Heart & Vascular Center Leadership

Wake Forest Baptist Health offers the area's only integrated Heart and Vascular Center.

Wake Forest Baptist Health is transforming the way it delivers cardiovascular care. Our center integrates cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery to provide patients with a seamless, mutidisciplinary team approach to heart and vascular care. Our center offers:

"Combining the skill of our strong team of cardiologists and vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons into a one-stop prevention and treatment enterprise makes it possible for us to offer patients a more systematic and effective treatment options," said David Zhao, MD, Director of the Heart & Vascular Center.

Drs. Applegate, Zhao, Edwards and Kon

Dr. Zhao is working with three associate directors of the Heart and Vascular Center: Robert Applegate, MD, professor Cardiology; Neal Kon, MD, chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery; and Matthew Edwards, MD, chair, Vascular Surgery. Dr. Zhao plans to take Wake Forest Baptist's program beyond the walls of the medical center. "I want to build strong realtionships with community physicians and partner with community members to educate them about how to improve their cardiovascular health," Zhao said. 

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Local 336-716-WAKE
Toll-free 888-716-WAKE

Returning Patients

Vascular 336-716-4151
Heart 336-716-6674

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Last Updated: 07-14-2014
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