Physicians

John A. Vitarello
M.D., F.A.C.C.

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Edward P. Riuli
M.D., F.A.C.C.

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Nirmal K. Shah
M.D., F.A.C.C.

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Aimee Park
M.D., F.A.C.C.

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Anwar K. Malik
M.D., F.A.C.C.

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Bhavin M. Patel
D.O.

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Johns Hopkins Physicians

( JHH physicians are independent contractors and not employees of Cardiovascular Specialists of Frederick.)

Stephen B. Williams
M.D., M.P. H.,F.A.C.C.

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Sunil K. Sinha
M.D., F.A.C.C., F.R.C.P.C., C.C.D.S.

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Maya J. Salameh
M.D., FSVM, RPVI

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Chao-Wei Hwang
M.D., Ph.D.

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Managers

Robert Sussman
Practice Administrator

The success of managing a high profile medical practice is a professional mixture of operations and human resources between Physicians, Employees, and Patients. We strive to provide the best patient service and a rich environment of security to make our patients feel comfortable and relaxed. With over 20 years of business experience, it is my objective to achieve our company’s goals and provide a great atmosphere for everyone.

Melissa Luther
Chief Operations Officer

My commitment to quality patient care has been the foundation of my 21-year career in the medical field. I joined the practice in 2005 and have nearly a decade of managerial experience. In my role as COO, I coordinate the workflow of the office and oversee the daily operation for all departments. I take pride in ensuring that our patients receive the best quality care.

Heather Cole
Asst. Practice Administrator

As the Assistant Practice Administrator, I have worked for the Cardiovascular Specialists’ team since 2003. My responsibilities consist of multiple tasks that are essential to help make our practice operate efficiently. Some of my roles consist of credentialing and contracting, Quality Assurance, medical billing, website maintenance, and marketing/advertising. I believe that patient care is top priority and the patient’s experience should be pleasant and reassuring during every visit.

Laura Cline, RN
Clinical Manager

I am a graduate of Montgomery Community College with an Associate’s Degree. I love cardiovascular nursing and have been with CSOF since 2000. I work directly with patients, whether assisting the physician with their office visit to spending time reviewing instructions. I am a patient advocate.

Robert Rinkinen, RVT, RDCS
Echo/Vascular Manager

I have been employed by CSOF since 1999, as Technical Director of the Echo/Vascular Departments. I am a Registered Cardiac Diagnostic Sonographer, Registered Vascular Technologist and National Registered Paramedic. Prior to CSOF, I was employed by Frederick Memorial Hospital for ten years, receiving awards for service excellence. I enjoy boating in the Cheseapeake Bay and relaxing with my wife and two sons.

Naterra Sale
Billing Manager

As Billing Manager, I understand that our patient’s concerns can extend past their health. Having worked closely with the Physicians at CSOF since 2010, I know that patients are their top priority. I believe in handling medical claims and challenging insurance denial issues promptly for the benefit of the patient. Ensuring piece of mind to our patients in their time of need is our number one goal.

Vickie Showers, CNMT, RT (N), RN
Nuclear Manager

A graduate of Harrisburg Community College with an Associate Degree in Nuclear Technology and Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing with a diploma in professional nursing, I have an extensive background in patient care and healthcare management which provided a natural transition to Director of the CSOF Nuclear Cardiology Lab. I have been working for CSOF since 2004 and became director in 2015. I emphasize and facilitate a patient centered approach to the completion of the cardiac diagnostic imaging studies.

I lead a team comprised of me, 3 staff nuclear technologists, and several registered nurses specially trained to monitor and care for patients undergoing cardiac stress testing in the CSOF lab.  I also am responsible for maintaining the CSOF nuclear cardiology lab accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.