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Physicians

The physicians of Baptist Heart are part of Mississippi's first name in heart care — Baptist. So our cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons embody the spirit of healing and compassion that defines the Baptist family: Leaders in healthcare, followers in faith.

Baptist Heart offers specialists in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, as well as surgeons who specialize in cardiovascular and peripheral vascular procedures. So our patients can experience a full range of cardiovascular care in one healing environment.

Meet the Baptist Heart Team

Cardiologists

Stephen Anderson, MD

Cardiology

A native of south Louisiana, Dr. Anderson completed his undergraduate work at Mississippi College. He then finished medical school including internal medicine and cardiology residencies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Anderson’s philosophy for patient is two-fold. First he believes in individualized patient care followed up by detailed patient education. He chose cardiology mainly due to the experiences with his younger sister who was born with a heart defect. Dr. Anderson spends any available free time with his wife and children.

John Bellan, MD

Interventional Cardiology

After earning his undergraduate degree at Tulane University, Dr. Bellan earned both a Master's degree and a doctoral degree in Pharmacology in addition to his medical degree, all from Tulane University.

He then completed his residency, internship and fellowship in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, and is the author of several publications.

He and his wife reside in Jackson and have two children.

Adam Berman, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Dr. Berman is a practicing cardiac electrophysiologist and cardiologist at Baptist Heart. He grew up in both New Orleans and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Dr. Berman received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Berman completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.  Following this, he completed a fellowship in Cardiology at the Ochsner Clinic, where he served as chief fellow. Dr. Berman then completed an additional fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center.

He also received a Masters in Public Health from Augusta University and a Masters in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences at the London School of Economics. He is board certified in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the international Heart Rhythm Society.

Prior to returning to Mississippi, Dr. Berman served on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia for over 15 years. There, he served as a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Population Health Sciences and as both Chief of the Division of Cardiology and of the Division of Health Economics. 

Dr. Berman directs the Baptist Heart Cardiac Electrophysiology program. Dr. Berman has been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doc each year since 2017. When not busy caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children and playing competitive pickleball at tournaments around the Southeastern US. 

Alfredo Figueroa, MD

Cardiology

Dr. Figueroa is a graduate of the Universidad Central, Ecuador, South America. He completed his Internal Medicine residency, Pulmonary and Cardiology fellowships at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He then served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. He completed additional training in Interventional Cardiology at the Baylor-affiliated Houston Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Dr. Figueroa is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He is currently Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Co-director of Cardiovascular Services at Baptist Medical Center. He is a member of various national organizations and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He and his wife, Maria Isabel, have lived in Jackson for the past 28 years.

F. Earl Fyke, III, MD

Cardiology

After completing a Master’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Jackson native F. Earl Fyke, III, MD, earned his medial degree at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. There, he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine, followed by an internship in Cardiology.

Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Dr. Fyke has also earned certifications for special competency in cardiac pacing, cardioversion defibrillation and echocardiography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is also a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, American Society of Echocardiography and the American Heart Association.

The author of numerous peer reviewed articles, he has also held a number of prestigious positions, including appointments to the Board of Trustees for both Belhaven University and Baptist Medical Center.

Dr. Fyke and his wife, married for 40+ years, have three children.

Cameron S. Guild, MD

Cardiology

Dr. Guild earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder and then completed medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed additional studies at Vanderbilt University and concluded his training in general cardiology and interventional cardiology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Guild’s mission as a physician revolves around patient-centered care and allowing the patient to make informed, educated decisions. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Guild currently resides in Jackson with his family.

Frank Haugland, MD, PhD FACC

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Stephen Hindman, MD

Eric Holland, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Holland is a native of Vicksburg, MS. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biologic Engineering, summa cum laude, from Mississippi State University and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Dr. Holland then continued his medical training, completing his fellowship in general cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, as well as a diplomate of both the National Board of Echocardiography and Certification Board of Nuclear Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Holland has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles

Dr. Holland has special interest in the management of complex coronary and peripheral arterial disease. Through a minimally invasive approach, he is able to deliver cutting-edge care tailored to each patient with a goal to achieve improved quality of life and longevity. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and wife Martha, who is a local pediatric dentist.

