Welcome, New Faculty!

Dr. Melissa SmallfieldMelissa C. Smallfield, M.D. joined Pauley Heart Center in September as assistant professor of Internal Medicine. In addition to her work at the MCV campus, she also plans to attend to patients at VCU’s outreach clinics in Stony Point and Williamsburg.

Dr. Smallfield’s clinical specialties include advanced heart failure, heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support (LVADs) and pulmonary hypertension. She performs procedures including right heart catheterizations and heart biopsies.

A native of Newport News, Dr. Smallfield received her B.A. in East Asian Studies from the College of William and Mary and then attended Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she received an M.S. in Biomedical Sciences and her M.D. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine as well as her fellowships in Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and Pulmonary Vascular Disease. She is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology.

Dr. Ranjith Shetty

Ranjith Shetty, M.D. joined the Pauley Heart Center in October as assistant professor of Internal Medicine, specializing in Interventional Cardiology.

A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Dr. Shetty received his B.S. in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He served his residency at Georgetown University, and undertook a research fellowship in venous thromboembolism at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Shetty completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at VCU and is board certified in both, and received additional training in structural heart disease and peripheral vascular interventions at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.

Dr. Shetty’s clinical expertise includes coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and structural heart disease. His procedural skills include percutaneous coronary interventions, percutaneous carotid artery interventions, percutaneous aortoiliac, renal, and lower extremity interventions, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, valvuloplasty, left atrial appendage occlusion/ligation, and closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale.

He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research at national meetings such as the American Heart Association and the American College of Chest Physicians.

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