J.C. Blair Welcomes Two New Vascular Specialists

Two new cardiologists have joined J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Care Center: Amit Nanavati, M.D., and Michael Sabatini, M.D., PhD. “We are delighted to introduce two more skilled cardiologists to J.C. Blair’s Cardiac Care Center, who can provide convenient access to cardiology services right here in our community,” stated Lisa Mallon, J.C. Blair President & CEO. They join the group of seven other cardiologists who treat inpatients at J.C. Blair and evaluate outpatients in the hospital’s Cardiac Care Center located in the Second Floor Specialty Care Clinic.

Both have a special interest in vascular evaluations which will enhance the services of J.C. Blair’s Wound Healing Center. Vascular evaluations measure the blood flow circulating to the lower extremities. If the patient’s circulation is able to be improved, the cardiologists perform interventions (including stenting) that can open up blocked or narrowed arteries to the legs for improved blood supply. This helps resolve leg wounds that have not healed due to poor blood supply.

Dr. Nanavati is a graduate of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia and Texas A&M College of Medicine. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Nanavati completed his residency at Boston University Medical Center and two fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology at University of Washington and the University of Florida, respectively.

Dr. Sabatini, a Pittsburgh native, earned his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiovascular fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his interventional cardiology fellowship at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh.

“Drs. Nanavati and Sabatini provide an additional service that is an important part of the continuum of wound care," said Dr. Molly Ettenger, Medical Director of J.C. Blair Wound Healing Center.