Cardiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels, such as chest pain (angina), irregular heart rhythms, high blood pressure, heart failure, or heart attacks.

Cardiologists administer tests that indicate how well a person’s heart is working, such as a treadmill test (exercise electrocardiogram), and perform procedures such as cardiac catheterization and angioplasty. They can further specialize in interventional cardiology (the use of mechanical treatment methods, such as angioplasty) or electrophysiology (treatments involving the heart’s electrical system).

Cardiologists on the staff of United Regional diagnose and treat the following:

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Aorta Disease & Marfan Syndrome
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Meet Our Cardiovascular Physicians

Jack C. Askins - Cardiology - United Regional Health Care System

Jack C. Askins, MD

Office of Jack Askins, MD
4327 Barnett Road
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

United Regional clinical staff member holding a plant

Andre P. Desire, MD

Office of Andre Desire, MD
1631 Eleventh Street
Suite B
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Fardin Djafari, MD

Fardin S. Djafari, MD

Office of Fardin S. Djafari, MD
1631 11th Street
Suite B
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Vedampattu Ganeshram - Cardiology - United Regional Health Care System

Vedampattu Ganeshram, MD

Office of Vedampattu Ganeshram
1631 Eleventh Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Soe-Ni Kong, MD

Clinics of North Texas
501 Midwestern Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302

Darpan Kumar, MD - Cardiology - United Regional Health Care System

Darpan Kumar, MD

DSK Arrhythmia Services, PLLC
2200 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Chukwudi Obiagwu, MD

Advanced Heart and Vascular Medicine
1600 Brook Ave.
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Bruce L. Palmer - Cardiology - United Regional Health Care System

Bruce L. Palmer, MD

Wichita Heart and Vascular Center, PLLC
1631 Eleventh Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Shonalatha Sudarshan, MD

North Texas Cardiology Center
2101 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Sriram Sudarshan, MD

North Texas Cardiology Center
2101 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Venkateswarlu Thota, MD

Wichita Falls Cardiac Care, PA
1518 10th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301