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First Coast Heart & Vascular Center is a comprehensive cardiology practice that provides contemporary, evidence-based and compassionate care to our patients.

Our board certified Cardiovascular Specialists are experienced in a variety of sub-specialties including:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Peripheral Vascular
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging

At First Coast Heart & Vascular Center, our cardiologists have trained at some of the world’s best institutions including Harvard, The Cleveland Clinic, Cornell University, University of California – San Francisco Medical Center and Emory University.

We are committed to excellence in patient care by actively participating in regional and national meetings. We are dedicated to improving the level of cardiovascular care available to our patients by participating in clinical national research trials, allowing us to offer our patients quality care through new and emerging technologies.

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  • Michael Koren MD

    Great Cardiology Team

    I was advised some years ago as my mother was dying of heart failure to see a cardiologist. My GP recommended Dr. Michael Koren, and I couldn’t be happier. He is thorough, responsive, and looking for the long run health of his patient. Margaret his nurse practitioner is always responsive as well and puts the technical information in context for the layperson. I have responded well to the treatments and am very secure in my ongoing health thanks to these professionals.

    Great Cardiology Team
  • A Cardiologist for Women

    Dr. Gayle MartinDr. Gayle Martin *listens*. Her decisions are patient care-driven, and NOT profit-driven (a difference that became very obvious to me after other experiences with area cardiology practices and “institutes”). In particular, she stays current on new findings concerning women’s cardiac health. I have total trust in Dr. Martin’s expertise. and am grateful for her professionalism and care. I recommend her to anyone (especially to women) 100%.

    A Cardiologist for Women
  • Christopher Edwards, DODr. Christopher Edwards is a physician who has jumped to the top of my list in excellence. During my short time with Dr. Edwards, he has given me a new life. Dr. Edwards is someone who listens, diagnoses symptoms, works with you on explaining options, and doesn’t back down from tackling what ills you. The office staff along with the nurses make you feel at ease as soon as you enter the front door. Highly recommend Dr. Edwards and First Coast Heart!! A+ in my book.

    Highly Recommend Dr. Edwards
  • Dr. David GrechKind Cardiologist in Palm Coast

    I have already recommended Dr. David Grech to a friend. He treated me with respect and actually showed that he cares about his patients … Dr. Grech is a gracious and kind Cardiologist, he knows that his patients are concerned about their heart health and he has compassion with a little sense of humor which makes the patient relax and not mind should they have to come back to see him again! The staff smiles the whole time they are talking to you … that’s big in the patients world..

    Kind Cardiologist in Palm Coast
  • Dr. Kevin Hayes, DO

    Outstanding Cardiologist in Jacksonville

    Dr. Kevin Hayes is wonderful; he listened to my concerns and talked with me not at me. I am very impressed. He gets a “10 for his outstanding work as my cardiologist and caring attitude!

    Outstanding Cardiologist in Jacksonville
  • Dr. Punita Kaveti recently performed two out-patient hospital procedures on me: transesophageal echocardiogram and heart catheterization. She was personable in her approach and flawless in her execution. Strongly recommend her. Top notch cardiology care.

    Top notch cardiology care
  • Dinesh Pubbi, MDDr. Dinesh Pubbi is a very professional and knowledgeable cardiologist! He is also very courteous and friendly. He puts you at ease right away and takes the time to explain things and answer any questions you have. We highly recommend him with no reservations! The support staff is warm, friendly, and professional.

    Professional and Knowledgeable Cardiologist
  • Dr. Neil SanghviAblation for Tachycardia

    I have had Tachycardia for over fifty years and it has been a miserable experience. After ending up in a hospital in Mississippi, I found out that there was a procedure for my condition. Being back home in Florida, I went with First Coast Heart & Vascular to help me. Dr. Neil Sanghvi did an ablation and I am a different woman, finally. He is more than professional, he is thorough, comforting and listened with great interest to my concerns. Thank you Dr. Sanghvi from the bottom of my heart.

    Ablation for Tachycardia
  • Dr. Vincent Caracciolo is an exceptionally gifted cardiologist who excels not only in his specialized areas of cardiology but in ensuring his patients understand their cardiac condition and the seriousness of following proper treatment procedures and recommendations. His friendly and approachable manner is exemplary and in the highest form of medical practice.

    Exceptionally Gifted Cardiologist
  • Dr. Van CriscoDr. Van Crisco is an outstanding interventional cardiologist. He placed three stents in my coronary arteries during my heart attack. Following an immediate (stem code) and superb pre-op in the emergency room at Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, FL, he immediately performed the surgery and I was moved to post-op recovery in less than an hour. He skillfully explained what I had just been through, leaving me with the highest sense of gratitude for him and the hospital staff.

