Listed below are our five outstanding providers of CSMG. Please see the 'About Us' page to get more information on our hospital affiliations.
Dr. Patankar has been in private practice in Riverside for over 20 years. After completion of his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, he trained in Interventional Cardiology at the prestigious Galichia Institute in Wichita, Kansas. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and Cardiology , He treats all types of cardiovascular conditions and specializes in pacemakers, complex coronary and peripheral interventions. Dr. Patankar serves on various hospital and medical boards and is committed to improving medical care in the community.
Dr. Biswas completed her B.S. at the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), received her MD from the UCLA School of Medicine, and completed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. At Duke University Medical Center, she completed her Cardiology Fellowship, a fellowship in Women’s Health, obtained a Master’s in Health Science, and is still involved in clinical research. While on faculty at Duke, she founded and was the Clinical Director of the Duke Women’s Heart Care Clinic. In addition to being board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology, she is trained in cardiac CT imaging. She specializes in cardiovascular imaging, prevention and women’s cardiovascular care. Dr. Biswas is dedicated to developing a center for Women’s Heart Health in the Inland Empire, and to raising awareness about women and heart disease.
Dr. Parekh completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, San Diego and went on to Loyola University in Chicago for his General and Interventional Cardiology fellowships. He now returns to Southern California to be close to family and friends. Dr. Parekh is board certified in Interventional and General Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, and Vascular Study Interpretation. He specializes in percutaneous interventions of the coronary arteries as well as using this non-surgical technique to repair structural heart disease including but not limited to atrial septal defects, patent foramen ovale, and aortic stenosis. His expertise in vascular disease also allows him to treat peripheral arterial/venous disease including non-healing ulcers and wounds of the lower extremities, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and stenosis of the carotid vessels. Dr. Parekh is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He is committed to treating cardiovascular disease with minimally invasive procedures that allow faster recovery and improved patient care.
Dr. Attia is a California native making his homecoming after ten years spent away for training. Dr. Attia completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelors of Sciences from the University of California at Irvine. He then went on to obtain his medical degree from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Garden City Hospital an affiliate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his General Cardiology fellowship at McLaren Macomb Hospital, also an affiliate of Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Attia is board certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Attia is trained to perform various cardiovascular procedures including but not limited to cardiac catherization and transesophageal echocardiography.
Dr. Khandhar completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. He then went on to obtain his medical degree from Western University/ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Following medical school he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He then completed his General Cardiology fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Khandhar is board certified Internal Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and American College of Physicians.
Dr. Kelesidis completed his medical school at the Athens University in Athens, Greece. He then went on to complete his Residency and Fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine finishing up with a Fellowship in Electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Kelesidis is board certified in Internal Medicine, Echocardiography Nuclear Cardiology, and Electrophysiology. Dr. Kelesidis is trained to perform transesophageal echocardiography, right heart catheterization, cardioversion, ablations, and implantations of defibrillators and pacemakers.
Dr. Cox completed medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, CA and is returning to the area after completing Internal Medicine and General Cardiology training to be near family and friends. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Toxicology from The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA. He completed his Internal Medicine training at West Palm Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida an affiliate of Nova Southeastern school of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his General Cardiology fellowship training at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ an affiliate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cox is board certified in Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Vascular Ultrasound interpretation. His interests include Cardiac Imaging as well as the diagnosis and treatment of valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure. He is trained to perform transesophageal echocardiography, cardioversion, and some diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures.