Providers


Zelalem Yilma MD


  • Medical School – University of Rome- La Sapienza, Rome Italy
  • Graduation Date -July 1990
  • Training (residency and fellowship ) -Columbia University affiliated training at Harlem Hospital Center New York, NY- 1991-1997
  • Board Certifications -Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
  • Practice -East Valley since 1997
  • Member – Fellow of the American College of cardiology, and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • Special interest -Women and Heart disease, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Fitness, Sleep Breathing disorders and Cardiovascular Diseases

Dr Yilma has been serving the East Valley community since 1997. She has an extensive experience in the field of cardiovascular medicine treating several complex cardiac patients over the years. She particularly enjoys the one to one patient care and the long term patient physician relationship that are extremely rewarding to her. Being a woman herself she is particularly keen to treating female patients recognizing their gender related differences and specific needs in their cardiovascular diagnosis and care. She is experienced in invasive cardiovascular procedures in the cath lab with angiography, angioplasty and stenting, peripheral vascular treatments as well as pacemaker insertions.


Britany Kormos FNP-C


  • Education – University of Phoenix 2012 MSN/FNP Honors
    Sigma Theta Tau
    Arizona State University 2008 BSN Honors – Sigma Theta Tau
  • Graduation Date – March 2012

Britany Kormos graduated from University of Phoenix Family Nurse Practitioner program in March 2012 and certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Britany originally obtained her associates in nursing in 2001 and has cared for cardiac and medical/surgical patients at local valley hospitals. She closely collaborates management of patients with all physician’s at San Tan Cardiovascular Center with a particular interest of health promotion, disease prevention, and patient education. Britany has been with San Tan Cardiovascular Center since August 2012.

Sean O’Regan MD

  • Medical School – University of Ireland, University’s College of Medicine at Cork, Cork Ireland- 1970
  • Internship – St Finbar’s Hospital, Cork, Ireland- 1970-1971.
  • Residency – University Hospital’s of Cleveland’s Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital- 1971-1973.
  • Teaching Fellowship – Case Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio – 1971-1973.
  • Clinical/ Research Fellow Adult Nephrology – Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal General
  • Hospital, Montreal, Quebec – 1973-1976
  • Resident in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation – McGill University, Royal Victoria
  • Hospital, Montreal Quebec.
  • Assistant/ Associate Professor – University of Montreal, Hospital St Justine 1977 to 1984 and 1984 to 1990 respectively.
  • Practicing nephrologists – Desert Kidney Associates in Mesa Az – 1990-2006.
  • Internal Medicine Practice – Advanced Cardiac Specialists Mesa, Apache Junction- 2006- 2013.

Joining San Tan Cardiovascular Center, Division of Internal Medicine in June 2013, he continues
to pursue his passion of direct one to one patient care in the field of general/ internal medicine
practice.

Jerrelle Copeland MD


  • Medical Degree – Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. – 1988.
  • Internal Medicine Internship – Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., in affiliation with theDepartment of Medicine of George Washington University Medical Center- 1988- 1989.
  • Internal Medicine Residency – Howard University Hospital – 1989 to 1991. During the last year of her residency, she was Chief Resident at the Greater Southeast Community Hospital.

Dr. Copeland has been a practicing internal medicine physician for 22 years. She practiced medicine in Washington D. C. for seven years before moving to Arizona in 1997. As an active member of the medical community, she has served on several hospital communities at Banner Baywood Medical Center and Mountain Vista Medical Center. She enjoys teaching and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Clinical Education for the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and a preceptor for Arizona State University Nurse Practitioner program. Dr. Copeland is involved in a variety of community service organizations. She has been a volunteer for The Cultural Cup Food Bank and Free Medical Clinic, PF Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon medical tent, and the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure event. Dr. Copeland joined San Tan Cardiovascular Center in July 2012 and works in the Gold Canyon and Mesa office locations.

Jeffrey LaVoy


  • Medical Degree – Medical University of Ohio at Toledo  – 1976
  • Internal Medicine Residency – Northeastern Ohio University Family Practice Residency Canton, Ohio 1979

Dr. Jeffrey LaVoy originallyhails from Toledo Ohio, where he was born and raised. He attended Ohio State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree and graduated with honors. He was then accepted to The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, where he earned his MD degree. He then moved to Canton, Ohio where he completed his residency in Family Practice. After becoming board certified in Family Practice, Dr. LaVoy worked several year in Texas and Louisiana. In 1993, Dr. LaVoy accepted a potion in Arizona, where he has worked ever since.

During his career Dr. LaVoy has had the opportunity to gain experience in a number of different area, including administrative hospital position, problem wound care, and hyper oxygen treatment. He also worked as a physician caring for Olympic athletes for 8 years, serving as Team Physician for competitions domestic and overseas.

As a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Dr. LaVoy created, designed, and directed the “24 Hour Rotary Run”. This was a charity event which raised money for the Special Olympics by allowing runners to sign up, individually or in teams, to race for a continuous 24 hours. Dr. LaVoy was awarded one of the Rotary’s highest honors, the Paul Harris Fellowship, for his efforts in this event.

Even with all these area of involvement, Dr. LaVoy’s primary focus has always been on his patients. Despite multiple change in medicine in recent years, including advanced technology and computerization, Dr. LaVoy believes that the basic building block of good medical care still remains the interaction between one Doctor and one patient. This has been and will continue to be essential to the delivery of appropriate health care and patient satisfaction well into the future.