Welcome Virginia Medical Group!

colonial-teamOn June 1, Virginia Medical Group in Colonial Heights, joined the VCU Health System. The outpatient cardiology and neurology practice is now known as MCV Physicians at Colonial Square.

The clinic primarily draws patients from Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Hopewell and Emporia. Onsite diagnostic testing for cardiology patients includes stress tests, nuclear cardiology, echocardiograms, Holter and event monitoring, and pacemaker and automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator monitoring. The clinic’s physicians are VCU assistant professors of Internal Medicine and additionally see patients downtown at the Pauley Heart Center for procedures such as cardiac catheterizations.

“Joining the VCU Health family gives us a unique opportunity to blend private practice cardiology with academic cardiology without moving our office location. We are most excited and enthusiastic about the future of our practice,” said Beverly Spencer, M.D., the facility’s medical director and director of nuclear cardiology.

spencer-eapen-joseph

BEVERLY SPENCER, M.D.; GEORGE EAPEN, M.D., FACC; AND MATTHEW JOSEPH, M.D., FACC

Spencer received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and served her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She completed her fellowship at University of Virginia.

She holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Nuclear Cardiology and offers full cardiac outpatient services, including consults, follows, echocardiography, Holter and event monitoring, stress tests, nuclear cardiology and device management.

Spencer is joined at MCV Physicians at Colonial Square by five cardiologists: George Eapen, M.D., FACC, completed his medical degree at Trivandrum Medical College in India. 
He then served his residency at Bergen Pines County Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey, and his fellowship at Metropolitan Hospital at New York Medical College. He is board certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.

Named an “Unsung Hero” in 2000 by the Virginia Health Care Foundation for his volunteer work, Eapen is a co-founder of Pathways, a Petersburg clinic that offers free medical services to uninsured patients.

Matthew Joseph, M.D., FACC, received his medical degree from Kottayam Medical College in India, then completed his residency and fellowship at Metropolitan Hospital in New York. He served an additional fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook. He holds board certifications in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. His areas of specialization include clinical cardiology, echocardiograms, stress tests and angioplasties.

K.L. Ashok Kumar, M.D., FACC, FACP, received his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in India, where he also served his residency. In the U.S., he completed an additional residency at Wayne State University Hospital along with a fellowship at University of California at Irvine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

Satish Pathak, M.D., received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and served his residency at University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill. He completed his fellowship at VCU Medical Center. He holds board certifications in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.

K.L. ASHOK KUMAR, M.D., FACC, FACP; SATISH PATHAK, M.D.; AND DEEPAK THOMAS, M.D., M.Phil.

K.L. ASHOK KUMAR, M.D., FACC, FACP; SATISH PATHAK, M.D.; AND DEEPAK THOMAS, M.D., M.PHIL.

Deepak Thomas, M.D., M.Phil., joined the Pauley Heart Center in the summer of 2015 and works downtown and at Colonial Square. He received his M.D. from VCU School of Medicine, then completed his internship and residency at Yale University, his fellowship in cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine, and an advanced fellowship in interventional cardiology (Level III Peripheral Vascular and Coronary Intervention) at the University of Virginia.

He specializes in interventional cardiology, conducting peripheral vascular and percutaneous coronary interventions, and is board certified in Interventional Cardiology, General Cardiology, Echocardiography, Vascular Ultrasound (RPVI), and Internal Medicine.

Before turning to medicine, Thomas received his B.A. in Literature & Cultures in English from Brown University and was awarded a full scholarship to Cambridge University, United Kingdom, where he received an M.Phil. in 18th Century British Literature.

Kenneth Ellenbogen, M.D., chair of Cardiology at VCU Pauley Heart Center, said, “I am excited to have such excellent cardiologists joining the MCV Cardiology community. Our partners have a long track record of excellent and compassionate care to their patients and extends our ability to provide outstanding cardiovascular care to their community.”

In addition to the cardiology practice, neurologist Philip O’Donnell, M.D., offers outpatient adult services at the clinic.

MCV Physicians of Colonial Square is located at 2905 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. To schedule an appointment, please call 804-526-0682.