The Kentucky Heart Institute is comprised of some of the finest cardiologists, cardiothoracic
surgeons, electrophysiologists and vascular/endovascular surgeons you’ll find anywhere, and
serves patients across eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.
We have convenient office locations in Ashland, Grayson, Flemingsburg, Inez, Louisa,
Olive Hill, Morehead, Paintsville, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Salyersville, Sandy Hook, West
Liberty and Vanceburg in Kentucky and Burlington/South
Point, Ironton, Jackson and Portsmouth in Ohio.
We're pleased to welcome heart specialists Raghuraman Srinivasan, M.D.,
Eric Bronstein, M.D., and Tina Sias, M.D., to the Kentucky Heart
Dr. Raghu is an interventional cardiologist, most recently associated with
Ohio Valley Heart in Maysville, Ky., where he practiced for more than a decade.
Dr. Raghu earned his medical degree from Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College,
University of Bombay, India. He completed a rotating internship at King Edward VII Memorial
Hospital at the University of Bombay, where he also completed a pediatrics residency. After
coming to the U.S., Dr. Raghu completed an internship in internal medicine at Mount Carmel
Mercy Hospital in Detroit, Mich.; internal medicine residency at Wayne State University
Detroit Medical Center; and a cardiology fellowship, also at Detroit Medical
Center. He is board certified in internal medicine with subspecialty certifications in
cardiology and interventional cardiology.
He has joined Comprehensive Heart and Vascular Associates and will be seeing patients in
Portsmouth, Ohio, and Ashland, Ky. He is on staff at King's
Daughters Medical Center, where he will perform cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and
stenting. Dr. Raghu welcome new and existing patients to schedule appointments in his new
locations. Please call (606) 329-1997 or toll free 1-866-353-5919.
Cardiothoracic surgeon Eric Bronstein, M.D., has joined Cardiothoracic
Surgeons of Kentucky, Robert Fried, M.D., and J.C. MacHannaford, M.D. Their office is located
in Suite 210 of Medical Plaza B, 613 23rd St., Ashland, Ky.
Cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in the surgical management of disorders of the heart,
major blood vessels of the chest, lungs, chest wall and esophagus.
Dr. Bronstein comes to us from Paterson, N.J., where he served as the chief of cardiothoracic
surgery and director of the division of thoracic surgery for Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical
Center. Dr. Bronstein also has served as assistant clinical professor of surgery at Columbia
University/Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. From 2007-2008, he was director of Robotic and
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, also at Valley Hospital.
He earned his medical degree with distinction from the State University of New York at Stony
Brook School of Medicine in 1987, where he also served as the chief surgical resident. He
completed residency training in cardiothoracic surgery at The George Washington University
Hospital in Washington, D.C., and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the
American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bronstein call (606) 326-9847.
Tina Sias, M.D., has joined Comprehensive Heart & Vascular Associates
and is seeing patients in Burlington/South Point and Ironton, Ohio, as well as Ashland, Ky.
She has practiced cardiology for the past 12 years in Huntington, W.Va., on staff at Marshall
University hospitals. She welcomes new and existing patients to her new locations.
Dr. Sias earned her medical degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in 1992. She
completed her internal medicine internship and residency at The Ohio State University Medical
Center and completed a cardiology fellowship at Marshall University hospitals. Additionally,
she completed a nuclear cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia in
Dr. Sias is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty
certification in cardiovascular disease. She is currently accepting new patients and can be
reached by calling (606) 329-1997.
Special Information for patients with Humana Medicare
If your Humana Medicare coverage is provided through the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System
(KTRS) or the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS), Kentucky Heart Institute
providers are considered to be “in-network.”
Our long relationship with KTRS and OPERS has allowed KHI to be “grandfathered” into this
plan. Regardless of any communication you may have received indicating otherwise, your care
will be covered at the in-network level.
However, if your Humana Medicare coverage is provided through another retirement plan, such
as AK Steel, KHI is considered to be “out of network.”
If you have any questions or concerns about your coverage, please feel free to call your KHI
office. Our team is ready to assist you.