Doctors

Samir B. Pancholy, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Pancholy has been practicing general and interventional cardiology in northeastern PA since 1996. He graduated from medical college in India in 1987. After graduation he migrated to the United States, and started residency training in Internal Medicine at State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY in 1988. He was appointed chief resident from 1991-92 and then went on to start cardiology fellowship at Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia in 1992. From 1995-96 he trained at Presbyterian and at Medical College of Pennsylvania in Interventional Cardiology.  Upon completion of training he migrated with his family to Clarks Summit in 1996, and has practiced in NEPA since then.
Dr. Pancholy is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in Interventional Cardiology as well as Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.  He is also certified by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners in the field of Pacing and Defibrillation.
He is the founding Program Director of the Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education since 2010. He serves as Associate Professor of Medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton.
In addition to being a busy interventional cardiologist serving Lackawanna, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties, he has been instrumental in the introduction of “radial artery access” for heart catheterization procedures in the United States.  He is the founding co-chair of the Transradial Working Group of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.  He has published more than 80 peer reviewed manuscripts in the fields of nuclear cardiac imaging, echocardiography and interventional cardiology, has authored more than 30 chapters in major textbook, is a coauthor of the Atlas for Transradial Interventions, and serves as one of the editors for Journal of Invasive Cardiology.  He has served as invited faculty for numerous training programs in Interventional Cardiology across the globe.
Dr. Pancholy is currently practicing at all of the service locations of North Penn Cardiovascular Specialists.

Haitham Abughnia, MD

Graduated from Alfateh University Medical School, and continued his postgraduate education at the Hammersmith Hospital / Imperial college (UK). He was awarded a MSc in Cardiology from the University of London/Imperial College and the DIC in Cardiology from the Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
He completed his internship at Albany Medical Center, NY, followed by residency at Scranton Temple Residency Program. He completed his cardiovascular fellowship at the Wright Center for graduate medical education.
He is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Commonwealth Medical College, and Clinical Faculty with the WCGME cardiology fellowship.
Dr. Abughnia is board certified by the American board of Internal medicine in cardiovascular disease. He is also board certified in Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a member of the American college of cardiology, American society of echocardiography and the American society of nuclear cardiology.  Dr.Abughnia’s areas of special interest include advanced Echocardiography techniques, Transesophageal echocardiography and Cardio-oncology.

Ann G. Arcurie, MSN, CRNP- BC

Graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and Marywood University, Scranton with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing and her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing with a Nurse Practitioner Certification from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA.

Ann is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

Prior to joining North Penn Cardiovascular Specialists, Ann worked as a Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner in the Scranton and Pocono areas for 15 years.