Our Physicians & Staff
Michael Adjei-Poku, MD, FACC
Dr. Michael Adjei-Poku is originally from Ghana, where he completed medical school and an internal medicine residency. Upon graduation, he earned a Master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University after which, he completed another internal medicine residency at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens. Dr. Adjei-Poku then completed a cardiovascular disease fellowship program with a subspecialty in echocardiography at the University of Utah.
Dr. Adjei-Poku currently remains an adjunct assistant clinic professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Ronald Brown, MD, FACC
Dr. Ron Brown is originally from Colorado but moved to Utah where he finished high school and attended college. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He immediately entered medical school, also at the University of Utah. He completed his internal medicine internship program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
He completed his residency at the University of Iowa where he remained for a cardiology fellowship program.
Dr. Brown has written several publications and has been awarded by the University of Iowa for his contributions to the medical field.
Michael Eifling, MD
Dr. Michael Eifling practices cardiac electrophysiology – the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. He performs a wide range of cardiac rhythm procedures. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, cardiac electrophysiology , nuclear cardiology, and internal medicine.
Dr. Eifling completed his undergraduate degree in molecular biology, medical degree and residency at the University of Colorado. He received a number of awards for academic excellence and was chosen as chief medical resident. He then went on to do a cardiovascular disease fellowship, clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship and was chosen as chief cardiology fellow at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Eifling has served on multiple electrophysiology advisory boards and is member of the Heart Rhythm Society. He has led medical expeditions to remote regions of the Himalayan Mountains. On these trips he provided care to underserved residents of India and Tibet and directed the care of patients with rheumatic heart disease.
Thomas Edwards, MD, FACC
Dr. Thomas Edwards is a board-certified interventional and nuclear cardiologist with special training in the implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah with his bachelor’s degree. He headed to Oklahoma to complete his medical degree. After graduation he returned to Salt Lake to fulfill an internal medicine internship. Following his internship program he completed a cardiology fellowship at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Edwards helped write medical history when he participated in the first artherectomy procedure ever to be performed in Salt Lake City. Additionally, he holds the distinction of implanting the first elective stent at St. Mark’s Hospital.
In his spare time, Dr. Edwards enjoys spending time with his wife of 23 years, Cynthia, skiing, playing tennis, having fun with his children and eating ice cream.
Edward Ganellen, MD, FACC
Dr. Ed Ganellen is a board-certified cardiologist with specialty training in echocardiography. He has special interests in coronary interventions and has received special training to perform PFO and ASD closures.
Dr. Ganellen graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Upon completion, he attended the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine. After graduation, he completed an internal medicine residency at the Michael Reese Medical Center. Subsequently, his went to Emory College for a cardiology fellowship program which included extra training in coronary angiography, echocardiography and cardiac transplant.
In his spare time, Dr. Ganellen enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, backcountry skiing and fine wines.
Paul Gilmore, MD, FACC
Dr. Paul Gilmore is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, intervention cardiology and nuclear cardiology.
He graduated with his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. Upon completion, he headed to Florida for an internal medicine internship program. He practiced emergency medicine for two years before completing his internal medicine residency program. Subsequently, Dr. Gilmore accepted a cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida.
In his spare time, Dr. Gilmore enjoys skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking and running.
Scott Hacking, MD, FACC
Dr. Scott Hacking is triple board-certified in cardiovascular disease, intervention cardiology and internal medicine.
He graduated from Brigham Young University with his bachelor's degree in business and a minor in zoology. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine where he graduated with his medical degree. Upon completion, he went to the University of Utah for his internal medicine residency program and then to Strong Memorial Hospital for his cardiology fellowship.
In his spare time, Dr. Hacking enjoys spending time with his wife Meegan and their four children, running marathons, hiking, biking and playing the viola.
Charles Haws, MD, FACC
Dr. Charles Haws is triple board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. He has special interest in CT coronary angiography.
Dr. Haws received his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and his medical degree from the University of Utah. After graduation, he headed to the University of Iowa Hospital where he completed his internship, internal medicine residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship.
In his spare time, Dr. Haws enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and his amazing grandson. He also enjoys running, golf, cooking and going to the movies.
R. William Mackie, MD, FACC
Dr. William Mackie earned his medical degree from Cornell University College of Medicine. Upon graduation, he fulfilled a medical residency at Dartmouth Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed a cardiology fellowship program and the University of Utah.
Dr. Mackie enjoys spending time with his wife and his daughter. He also enjoys sailing, running marathons, and volunteering as a ski patroller at Alta ski resort.
Kenneth Kris Nielson, MD, FACC
Dr. Kris Nielsen is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. He remained at the University for his medical degree where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He fulfilled an internal medicine residency at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. He then accepted a fellowship in cardiology at the Maine Medical Center.
Dr. Nielsen and his wife Judy have three children.
Steven Rokeach, MD, FACC
Dr. Steven Rokeach has been a practicing for more than 25 years. He is a board-certified cardiologist with special interests in catherizations, pacemaker insertions, and interpreting echocardiograms and cardiac nuclear imaging.
He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his internal medicine and cardiovascular training at the Presbyterian Hospital of Pacific Medical Center in California.
Pawan Sharma, MD, FACC
Dr. Pawan Sharma is a board-certified cardiologist with special interest in interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is currently the Director of Nuclear Medicine at the Heart Center.
Dr. Sharma earned his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College at the University of Delhi. He completed a junior residency program in Ear, Nose and Throat before his internal medicine residency in the coronary care unit.
In 1988, Dr. Sharma accepted the opportunity to come to the United State to pursue a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Physiology at Wayne State University. During his time there, he served as research associate and research scientist in the Department of Biochemistry.
Upon completion of his studies, he pursued an internal medicine residency at the University of Tennessee. He then proceeded to the University of Utah where he completed his cardiology fellowship.
Dr. Sharma is married and has one son. He loves living in Utah because of its beautiful mountain terrain, surrounding areas, cultural diversity and healthy lifestyle. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, jogging and travelling.
Sally Sharp, MD, FACC
Dr. Sally Sharp is board-certified in echocardiography and specializes in the treatment and evaluation of valvular heart disease. She currently serves, as the Director of Echocardiography at the Heart Center, on the Board of Directors at St. Mark’s Hospital and acts as the hospital’s Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
She began her career by completing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Colorado. After serving as a nurse in the Newborn ICU, she moved to Cleveland to pursue her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University.
Upon completion, she fulfilled an internship program at the University Hospitals in Ohio. While there, she served as junior assistant resident and senior assistant resident of the internal medicine program.
Dr. Sharp returned to Utah to complete a cardiology fellowship program at the University of Utah.
In her spare time, Dr. Sharp enjoys spending time with her husband, Lee, their daughter Rachel and three older children, Andrew, Lizzie and Megan. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking and watching movies.
James Zebrack, MD, FACC
Dr. James Zebrack is triple board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography and has special interests in heart failure and echocardiography. He currently serves as the Director of Clinical Research and ECP treatment at the Heart Center.
He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Nevada. Dr. Zebrack completed a residency and cardiology fellowship program at the University of Utah. It was at the University that he earned awards for research excellence.
While in medical school, Dr. Zebrack met his wife Michelle. They now have three boys. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family while they water ski, snow ski and ride bicycles.
Come visit us at one of our four convenient locations:
Heart Center at St. Mark’s
1160 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84124
Heart Center at St. Mark’s – Granger
3725 West 4100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84120
Heart Center at St. Mark’s – Lone Peak74 Kimball’s Lane
Draper, Utah 84020
Heart Center at St. Mark’s – West Jordan
8846 South Redwood Rd
West Jordan, Utah 84088