Genesis Heart Institute Members

The health care organizations associated with the Institute have a track record of high patient and physician satisfaction. They emphasize value to their customers and are recognized by their various communities for superior service.

The following is a listing of the current physician members:


Saadi Albaghdadi, M.D.
Abdullah Alwahdani, M.D.
Robert Brewer, M.D.
Edmund Coyne, M.D.
Eric Dippel, M.D.
Blair Foreman, M.D.
Michael Gimbel, Jr. III, M.D.
Nidal Harb, M.D.
Kathleen Keyes, M.D.
Anthony Lazar, M.D.
Balarkrishna Mundodi, M.D.
Rafat Padaria, M.D.
Vijay Rajendran, M.D.
Jon Robken, M.D.
Nicolas Shammas, M.D.
Peter Sharis, M.D.
Kent Van Why, M.D.
William Witcik, M.D.
Mark Woodard, D.O.

Cardio Thoracic Surgeons

Richard Sadler, M.D. 

Vascular Surgeons

Afzal (Erik) Abdullah, M.D.
George Kontos, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiology

Vickie D. Pyevich, M.D.


Stephen DeLessio, M.D.
Melinda Hintermeister, D.O.
James Park, M.D.
Ricky Sedgwick, D.O.

Institutional Members

Galesburg Cottage Hospital
Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt
Genesis Medical Center, Silvis
Great River Medical Center

For physician referral, call 563-421-3200.

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