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Our Physicians

  • Jon Brower, MD, FACC

    Jon Brower, MD, FACC

    Jon Brower, MD earned his undergraduate and medical doctorate degrees from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona.

    He served his internship and residency in internal medicine and neurology at the University of Arizona Health Science Center followed by a cardiology fellowship at the same institution. During his training he was on the Deanís List both scholastically and for excellence in Teaching by a House Officer.

    Dr. Brower is board certified in general cardiology and internal medicine, and board eligible in nuclear cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

    Dr. Brower specializes in general and invasive cardiology. He enjoys hiking, fly fishing, snowboarding, cooking and the blues.
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  • Dr. Nathan Funk, MD

    Dr. Nathan Funk, MD

    Nathan Funk was born in a small rural town in northwest Iowa where he graduated from high school. After initially following in his fatherís footsteps into veterinary medicine at Iowa State University, Nathan changed directions and entered medical school at the University of Iowa.

    After graduation Nathan headed to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland for his internal medicine training.

    Prior to going back to Iowa to complete cardiology training, Nathan spent a year in Alaska working for the Alaska Native Medical Center as an internist. During cardiology fellowship training, he has taken a special interest in cardiac imaging and valvular heart disease.

    Nathan and his wife Anne are happy to be back in Oregon to raise their growing family with a deep appreciation for the outdoors.
    They enjoy hiking and trail running in the beautiful mountains above their home in Ashland, Oregon.
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  • Kent Dauterman, MD, FACC, FASCAI

    Kent Dauterman, MD, FACC, FASCAI

    Kent Dauterman, MD earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo where he was Valedictorian of the College of Arts and Sciences. He then served as a Peace Corps Public Health Volunteer in Africa before earning his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he was among the top three graduates.

    His medicine residency and cardiology fellowship were at the University of California, San Francisco where he was chosen to serve as chief resident and chief fellow.

    His most recent training includes two years at the Cleveland Clinic as a fellow in interventional cardiovascular medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology and is a Fellow both of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention.

    Dr. Dauterman specializes in interventional cardiovascular medicine, which includes coronary and carotid stenting. He is responsible for establishing the carotid stent program at RVMC. He has served as Chief of Cardiology at RVMC and Providence Medical Center. Dr. Dauterman is married with two children.
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  • Brian Gross, MD, FACC, FAHA

    Brian Gross, MD, FACC, FAHA

    Brian Gross, MD earned his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and his medical doctorate from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. He served his internship and residency at Dartmouth Medical Center, earning both intern of the year and resident of the year honors.

    He held a fellowship and assistant professorship at the University of Washington and won the Washington Research Award from the American Heart Association.

    Dr. Gross was the local investigator for the GUSTO trials, which remains one of the largest myocardial infarction studies in the world. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association. He holds board certification in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is the medical director of the regional heart attack program (ASSET).

    Dr. Gross specialties include general and interventional cardiology. Dr. Gross is married and has four children who like to raft, play soccer and basketball, ski and run track.
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  • Miruais S. Hamed, MD

    Miruais S. Hamed, MD

    Dr. Miruais Hamed was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He received his medical doctorate at the University of Bern in Switzerland and his internal medicine residency at the Inselspital in Bern, in Switzerland.
    Dr. Hamed served two years in the Swiss Army, promoted to first lieutenant and retired from active duty when he moved to the USA.
    After moving to the States Dr. Hamed completed an additional internal medicine internship and residency at John Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he advanced to Chief Resident. Dr. Hamed did his cardiology fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.
    Dr. Hamed specializes in general and invasive cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and echocardiography.
    Dr. Hamed speaks several other languages beyond English including German, French, and some Dari.
    He is an avid hiker, enjoys biking and is passionate about cooking.
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  • Mark Huth, MD, FACC

    Mark Huth, MD, FACC

    Mark M. Huth, MD, PhD graduated with Honors in Physiology from Rutgers University. He received his medical and doctorate degrees from Louisiana State University. He was nominated for the Chancellors award given to the most outstanding student in the graduating class.

