Meet Our Physicians

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James Arcoleo D.O.

James Arcoleo D.O.

Dr. James Arcoleo did his internal medicine residency at Albany Medical Center, and both cardiovascular and interventional cardiology training at Baystate Medical Center. He holds board certifications in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, endovascular intervention, and vascular medicine. He is the president of both Franklin County Cardiovascular Associates and Hampden County Cardiovascular Associates. In addition, he is the medical director of cardiology at Vibra hospital, and is also the medical director of the Endovascular Services of Western Mass based out of Mercy Medical center. He has offices in multiple locations including the Holyoke Health Center, Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, the Atkinson building in Amherst, Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, and Northampton at 22 Atwood drive just off exit 18 on I-91.

His professional interests include carotid, coronary and peripheral interventions. He is the highest volume operator of carotid and peripheral interventions in Western Mass specializing in challenging chronic occlusive vascular disease and limb salvage cases. He has also been chosen to be a co-investigator of the CREST-2 carotid artery trial at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also well versed in venous disease performing laser vein ablations in an outpatient setting for symptomatic varicose veins and venous ulceration. He founded and runs very busy accredited vascular and echo labs operating out of many of his Western Mass locations. His interests include classical piano, for which he attended the Julliard School of Music in Manhattan.

He is accepting new patients at any of the above listed locations. Request an appointment through our webpage today.


Dr. Ali Haider

Ali Haider M.D.

Dr. Ali Haider FACC, FSCAI,
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Haider is an Assistant Professor of Medicine of Tufts University Medical School. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. After that he stayed on to do his Internal Medicine training at the Montefiore Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then went on to complete his Cardiology Fellowship at North Shore/LIJ-Hofstra University School of Medicine in Long Island, and subsequently did an additional year of fellowship in Interventional and Endovascular Cardiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital at Weil-Cornell Medical School in the Upper East Side of New York City.

Dr. Haider is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and vascular ultrasound. He is well versed in all aspects of cardiology, and his areas of interest include coronary angioplasty and interventions, and the treatment of peripheral vascular disease as well as structural heart disease. He is a member of the Valve Team at Baystate Medical Center and is one of 3 cardiologists in Western Massachusetts performing TAVR procedures to treat aortic valve stenosis minimally invasively. Over the years, he has published research in the areas of acute coronary syndromes, congestive heart failure, and valvular heart disease. He also been a sub-investigator of clinical trials conducted at Baystate Medical Center.

Dr. Haider is currently accepting new patients. Please call to set up an appointment at one of his multiple locations in Western Mass!


Chandra Shalabh

Chandra Shalabh

Dr. Shalabh Chandra attended medical School in India at the Seth G S Medical College at the University of Mumbai. He obtained his Master’s of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and did his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at Michigan State University at East Lansing, MI. He also served as the chief cardiology fellow at MSU. He then did a year of Cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and pursued a year of advanced cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and Medical School. Dr. Chandra specializes in advanced ablation techniques of cardiac arrhythmias like afib ablation and VT ablation. His interest lies in heart rhythm disorders, cardiac device base therapies and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias like afib, SVT and VT.
Dr. Chandra has a personal interest in mind-body wellness and has been an instructor of Art of Living Wellness programs for last several years. He runs wellness programs for community, patients and physicians and has several years of experience in teaching meditation and yoga based techniques. Please ask our office staff for more information.
Dr. Chandra is now accepting new patients. Please call our office to make an appointment.


Dr. Nitin Bhatnagar

Dr. Nitin Bhatnagar

Dr. Nitin Bhatnagar did his medical training at the University of New England Medical School in Maine. He went on to do his Internal Medicine residency at University of Massachussetts at Amherst, after which he completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular DIseases at Baystate Medical Center of Tufts University. He has been a practicing cardiologist with the group for 7 years now. He performs Transesophageal Echocardiograms, Cardioversions, Pacemaker implants, and Cardiac Catheterizations. His other interests include marine biology, astronomy, classical music, and writing.