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Management and Core Staff at the Center

Peter Emilio Zambito, MD, FACC

Medical Director

Peter E Zambito MD - Cardiologist

As a Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Dr. Zambito is no stranger to the life saving and life-extending nature of cardiac care. He writes about one of his early life experiences that drew him to these medical specialties on his biography page.

As the Medical Director of the Center that bears his name, Dr. Zambito sets a demanding vision and oversees all aspects of medical care. “I decided early on that the Center would strive to be a gold standard of family-oriented cardiac care. We provide hospital-quality services in a local facility that caters to the communities we serve. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish and look forward to continuing to build on this success”.

Karen Restrepo

Director of Operations

Karen Restrepo



Karen oversees the day-to-day operation of Zambito Heart Center. Involved in all aspects of management from training to facility maintenance, Karen makes wearing six hats at once look easy.




Parisa Siddiqui, PA – C

Physician Assistant

Parisa Siddiqui PA-C


Parisa joined the Center a few years ago and has become an indispensable member of the clinical staff. She works closely with Dr. Zambito and our Medical Assistants to coordinate and implement patient care.




Nohemy Mejia

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Nohemy Mejia Nuclear Medicine Technologist


Nohemy will tell you she is loud! We just say she has a “big voice”, which makes it easy to hear her laugh. “A nuclear stress test is an important procedure but it is still just a test. I use humor to help people relax before and during their testing and remind them that the information from the test is what will help them stay healthy or improve their heart health.”

Richard Portillo


Richard Portillo, Sonographer



Richard is our resident Sonographer responsible for taking the ultrasound pictures and videos that will allow the doctor to better understand the condition of your heart and circulatory system. He is known to provide a big smile with every test he completes!



Esmilce Escobar


Esmilce Escobar


You may never meet Esmilce as she mostly works in our back office, but she has probably been an essential part of your visit to the Center at some point. Emmie, as she likes to be called, makes certain that your insurance company has pre-certified any diagnostic testing you need so your visit goes smoothly and you receive the best possible care.