Specializes inCoronary Interventions Peripheral Interventions
Originally from Russia, Dr. Vasili Lendel moved to Nova Scotia in 2000 for a fellowship to study medicine. He completed his residency and cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 2007. He then went into private practice at the Memphis Heart Clinic in Tennessee. Dr. Lendel joined Arkansas Heart Hospital in 2011. Dr. Lendel’s accomplishments include many medical and academic distinctions. He has participated in many medical research studies and has spent time volunteering in hospitals and nursing homes. He currently resides in Little Rock with his wife, who is an endocrinologist, and his two daughters. Dr. Lendel’s personal interests include music, reading and athletics, especially soccer, hiking, running and fishing.
Get to know Dr. Lendel
Why did you decide to become a physician?
I always knew it was the only career for me. I decided to become a physician at five years old, and 44 years later my feelings remain the same.
What is the best aspect of your career?
The best part of practicing medicine is the ability to help patients by improving their quality of life and relieving pain. I also greatly enjoy interacting with them and learning about their families, hobbies and interests, which helps me develop an individualized treatment plan to provide optimal care.
What patients are saying about Dr. Lendel:
“Dr. Lendel has been my heart doctor for over 10 years and he is the best. He truly cares for his patients and treats them like family. He is funny and down-to-earth. I highly recommend him to any and everyone.”
“We are eternally grateful to Dr. Lendel for the incredible care he provided for my father…he is the best.”
“No doubt he and his team have kept me from having a heart attack.”
“He is the best! He has helped me have a few more quality years.”
“This fine gentleman, doctor and friend has taken care of my husband and me for almost 10 years. We have trusted him with not only with our lives, but also our futures. He cares for his patients, and his one on one is a blessing to those of us who are anxious and/or afraid.”
“He has been my mom’s doctor for years and takes great care of her.”
“So very grateful for Dr. Lendel and AHH.”