    He served his internship and residency at Louisiana State University where he was named intern of the year and outstanding resident by the faculty. He did his fellowship in cardiology as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in Physiology at the University of Washington.

    He was asked to serve on the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at both Louisiana State University and the University of Washington. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He served as Chairman of the ACCís Oregon GAP Project. He has both academic and clinical experience in angiography, echocardiography (including stress and transesophageal), and heart failure.

    He is married, and enjoys swimming and golf. His two fantastic sons help him remain young and better understand his own parents.
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  • Todd Kotler, MD, FACC

    Todd Kotler, MD, FACC

    Todd Kotler, MD graduated with a degree in chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz and received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1982. Dr. Kotler served his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center. He served as a research fellow in nuclear cardiology and then completed his cardiology fellowship training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has published numerous scientific articles and abstracts and has made many presentations at national conferences.

    Dr. Kotler is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Kotlerís specialties include interventional and general cardiology. He has been the Medical Director of the RVMC Cardiovascular Lab at CVI since its inception in 2003.

    In addition to his 3 children, Dr. Kotlerís passions outside of medicine include golf, skiing and travel.
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  • Kenneth Lightheart, MD, FACC

    Kenneth Lightheart, MD, FACC

    Kenneth Lightheart, MD joined our team in 2004 after working at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California for four years, two years as the Chief of Cardiology Services.

    Dr. Lightheartís patient-centered approach to cardiology is reflected in the time he takes to educate patients about their health, listen to their concerns and answer their questions.

    Dr. Lightheart earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. Following a residency at David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base in California, he completed a cardiology fellowship at Wilford Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and nuclear cardiology and is certified in the interpretation of cardiac CT. Dr. Lightheartís areas of expertise include nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Lightheart spends most of his time keeping up with his six children. Something most people donít know about Dr. Lightheart is that he speaks Korean.
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  • David Martin, MD, FACC

    David Martin, MD, FACC

    David Martin, MD completed his undergraduate work at the University of California at Irvine and received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. His internal medicine residency and fellowships in cardiology and electrophysiology were completed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of California at Los Angeles.

    A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases as well as Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing.

    He has developed a regional heart rhythm management program offering state-of-the-art technologies such as intra-cardiac ablation, implantable defibrillators and pacemakers.

    Dr. Martin views health care as a collaborative relationship between people with basic tenants of respect and caring for the individual. The interests of his patients will always be his top priority. He is married and the father of three sons.
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  • Mark Moran, MD, FACC, FSCAI, CCDS

    Mark Moran, MD, FACC, FSCAI, CCDS

    Mark Moran, MD graduated with highest honors in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and received his medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He continued at UCLA Medical Center for his Internal Medicine residency, where he was recognized as Medical Intern of the Year.

    He then completed his cardiology fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology. Dr. Moran is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention. He is also recognized by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a certified cardiac device specialist. Dr. Moran specializes in interventional cardiology and implantation of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
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  • Brian Morrison, MD, FACC

    Brian Morrison, MD, FACC

    Brian Morrison, MD has extensive experience in pediatric and adult congenital heart disease and in acquired adult cardiac disease, and is an expert in transesophageal echocardiography.

    Dr. Morrison obtained his internal medicine training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, his cardiology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School, and a senior clinical fellowship at Boston Childrenís Hospital. He spent a year at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at the University of California at Los Angeles, serving as an instructor and staff physician.

    A teacher at heart, Dr. Morrison enjoys helping his patients have a greater understanding of heart health. When Dr. Morrison isnít thinking of ways to improve heart health, he reads and writes about medical history, collects antiquarian books, and runs for exercise. He can also be seen cheering his children to success in their athletic endeavors.
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  • Dr. Ariane Neyou, MD

    Dr. Ariane Neyou, MD

    Dr. Neyou graduated from the University of Reims medical school and completed cardiology fellowship at the university of Poitiers medical school in France. She is a fellow of the French Society of Cardiology.

