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Ketan K. Trivedi, MD, FACC, President & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Trivedi has been a general cardiologist with Virginia Heart since 2001. He has served on the Board of Directors for over 10 years and has been the acting Associate Chief Medical Officer since 2019. In his role as President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Trivedi is the physician leader of the practice and serves as liaison between the physicians, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Leadership Team. 

Dr. Trivedi received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University. Since joining the practice, he has seen Virginia Heart grow from 17 physicians to over 50 physicians and over 30 advanced practice providers. He is proud of the culture that has been created, the quality of care delivered, and is looking forward to continuing the tradition of excellence at Virginia Heart into the future.

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Audrey L. Fisher, MPH, Chief Executive Officer

Audrey has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry in multiple arenas: hospitals, physician practices, and health systems. Prior to joining Virginia Heart, Audrey served as the Vice President of Cardiovascular & Surgical Services at Sutter Health System in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been an industry leader in patient outcomes, analytics and quality initiatives, and has been highly involved at the national level in the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and has served as a healthcare analytics advisor to IBM and other companies. She has also served as a consultant and expert in medico-legal cases.

Audrey holds two degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles: a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health, and she served as a guest lecturer at the UCLA Fielding Graduate School of Public Health. She is married with two children and in her leisure time enjoys traveling the world. 

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Teresa Strausbaugh, MBA, Chief Financial Officer

Teresa has over 25 years of experience in financial operations within the healthcare industry serving various organizations, hospitals, health systems and physician practices. Prior to joining Virginia Heart, Teresa served as the Division Vice President of Operations for Gastro Health in the Northern Virginia region. She has served in several volunteer leadership roles within Healthcare Financial Management and MGMA (Medical Group Management Association) professional healthcare organizations as well as several non-profit organizations such as American Red Cross, American Lung Association and Habitat for Humanity.

Teresa received her Bachelor of Science degree from York College of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University. She is married with two children and enjoys biking, hiking and kayaking.

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Leslie Schultz, Chief Operating Officer

Leslie has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Leslie has worked her entire career in the cardiology field originally at East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana and eventually moving to the Northern Virginia area in 2011. Her nursing experience includes many inpatient hospital units such as cardiac telemetry, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, as well as cardiovascular ICU. In 2014 Leslie joined Virginia Heart as a registered nurse in the Alexandria office. Over the past 10 years, Leslie’s role has evolved from registered nurse to Clinical Specialist, Clinical Manager, Clinical Services Director and most recently Chief Operating Officer.

Leslie received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Louisiana State University and her Nursing Degree from Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is married with two children and enjoys spending time with family and going to Washington Nationals and Capitals games.  

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