Our winning team is the coastal heart medical group leader in cardiovascular health. For more than 30 years we’ve provided the highest level of care utilizing the latest technology. All of our physicians are Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine. They are trained and qualified in every aspect of non-invasive, invasive and interventional cardiology.


Dr. Anil V. Shah, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Anil Shah is a highly experienced interventional cardiologist specializing in treating a wide variety of cardiac and vascular conditions for over 30 years. He has been in private practice since 1982 after his research fellowship from UCLA and has performed thousands of angioplasties, stent implants and peripheral arterial and peripheral venous interventions and pacemakers. 

As an experienced researcher, he is interested in cardiac and vascular imaging with the latest non-invasive techniques including CT, nuclear, and ultrasound methods. Dr. Shah has incorporated these non-invasive techniques into his practice, reducing the need for invasive diagnostic testing. Dr. Shah leads as a principal investigator in many clinical trials. 

Dr. Shah has been awarded several community leadership awards and was awarded ‘Visionary of the Year’ by the community colleges in Orange County. Dr. Shah’s extensive clinical knowledge and experience with patients have led him to become an excellent physician. His ability to bond with patients and make them laugh is something they truly adore. 

Dr. Shah is heavily focused on interventions for complex peripheral arterial disease and venous management with focus on amputation prevention for diabetics. Dr Shah is the director of the state of the art angiography suite at Coastal Heart.


Salam A. Sbaity, MD

Dr. Salam Sbaity is an experienced cardiac electrophysiologist. He received his medical degree from the prestigious American University of Beirut, Lebanon, followed by residency, cardiology fellowship and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Iowa. 

Dr. Sbaity is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and member of the heart rhythm society. He performs all ranges of cardiac electrophysiology procedure, including device placement and ablation. 

Dr. Sbaity has many academic honors, including being Ranked #1 in Lebanon in the Lebanese Baccalaureate, the Award of the Lebanese Ministry of Education, and the “INMAA” Organization Award.


Mercedeh Esmaeili, NP, MSN, RN

Mercedeh Esmaeili is a young, yet highly-experienced and versatile medical professional, who has served as a nurse practitioner, cardiovascular critical care registered nurse, and a surgical registered nurse. She has two years of clinical NP experience and five years of RN experience working in critical care and high patient volume settings for both inpatient and outpatient. 

Receiving a BS in Nursing from California State University Fullerton and a Family Nurse Practitioner Masters degree from Azusa Pacific University, Mercedeh is a well-educated and highly trained member of Coastal Heart Medical Group. Her outstanding academic achievements also include being a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing while studying for her Masters degree at PAU. 

Mercedeh is a truly devoted caregiver who always keeps the focus on patient satisfaction. With her exceptional academic background and number of certifications, Mercedeh is undoubtedly well equipped to serve patients in many levels of care. Her dedication to go above and beyond her duties helps contribute to the stellar reputation of Costal Heart Medical Group.