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John Katopodis, M.D. was elected to serve as Vice President on the 2015-2016 FMA Board of Governors during the 2015 FMA Annual Meeting in Orlando this past weekend.  

Congratulations, Dr. Katopodis!


SMG Cardiology Division is pleased to welcome Drs. Gregory Hartlage and Gian-Carlo Giove beginning August 2, 2015.

With deep roots in the Tallahassee community, we welcome Dr. Greg Hartlage home following extensive training including medical school at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, an internal medicine residency at the renowned J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program, Emory University, followed by Cardiovascular Disease fellowship also at Emory.  Dr. Hartlage chose to extend his training to include a recently completed Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging fellowship at University of South Florida.  We look forward to working with Dr. Hartlage and trust he will provide excellent cardiac care to our community.

To further expand our Cardiology services, we announce the addition of Dr. Gian-Carlo Giove.  Dr. Giove comes to us from the University of Alabama following completion of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Disease fellowships and an internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  Dr. Giove also held a research fellowship position in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Texas Heart Institute, Dallas Texas and has numerous presentations and publications to his credit.  We welcome Dr. Giove to our region and feel confident in the expertise he brings to the community we serve.

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