Dr. Wesley Lane is an interventional cardiologist, board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Specializing in structural heart disease, his passions include performing complex interventions and treating ischemic and valvular heart disease. Dr. Lane finds his field rewarding for the opportunity to help people get better and live better.

Dr. Lane grew up in Abilene, Texas, and graduated from Texas Tech University. He graduated top of his class at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and was the recipient of the Gold Headed Cane Award.  He completed his internal medicine residency at Baylor Scott and White and received several teaching awards.  He remained at Baylor Scott and White for fellowship training in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology and was awarded Fellow of the Year.

From the first visit with Dr. Lane, patients feel comfortable because he walks with them through each step of their health journey, from diagnosis to recovery.

“The pride we take in our work really comes from results…of being able to meet a patient, establish a diagnosis, see them through to treatment and see them start to thrive, is very rewarding. And that’s why we love to do this,” he said.

Dr. Lane enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, cooking and grilling, exercising and playing the guitar. He’s involved in his church and likes studying and teaching Christian theology.

What patients are saying about Dr. Lane:

“Dr. Lane is amazing. My husband and I are so thankful for him and his team.”

“I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my heart.”

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Existing Patients: (501) 614-3624
New Patients: (833) 733-7244

Dr. William A. Rollefson is a cardiologist board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. At Arkansas Heart, he leads the cardiac catheterization lab and interventional cardiology department. Dr. Rollefson is a founder of the structural heart program at Arkansas Heart Hospital and spearheaded radial access for both cardiac and peripheral interventions in Arkansas, training several hundred cardiologists from around the country in the technique. He is the Associate Interventional Fellowship Director for UAMS and a clinical professor of medicine.

A native of Little Rock, Dr. Rollefson graduated from Hendrix College in Conway before earning his medical degree with honors from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his internship and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, where he served for several years as director of cardiovascular interventions.

The recipient of numerous awards, including “Outstanding Staff Teacher” and “Outstanding Original Research,” Dr. Rollefson has been well recognized for his talents in medicine, teaching and research. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, golf, and traveling with his family.

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Existing Patients: (501) 614-3618
New Patients: (833) 733-7244

What patients are saying about Dr. Rollefson:

“Dr. William Rollefson is absolutely the best. Everyone should go to him if you’re worried about a loved one — he is the man.” 


Dr. Vijay Raja is an interventional cardiologist who cares for patients with all forms of coronary, vascular and structural heart disease. His passions include treating patients with refractory symptoms, those needing acute interventions and patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Dr. Raja earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and then completed his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his post-graduate training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In addition to patient care, Dr. Raja has a strong interest in health care management and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Dallas during his cardiology fellowship.

Dr. Vijay Raja

He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine. Dr. Raja is trained to treat all forms of cardiac or peripheral artery blockages including 100% occlusions as well as evaluate and treat a variety of structural heart diseases such as congenital heart defects (patent foramen ovale, atrial and ventricular septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus), perivalvular defects, alcohol septal ablations and transcatheter valve diseases.

He and his wife enjoy spending time together as a family and watching their three children grow up in Arkansas.

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Existing Patients: (501) 219-6461
New Patients: (833) 733-7244

What patients are saying about Dr. Raja:

“Dr. Raja is awesome. He makes me feel comfortable, which is hard to do. He’s very compassionate and explains everything so you can understand it.” 

“Thank you, Dr. Raja, for your great care! I don’t know what we would do without you.” 

“Dr. Raja is the best. He cares about you and your health.” 

“I have been a patient of Dr. Raja for about two years now, and I feel like he’s one of the best heart doctors that I’ve ever seen.” 

“Dr. Raja is definitely the best cardiologist.” 


Dr. Andre Paixao is a cardiologist with expertise in preventive and interventional cardiology. Born in Brazil, Dr. Paixao completed his internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, followed by a cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He went on to pursue interventional cardiology training at the prestigious Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center at Emory University.

Dr. Paixao is a renowned researcher and has been published in the highest-tier medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has a very active academic career as Adjunct Faculty at UAMS, member of the National Cardiovascular Registry Data Registry Research & Publications Committee, and leadership positions in many ongoing research studies. His areas of interest include the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and he performs a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures designed to treat arteries in the heart and legs, as well as valvular heart disease.

Dr. Paixao is the proud father of three children and spends his free time with his wife, son and twin daughters. In addition to seeing patients in the Little Rock clinic, Dr. Paixao offers satellite clinics in Hot Springs, DeQueen and Nashville.

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Existing Patients: (501) 614-3615
New Patients: (833) 733-7244

What patients are saying about Dr. Paixao:

“Dr. Paixao has been my cardiologist for many years and is one of the best.” 

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