Hot Springs, Arkansas – Bhavna Mohandas, MD, has joined the Mercy Heart and Vascular Center as an Invasive Cardiologist after completing her residency and fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock.
“I liked St. Joseph’s Mercy and the Cardiology Clinic when I came here to see everyone. The cardiology group is excellent and I felt that it would be a perfect fit for me,” she said.
Dr. Mohandas grew up in India and attended the medical college at Trivandrum University of Kerala. After earning a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Ohio, she completed her medical training in Arkansas.
She is an invasive cardiologist, a doctor who specializes in using diagnostic and therapeutic tools inserted directly into the patient’s body to treat heart disease. She is certified to do echocardiograms, cardiac catheterization, clinical cardiology, exercise testing, electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, vascular, preventive cardiology, stress echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms, and pacemaker interrogations. She received the American Federation of Medical Research Henry Christian Award in 2010.
Dr. Mohandas said Mercy’s integrated approach and the location of the Mercy Heart and Vascular Center, which is connected to St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center.
“You’re not driving to multiple hospitals. It’s all very integrated and an organized system and that’s something I really like,” she said.
Dr. Mohandas is seeing patients at the Mercy Heart and Vascular Center along with Dr. Frederick Heinemann, Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi, Dr. Stanley Josef and Dr. Srinivas Vengala.
Dr. Mohandas is married and has two children.