Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Bimal R. Shah is a Cardiology specialist in Augusta, Georgia and has primarily special-ized in Cardiovascular Disease for over 34 years. He affiliates with several hospitals includ-ing University Hospital, Emanuel Medical Center, Select Specialty Hospital, Augusta Univer-sity and Doctor’s Hospital and is in cooperation with many other doctors and specialists.


On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients’ Choice Award (2015)
Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

• GA State Medical License 1993 – 2019
• American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovasclar Disease (Current)
• American Board of Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology (Current)

Dr. Weems Pennington Jr, MD is a cardiology specialist in Augusta, GA and has been prac-ticing for 43 years. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Allendale County Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, University Hospital and Doctor’s Hospital. Dr. Weems Pennington also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups and travels to various satel-lite offices daily.

Education & Training

• Baylor University Medical Center Residency 1974
• Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine 1971


• SC State Medical License 1996 – 2019 • GA State Medical License 1972 – 2019 • American Board of Internal Medicine- Internal Medicine

John F. Salazar, MD, FACC, FSCAI.

Professional Experience

Heart and Vascular Associates of Augusta
Augusta, Georgia Oct 2018-Present
General, and non-Invasive Cardiology

University Cardology Associates
Augusta, Georgia 2012-Sept 2018
General, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology

Cardiovascular Associates of Augusta, PA
Augusta, Georgia 1996-2011
General, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology

Harper, Harper and Pennington, PC
Augusta, Georgia 1995-1996
General, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology

Dalton Cardiology
Dalton, Georgia 1993-1995
General and Invasive Cardiology

Douglas Cardioloty and Internal Medicine, PC
Douglasville, Georgia 1984-1993
General and Invasive Cardiology


Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia MD June, 1979

Berry College
Mt. Berry, Georgia BS June, 1975
Majors-Biology and Chemistry

South Georgia College
Douglas, Georgia AS June, 1973

Graduate Training

Internal Medicine Residency
University of Missouri Medical Center
Columbia, Missouri July, 1979-June, 1982

Cardiology Fellowship
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia July, 1982-June, 1984

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine 1983 Permanent
Cardiovascular Diseases 1985 Pernanent
Interventional Cardiology 2003-20013
    Recertified 2014
Nuclear Cardiology 2009-2019

Hospital Privileges

University Hospital (Active) Augusta, Georgia
Select Specialty Hospital (Consulting) Augusta, GA

Professional Associations

American College of Cardiology – Fellow
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions – Fellow
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology – Member
Medical Association of Georgia
Richmond County Medical Society

Offices Held/Leadeership Experience

American College of Cardiology
Governing Council 2009-2009
Medical Association of Georgia
Board of Directors – Alternate Director 2008-2012
   Director 2019-present
Special Ad hoc Committee 2005-2006
Blue Ribbon Task Force on MAG Governance 2011
Richmond County Medical Society
Delegate to MAG House of Delegates 1996-present
Board of Directors 2001-present
President 2005

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