Meet Our Cardiologists

UnityPoint Clinic is the trusted leader in healthcare with advanced technology and a dedicated team of experts who are committed to your health. The heart and vascular team at UnityPoint Clinic consists of highly skilled, board-certified cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists and interventional radiologists who work together to provide the best possible care and service for each and every patient.

Cardiologists

Electrophysiologist

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons


Alex Adler, MD, FACC
Medical Director Cardiovascular Services

Dr. Alexander Adler, Cardiologist Peoria IL

Specialty: Cardiology
Areas of Interest: Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Disorders

Education

  • Medical Education: University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Targu-Mures, Romania

Training

  • Residency: Internal Medicine: Sheba Medical Center, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Sheba Medical Center, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Fellowship: Heart Failure/Transplantation, University of California, San Diego, CA

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

Teaching or Professional Positions:

  • Medical Director of UnityPoint Health - Cardiovascular Services
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL

Learn more about Alex Adler, MD, FACC


Tahir Ilahi, MD

Dr. Tahir Ilahi, Cardiologist Peoria IL

Specialty: General Cardiology, Angiograms
Languages: English

Education

  • Medical Education: Sind Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan

Training

  • Residency: Internal Medicine: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Cardiology Fellowship: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • University of Illinois at Chicago Assistant Lecturer
  • Assistant Professor of Medical University of Illinois

Learn more about Tahir Ilahi, MD


Adel Mina, MD, FACC

Dr. Adel Mina, Cardiologist Peoria IL

Specialties: Cardiology & Electrophysiology
Areas of Interest: Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

  • Medical Education: Perpetual Help College of Medicine, Laguna, Philippines

Training

  • Residency: Internal Medicine: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology: Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Learn more about Adel Mina, MD.


Shahid Wazir, MD

Dr. Shahid Wazir, Cardiologist Peoria IL

Specialty: Cardiology
Areas of Interest: Diagnostic Heart Catheterization, Echocardiography, Exercise and Dobutamine Stress Testing

Education

  • Medical Education: Khyber Medical College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Training

  • Residency: Internal Medicine: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Echocardiography

Learn more about Shahid Wazir, MD.


Pawan Sarda, MD

Specialty: Cardiology
Areas of Interest: Diagnostic Heart Catheterization, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Failure

Education

  • Medical Education: Dr. PDMMC, University of Amravati India

Training

  • Residency: Internal Medicine: Brooklyn Hospital Center Brooklyn, NY
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease: New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Echocardiography

Learn more about Pawan Sarda, MD.


Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Ambreen Laeeq, M.D.

Ambreen Laeeq, MD - UnityPoint Health - Peoria

Specialty: Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Education

  • Medical Education: The Aga Khan University Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan

Training

  • Residency: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA and Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Courtney Jaegle, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Specialty: Cardiology

Education

  • Northern Illinois University - Bachelors in Biological Sciences
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL - Masters in Medical Science - PA

Debra Myers, FNP-C, MS, RN

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Specialty: Cardiology

Education

  • University of Illinois, Champagne, IL - Bachelor of Science
  • University of Illinois, Champagne, IL - Master of Science - Family Nurse Practitioner

Board Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse

Professional Memberships

  • AAHFN (American Association Heart Failure Nurses)
  • HFSA (Heart Failure Society of America)

Nicholas Warnecke, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Specialty: Cardiology

Education

  • Miami University, Miami, FL - BA, Zoology
  • University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN - MS - Physician Assistant Studies

Board Certifications

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
  • American Heart Association
  • ACLS Certification