Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital Brings New Cardiology Services to the Community

Board-Certified Cardiologist Shiva Shashidharan, MD, FACC will be based in southwest Orange County

Orlando, FL (March 12, 2024) – Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital is continuing to bring new healthcare services to the community as Dr. Shiva Shashidharan, a board-certified cardiologist, joins the team.

Shiva Shashidharan

Dr. Shashidharan will be based at Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital. Some of his specialties include general cardiology, preventative cardiology, heart failure, heart valve disease, coronary artery disease and hypertension. He’ll also offer a wide range of diagnostic services, utilizing the facility’s state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory. 

“This is an area of medicine where patients tend to have a high level of anxiety and stress,” said Dr. Shashidharan. “I want to reassure my patients that I will act as their advocate, taking the time to explain their diagnosis and treatment plan.”

Dr. Shashidharan is certified in internal and cardiovascular medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received his medical training from Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences in India. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria.

“We’re excited to have Dr. Shashidharan here in Horizon West,” said Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital President Maggie Bonko. “As this community grows, so will our hospital, so you can expect additional healthcare services to be announced in the near future.”

To make an appointment with Dr. Shashidharan you can call (321) 841-6444 or visit


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of one of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care units, one of the only systems in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,487-bed system includes 33 hospitals and emergency departments – 26 of which are currently operational with seven coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 375 outpatient facilities that include physician clinics, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. More than 4,950 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 29,000 team members and more than 1,400 physicians.

In FY 23, Orlando Health cared for 197,000 inpatients and 6.6 million outpatients.  The healthcare system provided nearly $1.3 billion in total impact to the communities it serves in the form of community benefit programs and services, Medicare shortfalls, bad debt, community-building activities and capital investments in FY 22, the most recent period for which this information is available.

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