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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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  • 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
  • Dr. Gayle MartinGreat Cardiologist in Fleming Island

    Dr. Gayle Martin is caring and did an excellent examination. She did a complete review of my medical history. She had answers to all my questions. Dr. Martin is a true pro with lots of experience. GREAT CARDIOLOGIST!

    Great Cardiologist in Fleming Island
  • Michael Koren MDDr. Michael Koren is the BEST Cardiologist you can have. He’s compassionate about his patients. He treats all his patients with the same Love, Care, Kindness, Respect, and, PASSION!!! Most Doctors don’t listen to you, the way you want them to, but Dr. Koren Listens to Every Single Word You Say! He will fix your problem if it takes him a lifetime. EXTREMELY PATIENT and THOROUGH! I’ve been with Dr. Koren since 2004, and he is still the same. I CAN HONESTLY SAY HE IS THE BEST!!! HE CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS!!! TRULY CARES!

    Best Cardiologist
  • Dr. Van Crisco and Dr. Christopher EdwardsDr. Christopher Edwards is a caring cardiologist. At my initial visit he took the time to hear me, to understand my concerns, he was instrumental in catching a blockage and treatment plan was put into effect. Dr. Van Crisco performed my surgery. Best team of doctors ever.

    Caring Cardiologist
  • Dr. David GrechDr. David Grech is simply an outstanding Cardiologist. Great bedside manner, and easy to talk with. He helps you understand everything, is able to communicate well, and a great Health Partner! I’ve worked in health care for 35 years, and would highly recommend Dr. Grech!

    Outstanding Cardiologist
  • Dr. Kevin Hayes, DODr. Kevin Hayes is a wonderful Cardiologist; he makes you feel calm he also explains everything he does yo you so you have full understanding. His staff is also friendly and very helpful very knowledgeable of everything.

    Wonderful Cardiologist
  • Excellent Cardiologist in St. Augustine

    Dr. Vincent Caracciolo is very personable. He seems to be very understanding and compassionate about his profession as a Cardiologist. I recently had open heart surgery for mitral valve prolapse and he was thorough and helpful in assisting me to make this life changing decision. I am sure to recommend Dr Caracciolo (Dr. C) to anyone who would be looking for an excellent Cardiologist.

    Excellent Cardiologist in St. Augustine
  • Neil Sanghvi, MDEP Cardiologist

    After moving to the Jacksonville area, I needed to find a new cardiologist who specialized in electrophysiology. After researching cardiologists on line, education, background, and other patient’s reviews , I fortunately settled with Dr. Neil Sanghvi. I’ve been with him for about a year and a half. Very satisfied, no complaints. I would recommend him to my friends and family.

    EP cardiologist
  • Dinesh Pubbi, MDDr. Dinesh Pubbi is the best! He is so good when I started seeing him in 2008 my heart was pumping only at 24% now he has it at 42% I’m feeling better then I I have in a long time. He is the best thank you for all you have done and doing for me and my family.

    Dr. Dinesh Pubbi is the best!
  • Best Cardiologist in Northeast Florida

    Michael Koren MDDr. Michael Koren and Margaret Gannaway, ARNP are the best in Northeast Florida. Been with them for 20 years and travel about 40 miles one-way to see them. Would not think of changing to a doctor closer to my home.

    Best Cardiologist in Northeast Florida
  • Van Crisco, MDFirst, let me say that Dr. Van Crisco is the best of the best. Very straightforward, thorough and reassuring. I also wanted to say that Tiffany in the Palm Coast office gave me a Nuclear Stress Test and she was awesome. She made the test so easy and stress-free, I would go back to her again. Great job Tiffany and thank you, Dr. Crisco.

    The best of the best
  • Christopher Edwards, DOCares for Cardiac Patients

    Dr. Christopher Edwards is very personable and is truly caring for his patients. He truly has your best health interest at heart and will be there to take care of you in any crisis I am sure of it.

    Cares for Cardiac Patients
  • Dr. Vincent Caracciolo is not only the finest Cardiologist I’ve encountered, but one of the best doctors I’ve had the pleasure to visit. When I see him, I get the feeling that I’m his only patient. I had the unfortunate occasion to end up in the ICU for fluid build up around my heart. I went in for a minor procedure but he could see I was upset and nervous. When the surgeon left the room, he sat with me and reassured me that if it were him, he would be doing what was discussed. I have only good things to say about Dr. Caracciolo.

    Finest Cardiologist
  • Dinesh Pubbi, MDFamily Cardiologist

    I have always been impressed with Dr. Dinesh Pubbi’s willingness to listen and doesn’t rush you through your appointment. He is also my husband’s cardiologist and was clear in his explaining the procedures he would be doing to implant his pacemaker. When I asked a simple question on the day after a follow-up appointment, the doctor keyed in on my symptoms, ordered tests and found I have afib. I would recommend him to anyone.

    Family Cardiologist
  • Neil Sanghvi, MD

    Jacksonville Electrophysiologist

    After moving to the Jacksonville area, I needed to find a new electrophysiologist. After researching them online, education, background, and other patient’s reviews, I, fortunately, settled with Dr. Neil Sanghvi. I’ve been with him for about a year and a half. Very satisfied, no complaints would recommend him to friends and family.

    Jacksonville Electrophysiologist
  • Dr. David GrechCaring Cardiologist in Palm Coast

    Dr. David Grech is a very caring cardiologist. He listens to everything you say, takes time to evaluate. He has a good staff, and excellent credentials. He was recommended to me by other patients that are very happy with his care. I thinks he’s a wonderful Doctor.

    Caring Cardiologist in Palm Coast
  • “I have said it before and will say it again, Dr. Kevin Hayes has the most comforting and reassuring bedside manner of any physician that I know. His calm manner puts even the most nervous patient at ease and he takes the time to listen and answer all questions and concerns, and never recommends unnecessary medications or procedures. Patients always feel welcome to contact the office anytime. I highly recommend Dr. Hayes!”

    Reassuring bedside manner
  • Dr. Van CriscoRecommend Dr. Van Crisco

    Dr. Van Crisco has been great with both myself and my husband. We are very happy with the care he is giving to both of us. We have had excellent care by Dr. Crisco would recommend him to all our family and friends.

    Recommend Dr. Van Crisco
  • Dr. Vincent Caracciolo has been my Cardiologist for over 8 years. My health is good so I do not see him very often. Because I had an older sister who died early from heart failure, I have always had check ups to make sure my heart is sound. Since I moved to Florida, he has been my only heart doctor. He came recommended from a member of my family who is also in the medical profession. Their screening tests were better than I have received from other caregivers. I am sure to recommend Dr Caracciolo (Dr. C) to anyone who would be looking for an excellent Cardiologist.

    Excellent Cardiologist