Christopher T. Salerno, MD, FACS
Christopher T. Salerno, MD, FACS, is
a member of the St.Vincent Heart Transplant team and specializes in
Cardiothoracic Surgery at CorVasc.
Dr. Salerno received his medical
degree from Rush Medical College of Chicago in 1992. He completed his general surgery internship
in 1993; surgical infectious disease fellowship in 1998; and general surgery
residency in 2000; all at the University
of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
In 2003, Dr. Salerno completed a second residency in cardiothoracic
surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation at Stanford University.
Dr. Salerno is board-certified in surgery
by the American Board of Surgery and in thoracic surgery by the American Board
of Thoracic Surgery. He is also
board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Salerno is a fellow of the American College
of Surgeons. He is also actively
involved with several professional organizations which include:
American Medical Association; American College of Surgeons Candidate
American Association for Cancer Research; Association for Academic
Candidate Group; International Society of Heart and Lung
Xenotransplantation Society; Society of Thoracic Surgeons; and Western
Thomas P. Schleeter, MD, FACC, FASNC
Thomas P. Schleeter, MD, FACC, FASNC, earned his medical degree form
The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, and completed
an internal medicine residency and a Cardiology Fellowship from The
Ohio State University Medical Center.
Dr. Schleeter is board certified in cardiology and provides
cardiology services in the following Indiana cities; Indianapolis,
Lebanon and Winamac.
He is the medical director of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) and
is a member of the St.Vincent Transplant Services team. His specialties
include general cardiology, advanced therapies for congestive heart
failure, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.
Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC
Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed her
internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in
Dallas. Dr. Walsh completed her cardiology fellowship at Washington
University School of Medicine, St. Louis.
Her areas of expertise include nuclear cardiology, congestive heart
failure and cardiac transplantation with a special interest in women and
heart disease. She is the medical director of the Heart Failure and
Cardiac Transplantation Programs at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital;
director of Nuclear Cardiology at The Care Group, a member of St Vincent
Medical Group; and clinical associate professor of Medicine at the
Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Walsh has been active in the American College of Cardiology
(ACC), both locally and nationally. She has served as president of the
Indiana Chapter, and has been a long-standing member and past chair of
the ACC Women in Cardiology Committee. She is currently chair of the
Patient Centered Care and Cardiac Care Associates committees; a member
of the Budget and Finance Committee; and a member of the ACC Board of
Dr. Walsh’s teaching activities include instruction of students,
residents and fellows, and she lectures frequently on congestive heart
failure (CHF), heart disease in women and topics in nuclear cardiology.
She is actively involved in clinical research in heart failure, nuclear
cardiology and systems approaches for quality initiatives in the
Robert J. Robison, MD, FACS
Robert J. Robison, MD, FACS, is a member of the St.Vincent Heart
Transplant team and specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is also a
managing partner for the Cardiothoracic Division of CorVasc.
Dr. Robison received his medical degree from the Indiana University
School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 1979. He completed two
residencies: General Surgery in 1984 and Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1986,
both at the IU Medical Center. In 2002, Dr. Robison completed his
master’s degree in Medical Management at Tulane University in New
Dr. Robison is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of
Surgery and in thoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic
Surgery. He has co-authored numerous publications and abstracts along
with presenting at national conferences.
Dr. Robison is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology,
American College of Surgeons and American College of Chest Physicians.
He is also actively involved with several professional organizations
which include: Society of Thoracic Surgery; International Society of
Heart Transplantation; American Medical Association; Marion County
Medical Society; The American College of Physician Executives; and the
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.
David A. Heimansohn, MD, FACS
David A. Heimansohn, MD, FACS, is a member of the St.Vincent Heart
Transplant team and specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery at CorVasc.
He also has a special interest in coronary revascularization, heart
transplantation, minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve repair, and
thoracic aortic aneurysm repair.
Dr. Heimansohn received his medical degree from the Indiana
University School of Medicine at Indianapolis in 1984. He completed his
general surgery residency in 1989 and cardiothoracic surgery residency
in 1991; both at the Indiana University Medical Center.
Dr. Heimansohn is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of
Surgery and in thoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic
Surgery. He is also actively involved with several professional
societies that include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons; American
College of Chest Physicians; American College of Surgeons; American
College of Surgeons, Indiana Chapter; International Society of
Heart/Lung Transplantation; and is a board member of the Indiana Organ
Douglas E. Pitts, MD, FACC
Douglas E. Pitts, MD, FACC, earned a bachelor of arts and medical
degree from Indiana University. He completed his medical education
residency and cardiology fellowship at Methodist Hospital in
Dr. Pitts specializes in heart failure, transplant cardiology and
ventricular assist device (VADs), and has over 25 years of experience in
these areas. Most of his clinical experience was at Methodist Hospital
where he was the medical co-director of transplant.
In December 2008, Dr. Pitts came to St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
and St.Vincent Transplant Services to specifically practice in the heart
failure, transplant and VAD program. He is the co-director of the
Heart Failure and St.Vincent Transplant Services program at St.Vincent
Dr. Pitts has also published extensively on both heart failure and cardiac transplants.