Cardiac Care Physicians

Dr. Nisha D'Mello
Cardiac imaging

Dr. Nisha D’Mello has been a cardiologist in the cardiac imaging department of RVHS since 2010, sharing her time between both hospital campuses.

Dr. D’Mello earned a bachelor of science from the University of Toronto, graduating with honours. She then received her medical degree at the University of Ottawa, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

“As a community hospital, the cardiac department here is very unique,” she says. “Because the department is all encompassing, there is no need to refer cardiac patients elsewhere; they can usually be cared for here. The team itself is a wonderful and cohesive group, and I’m pleased to be working among them.”

Dr. Peter Gladstone
Interventional cardiology

Dr. Peter Gladstone specializes in interventional cardiology, and help start the interventional program at RVHS in 2001. In November of that year, the Ministry of Health chose Rouge Valley to become the province's first "stand-alone" angioplasty centre.

Dr. Gladstone graduated from the University of Toronto. He also completed his residency training in internal medicine and cardiology in Toronto. He was on staff at Toronto Western, where he was director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and the residency training program until 2001.

“When we started Ontario’s first stand-alone angioplasty service 10 years ago, I could never have imagined how it would have developed and how perfectly situated we are at RVHS to be the regional heart attack centre,” says Dr. Gladstone. “We are now the busiest centre in the GTA—providing lifesaving early intervention in heart attack throughout the east GTA all the way to Oshawa.”

Dr. Amir Janmohammed
Manager, Arrhythmia management

Dr. Amir Janmohamed is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist, and has been at RVHS since 2003. He is currently the manager of arrhythmia services, and the co-medical manager of the cardiac catheterization lab. Since joining RVHS, Dr. Janmohamed has successfully initiated the follow-up of cardiac defibrillator (ICD) patients in the arrhythmia clinic; developed and implemented a program for invasive cardiac electrophysiology studies and ablations; and most recently, began performing transseptal cardiac procedures, which allows the treatment of arrhythmias arising from the left side of the heart.

Dr. Janmohamed completed his bachelor of science in biochemistry from McMaster University, and earned his medical degree (M.B., B.S.) from the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. He subsequently completed his internal medicine and cardiology fellowship at the University of Toronto, his cardiac electrophysiology training at St. Michael’s Hospital, and his interventional cardiology fellowship at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Alberta.

“I enjoy the variety and breadth of the practice,” he says. “I’m able to provide high quality comprehensive cardiac care to the patients in the community, leading to an improvement in their quality of life.”

Dr. Saleem Kassam
Manager, Interventional cardiology

Dr. Saleem Kassam specializes in interventional cardiology. He began working at RVHS in 2002, practicing at both both hospital campuses. He also plays an instrumental role in the Code STEMI emergency fast-tracking program at Rouge Valley.

Dr. Kassam earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Toronto, and subsequently, a medical degree, a master’s in clinical epidemiology, and a degree in internal medicine/cardiology/interventional cardiology.

“I hope to bring compassionate and excellent patient care to cardiac patients in the region,” he says. “By offering physician leadership to members of the cardiac care team we can ensure that all patient requirements are met through our services.”

Dr. Bhavanesh Makanjee
Arrhythmia management

Originally from South Africa, Dr. Bhavanesh Makanjee is one of only three electrophysiologists (EPs) in the Central East Local Health Integration Network. He completed his undergraduate degree and clinical training at the University of Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine in South Africa. He was a senior cardiology resident at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, home of the world’s first cardiac transplant. He has also worked as an internist at several hospitals in the United Kingdom.

He has post-graduate degrees in internal medicine and cardiology from schools in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada. He recently obtained his CEPS, a certification examination for competency in cardiac electrophysiology, awarded by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. Most recently, Dr. Makanjee completed his clinical and research cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at University Hospital, part of the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario.

Dr. Makanjee has a specific interest in device implantation, including defibrillators and biventricular devices, as well as ablation of arrhythmias both simple and complex.

“I’m committed to my patients, and passionate about the arrhythmia services offered in the cardiac program,” he says. “There are very exciting times ahead for electrophysiology.”

Dr. Ashok Mukherjee
Cardiac imaging

Dr. Ashok Mukherjee has practiced cardiology at Rouge Valley since 2001, specializing in cardiac imaging. Prior to that, he worked at The Scarborough Hospital for eight years.

He completed his education at the University of Toronto, where he earned his medical degree and completed his residency and fellowship.

Dr. Mukherjee says he has enjoyed working at both hospital campuses, being involved in various departments, including acute care in the emergency department and the coronary care unit (CCU). He also deals with a broad range of imaging modalities, and is involved with the outpatient clinics, hospital research and program development.

In the future, he hopes to mentor younger cardiologists at RVHS, as well as develop a heart function clinic.

“Rouge Valley’s cardiology program is the most progressive in the province,” he says. “And I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Dr. Raymond Yan
Cardiac imaging

Dr. Raymond Yan is a non-invasive cardiologist who joined Rouge Valley Health System in 2009.

Dr. Yan completed his medical degree with honours at the University of Toronto. He completed his internal medicine residency at McMaster University and cardiology fellowship at the University of Toronto. He subsequently received fellowship awards from both the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). He completed a two-year post-doctoral advanced cardiac imaging fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where he acquired cutting-edge clinical and research training in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and cardiac computed tomography.

Dr. Yan’s main clinical and research focuses are in coronary artery disease and heart failure, with particular focus on their contemporary real-world management, and how novel imaging techniques can advance their early detection and guide treatment. His current position at Rouge Valley is part of the strategic planning in bringing these novel imaging techniques to the regional community.