The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that Angela Morello, MD has joined our Cardiology department and began seeing patients in July. Dr. Morello will be based in our newly expanded Kaiser Permanente Southwood Medical Center Cardiology practice, which opens to patients on Tuesday, August 16. In addition to consults and follow-up appointments to members in the Southwood catchment area, Dr. Morello will provide Electrophysiology services. An additional cardiologist will join the practice in the near future to offer Electrophysiology to Kaiser Permanente members on the north side of Atlanta.
Dr. Morello received her medical degree from the State University of New York – Stony Brook School of Medicine, and completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and her fellowship training in Cardiology and Electrophysiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
Our Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Southwood Cardiology practice is significantly expanding access for members south of Atlanta. The department, located on the third floor, provides space for four full-time cardiologists and a full range of testing and treatment, echocardiograms, stress tests including stress echocardiogram and nuclear perfusion imaging.
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that Lisa Billars, MD and Ramesh Kumar, MD have joined the Neurology department for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. The addition of Dr. Billars and Dr. Kumar to the team will help improve access to TSPMG care.
Dr. Billars received her medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed her neurology residency and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and sleep medicine at Emory University Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to joining TSPMG, she was in private practice in Albany, NY.
Dr. Kumar received his medical degree from Stanley Medical College and completed an internal medicine residency at Mercy Catholic Hospital in Philadelphia. He also completed a residency in neurology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a fellowship in neurophysiology/epilepsy at Indiana University and Purdue University. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
TSPMG is pleased to announce that they have added Plastic Surgery to the growing list of specialties that are offered to metro Atlanta members. Two TSPMG plastic surgeons – Josef G. Hadeed, MD and Eric Odessey, MD will see patients at the Kaiser Permanente Glenlake Medical Office (beginning September 1) and Kaiser Permanente Brookwood Medical Office (beginning October 5), for consults and outpatient procedures.
The initial focus of the department is on reconstruction and repairs such as skin grafts, wound repair, lesion excisions, and breast repair and reconstruction. Longer-term, they may offer some fee-for-service cosmetic procedures such as fillers, liposuction and excess skin removal. They do not plan to offer tattoo removal, and they will not handle pediatric pediatric/craniofacial plastic surgery currently performed by network physicians.
Dr. Hadeed received his medical degree from Temple University. He completed a residency in General Surgery at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and a residency in Plastic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Odessey received his medical degree from Emory University and completed his residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at The University of Chicago Hospitals. He is Board certified in Plastic Surgery. Prior to joining TSPMG, he was in private practice in Binghamton, NY.
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that Utpal Pandya, MD, has been named Chief of Cardiology. Since joining TSPMG in 2010, he has established himself as an outstanding clinician and leader, quickly gaining the trust of his patients, fellow clinicians, and staff. He has embraced the Permanente model of delivering high quality, affordable, evidence-based care and has provided excellent leadership as the department expands its services and locations in Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Medical Offices.
Dr. Pandya received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed residencies and fellowships in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine, Endovascular Interventions, and Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). Prior to joining TSPMG he was on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio ACC and primary investigator in multiple coronary and peripheral interventional trials.
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that Nirvan Mukerji, MD, has been named Chief of Nephrology. TSPMG Nephrology is in an exciting stage of development and actively expanding their services to include dialysis rounding. Dr. Mukerji, who joined TSPMG in 2010, has demonstrated a vision and determination to establish TSPMG Nephrology as the benchmark for outstanding quality and service in Atlanta.
Dr. Mukerji received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from the Stony Brook School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and his fellowship in nephrology at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He was in private practice in the Atlanta area prior to joining TSPMG.