Heart and Vascular Research

The SJP Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence has a thriving research program including clinical and basic cardiovascular research. Member hospitals are actively engaged in every aspect of clinical cardiovascular research through their partnerships with major academic institutions, and pharmaceutical and device companies. Because of this commitment to research, our patients have access to the very latest therapies, devices and interventional techniques, often before these new innovations are released to nonacademic cardiac centers.

Areas of particular interest include novel revascularization approaches for the coronary and peripheral arteries, advanced electrophysiological ablation technologies, cardiorenal syndromes, resistant hypertension, and new therapies for atherosclerosis and heart failure. Our translational research involves basic vascular immunobiology, protein biomarkers, and novel non-invasive imaging. We publish over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts annually and hold the co-editorship of Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, the nation’s most widely read review journal among practicing cardiologists. In addition, we offer a thriving Cardiology fellowship program. 

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Research Department, Providence Hospital
David Svinarich, PhD, Director of Research

Cardiology Research Department, St. John Hospital and Medical Center

Cardiology Research, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital
Kelly Dimick, RN, Cardiology Research Nurse

Medical Directors/Chiefs

Shukri David, MD, FACC
Medical Director, St. John Providence Cardiovascular Network
Chief, Cardiology, Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield

Thomas LaLonde, MD, FACC
Interim Chief, Cardiology, St. John Hospital & Medical Center

Lingareddy Devireddy, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Services, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital