Our Cardiac Chiefs
Thomas LaLonde, MD
Dr. LaLonde is a cardiologist specializing in clinical, invasive and interventional cardiology. He currently serves as medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab and director of the interventional cardiology training program at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Dr. LaLonde has completed special training to be certified in several interventional procedures such as: directional coronary atherectomy; transluminal extraction coronary atherectomy; coronary stent placement; rotational atherectomy and rheolytic thrombectomy. As a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Wayne State University, Dr. LaLonde teaches medical students and residents in cardiology and invasive/interventional cardiology. A widely published author in the medical literature, Dr. LaLonde is also active in cardiovascular research.
Sanjay Batra, MD
Dr. Batra attended medical school at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed his general surgery residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. He completed a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, and is board certified through the American Board of Surgery and National Board of Medical Examiners and board eligible in the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Batra specializes in adult cardiac surgery, valve repair, minimally invasive and off-pump heart surgery, thoracic and esophageal surgery, pacemakers and implantable cardio-defibrillators.