Marco A. Mejia, MD, FACC; Jennifer Brady, MD, FACC; and Baran Kililcal MD, FACC
Sep 29, 2011 08:14PM
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Dr. Mejia, an interventional cardiologist and Top Doc honoree for the third consecutive time, gratefully credits his successful practice in Annapolis to the support of the area’s referring physicians. However, his patients will tell you that it is his professional expertise and caring manner that sets him apart.
For Dr. Mejia, one of the most fulfilling aspects of being an interventional cardiologist in Annapolis is the ability to serve the community in which he lives and considers home. Dr. Mejia and his family reside in Arundel-on-the-Bay, a community described by him as “wonderfully rich in Annapolitan history and distinction”. He and his wife have two children, daughter, Sidney, and, son, Sam. Sidney, a graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School, is a sophomore at Boston University and Sam is currently a junior at Archbishop Spalding.
A native Texan, Dr. Mejia received his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin and considers himself a “die hard” UT Longhorn fan. It is not surprising that his truck proudly displays a personalized U TX EX license plate and a few University of Texas bumper stickers. After graduating from the University of Utah School Of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Mejia completed his internship, residency, and fellowships at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, ultimately specializing in Interventional Cardiology. Upon finishing his Interventional Cardiology fellowship, he immediately began practicing in Annapolis, maintaining his close relationship with Johns Hopkins, to help establish the C-PORT program at Anne Arundel Medical Center which provides emergency angioplasty 24/7 for patients suffering from acute heart attacks. Dr. Mejia has continued his affiliation with the C-PORT program which has now expanded to include selective non-emergent angioplasty cases. “It is such a privilege to be able to provide this type of advanced cardiac care locally to the population of Annapolis and the surrounding area,” states Dr. Mejia.
Dr. Mejia’s practice now includes two additional cardiologists, Dr. Jennifer Brady and Dr. BaranKilical. Dr. Brady is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed her training and fellowship at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Brady has a special interest in adult echocardiography and heart failure. She and her family love residing in the Annapolis area. Dr. Kilical is board certified in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Disease. He received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and continued on to complete his training and fellowships at The George Washington University Hospital. He and his family, also, reside in the Annapolis area.
“I am so pleased to be working with Drs. Brady and Kilical. They are excellent cardiologists and have a wonderful rapport with our patients,” says Dr. Mejia, “I feel extremely fortunate to have a successful practice in Annapolis. My office staff provides wonderful support and understands the importance of their role in helping provide quality patient care. I thank all my patients for the trust they place in me as their physician. And as always, I thank all the referring physicians and colleagues for their support in allowing me to provide my own personalized cardiac care to this community.”
Q: What is Interventional Cardiology?
A: Cardiology, or the study of cardiovascular disease, includes several sub-specialties; for example, Heart Failure, Electrophysiology, and Interventional Cardiology. An Interventional Cardiologist specializes primarily in cardiac catheterization and stent placement in the coronary arteries. A cardiac catheterization is typically performed to diagnosis heart disease, coronary blockage, or any other cardiac abnormalities. The procedure can be performed electively or emergently in the setting of an acute heart attack. A subsequent angioplasty (opening of the occluded artery) and/or stent placement can resolve symptoms and treat heart disease.
— Marco Mejia, MD, Annapolis Cardiology Consultants, LLC