W. Hampton Jones, III, MD

Interventional Cardiology

After completing his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University, Dr. W. Hampton Jones, III, earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He finalized his fellowship in interventional cardiology at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Jones is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the Mississippi State Medical Association.

A native of Jackson, MS, Dr. Jones and his wife, Bonnie, have three children.


S. Todd Lawson, MD

Cardiology

Dr. Lawson earned his B. S. degree in Chemistry from Mississippi College in 1990. He completed additional studies in English literature through the University of London, England/Mississippi College overseas study program. While at Mississippi College he received the Perry Academic Award for Chemistry and served as an officer in Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society. He completed requirements for his M.D. degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. He concluded his training with a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Mississippi as well.

Dr. Lawson currently holds board certification in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

A native of Florence, Mississippi, Dr. Lawson currently resides in Madison with his wife, Patricia, and their four children.


Shawn W. Sanders, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Keith D. Thorne, MD

Cardiology

A native of Meridian, Mississippi, Dr. Thorne completed his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University. He then earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Thorne has participated in numerous medical missions trips including work in East Africa, Mexico, Peru, West Africa and Honduras.


Ross Thurmond, DO


James L. Warnock, Jr. MD

Cardiology

Dr. Warnock is a cum laude graduate of both Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed an internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and served three years in the U.S. Navy at the Naval Air Station in Meridian, Mississippi. Dr. Warnock then completed his medicine residency, serving as Chief Resident, and cardiology fellow at UMC. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty of Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Warnock and his wife, Shannon, reside in Ridgeland with their three children.

H. Chris Waterer, III, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Waterer is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Mississippi State University and earned his M.D. degree from the University of Mississippi in Jackson. He also completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and his cardiology fellowship at the University of Mississippi. He remained on faculty at UMC as an assistant professor of medicine before joining Cardiovascular Associates in 1996. Dr. Waterer is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He currently serves on the Board of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Mississippi.

A Tchula, Mississippi native, Dr. Waterer is an active member of Christ United Methodist Church and resides in Jackson with his wife, Dr. Rebecca Waterer, and their two children, Joy Kate and Hank.

Jeremy White, MD

Interventional Cardiology

 

Surgeons

Craig V. Adams, MD

Cardiac Surgeon

William J. Harris, III, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Harris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in bio medical engineering from Mississippi State University and received M.D. degree from The University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a board certified general and thoracic surgeon. Currently, Dr. Harris serves as Baptist Medical Center Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and medical director of the cardiovascular surgery program. He is a member of Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Fellow American College of Surgeons, and International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery.

He and his wife, Cindy, live in Ridgeland with their three children and attend St. Joseph Catholic Church.

David A. Johnson, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Johnson, is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He completed an internship and residency at the University of Texas at St. Antonio. Dr. Johnson went on to complete a fellowship in vascular surgery at Baylor University.

Nurse Practitioners

Meredith Covington, FNP-C

Lynne C. Currie, DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse practitioner Lynne Currie, DNP, CFNP is the Valve Center Coordinator at Baptist Heart. She has more than 20 years of cardiovascular experience.

Specialty

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse First Assistant

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Registered Nurse: University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, Jackson, MS
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner: University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, Jackson, MS
  • RN First Assistant: Perioperative Plus Associates/GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Mary Gordy, FNP-BC

Nurse practitioner Mary Gordy, FNP-BC, practices with Baptist Heart.

Rachel Hearst, FNP-C

Nurse practitioner Rachel Hearst, FNP-C, practices with Baptist Heart.

Kathy Jett, FNP-C

Susan Patterson, NP-C

Amy Wall, CFNP

Trust your heart to Baptist Heart. Make an appointment today. Call 601-968-1966.