Good cardiovascular care begins in the community with our office-based cardiologists, who work with you and your primary care physician to address your treatment needs and keep you as healthy as possible. There are 30 cardiologists within the Cape Cod Healthcare system, all of whom are highly trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Your cardiologist will evaluate your symptoms and medical history, and may recommend tests for further evaluation. If your condition requires the services of a cardiac specialist, like a cardiac surgeon or interventional cardiologist, he or she will refer you to one of our exceptional physicians. Throughout your experience with a specialist, you remain under the care of your community cardiologist.
Cardiology Hospitalist Program
Should you require cardiovascular care while you are in the hospital, you will be referred to one of our four Cape Cod Healthcare cardiology hospitalists. Patients who are admitted to the hospital are now almost universally seen and followed through their inpatient stay by a hospitalist physician. But not every hospital has inpatient specialists for patients with cardiac medical issues. Cape Cod Healthcare recognized the value of this service for our patients.
What They Do
Hospitalists are on-site in the hospital day and night to give patients prompt and complete attention. They consult with other professionals in the hospital about the proper care patients with cardiac issues may need. The cardiology hospitalists work closely with your personal cardiologist.
Every patient is given the same evidence-based treatment recommendations, regardless of which cardiology hospitalist sees you. In the process of diagnosing and evaluating you for testing and treatment, the hospital cardiologists often consult with each other on cases, to ensure that you are receiving the best, most appropriate care.
How to Reach a Hospitalist
To reach the Cardiology Hospitalist Services at Cape Cod Hospital, call the main hospital switchboard at 508-771-1800.
Our Cardiology Hospitalist Team
Richard Zelman, MD, FACC
The Cardiology Hospitalist Service at Cape Cod Hospital is directed by Cape Cod Healthcare’s Chief of Cardiology Services Richard Zelman, MD, FACC, and features trained and certified cardiologists who specialize in caring for the hospitalized cardiology patient. Cape Cod Hospital currently has three Cardiology Hospitalists: Jennifer H. Ladner, MD, FACC; Karl Stajduhar, MD, FACC; and Jason Saucedo, MD, FACC.
Karl Stajduhar, MD, FACC
Dr. Stajduhar is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He earned a medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Walter Reed, and a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. Dr. Stajduhar has particular expertise in electrophysiology (the diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias.)
Tendoh Timoh, MD, FACC
Dr. Timoh is board certified in cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. He earned a medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at Georgetown and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and in advanced cardiac imaging at Medstar Heart Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Timoh has particular expertise in interventional imaging, nuclear medicine, advanced cardiac imaging (cardiac MRIs, cardiac CT scans) and transesophageal echocardiograms.
Jennifer H. Ladner, MD, FACC
Dr. Ladner is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. She completed her residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, and completed fellowships in cardiology at Brooke and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO. Dr. Ladner has particular expertise in transesophageal echocardiograms and nuclear medicine.
Jason Saucedo, MD, FACC
Dr. Saucedo board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. He earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC, and completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Saucedo has particular expertise in transesophageal echocardiograms and nuclear medicine.