A key member of our care team at Trinity Homes, Ashley Sarasan, MD, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She works with staff throughout Trinity’s nursing care facility to improve the health and well-being of residents. Her clinical interests include Parkinson’s disease, end-of-life care, and Alzheimer’s disease. A graduate of M.S. Ramaiah Medical College in India, Dr. Sarasan completed her internal medicine residency at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Jersey, an affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Following residency, she fulfilled a passion to serve the medical needs of older adults by completing a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Prior to joining Trinity Health, Dr. Sarasan served as Assistant Professor of Medicine-Internal Medicine and Associate Program Director-Geriatric Medicine at UNLV School of Medicine in Las Vegas. Among her hobbies – she keeps a collection of all the cards that her patients, medical students, residents, and others have given her. She enjoys reading, cooking, and dancing, and is looking into writing a book on aging and health.
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Kevin Clemans, FNP-BC
A board-certified nurse practitioner, Kevin Clemans, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, with four decades of nursing experience, is well qualified to address the complex needs of patients. Originally from Indiana, Kevin received his early RN training at South Western Michigan College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bethel College, both in Indiana. He practiced in civilian and military hospitals, including 10 years with medical units at Wright Patterson and Elmendorf Air Force Bases in Ohio and Alaska respectively, achieving the rank of captain. In 2013, he earned a Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice from Goshen College in Indiana. He has since worked as an intensivist nurse practitioner in the fields of cardiovascular surgery, hospital medicine, and primary care. He has participated in numerous activities supportive of nursing and emergency preparedness, including serving as a flight nurse, Red Cross nurse, and Disaster Medical Assistance Team member. His many honors include receiving the Distinguished Duty Medal and Silver Star.
Paul DiGregorio, CCP
A key member of our heart team, Paul DiGregorio, CCP, is a certified cardiovascular perfusionist with 40 years of experience providing clinical perfusion and other services to patients. His role during heart surgery is operating the heart-lung machine that assumes the functions of a patient’s heart and lung while the surgeon performs surgery on the heart. A Long Island native, Paul completed his perfusion training in 1980 at State University of New York (SUNY) in Syracuse. He was chief perfusionist at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland for many years. He has practiced in various clinical settings in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. Most recently he was senior staff perfusionist at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. His experience also includes serving as a clinical instructor and faculty member for the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP). Paul is married with two children. He enjoys golf, dining out, and movies.
Michael Savitt, MD, MSE
A member of our heart and lung team, Dr. Savitt is a cardiothoracic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience. His expertise covers a broad range of innovative and minimally invasive techniques for coronary bypass and valve surgery, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is also an expert in lung resection and surgical treatment of lung and esophageal cancers. A Milwaukee native, Dr. Savitt earned his medical degree and Master of Science in Engineering from Duke University. He completed his surgical residency at the University of California at San Francisco, where he served as chief surgical resident. He accomplished his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota and later returned to Duke for a clinical lung transplant sabbatical. Dr. Savitt has maintained a dynamic practice at heart and lung centers in the Midwest. Most recently he served as a cardiothoracic surgeon and associate clinical professor at IU Ball Memorial Hospital in association with Indiana University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. A member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Dr. Savitt has been a frequent lecturer on cardiothoracic topics and has authored numerous manuscripts for various medical journals.
Chandni Anand, MD
Chandni Anand, MD, is a board-certified, experienced internist with an integrated, holistic approach to health. Her focus is personalized, compassionate care delivered with integrity. She graduated from University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. After completing internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, she joined Queens Long Island Medical Group in 1991. In 2013 she joined DaVita Medical Group in Florida. She enjoys movies, comedy shows, outdoor activities, and reading. She has two adult children.
Rym Lamrad, MD
Dr. Lamrad specializes in Palliative and Hospital Medicine, with a focus on the healthcare needs of hospital patients and the medical needs of people with serious or life-limiting illnesses. As a palliative specialist, she works with patients, families, and the patient’s care team to optimize quality of life for those who suffer from chronic, debilitating, or life-threatening conditions. She earned her medical doctorate from Saba University School of Medicine, the Netherlands-Antilles, and completed both her Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo.
Roggie Reason, MD
Dr. Reason is a member of our primary care team who specializes in Internal Medicine, a medical field that focuses on the health problems of adults. He looks forward to serving patients with a patient-centered, science-based approach that focuses on promoting wellness in addition to diagnosing and treating illness. Born and reared in Grenada, West Indies, Dr. Reason earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. As a student there he received several honors, including the Future Physician/Golden Stethoscope Award for outstanding academic performance coupled with exceptional interpersonal skills and humanitarianism. He completed his Internal Medicine residency in the U.S. at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, where he received the Best Resident Award. A member of the American College of Physicians and American Medical Association, Dr. Reason enjoys soccer and reading fiction.
Garett Rhule, MD
Garett Rhule, MD, is part of our team of providers at Trinity Health Western Dakota in Williston. Dr. Rhule is board certified in Internal Medicine, a primary care specialty dealing with the full range of adult illnesses, including preventive care, such as screenings and physical check-ups. He earned his medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and completed internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at State University of New York. He also completed a fellowship in Nephrology, a branch of medicine dealing with kidney disorders and is a member of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Rhule’s experience includes five years working as a medical officer for Port Maria Hospital. His personal interests include soccer, reading historical books and traveling.
Steven Mattson, MD
Steven R. Mattson, M.D. is a board certified internist and pediatrician. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, he received his medical degree from Michigan State University and completed his residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and the University of North Dakota Affiliated Hospitals. He has practiced in Minot since 1988. Mattson is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.
Kristy Leier, FNP-C
A North Dakota native, Kristy Leier, FNP-C, received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice from the University of Mary, Bismarck. She practiced in Trinity’s Emergency Department for 12 years as an RN, and upon completing her nurse practitioner training served several years as a provider in emergency, occupational, family and palliative medicine settings. She’s a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the North Dakota Nurse Practitioners Association, and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.