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Specialists/Staff

Dr. Richard Seher

Dr. Seher, a native Nevadan and graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, received his post doctoral training in cardiology at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.  Now as Medical Director of the Chest Pain Center and Cath Lab and Chairman of the Cardiology Section at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Dr. Seher's areas of interest include interventional cardiology, the treatment of lipid disorders and pacemaker placement and follow-up.

Dr. Letitia Anderson

Dr. Anderson, Medical Director of Critical Care and Telemetry at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, graduated  from the medical school at the University of Vermont. Dr. Anderson's well-rounded education has taken her to undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University, first class honors at the University of Ireland College of Medicine, a residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University and a fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Vermont.  Her certifications include Internal Medical, Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Theodore Berndt

Dr. Berndt graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1966. Along with completing a Medical Residency Program at the University of Wisconsin and a fellowship in Cardiology, Dr. Berndt also received a fellowship in Cardiology training at Stanford University.  As Medical Director of Echocardiology at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and former president of the Nevada Heart Association, Dr. Berndt's areas of interest include coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and echocardiography including vascular services.

Dr. Joseph Brandl

Dr. Brandl is the Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. As a graduate of the University of Minnesota's medical school, Dr. Brandl received several honors including outstanding surgical intern and outstanding teaching intern. He also served as Admistrative Chief Resident of General Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Along with these honors; Dr. Brandl is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. John Hansen

Dr. Hansen graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and later completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic Foundations in Rochester, Minnesota. As Medical Director of Saint Mary's Vascular Institute, Dr. Hansen has received several accolades including a grant from the American College of Surgeons. He is also certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Dr. Michael Bloch

Dr. Bloch, Founder and Director of the Risk Reduction Center at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, has been active in research concerning hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, renal artery disease and peripheral vascular disease. Alum of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Bloch also serves as a co-investigator for the landmark Women's Health Initiative (WHI). His areas interest are finding noel ways of improving blood pressure and lipid management in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Laura Pinto

Laura Pinto, Cardiovascular Service Line Administrator at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, oversees the operational, fiscal and quality improvement activities of diverse programs and departments within the cardiovascular service line.  Pinto holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts as well as a Master's Degree in Health Systems Administration from the George Washington University in Washington D.C. With over 20 years of combined experience as a registered nurse, exercise physiologist and healthcare administrator; Pinto advocates the need for integrated healthcare delivery systems to meet the community's healthcare needs and for accountability of those systems to demonstrate and improve service quality and clinical outcomes.

Dr. John Grinsell

Dr. Grinsell attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Nevada, Reno. His Internal Medicine and General Cardiology training was completed at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas.  In June 2009, Dr. Grinsell completed an additional fellowship in Interventional Cardiology with emphasis in peripheral vascular disease at the University of Colorado.  Prior to his medical education, Dr. Grinsell served two years in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1989. Dr. Grinsell's areas of interest include cardiac catheterization and intervention, echocardiography, and peripheral vascular intervention.
He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

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