About Our Doctors

Lawrence F. Mahdi, MD, FACC

MahdiDr. Mahdi has been setting the highest standards of excellence in cardiology for nearly 25 years. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. He then completed a residency, internal medicine fellowship and cardiology fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

An esteemed member of the medical community, Dr. Mahdi is affiliated with four area hospitals; is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions; and is a former Instructor of Health and Sciences at Essex County College. He has been recognized by New Jersey Monthly Magazine Top Doctors and Montclair Magazine Top Doctors.

In his spare time, Dr. Mahdi enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two children.

Alan S. Lapa, MD, FACC

LopaDr. Lapa has over 20 years of experience providing cardiac care to his community. He completed his residency and cardiology fellowships at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Lapa serves as the Medical Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and has served as the President of the Medical Staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center from January 2012-2015. He is a published author and an active member of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Lapa is Board Certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.

Outside the office, Dr. Lapa enjoys tennis and basketball and is a wine enthusiast. In addition, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Manish V. Bhalodia, MD, FACC

bhalodiaDr. Bhalodia has been committed to providing cardiac care to the community for over 15 years. He earned his medical degree with top honors from BJ Medical College. Dr. Bhalodia completed a post-graduate residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a cardiology fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Bhalodia is affiliated with four area hospitals. He has published multiple medical articles in respected publications and is an active member of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Bhalodia is Director of the Nuclear and Echocardiography Labs at North Jersey Cardiovascular. He is Board Certified in Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography.

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Bhalodia loves to travel with his wife and twin sons, and plays tennis and cricket.

John H. Shao MD, FACC, RPVI

dr shaoDr. Shao has been practicing cardiology for over 7 years. He attended the State University of New York at Binghamton for undergraduate studies, and Temple University School of Medicine for his doctoral studies. After graduation, he completed specialized training at the Lenox Hill Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Westchester Medical Center, University Hospital of New York Medical College for cardiology fellowships, where he served as Chief Fellow for one year.

Dr. Shao is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Assistant Attending at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

Dr. Shao is Board certified in Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular medicine, and boasts a large collection of certifications, licensures and has published over a dozen articles. He has years of experience in drug and clinical research, and served as Principal Investigator for multiple studies.

In his spare time, Dr. Shao enjoys playing basketball, traveling and spending time with his wife and three sons.

North Jersey Cardiovascular Consultants, LLC

  • Bloomfield Office - 329 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003 Phone: 973-748-3800 Fax: 973-748-3540
  • Caldwell Office - 80 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 201, Caldwell, NJ 07006 Phone: 973-364-1444 Fax: 973-364-0101
  • Millburn Office - 96 Millburn Ave, #200B, Millburn, NJ 07041 Phone: 973-762-2782 Fax: 973-762-1946

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