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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

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

Learn more about Courtney Jaegle, PA-C


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)

Learn more about Debra Myers, R.N. 


Nicholas Warnecke, MS, 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

Learn more about Nicholas Warnecke, MS, PA-C


Vascular Surgeons

W. Scott Reid, D.O.

Specialty: Vascular and General Surgery

Education

  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

  • Board of Surgery Certificate - American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Fellow - American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery - University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL

Learn more about W. Scott Reid, D.O.



Jessica Secor, M.D.

Specialty: Vascular Surgery

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH - Biomedical Engineering, BA
  • Wright State University, Dayton, OH - Doctorate of Medicine, MD

Training

  • University of Wisconsin in Madison - Surgical Internship and Residency

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Society for Vascular Ultrasound
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

Learn more about Jessica Secor, MD



Andy Chiou, M.D.

Specialty: Vascular and General Surgery

Education

  • Boston University, Boston, MA - Medical Degree and Master's of Public Health in Health Care Administration

Training

  • The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY - Residency
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, IL - Fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery - American Board of Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Radiology at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria

Learn more about Andy Chiou, MD