Ram Vasudevan, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FABHP, FASC, CCDS
Dr. Vasudevan has been with Marion Heart Center since its inception. Born and raised in India, he attended college and medical school in Bombay before coming to the United States for residencies at LaGuardia Hospital (now Forest Hills Hospital) in Queens, New York, and the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He also obtained special pacemaker/device training under the renowned Dr. Charlie Byrd, from the same institution. His early training included a full year as General Surgical Resident at Lincoln Medical Center in New York.
When Dr. Vasudevan founded Marion Heart Center 21 years ago (then Marion Medical Associates), his mission was for every patient to be met with personalized attention, respect and compassion. Two decades later, Dr. Vasudevan can take pride that his goals are achieved every day. Dr. Vasudevan has a special interest in all kinds of device implantations, including the more technically demanding Bi-Ventricular lead insertions. His certifications include those in Electrocardiography, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, Venefit ™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy and Cardiac Device Implantations. He is one of the few physicians with certification from the Heart Rhythm Society (i.e., Certified Cardiac Device Specialist).
Of course, Dr. Vasudevan’s favorite part of his practice is device surgery. He also brings to the practice a love of languages with fluency in English, Hindi, Tamil and some conversational Spanish. When not in the operating room, Dr. Vasudevan enjoys flying (he has an instrument and commercial rating), karaoke singing, computers, reading, and keeping abreast of technology, history, civilization, cosmos, and world religion.
Dr. Vasudevan’s wife practices in the same office and is a Cancer and Blood specialist. Their two children are both in college, at institutions in the northeast, and training to be a medical doctor and veterinarian, respectively.
Zofia Kletter, MSN, ARNP FNP-BC, NP-C, BSN, RN
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner/Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
A new addition to the Marion Heart Center team, Ms. Kletter has over 14 years of cardiac and surgical experience. She is dedicated to providing quality health care and excels at patient and family counseling.
Prior to joining Marion Heart Center, Ms. Kletter worked as a registered nurse at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Florida Atlantic University, graduating magna cum laude. She also holds a master of science in nursing from Florida International University.
Ms. Kletter is fluent in both English and Polish and is committed to upholding the highest standards of respect, ethics, and cultural diversity.
*Ms. Kletter can be found working within the area’s hospital system.