Cardiologists Who Care
About Downriver Heart & Vascular Specialists
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Meet Our Providers
Kempaiah Gowda, MD
Cardiovascular Disease Specialist
Kempaiah Gowda, MD, is the founder of Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists in the Downriver Area of Southgate, Michigan. He is a cardiovascular specialist who is board-certified by the American Board in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Gowda earned his Medical Degree from Mysore Medical College in Mysore, India. He completed his residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and continued with his fellowship in Cardiology at Wayne State University.
Dr. Gowda currently has affiliations with Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn, and Trenton. He has chaired as the Chief of Cardiology and Chief of Medicine at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
Dr. Gowda has been serving and practicing medicine for over 40 years in the Downriver community. He enjoys reading and listening to music in his free time. When asked what he wants his patients to know, Dr. Gowda said, “Every patient is equally important to me.” He strongly believes communication is an essential part of the patient’s experience. He truly sees all of his patients as though they are part of his family.
Mustafa Hashem, MD
Interventional Cardiovascular Specialist
Mustafa Hashem, MD, is a cardiovascular specialist with extensive experience treating patients at Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists in the Downriver Area of Southgate, Michigan. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology, vascular and endovascular medicine, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography.
Dr. Hashem earned his Doctor of Medicine from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he placed in the top 20 percent in his medical class. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He subsequently began his Fellowships in Cardiology and then Interventional Cardiology at St. John Hospital.
Dr. Hashem is associated with various Beaumont Hospitals, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Promedica Hospital-Monroe. Dr. Hashem has served as Chief of the Division of Cardiology and Medical Director of Interventional Cardiology at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. Currently, he is mastering new methodologies in the placement of stents through new approaches and trials.
During Dr. Hashem’s free time, he enjoys traveling and soccer — both playing and as a spectator. His favorite team is the Brazilian National. Dr. Hashem’s favorite travel destinations include Malaysia, Turkey, and Makah. He is most proud of his wife and family, especially his older brother Ali, who taught him to be positive and caring.
Dr. Hashem wants his patients to know “that I am available for them always, I’m easy to talk with, and I treat all my patients like family.” He believes communication is the most crucial part of a patient’s experience, so he treats all patients with respect and dignity. Dr. Hashem strives to make them feel comfortable and optimistic about their treatment in an approachable manner.
Qaiser Shafiq, MD
Interventional Cardiovascular Specialist
Qaiser Shafiq, MD, is a highly trained cardiovascular specialist at Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists. He offers comprehensive care for patients in the Downriver Area of Southgate, Michigan. Dr. Shafiq is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, endovascular interventions, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography.
Dr. Shafiq achieved his Doctor of Medicine degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. After completing his medical degree, he began his Internal Medicine Residency at Jinnah Hospital, Pakistan, before transferring to the United States. He then researched at the University of Toledo Medical Center on Human Biomechanics.
Dr. Shafiq went on to complete his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Toledo. He then attended Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he completed his Master’s Degree in Translational Research and Clinical Investigation. He also completed an NIH Hypertension and Cardiovascular Endocrinology Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Shafiq returned to The University of Toledo to complete his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine.
He served as Assistant Professor of medicine in the cardiovascular division at the University of Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Shafiq is also a certified Clinical Hypertension Specialist. He is passionate about research and contributing to educational and medical advances. Currently, Dr. Shafiq is associated with various Beaumont and Henry Ford Hospitals.
During Dr. Shafiq’s free time, he enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with his family. His favorite travel destination is the North Pakistan Mountains, and he enjoys playing chess and listening to music. Dr. Shafiq pursued a career in medicine because of his passion for helping and caring for others, along with his interest in human biology. He wants his patients to know that he always puts their interests first. For Dr. Shafiq, an essential part of the patient’s experience is “the patient’s satisfaction, which is achieved by providing excellence in care.”
Mashkur Husain, MD
Interventional Cardiovascular Specialist
Mashkur Husain, MD, is a board-certified cardiovascular specialist in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. He treats patients at Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists in the Downriver Area of Southgate, Michigan.
Dr. Husain received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University. He began his residency in Internal Medicine at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He also completed Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Ascension St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. In addition to practicing, Dr. Husain is interested in research, publishing in various medical journals, and presenting at conferences. Currently, Dr. Husain is associated with multiple Beaumont and Henry Ford Hospitals.
During Dr. Husain’s free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with his family. His favorite sports are football and cricket. Dr. Husain also enjoys traveling; his favorite place to visit is New York City. Dr. Husain chose his career in medicine because he saw first-hand the difference a physician can make in people’s lives. He watched his father practice medicine as a child and knew he wanted to follow in his footsteps.
Dr. Husain is most proud of his brother, who, despite having Cerebral Palsy, has overcome all odds, finished his education, and currently works as a teacher. He wants his patients to know that “I am a great listener; I enjoy being a cardiologist and want to make my patients comfortable, and I believe that shared decision making is the best way to achieve a satisfactory outcome.” Dr. Husain wants his patients to be comfortable and free to ask any questions about their healthcare.
Madelaine Chappus, NP
Madelaine completed her Masters in Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Windsor, Canada, in 2020. Before graduating with her Masters, she worked primarily as an Emergency Department nurse in various parts of Canada and the United States since 2011. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Currently, Madelaine is associated with Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
In her free time, Madelaine enjoys spending time being active outdoors. If Madelaine didn’t have a career in medicine, she would love to be a botanist. When not working, she enjoys scuba diving, gardening, crocheting, and cooking. She wants her patients to know that she cares and aims to work with her patients in helping them live out their best life. Madelaine believes that education is the most important part of the patient experience, so they feel comfortable and informed in their health decision-making journey.
Susan Armstrong, NP
Susan joined our office in 2018 after completing her Masters in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Michigan, School of Nursing, in 2017. Susan worked as a Registered Nurse over the last 14 years in ICU and Wound and Ostomy Care. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Currently, Susan is associated with various Beaumont Hospitals and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
If Susan didn’t have a career in medicine, she would have loved to be a professional golfer. She enjoys golfing, knitting, wood-carving, and spending time with her family in her free time. When not working, she enjoys traveling; her favorite places to go are Greece and Europe. She wants her patients to know that “I care about them and want them to enjoy their lives.” Susan believes that the most important part of the patient’s experience is “connecting with the patient, so we can develop a plan to improve their daily living.”
Salahuddin Mohamed, PA
Scott Blackburn, NP
Scott completed his Masters in Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in 2022 from Walden University. Scott became board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center shortly thereafter. Scott became a registered nurse in 2017 and spent 5 years working at Beaumont Southshore. Scott was involved in Beaumont policy making, helping to formalize a two-person central line dressing change to reduce CLABSI. Currently, Scott is associated with multiple Beaumont Hospitals and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
If Scott did pursue a career in medicine, he would have loved to have been a professor. When Scott is not working, he enjoys continuing his education through peer review articles, staying active, building furniture, collecting muscle cars, and spending free time with family. Scott believes that education regarding best practice techniques will help facilitate high-quality patient care and improve patient outcomes. Scott’s foundation as a nurse is patient advocacy and he believes it is an essential component in patient autonomy and guides patient-family decision-making processes.
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15150 Fort St. Southgate, MI
Southgate, MI, 48195
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