Our Fellows/Residency Program

First Year Fellows

Binnie Desai, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Binnie Desai, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School
  • Internal Medicine: University of Illinois- Chicago

Career Interests

  • General Cardiology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM

UVM offers well balanced clinical cardiology training in a very friendly and supportive environment

Fun Facts/Hobbies

I enjoy traveling, exploring new cultures, hiking, painting.


Anand Muthu Krishnan, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Anand Muthu Krishnan, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal
  • Internal Medicine: University of Connecticut

Career Interests

  • Electrophysiology, Clinical Research

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
Apart from the excellent and well rounded clinical exposure, UVM offers faculty who are committed to academic teaching. In my short stay so far, everyone has been easily approachable and accessible with an amazing camaraderie amongst the fellows.

Fun Facts/Hobbies
I enjoy traveling and photography (especially to historical locations and national parks) as well as playing squash. I am also a recreational swimmer.


Cecile King, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Cécile King, MD MS

Previous Training

  • Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJ)
  • Internal Medicine: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (Madison, WI)

Career Interests

  • Preventative Cardiology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
Vermont and UVM fosters a spirit of collegiality between fellows and faculty. As fellows we have unfiltered access to our faculty, with open office doors a short distance away.

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • Taking intricate baking adventures

  • Born and raised on the island paradise Barbados (but no, I do not know Rihanna)

  • Preferred sports – boxing


Brennan Rigby, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Brennan Rigby, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: University of Utah
  • Internal Medicine: University of Vermont Medical Center

Career Interests

  • Interventional Cardiology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
UVM offers a comfortable learning environment, accessible attendings and a collegial atmosphere where I feel I’ve had a great training experience. VT has been an ideal place to raise a family.

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Pretty much any outdoor activity. Favorites include skiing, mountain biking, camping, tennis, golf. Enjoy spending time exploring VT and the Northeast with my family.

  • Fun facts: Broke both thumbs during the course of one ski season. Speak Armenian as a second language (though quickly losing practice in VT).


Matthew Kludge, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Matthew Kluge, MA, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: Boston University
  • Internal Medicine: Boston University Medical Center

Career Interests

  • General Cardiology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
UVMMC has a unique blend of great clinical training in a friendly, close knit environment
Vermont has been an incredible place to live for me and my family; we’ve especially appreciated the wide range of year-round outdoor activities, creative outlets and reasonable cost of living

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • I once ran a marathon in Alaska

  • I enjoy exploring local hikes, swimming spots and creemee stand offerings with my family

  • When not at work you can find me at Costco or working on my latest backyard project


Bhisham Harchandani, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Bhisham Harchandani, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: Aga Khan University Karachi Pakistan
  • Internal Medicine: Albany Medical College. Albany. NY.

Career Interests

  • Interventional Cardiology Cardio-Oncology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
Amazing program! Extremely friendly and collegial atmosphere. Best interventional training!!

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • Vermont: Biking (there are lots of bike trails around here). Newly introduced to snow sports and learning to Ski. Next stop is to learn snow boarding (No broken bones to far).

  • I love Indian/Pakistani food and always in hunt for new places


Jan Denkmann, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Jan Denkmann, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
  • Internal Medicine: Saint-Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado

Career Interests

  • Interventional Cardiology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
If you have kids, then you want to live here, I highly recommend the Orchard school (district) in South Burlington. 

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • I recently revived my Wind surfing skills on Lake Champlain

  • Daughters of all ages


Newton Phuong, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Newton Phuong, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine: University of Southern California

Career Interests

  • Interventional Cardiology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
The faculty at UVM are approachable and supportive of fellow career interest and education.

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • Enjoys trying new restaurants and working out

Nicole Habel, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Nicole Habel, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg (Germany)
  • Internal Medicine: Virginia Tech Carilion (Roanoke, VA)

Career Interests

Academic Electrophysiology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
Vermont and UVM offer a very welcoming and friendly environment. Fellows enjoy a close relationship to the faculty and everyone values a strong team approach to providing care and furthering the mission of the department.

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • Worked as youth basketball coach during medical school

  • Greatly enjoy the outdoors in all seasons: hiking, biking, running, snowboarding, or kiteboarding


Drew Messerschmidt, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Drew Messerschmidt, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: University of South Dakota

  • Internal Medicine: University of Utah

Career Interests

• General Cardiology/Imaging

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
Vermont was a good fit for me because the area is easy to live in, the people are enjoyable to work with, and the program allows enough independence and personalization to pursue whatever you are interested in.

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • I like to spend as much time active and outside as possible

  • I also enjoy cooking, traveling, photography and Brazilian jiu-jitsu


Headshot of John Peter O'Laughlin, MD, cardiovascular disease fellow at UVM Medical Center.

J. Peter O’Laughlin, MD, MS

Previous Training

  • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine: New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • General Cardiology: New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Career Interests

  • Interventional Cardiology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM

UVMMC is a wonderful place to train. Having completed the bulk of my training in New York City, I was surprised at the complexity and unique cases we see here. There is a surprising amount of volume, and the attendings are phenomenal educators. Outside work, life is very enjoyable for almost anyone. Good food, plenty of activities, and incredible people.

Fun Facts/Hobbies
I enjoy fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, and snowboarding in the winter months.


Sabeeda Kadavath

Sabeeda Kadavath, MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: Terna Medical College , India
  • Internal Medicine: Lincoln Medical Center, New York
  • General Cardiology: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Career Interests

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Structural Heart Disease

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
Been here at UVM for only two months but everyone has been very welcoming. Great mentoring by the faculty who are committed to fellow education.

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • Multi lingual
  • Enjoy learning new languages
  • Enjoy hiking and camping

Headshot of Margaret Infeld, MD, cardiovascular disease fellow at UVM Medical Center.

Margaret Infeld MD, MS

Previous Training

  • Undergraduate & Medical School: Georgetown University
  • Internal Medicine: Duke University
  • Cardiology: University of Vermont

Career Interests

  • Electrophysiology
  • Clinical research

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
UVM offers excellent clinical training, research opportunities, and outstanding mentorship in a friendly and down-to-earth environment. It is not uncommon to go paddle boarding or skiing with colleagues and attendings after work!

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • Enjoy traveling with my husband, Adam, a UVM radiology resident and exploring any/all outdoor activities around Vermont (hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, skiing, etc.) and local restaurants and breweries

  • Was a Track & Field Olympic Trials finalist in the 1500-meter and 800-meter runs in 2012


Jonathan Halevy MD

Previous Training

  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
  • Internal Medicine: University of Vermont
  • Cardiology: University of Vermont

Career Interests

  • Electrophysiology

A special note about living in Vermont and training at UVM
Burlington and Vermont in general is a beautiful place to live and train. The people who self-select to work here are collaborative, down-to-earth, and enjoy winter.

Fun Facts/Hobbies

  • I met and then married my wife Jessica, a family medicine physician, here in Vermont. We have 4 kids (including a newborn) and somehow managed to do this in GME training.

  • When I’m not a at work I enjoy racquetball and the checking out the natural beauty of Vermont.

Cardiovascular sites:
 
Larner College of Medicine at UVM
 
UVM Medical Center

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