Holy Spirit News

Physicians and Physician Assistant Join Capital Cardiovascular Associates

Posted: 13 November 2012

James Lightfoot, MD; Aparajita Das, MD; Shruthi Pranesh, MD, MPH; and Julie Messina, PA-C, have joined Capital Cardiovascular Associates, a service of Holy Spirit Health System.

Dr. Lightfoot is board-certified in internal medicine. He recently completed a fellowship in cardiology at Penn State University. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at Wake Forest University.

Dr. Das is board-certified in internal medicine. She recently completed a three-year fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Cooper University Hospital. She received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School—University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Pranesh is board-certified in internal medicine. She recently completed a fellowship in cardiology at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Pranesh received her medical degree from Bangalore Medical College and her master’s degree in public health at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She completed her residency at St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, N.Y.

Ms. Messina has a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in medical sciences with a minor in neurology from Kings College. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Prior to working at Capital Cardiovascular Associates, Ms. Messina was a physician assistant for the Hospitalist program at Holy Spirit Hospital.

All of these providers are accepting new patients. Capital Cardiovascular Associates provides general heart and vascular care, including electrophysiology services, echocardiography, vascular laboratory studies, and nuclear cardiology imaging. Capital Cardiovascular Associates has offices on the East and West Shores, including 5 Capital Drive, Harrisburg, and 101 Erford Road, Camp Hill. To schedule an appointment, please call 717-724-6450.