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Bassam R. Baroudi, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Baroudi is a very experienced cardiologist who established this cardiology practice in 1998. He is very thorough in his face-to-face, hands-on evaluation, and when needed, performs cath procedures to open blocked heart arteries, places stents in them, and implants pacemakers and defibrillators (devices under skin wired directly to the inside of the heart).
He is compassionate and caring, and personalizes his approach to each individual patient’s condition.
He enjoys fishing, hunting, and traveling.

Shwan Jalal, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Jalal completed his interventional cardiology fellowship in 2017, and joined our practice in July of the same year. His knowledge, skills and compassion quickly lead to rise of his name as one of the best cardiologists on the coast. 

James Hardwick, MD, FACC

Invasive Cardiologist

Dr. Hardwick joined our group in February of 2019, bringing a wealth of cardiology experience.

MD July 2020

Interventional Cardiologist

A new cardiologist will join our team in July of 2020

Heather Hager , NP

Cardiology Nurse Practitioner​

Bio coming soon


Tiffany Brosh, NP

Cardiology Nurse Practitioner​​

Tiffany joined our practice following her graduation from the NP school at the University of Mississippi. Her RN background was Intensive care.

Shannon Flood, NP

Cardiology Nurse Practitioner​​

Bio coming soon

Jenny McKee, NP

Cardiology Nurse Practitioner​​​

Bio coming soon

Jessica Blair, PA

Physician Assistant

Jessica Blair is a Physician Assistant at the Coast Heart Institute.  She is from Houston, Texas where she earned her Master of Science with Honors from Baylor College of Medicine.  After graduating from PA school she worked at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Phase 1 Clinic Trial Department on first in human drugs and also ran a Phase 1 Clinical Trial which was subsequently published.  She then relocated to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and started teaching at the graduate Physician Assistant program at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.  In addition to teaching at USA she also worked at a Family Practice clinic in Louisiana.  She subsequently joined the team at Coast Heart Institute and enjoys serving in the medical community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Rhonda Foles, NP

Rhonda Foles, NP

Nurse Practitioner​​

Rhonda Fales, NP
Rhonda is originally from Gulfport, Ms. Rhonda completed her undergraduate Bachelor of
Science in Nursing with Sigma Theta Tau Honors from the University of Southern Mississippi.
She obtained her graduate and Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Mobile.
She became a certified Medical-Surgical Nurse in 1996. Rhonda was awarded the Leadership
Award for her graduating class at the University of Mobile. She enjoys research and looking for
ways to improve patient outcomes.
Prior to her career as a Nurse Practitioner, Rhonda has over 20 years1 experience working in
the Cardiac Division at Gulfport Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Ms. Her cardiac practice has
included caring for patients with a broad spectrum of cardiac complications such as patients
with chest pain, heart attacks, lipid abnormalities, heart failure, hypertension, heart rhythm
abnormalities, patients recovering from heart valve surgeries and heart bypass surgeries. She
thoroughly enjoys working with patients and delivering the very best ca re possible to help
them maintain optimal health and life expectancy. Rhonda is a very highly skilled
professional with impressive credentials. She functions in our practice as a physician extender
and collaborates with physicians in an ongoing manner to enhance and improve the quality of
care provided to our patients. Rhonda is a member of the National Lipid Association, Mississippi
Nurse Practitioner Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and the America Nurse’s Credentialing
Rhonda enjoys showing and judging dogs, spending time with family, crafts, scuba diving,
and reading.


Stephanie Lumpkin

Bio coming soon

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