Providing the highest level of heart and vascular disease diagnosis and treatment to the communities we serve.

Our Team

Electrophysiologist and General Cardiologist

Matthew C. Fedor, MD

Dr. Fedor received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. His internship and residency training in Internal Medicine as well as his fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology were completed at the New York University Medical School in New York, NY. He is Board Certified in both Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Fedor has published in multiple peer reviewed journals and has presented at national meetings of the American College of Cardiology. He has been a primary investigator of multiple clinical trials relating to arrhythmia and cardiac device therapy. He performs cardiac device implantations and ablation procedures for control of abnormal heart rhythm including atrial fibrillation. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Arrhythmia/Electrophysiology for the Salem Health Heart and Vascular Institute. He is married with two children.

Interventional and General Cardiologist

Kamran Ghalili, MD

Dr. Ghalili attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York where he received his medical degree. He then went to Boston University and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease. He also completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the New York Medical College. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Ghalili also completed training in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT Angiograms and Peripheral Vascular Interventions. He has been a primary investigator for multiple clinical research studies, including drug-eluting stents. He currently oversees marketing and strategy for Salem Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

General Cardiologist

Deborah Hughes, MD

Dr. Hughes obtained her medical degree at the University of Vermont. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where she stayed to continue her fellowship training in the Clinical Investigator program and General Cardiology. Her research interests included basic research in angiogenesis and therapeutic applications of stem cells. She has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Dr. Hughes believes in an individualized approach to patient care. She tailors treatment plans for each of her patients, providing patient education, proven treatment options and the latest advances in medicine.

Dr. Hughes is board certified in Adult Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography. She is trained to treat a broad spectrum of adult cardiovascular diseases and has a special interest in heart failure, valvular heart disease and heart disease in women.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Hughes returned to Oregon after completing her training in Minnesota. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting family throughout the west coast and many outdoor activities including camping and horseback riding.

Interventional and General Cardiologist

Hrishi Iyengar, MD

Dr. Iyengar received his medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Medical College in India. He proceeded to complete his internship and residency in Internal Medicine; followed by his fellowship in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He specializes in Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Interventional Procedures, and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Iyengar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. He is currently the Director of Non-Invasive Services for the Salem Health Heart and Vascular Institute. He is married with one child.

Interventional and General Cardiologist

Raghu Kamineni, MD

Dr. Kamineni received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences, India. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine were completed at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, the Mayo Clinics in Scottsdale, Arizona and Rochester, Minnesota. He finished his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Arizona, Health Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona. He then completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at The University of Arizona. He also specializes in Carotid and Peripheral Vascular Interventions. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. He has co-authored two medical textbooks and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently the Medical Director for the Salem Health Heart and Vascular Institute. He is married with two children.

Interventional and General Cardiologist

Barath Krishnamurthy, MD

A native Minnesotan, Dr. Krishnamurthy received his medical degree from the University of Maryland, where he graduated in the top 15% of his class. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center in New York (where he served as Chief Resident), Dr. Krishnamurthy completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and a second fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, also at Tufts. During this second fellowship, Dr. Krishnamurthy received advanced training in the areas of high risk, highly complex coronary and peripheral interventions and in the interpretation of advanced imaging studies.

Dr. Krishnamurthy has participated in numerous cardiology research projects, and has co-authored a number of papers in medical journals. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

An avid jazz and blues fan, Dr. Krishnamurthy also enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking, tennis and cooking. His wife, Christine, is an emergency room physician. They are the proud parents of two daughters.

Electrophysiologist and General Cardiologist

Joshua Leichman, MD

Dr. Leichman received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in General Internal Medicine at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center associated with Tufts University in Massachusetts. He did a two year research fellowship in cardiac metabolism at the University of Texas, Houston Medical School prior to his General Cardiology Fellowship at the same institution. He completed his subspecialty cardiology training in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Leichman believes in advancing the field of cardiology and electrophysiology through research and patient education. Dr. Leichman is an advocate of using the most up to date and proven technologies to treat abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. He understands the need to involve patients in the decision making process regarding their disease process and its treatment, in order to help improve their overall health status.

Dr. Leichman has participated in a National Institute of Health-sponsored research protocol examining the altered metabolism of obesity and its effects on heart failure, and has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed papers and review articles. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.

In his free time, Dr. Leichman enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys photography and spending time outdoors.

Interventional and General Cardiologist

Kevin H. Thompson, DO

Dr. Thompson received his medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, where he graduated with highest honors. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center where he was selected as Chief Resident. He went on to complete a Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He serves as a Fellow at the American College of Cardiology and as an Associate Professor at Western University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Thompson is trained in interventional cardiology and performs various procedures, including angioplasty and stent insertion of the coronary arteries. He has a specific interest in complex coronary interventions, including stent insertions to chronic complete blockages called chronic total occlusions (CTO). He is also one of the few cardiologists that performs most of his procedures from the wrist (radial approach) which minimizes bleeding, improves patient comfort, and minimizes bed rest.

Dr. Thompson believes comprehensive, quality care includes personalized education, guidance, and support for each patient. Through compassionate, but honest dialogue, Dr. Thompson strives to help patients through what is often one of the most difficult times of their lives, and to improve the quality of their lives for many years to come. He finds it satisfying to watch patients let go of unhealthy habits, adopt new positive behaviors, and effectively take charge of their lives. He is a strong proponent of exercise to reduce future cardiac events and serves as Medical Director for Cardiac Rehabilitation at Salem Hospital. He is a community speaker and advocate for women’s heart health issues.

Dr. Thompson is married (his wife Kim is also a physician) and has two young boys. He and his family enjoy outdoor activities. Dr. Thompson is an avid college basketball fan and North Carolina Tarheel supporter.

Services

In collaboration with your primary care physician and other specialists, our cardiologists, electrophysiologists and associated heart care professionals will provide comprehensive cardiovascular care, as well as education to you and your family.

As a patient of Oregon Heart Center, you will have the support from multiple cardiac specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of various cardiovascular conditions, including heart disease, atrial fibrillation, and lipid management to name a few.