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Michael A. Santer, Jr., M.D.
Photo of Dr. Michael A. Santer, Jr. Dr. Michael A. Santer, Jr., a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, founded Parkersburg Cardiology Associates, Inc., in 1972.

Dr. Santer majored in biology at Wheeling Jesuit College, and he received his doctorate of medicine degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 1965. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1970, and he completed his fellowship in cardiology at Georgetown University Hospital in 1972.

Dr. Santer is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is the Clinical Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at West Virginia University. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and he is a member of numerous medical organizations.

Dr. Santer's expertise within the field of cardiology includes the non-invasive evaluation of the cardiac patient including bedside physical findings, echocardiography, and nuclear imaging.

Dr. Santer and his wife, Andrea, are the parents of four children; they also have six grandchildren.

Dr. Santer retired from Parkersburg Cardiology Associates in June of 2012 after 40 years of practice.

Dr. Santer was awarded Emeritus status at Parkersburg Cardiology Associates in August of 2012.

M. David Avington, M.D.
Photo of Dr. M. David Avington Dr. M. David Avington, a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, joined PCA in 1973. Dr. Avington majored in biology at Wheeling College, and he received his doctorate of medicine degree from Georgetown University in 1966. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Kentucky in 1973, and he completed his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Dr. Avington is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the West Virginia Heart Association, and the West Virginia Medical Association.

Dr. Avington's expertise within the field of cardiology includes general cardiology.

Dr. Avington and his wife, Delores, are the parents of Carla and Bethany.

Dr. Avington retired from Parkersburg Cardiology Associates in October of 2011 after 38 years of practice. 

Dr. Avington was awarded Emeritus status at Parkersburg Cardiology Associates in August of 2012.

Hemant C. Modi, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Photo of Dr. Hemant C. Modi Dr. Hemant C. Modi, a native of Ahmedabad, India, joined PCA in 1989. Dr. Modi majored in chemistry, biology, and physics at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India, and he received his doctorate of medicine degree from Gujarat University in 1982. He completed his internship at Gujarat University, and he completed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, New York, in 1997. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Modi is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Parkersburg Academy of Medicine, and the West Virginia Medical Association.

Dr. Modi's expertise within the field of cardiology includes diagnostic cardiac catheterization, clinical cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology.

Dr. Modi and his wife, Alpa, are the parents of Asim and Sujal.
Stanley C. Pamfilis, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Photo of Dr. Stanley C. Pamfilis Dr. Stanley C. Pamfilis, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, joined PCA in 1994. Dr. Pamfilis majored in biology at Loyola College, and he received his doctorate of medicine degree from the University of Maryland in 1988. He completed his internship and his residency at the University of Maryland in 1991, and he completed his fellowship in cardiology at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Pamfilis is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Wood County Heart Association, the Parkersburg Academy of Medicine, and the West Virginia Medical Association.

Dr. Pamfilis' expertise within the field of cardiology includes diagnostic cardiac catheterization, pacemaker & defibrillator placement, echocardiography, stress testing, and general cardiovascular disease consultation.

Dr. Pamfilis and his wife, Donna, are the parents of three children.
David A. Gnegy, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Photo of Dr. David A. Gnegy Dr. David A. Gnegy, a native of Oakland, Maryland, joined PCA in 1995. Dr. Gnegy majored in chemistry at Frostburg State College, and he received his doctorate of medicine degree from the University of Maryland in 1989. He completed his internship and his residency at the University of Maryland in 1992, and he completed his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gnegy is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the West Virginia Heart Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the West Virginia Medical Association, and the Parkersburg Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Gnegy's expertise within the field of cardiology includes general adult cardiovascular disease, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiograhy, nuclear medicine, pacemakers/AICD implantation, and CHF.

Dr. Gnegy and his wife, Margaret, are the parents of Matthew, Katherine, and Andrew.
John A. Goddard, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Photo of Dr. John A. Goddard Dr. John A. Goddard, a native of Bridgeport, West Virginia, joined PCA in 2005. Dr. Goddard majored in pharmacy at West Virginia University, and he received his doctorate of medicine degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1998. He completed his internship and his residency in internal medicine at the West Virginia University Medical Center in 2001. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at the West Virginia University Medical Center.

