Our physicians were trained at some of the top world-class instutions. Find out more by reading their bios under Our Doctors and Staff.

Meet Our Doctors and Medical Staff

Dr. Vachaspathi Palakodeti, M.D.

Dr. Vachaspathi Palakodeti is the Founder and Director of Imperial Cardiac and Vascular Center. He is happily married with wife and three children. After medical schooling in India, he trained in Internal medicine at University of Southampton and University of Nottingham in England. He has extensive experience at these teaching institutions during his training in England. He has obtained Membership of Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom (MRCP-UK) with a license to practice Medicine in the UK by The General Medical Council.

Dr. Palakodeti then continued his learning experience by joining University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he completed medical residency and cardiology fellowship and successfully obtained certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is a fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC). He continues his patient care and clinical research work even to this date at UCSD and is an Honorary Professor of Medicine at UCSD. His research publications are listed separately. For over 15 years he has been performing high volume invasive cardiac and peripheral vascular angiographic procedures at various Institutions in San Diego including Scripps, Sharp and UCSD health care systems.

Read more about Dr. Palakodeti here.

Dr. Anya Narezkina, M.D.

Dr. Narezkina graduated Summa Cum Laude from Smolensk State Medical Academy and completed Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship training at University of California San Diego.

Read more about Dr. Narezkina here.

Dr. Luis Castellanos, M.D.

Dr. Castellanos is Hispanic and Harvard trained physician. He subsequently trained at UCSD and UC Davis and is currently assistant clinical professor of internal medicine at UC San Diego.


Read more about Dr. Castellanos here.

Dr. Jorge Silva, M.D.

Dr. Silva Enciso is a general cardiologist with a focus in heart failure and heart transplant. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego.



Read more about Dr. Silva here.

Dr. Farshad Raissi, M.D.

We're pleased to announce that Dr. Farshad Raissi has joined Imperial Cardiac Center.

Look for a bio coming soon.



Dr. Marcus Urey, M.D.

We're pleased to announce that Dr. Marcus Urey will be joining Imperial Cardiac Center in September 2017.

Look for a bio coming soon.





The Imperial Cardiac Center Medical Staff

Our friendly, helpful staff is ready to assist you with your medical needs.

Stephanie Brammer, PA-C

Stephanie Brammer was born and raised in El Centro California. Attended Stanford University and became a Physician Assistant in 2010. She currently practices family medicine and is trained in cardiovascular medicine.

Read more about Ms. Brammer here.


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