Experienced Physicians Providing Exemplary Care
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 , 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.View Physician Profile
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.
Michael Firstenberg, MD — Thoracic and CardiacSurgery
Dr. Michael Firstenberg attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he trained in general surgery; he also conducted research and completed advanced training in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He completed his formal cardiothoracic training at The Ohio State University where he was on the faculty for seven years as an Assistant Professor of Surgery specializing in adult cardiac surgery with special interests in treating temporary mechanical circulatory support, complex coronary artery, valvular and aortic problems.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.