Mercy Cardiovascular Institute
You will receive exceptional heart care from the knowledgeable, experienced cardiologists and related medical specialists at Mercy Cardiovascular Institute (MCI). As part of Mercy Heart Center, a nationally recognized treatment team and facility, MCI offers you highly trained physicians and today’s most advanced cardiovascular technology.
Mercy Cardiovascular Institute is currently accepting new patients. Call 330-588-4676 today to schedule your appointment.
Ahmed Sabe, M.D.
Medical Director, Mercy Heart Center and MCI
A Harvard-trained interventional cardiologist and former Director of Interventional Cardiology at Penn State University where he was responsible for teaching cardiologists how to perform angioplasty and sharing his expert opinion guiding and treating thousands of heart patients. As the current Medical Director of the Mercy Heart Center and the most experienced area physician in coronary, valvular and percutaneous circulatory support, Dr. Sabe has held leadership roles in national and local levels and has achieved many impressive “firsts,” such as the world’s first angioplasty in an ED, with world record time to open closed coronary arteries which has saved many lives.
Rabia Arshad, M.D.
Dr. Arshad holds four board certifications, including cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine, and is a member of Mercy’s Cardiovascular Institute. She completed her internal medicine residency and cardiovascular fellowship at University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr. Arshad has a special interest in preventative cardiology and cardiac imaging.
Giovanni Ciuffo, M.D.
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Dr. Ciuffo’s specialty is minimally invasive heart surgery and bloodless heart surgery. Dr. Ciuffo is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Dr. Ciuffo’s surgical experience includes performing and teaching advanced surgical techniques at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, NY; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY; University of Pittsburg Medical Center; Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY; Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, and New York University.
Patients from all over the world have utilized his second opinion for complex surgical situations. He has successfully performed many of these very technically challenging operations in patients that were previously turned down by other large academic institutions.
Simonette Jones, M.D.
Dr. Jones is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine. She is a Harvard Medical School graduate, and completed her internal medicine residency at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Jones completed her cardiology training at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and has a special interest in heart failure, coronary artery disease and hypertension.
James D. Maloney, M.D.
A nationally-recognized leader in electrophysiology for many years, Dr. Maloney most recently served as director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at the University of Toledo Medical Center, director of Electrophysiology Laboratory, Dept. of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and director of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Dept. of Cardiology, Mayo Medical School. Dr. Maloney has taught and held leadership roles in numerous cardiology societies and advisory committees, and is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Dr. Maloney’s expertise in heart arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) can guide personalized treatment options for those in need.
Dilip Patel, M.D.
Dr. Patel holds four board certifications, including interventional cardiology, critical care medicine, cardiovascular medicine and internal medicine. He completed medical school at B. J. Medical College, India, and internal medicine residencies at Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, New York Hospital and Cornell University. He finished a critical care fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, New York and a cardiology fellowship at Elmhurst Medical Center, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.
John W. Perry, M.D.
Dr. Perry is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is a member of Mercy’s Cardiovascular Institute. He completed Fellowship Training at SUNY Downstate in New York and at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Perry specializes in Cardiac Surgical Procedures such as Coronary artery and bypass surgery, Valve Replacement and repair, Atrial fibrillations surgery/ablation, Off pump bypass surgery and Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (Robotic). He is also one of the area’s most experienced thoracic cancer surgeon.
S. William Pipoly, M.D.
Dr. Pipoly is board certified in Cardiology and Internal Medicine, and is a member of Mercy’s Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Pipoly is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Pipoly completed his residency and fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.