Meet Our Research Team

Cardiovascular Research

Medical Faculty and Staff

Director of Cardiovascular Research

  • Dominick J. Angiolillo, M.D., Ph.D., FACC

    Dominick J. Angiolillo, M.D., Ph.D., FACC


    Chief, Division of Cardiology; Medical Director, UF Health Cardiovascular Center; Medical Director, Cardiovascular Research Program; Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship; Program Director, General Cardiovascular Care Fellowship

    Specializes in Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology


Post Doctoral Research Assosciates

  • Tala Al Saleh, MD

    Tala Al Saleh, MD

  • Harout Garabedian, MD

    Harout Garabedian, MD

  • Ghussan Ghanem, MD

    Ghussan Ghanem, MD

  • Salvatore Giordano, MD

    Salvatore Giordano, MD

  • Andrea Rivas, MD

    Andrea Rivas, MD

  • Ekin Uzunoglu, MD

    Ekin Uzunoglu, MD

Research Staff

  • Andrea Burton, MPH, CPH

    Andrea Burton, MPH, CPH

    Research Administrator
  • Jennifer 'Hope' Dover, BSN, RN

    Jennifer "Hope" Dover, BSN, RN

    Research Manager
  • Chelsea Cako, RN

    Chelsea Cako, RN

    Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Amie Cavanaugh, RN

    Amie Cavanaugh, RN

    Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Azra Islamovic, BSN, RN

    Azra Islamovic, BSN, RN

    Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Karla McEwen, RN

    Karla McEwen, RN

    Clinical Research Coordinator

Research Scientists

  • Latonya Been

    Latonya Been

    Lab Manager
  • Jennifer Zhai

    Jennifer Zhai

    Lab Analyst