Welcome to Saint Mary’s Cardiology

At Saint Mary’s we are dedicated to our patients and their health. We strive to always look for more efficient ways to help our patients get state-of-the-art care and recover faster.

Our Structural Heart Program specializes in the less invasive options of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVr). We are currently the only hospital in Nevada to earn Transcatheter Valve Certification from the American College of Cardiology, and we are the only hospital to be recognized as a HeartCARE Center. 

In addition to these achievements, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center was ranked as the 3rd best cardiovascular hospital in the entire United States – the only hospital in all of Nevada to be recognized amongst this prestigious list of recipients.



Our all-encompassing health care services ensure you receive the correct diagnosis and treatment for any Cardiac condition.

Aortic Stenosis

Cardiac Rehab

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Heart Arrhythmias

Heart Failure

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Structural Heart Program

Tests And Procedures

Valvular Disease

Other Conditions We Treat

Patient Education & Resources

Saint Mary’s Medical Group

As a long-standing community partner with a 115-year history, Saint Mary’s Health Network offers Northern Nevada inpatient, outpatient, ancillary, and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, as well as named one of the Top 100 Hospitals by Fortune/Merative and America’s Best 250 hospitals by Healthgrades, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a 352-bed acute care hospital offering a robust line of inpatient, outpatient and ancillary services including a top-rated Center for Cancer, surgical and orthopedic services, and an award-winning Cardiology program and more. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group, multiple urgent care clinics, freestanding imaging, lab, and primary care clinics.

Patients Testimonials

I am impressed with the care I received from Saint Mary’s Cardiology and Dr. Bryan. Starting with being admitted to the hospital after a heart attack, having surgery to put stents in and the follow up visits, Dr. Bryan and Saint Mary’s Cardiology have been outstanding, they saved my life and I am grateful they were there to see me through.

Douglas J

Dr. Stevenson is always the most professional Dr I have seen in my 77 years, I have been with him for 12 years, no matter what I need from him in regards to my care, he gives 100 percent of himself. He takes the time to explain everything about my care. And sometimes he has to repeat and explain s it so I understand. He has the patience and professional skills and shares them. Thank you for all you do above and beyond.

Nancy K

Dr. Challapalli has been my cardiologist for many years. He has tested and treated me for a variety of conditions ALWAYS with good results. He asks lots of questions to diagnose and confirm his findings. He has earned my complete and total trust. My cardiac health is in the best of hands and I highly recommend his care.

Ron B

Dr. Desai is a superior cardiologist and communicates clearly. No one wants to hear your heart has a problem. But if you have a problem, you need a doctor like Dr. Desai! He shows compassion with clear direction. He is outstanding. I’m very pleased he’s my cardiologist. He has my best interest in mind.

Maureen W

Dr. Joseph Stevenson is kind, caring, professional, and up-to-date. He listens carefully and explains things in an easy-to-understand way. He is attentive and patient. People in the Tahoe and Reno areas are fortunate to have someone of his caliber and expertise to care for us. I highly recommend him to anyone needing specialty cardiology care.

Maxine A

Dr. Bidart is a very caring and professional doctor.
I feel that he truly has my best interests and my health in his mind at all times. I would recommend him %100 to anyone needing a cardiologist.

Pat M

Awards and Accreditations

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