    Outstanding Interventional Cardiologist
  • Orange Park Cardiologist

    I once changed my insurance just so I could continue going to Dr. Gayle Martin for Cardiology care. She is gentle, knowledgeable, and she does not hurry me, allowing me to ask questions. I have been going to her for many years. She is great! Dr. Gayle Martin

    Orange Park Cardiologist
  • Michael Koren MDCardiologist in Jacksonville

    I was advised some years ago as my mother was dying of heart failure to see a cardiologist. My General Practitioner recommended Dr. Michael Koren, and I couldn’t be happier. He is thorough, responsive, and looking for the long run health of his patient. Margaret is always responsive as well and puts the technical information in context for the layperson. I have responded well to the treatments and am very secure in my ongoing health thanks to these professionals.

    Cardiologist in Jacksonville
  • Christopher Edwards, MD, FACCExcellent Cardiologist in Palm Coast

    Dr. Christopher Edwards is an excellent doctor, friendly and knowledgeable. The is very timely to get you in and out. He pays attention to concerns of his patients and is thorough in finding problems.

    Excellent Cardiologist in Palm Coast
  • Dr. David Grech

    Palm Coast Cardiologist

    I recently changed my Cardiologist to Dr. David Grech and it was one of the best decisions I have made. My first visit with him was very comfortable and he put me at ease with his demeanor and bedside manner. He has excellent communication skills–he did not talk down to me since my level of medical knowledge is much smaller than his. He is pleasant and very professional. I didn’t feel pressured that he needed to move on to his next patient. He took up the time with me that I needed to understand and digest my health, diagnosis and his plan for my future care.

    Palm Coast Cardiologist
  • Dr. Kevin Hayes, DOCardiologist with Reassuring Bedside Manner

    Dr. Kevin Hayes is phenomenal. I can’t say enough about his kind and reassuring bedside manner. He is very encouraging in helping you plan for your future health needs.  I would recommend him to anyone who needs a cardiologist. If you need a great cardiologist make an appointment with Dr. Kevin Hayes. 

    Cardiologist with Reassuring Beside Manner
  • Dr. Punita KavetiWonderful New Cardiologist in Fleming Island

    Dr. Punita Kaveti is wonderful. Saw her today and she really takes the time with you and listens and explains thing so well.

    Wonderful New Cardiologist Fleming Island
  • Dinesh Pubbi, MDOutstanding physician and human being! My husband was reluctant to switch to Dr. Dinesh Pubbi’s practice. Now, he is extremely thankful that he did!!!!! Dr. Pubbi has seen him through CHF, kidney failure, and arrhythmia. Dr. Pubbi performed an ablation and my Hubby is feeling great! Dr. Pubbi also takes care of my Mom and my sister. I am very thankful for this man. He has been a Godsend to our family!

     

    Outstanding Physician and Human Being
  • Neil Sanghvi, MDSt. Augustine EP Doctor

    Dr. Neil Sanghvi was recommended to me by my cardiologist in Chicago. I will not change doctors and hope he never moves! I trust him, test results are explained in a way that are easy to understand. His office is easy to work with, consultations, questions with PA’S, changing appointments, its all easy.

    St. Augustine EP Doctor
  • Dr. Vincent Caracciolo is an amazing Cardiologist in St. Augustine. His notes for each visit not only reflect the concerns I’ve shared with him as his patient (meaning he listens to me!), but his professional opinion/recommendations and our treatment plan are all so well documented! He takes time to explain what is happening with regard to my heart and my medications, as well as the purpose they serve. He’s empathetic about the emotional impact my heart attack has made on me and does not minimize that just because it happened almost 6 years ago (to me, it’s like it happened yesterday and I’m still scared).

    I’ve already recommended several people to Dr. Caracciolo. and will continue to do so. I don’t know how he does amazing so well, but he does!! I am extremely thankful to have found him. After having experienced a life-threatening event, such as my heart attack (‘widow-maker’ 100% occlusion in LAD), trust and confidence in my doctor is paramount. I’ve struggled for two years transitioning my medical to Florida and Dr. Caracciolo. has been nothing short of awesome, from the first day I met him up to my last visit. He brings his ‘A’ game every time. I trust him and I believe in him.

    Amazing Cardiologist in St. Augustine
  • Dr. Van Crisco put a successful stent in my heart after other doctor’s said it couldn’t be done! He is the best you can get for heart surgeries. Very straight forward, thorough and reassuring.

    Best for Heart Surgeries

First Coast Heart & Vascular Center in Jacksonville, Florida, proudly serves patients in Northeast Florida counties (Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Flagler) and the following cities: Jacksonville, Jax, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mayport, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Vilano Beach, St. Johns, Flagler Beach, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Golf World, Orange Park, Hilliard, Yulee, Callahan, Macclenny, Baldwin Middleburg, Keystone Heights, Green Cove Springs, Palatka, Palm Coast, Daytona, Gainesville, and Lake City.