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Updated: March 16, 2023

Northern Light Mercy Hospital expands cardiac care with two new doctors

Northern Light Mercy Hospital has brought on two new cardiologists to expand non-invasive services for cardiac patients.   

Aline Iskandar has a special interest in non-invasive advanced cardiac imaging and is board certified in cardiology and cardiac CT, which provides information about coronary artery disease. She is also board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and diagnostic medical sonography.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital
Aline Iskandar, MD

“While coronary CT is the recommended first-line test for many situations when working up a patient for possible blocked arteries to the heart, only a few places in the area offer it,” said Iskandar. ”The addition of this newer technology at Mercy Hospital will help more Maine people gain access to an important test for both diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease.”

She joined the faculty at Maine Medical Center after completing her fellowship and worked as a cardiologist with MaineHealth for almost seven years. During that period, she was a member of the Tufts University School of Medicine faculty. Iskandar’s research has been featured in numerous medical publications, including Circulation, which is a scientific journal published by the American Heart Association; the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering cardiovascular disease; and the American Journal of Medicine, along with several other publications.

Iskandar earned her medical degree from the University of Southern Denmark. Her postdoctoral training includes an internship in internal medicine, surgery and family medicine; a residency in radiology at Odense University Hospital in Denmark; a residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center; and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center.

New Jersey native Adam Karpman specializes in outpatient and inpatient clinical cardiology and has a special focus on non-invasive cardiac imaging. 

He is a professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, where he trains the next generation of physicians. Karpman is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital
Adam Karpman, DO

“Being able to provide high-quality care for the local community while maintaining our smaller hospital feel puts patients at ease and helps to ensure the best possible outcomes. I can’t think of a better place to practice.” said Karpman.

"Dr. Iskandar and Dr. Karpman will help us increase access to specialty care in the community, and the expertise of both cardiologists allows us to expand non-invasive services to include coronary CT imaging,” said Charlie Therrien, president of Mercy Hospital, in a March 13 announcement.

Karpman received his medical degree from the University of New England and completed his residency in internal medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa.

The new cardiologists will practice at Northern Light Mercy Cardiovascular Care, located in the Northern Light Mercy Health Center at 195 Fore River Parkway in Portland. 

Northern Light Mercy Hospital is ranked No. 6 in the 2023 Mainebiz Book of Lists, with 1,470 employees and $579,000,000 in revenue in 2000, the most recent year data was available. 

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