Amin is a member of the medical staff at Bronson Healthcare. He earned a medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in general surgery and an internship at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Amin completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, in vascular surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa and in trauma surgery/critical care at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee.
Alphonse DeLucia III, MD, FACC, FACS - Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Delucia is the medical director of cardiothoracic surgery at Bronson Methodist Hospital. He graduated summa cum laude from State University of New York, Health Science Center School of medicine in Syracuse, New York. He is board certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Delucia’s residencies include cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and general surgery at the University of Michigan hospitals. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American College of Surgeons.
Heather A. Dobbs, MD - Kalamazoo Anesthesiology, PC
Dr. Dobbs received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Physiology from University of Wyoming. She received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Dobbs completed her residency at the University of Virginia Health System. She also completed a fellowship in adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Duke University. Dr. Dobbs is board certified in anesthesiology and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.
Patrick J. Sandell, MD - Kalamazoo Anesthesiology, PC
Dr. Sandell received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Central University of Iowa. He received his medical degree from The University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his transitional residency at The Gundersen Medical Foundation and his anesthesiology residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sandell is board certified in anesthesiology and has testamur status in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.
Gregory A. Schrock, MD - Kalamazoo Anesthesiology, PC
Dr. Schrock received his Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Lutheran General Hospital and his anesthesiology residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Schrock also completed a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at University of Iowa. Dr. Schrock is board certified in anesthesiology and performs transesophageal echocardiographs.
TAVR Program Coordinator
Carmela Pulling MA, BSN, RN – Bronson Heart & Vascular
Carmela Pulling received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Arts in Management from Nazareth College. She has been a nurse in various cardiology-related positions for most of her career. She is the cardiovascular program coordinator for Bronson Methodist Hospital. Her responsibilities include the roles of TAVR program coordinator and valve clinic coordinator for Bronson Methodist Hospital.