Cardiology

Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels—the cardiovascular system. The cardiologist evaluates your symptoms and your medical history and may recommend tests for a more definite diagnosis.

Chris Balwanz, MD

Cardiology

Bryan Health Institute

Availability: Every other Tuesday

Medical School-University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

Residency-University of California-Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, Internal Medicine

Fellowship- University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., Cardiology

Internships-University of California-Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, Internal Medicine

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine – General

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease

Education

Approach to Care: I am from Omaha, Neb., and specialize in cardiac imaging. I believe that a team approach in which the patient is comfortable and confident in their care leads to the best outcomes. This involves high-tech procedures and imaging as well as listening to the patient’s concerns and giving them all our attention to provide them the best quality care possible.

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Ram Belbase, MBBS

Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiology

Nebraska Heart Institute

Availability: Every other Tuesday

Dr. Ram Belbase, a native of Nepal, brings more than 10 years of family medicine, internal medicine and cardiology experience to Nebraska Heart. As an interventional cardiologist, he specializes in cardiology care for patients and enjoys educational opportunities to teach new physicians skills as they begin their careers. Dr. Belbase and his family look forward to living in Lincoln and cheering on the Huskers.

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Anuj Jain, MD

Cardiology

Nebraska Heart Institute

Availability: Every other Tuesday

Dr. Hemantha Koduri

Interventional cardiologist and Vascular Medicine

Pioneer Heart Institute

Availability: Every other Monday

Interventional Cardiovascular Fellowship: Penn State University Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

General Cardiovascular Fellowship: Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Vascular Medicine Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Internal Medicine Residency: University of Illinois Chicago – Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL

Medical School: NTR University of Health Sciences – Guntur Medical College, Guntur, AP

Education

Dr. Koduri has 18 years of clinical experience and he specializes in internal medicine, vascular medicine and interventional cardiovascular medicine. After completing internal medicine residency at University of Illinois-Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, he worked as an assistant professor of medicine and teaching hospitalist in department of internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital – Chicago Medical School. He completed fellowship training in vascular medicine gaining expertise in treating diseases of arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. He then moved to Nebraska for fellowship training in general cardiovascular medicine at Creighton University, Omaha, NE. Following his general cardiology training he joined Penn State University Hershey Medical Center where he graduated in interventional vascular, cardiology and structural heart diseases. He is board certified in internal medicine, vascular medicine, vascular imaging, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, general cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Dr. Koduri has expertise in treating patients with thrombosis, thrombophilias, hypertension, lipid disorders, heart rhythm abnormalities, heart attacks, heart valve and structural disorders, heart failure, blockages in blood vessels of the neck, arms, legs, abdomen including aorta, kidney arteries and varicose veins. He performs high risk coronary and peripheral arterial interventions including chronic total occlusions(CTO) for revascularization, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, patent formen ovale closure, venous ablation and stenting.

He lives in Lincoln, NE, with his wife Dr. Prathima Jasti, who is an endocrinologist in Lincoln and along with their two boys, Anish and Saurya. He is an avid reader and a photography enthusiast. He enjoys watching movies together with his family and playing soccer with his boys.

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Keith Miller, MD, PhD, FACC

Cardiology

Bryan Heart Institute 

Availability: Every other Tuesday

Medical School- University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine

Residency-University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Fellowship-University of California

Board Certifications:

 American Board of Internal Medicine

 Subspecialty Certification: Cardiovascular Disease

Education

Approach to care: The science of cardiology and our understanding of the cardiovascular system has progressed so much that it’s really truly measurably changed how people do when they are diagnosed with heart disease. It’s not just about technology, it’s really about bringing a multi-disciplinary team together taking really good care of patients. At the end of the day what you want from your care team is that they really care about you as an individual. You want somebody who has your best interest at heart.

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