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Rose's Team of Heart and Vascular Specialists

Experienced Physicians Providing Exemplary Care

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At the Heart & Vascular Center at Rose, you’ll have the confidence of being treated by one of our highly experienced clinicians dedicated to helping guide you on your path to care.

These cardiologists, cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists are using and developing the newest technology for heart and vascular treatments as they work in concert with our advance practice providers and nursing staff to ensure the health of your heart.

Bridget Beck, M.D.

Bridget Beck , MD, FACS — Non-Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Beck is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and earned her medical degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She completed a residency at University of Chicago and a cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Beck is dedicated to providing excellent, patient-centered care, women's cardiac health and  cardiac imaging including echocardiography, trans-esophageal echocardiography and nuclear stress testing. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease, and Adult Echocardiography.

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Michael Cooper, M.D.

Michael Cooper, MD, FACS — Vascular Surgery 

Dr. Cooper is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska. He completed his residency in Kansas and his fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Surgery at Louisiana State University. Dr. Cooper has done extensive research and has many publications in regards to peripheral vascular surgery.

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Colleen Hupp, DO, FACS — Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Hupp is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder and received her medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She completed her residency at the University of Missouri.



Sameer Mehta, M.D.

Sameer Mehta, MD, FACC — Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Mehta is a graduate of the University of Illinois and earned his medical degree from the Southern Illinois School of Medicine, where he graduated with institutional honors. He completed an internship and residency at University of Texas Southwestern and completed research, cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships. Dr. Mehta is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology.

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Richard Parker, M.D.

Richard Parker, MD — Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Parker earned his medical degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine and completed an internship at Denver Health. He went on to complete residencies at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He is board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery.

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Michael Ptasnik, M.D.

Michael Ptasnik, MD, FACC — Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Ptasnik earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Ptasnik is one of the original coronary interventionalists in Denver, training with Dr. Andreas Gruentzig in 1980. His additional special interests include coronary disease in women and early diagnosis and treatment of coronary disease.

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Jason Sperling, M.D.

Jason Sperling, MD — Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Sperling earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and completed a residency at University of Maryland Medical System. He completed his cardiac surgery training at the University of Virginia, and participated in cutting-edge research in heart surgery at Harvard University's Children's Hospital in Boston. He is board-certified in cardiothoracic surgery and the HealthONE Director of Cardiac Surgery and Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services.  He has co-authored numerous research papers in well-known peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Sperling is experienced in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, including advanced mitral valve repair, 'off-pump' coronary bypass surgery, multiple arterial grafting and cardiac re-operations.

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Christopher Stees, D.O.

Christopher Stees, DO, FAHRS — Electrophysiology

Dr. Stees is a graduate of University of Kansas and earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University. He completed an internship, residency and cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Stees is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and board eligible in cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Stees’ interests include catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias including  atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardias, supraventricular tachycardias, and ventricular tachycardia; his special interest is in sudden cardiac death prevention and risk factor stratification. 

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Vijay Subbarao, M.D.

Vijay Subbarao, MD, FACC — Non-Interventional Cardiology
Medical Director, Heart & Vascular Center at Rose

Dr. Subbarao earned his medical degree from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Subbarao's major medical interest is in providing quality and compassionate patient care, and he is a strong supporter of evidence-based medicine.

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J.T. Svinarich, M.D.

J.T. Svinarich, MD, FAHRS — Electrophysiology

Dr. Svinarich is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and attended medical school at Ohio State University. He then was trained in medicine, cardiology and electrophysiology at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver and Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Svinarich is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology.

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Michael Wahl, M.D.

Michael Wahl, MD, FACC — Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Wahl earned his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and completed an internship, residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Wahl has a special interest and experience in multiple types of coronary interventions, and in percutaneous ASD/PFO closure.  He has a special interest in cardiac imaging, stemming from his engineering training and multiple research inventions.  These involved areas such as image fusion, vulnerable plaque, intravascular ultrasound imaging from within the coronary artery or intracardiac ultrasound imaging from within the right atrium.

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