    In USA, she served her internal medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan followed by a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

    She is the author of a book chapter on aortic dissection and has coauthored many other manuscripts.

    Her areas of interest are in invasive cardiology, general cardiology, and women and cardiovascular disease.

    She speaks French fluently.

    She enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.
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  • Linda Nisbet, FNP

    Linda Nisbet, FNP

    As a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Linda Nisbet has advanced education and training with a Masters of Science as well as a Masters of Science in Nursing. Linda partners with her patients to promote heart health through education and therapeutic lifestyle changes. Linda is enthusiastic about educating her patients, and partners with them to determine the lifestyle changes they can make to promote heart health. She is adept at tackling complex issues and working as a team to improve her patientís health.

    Linda is qualified as a primary health care provider. She also has extensive training and experience in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease and heart failure, including patients with cardiac devices. Linda received her Masters of Science in Nursing as well as her Post Masters Certificate for Family Nurse Practitioner through Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from both programs summa cum laude.

    Linda is the Coordinator of the Heart Failure Clinic and practices in both our Grants Pass and Medford offices.
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  • Thomas Norby, MS, FNP

    Thomas Norby, MS, FNP

    Thomas Norby, MS FNP earned undergraduate degrees from University of California at Berkeley in Resource Management, and California State University, Hayward in Nursing. His Masters Degree is from Oregon Health and Science Universityís nurse practitioner program.

    He is board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In 2006, Tom joined the group that has become Southern Oregon Cardiology following several years of primary care practice in the Rogue Valley. He collaborates closely with your cardiologist to advance your treatments and management. Tom is particularly interested in heart failure, atrial fibrillation and cardiac devices.

    He enjoys family, gardening, the outdoors, travel and tropical beaches.
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  • Bruce Patterson, MD, FACC

    Bruce Patterson, MD, FACC

    Bruce Patterson, MD earned his undergraduate degree from Pomona College and his masters degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he was president of AOA Honor Medical Society.

    He served his internship and residency at Brigham and Womenís Hospital, Harvard Medical School and completed a cardiac fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is certified in nuclear cardiology.
    He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. Dr. Patterson has special interests in echocardiography, transesophageal echo, cardiac catheterization and nuclear cardiology.
    Dr. Patterson is married with three children. The family enjoys hiking and skiing.
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  • Eric Pena, MD, FACC

    Eric Pena, MD, FACC

    Eric Pena, MD earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami in Florida and his medical degree from the University of South Florida. He served his internship, residency and fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA where he also served as chief medical resident.

    He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Electrophysiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Pena has participated as a principal investigator in several research studies for the development of medical technology to serve cardiology patients.

    He has lectured throughout the US on new ablation, pacemaker and defibrillator technology and has served as faculty at Heart Rythm Society international meetings. Dr. Pena specializes in Cardiology and Electrophysiology; he performs the full spectrum of complex ablations and device implantations.

    He enjoys skiing, fishing and camping with his family.
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  • Brad Personius, MD, FACC

    Brad Personius, MD, FACC

    Brad Personius, MD actively researches cardiac issues and has published many scientific articles and made presentations at national scientific forums. He has extensive academic and clinical experience in echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac pacing, and the management of complex lipid disorders.

    Dr. Personius received his undergraduate degree from Walla Walla College in Washington and his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He began his residency training in internal medicine and completed subsequent training in cardiology at Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He also served as Assistant Professor of Medicine for the Cardiology division while there.

    When it comes to helping patients manage their heart health, Dr. Personius expertly guides them through often complex decisions. He also focuses on the simple everyday choices including a plant-based diet, adequate rest, regular exercise and plenty of water.

    Dr. Personius and his wife of 30 years have raised three children and are now enjoying the kidsí new careers and families.
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