Thursday, July 9, 2009

Piedmont Mountainside Hopsital Welcomes New Physicians

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has expanded its medical staff with the addition of several new physicians in the fields of cardiology, internal medicine/family practice, urology and neurology. These physicians joined the medical staff in the spring of 2009.

“At Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, we strive to attract physicians with the highest credentials, ensuring the best quality of care for our patients,” said Mike Robertson, president and CEO of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. “We're thrilled to have each of these new physicians on our team, and we're excited about the work they'll do for the north Georgia area.”

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital welcomes John Hurst Jr., M.D., Shailesh Malla, M.D., and Sara Mobasseri, M.D., to its cardiology team. These three physicians are all members of Piedmont Heart Institute, the first integrated cardiovascular healthcare delivery program affiliated with a community health system in greater Atlanta. Dr. John Hurst Jr. received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta and his medical training from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Sara Mobasseri received her undergraduate training at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., before attending medical school at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Dr. Shailesh Malla received his medical training from Tribhuvan University, the premier Medical School of Nepal, prior to completing his residency in internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center in New York.

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital welcomes Khadeja Johnson, M.D., Jayuasri Mallavarapu, M.D., Nicole Nunga, M.D., and Sanja Serrao, M.D., to its internal medicine team. Dr. Johnson received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed her internship and residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. Dr. Mallavarupu received her medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India and completed her internship and residency at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga. Dr. Nunga received her medical degree from Freie Universitat Berlin in Germany and completed her internship and residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Serrao received his medical training at Grant Medical College in India and completed his internship and residency at the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine.

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital also welcomes Charles Kaplan, M.D., to its urology team. Dr. Kaplan received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine before completing his internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Center. He then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC.

Finally, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital welcomes Faiz Niaz, M.D., to its neurology team. Dr. Niaz received his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Pakistan and completed his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee.

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital will continue to raise its level of quality care by consistently adding top-level physicians. For more information about Piedmont Mountainside Hospital or to find a physician in your area, please visit

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