Dr. Mahesh Bavineni is a general cardiologist with interests in preventive cardiology, heart failure, cardiac imaging and cardio-oncology. An Arkansan since 2016, he loves the natural state’s beauty and is proud to call Little Rock his home.

Born in India, Dr. Bavineni graduated with honors from PSI Medical College. He then completed his internship in internal medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Lafayette before moving to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, where he served as chief resident and completed his internal medicine residency. He completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock where he also served as chief fellow during his final year. Dr. Bavineni has a strong passion and interest in healthcare management, which led to him earning a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Business, and he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, a Prestigious International Business Honor Society. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, adult echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Patients love Dr. Bavineni’s passion for improving their overall health, his positive attitude and listening ear. Outside of work, he and his wife enjoy traveling and exploring new cuisines with their children.

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What do you enjoy about being a general cardiologist?

The most rewarding part of my career is listening to my patients and seeing them recover and walk around cheerfully. I want them to see me as part of their family, and I want to treat them as part of my family. I will be a patient listener and an advocate for their heart health and overall health.

What patients are saying about Dr. Bavineni:

“Dr. Bavineni is so personable. He really cared what I had to say.”

“He is professional, proficient and productive.”

“Dr. Bavineni is a good, caring doctor.”

Dr. Bavineni in the news:

Dr. Bavineni reacts to trending online videos on heart health during the Docs React series.

Dr. Bavineni shares four tips for prioritizing your health as you age


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Dr. Michael Huber is a cardiologist, with a focus on diagnostic cardiology, nuclear cardiology and transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) procedures, which use sound waves to assess the heart. He leads the Arkansas Heart pharmacy and therapeutics committee and congestive heart failure recovery program, where he specializes in the implantation of Cardiomems, a heart failure management device.

Dr. Huber is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. He earned his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences before completing an internal medicine residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu and his cardiology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Before joining the Arkansas Heart team, Dr. Huber served as staff cardiologist and director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, caring for acutely ill soldiers sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Recognized for his strong judgment and medical expertise, Dr. Huber enjoys making a difference in patients’ lives and is passionate about heart disease prevention and management of heart failure.

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Why did you choose to go into medicine?

The practice of medicine was a true calling, and I am very fortunate for both the journey and the destination of my career. It is a pleasure to serve the citizens of Arkansas and work with the amazing staff and physicians at Arkansas Heart Hospital.

What patients are saying about Dr. Huber

“Dr. Huber has been amazing! He’s taken care of me going on seven years; I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my care. I am so blessed!”

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Existing Patients: (501) 978-3749
New Patients: (833) 733-7244

Dr. Huber in the news:

Dr. Huber reacts to trending heart health videos in the Docs React series.

Aspirin with cardiovascular disease prevention with Dr. Huber

Dr. Joe Forney, originally from Hannibal, Missouri, is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. After serving in the United States Navy, Dr. Forney attended undergraduate school at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and then the University of Missouri Medical School. After medical school, he completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Nebraska. During this time, he conducted research in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the emergency room.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Forney established a cardiac catheterization laboratory and full line of cardiac services at a community hospital in Missouri. He then moved to Arizona and began serving as a cardiologist in the Phoenix area, where he remained for 16 years. Dr. Forney moved to West Plaines, Missouri, and worked there from 2006 to 2012. In addition to his main clinic in Little Rock, Dr. Forney sees patients in our North Little Rock office.

Dr. Forney’s hobbies include exercise, playing with his grandchildren and showing quarter horses. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Arkansas Ranch Sorting Association and shows cow horses at these events.

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Existing Patients: (501) 748-8477
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Dr. James Kane is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He attended Hendrix College in his native Conway, Arkansas, before studying at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He graduated with honors as a Doctor of Medicine in 1966. Dr. Kane completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Arkansas Medical Center, where he eventually became an associate professor of medicine.

Prior to joining Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic, he worked as staff cardiologist at Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Kane has accrued hundreds of hours of continuing education, and his work has appeared in more than 50 medical publications.

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Existing Patients: (501) 614-3625
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