Dr. Goddard is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the West Virginia Medical Association. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Goddard's expertise within the field of cardiology includes cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, interventional cardiology, and peripheral cardiovascular intervention.

Dr. Goddard is the father of Zachary, Jacob, and Joshua. Dr. Goddard's outside interests include golf and fishing.
John Mason, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Dr. John Mason has joined Parkersburg Cardiology Associates to practice invasive and general cardiology in 2008.
 A native of Williamstown, Dr. Mason completed his medical education at Marshall University in 2002.  He also completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiology at Marshall in 2008.
 
Dr. Mason is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.  He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.  His practice focusus on general adult cardiovascular care, diagnostic catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, tilt table examinations and nuclear medicine.
 

Jack Casas, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Photo of  Dr. Jack W. Casas                                                  
Dr. Jack W. Casas is a native of Woodland, California. After a successful and lengthy practice in Sacramento, he opted for a change in scenery and joined Parkersburg Cardiology Associates, Inc. in 2010. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the UCD School of Medicine in 1983. He completed his internship and residency, where he was also chief resident, at UCSF, Fresno, California. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at UCSF, San Francisco.
Dr. Casas is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and endovascular medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
                                                                                                     
His expertise is in the field of cardiology peripheral vascular disease and limb salvage. Including cardiac and peripheral catheterization, cardiac and peripheral interventions, echocardiography, pacemaker implantation, lead extractions and heart biopsy.

Dr. Casas has worked extensively with cardiac and peripheral laser. He has pioneered this with becoming one of the first FDA approved users and trainers. He has trained physicians from all over the country in both coronary and peripheral laser use. He was the recipient of the 2009 Northern California American Heart Association’s Heart of Gold award for his advancement in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
 
He and his lovely wife Kellie, now reside in the Parkersburg area. They love to travel and have many outside interests and hobbies and intend to bring a taste of the Napa Valley to Parkersburg.
 

Christopher T. Miller, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Photo of Christopher T. Miller, M.D

Christopher T. Miller, M.D is a native of West Virginia.  After practicing Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Parkersburg from 1997 until 2007 he decided to pursue the specialty of cardiology.  

Dr. Miller completed his general cardiology fellowship from West Virginia University Hospital in 2010 and his interventional cardiology fellowship from West Virginia University Hospital in 2011.  He returned to the Parkersburg area in July of 2011 and joined Parkersburg Cardiology Associates, Inc. at that time.                                                                                                      

His practice focuses on general adult cardiovascular care, transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear stress testing, diagnostic catheterization along with coronary and peripheral interventions. 

Dr. Miller is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, nuclear medicine and cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.  He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. 

Maria A. Kitsmiller, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Photo of Maria Kitsmiller Board certified nurse practitioner Maria A. Kitsmiller joined PCA in 2006. Maria received her associate's degree in nursing from Hocking College in 1992. She received her bachelors degree cum laude from Ohio University in 1999. She received her masters degree in nursing with a focus in the family nurse practitioner tract from Otterbein College in 2005.

Maria received her national certification as a family nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2005. She is a member of several organizations, including the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She is an affiliate member of the American College of Cardiology. She is active with the American Heart Association as part of the area's annual heart walk and the "Go Red" women's heart-disease awareness campaign.

Maria began her nursing career at Camden-Clark Medical Center, where she worked in telemetry, critical care, and as a clinical specialist.

Maria and her husband, Jim, are the parents of two children.

Lyndsey Kuhn, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Board certified nurse practitioner Lyndsey J. Kuhn joined PCA in 2013.  She is a native of Little Hocking, OH.  Lyndsey received her bachelors of science degree in nursing from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2008.  She received her masters degree in nursing education and family nurse practitioner from Ohio University in 2013.  Lyndsey received her national certification as a family nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2013.  During her time at Ohio Univerisity, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  She is an affiliate member of the West Virginia Nurses Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Cardiology.

Lyndsey began her nursing career at Camden-Clark Medical Center, where she worked in ACU and Critical Care. 

Lyndsey works primarily in the area of congestive heart failure and oversees the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at PCA whose mission is "To optimize the quality of life for patients with congestive heart failure by providing personalized, compassionate care, through medical management and comprehensive education."

        
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