Our Physicians

Our mission is to provide exceptional health care to patients throughout the Greater Lansing Area.

Karen Liams

Milind Karve, M.D., F.A.C.C
Dr. Milind Karve is a graduate of Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India.  He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at SUNY, Brooklyn, New York.  After completing his residency and cardiology fellowship he received additional training in Interventional Cardiology at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. After completing his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, he came to Lansing and has been in practice since 1994.

Dr. Karve is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Michigan State University and is very active in clinical research and teaching cardiology fellows. Dr. Karve served as Chief of Cardiology for 15 years at the Sparrow Hospital. He is also an Associate Director of Cardiac Cath Lab since 2000. He has served on various committees at both Sparrow Hospital and McLaren of Greater Lansing. He has a Cardiology Clinic every Friday at Sparrow Ionia Hospital. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.

Laura L. Szakal, FNP-C
Laura L. Szakal is a Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  She has experience in cardiovascular medicine for more than 20 years.

As a Nurse Practitioner Laura is able to diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems.  Besides clinical care, Laura also focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling.  

Pavan Kotaru, M.D., F.A.C.C
Dr. Pavan Kotaru earned his medical degree with honors from Peoples Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia. He completed his internal medicine residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance, A MSU affiliated program, at Saginaw, MI and cardiology fellowship at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. He completed his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI.

Dr. Kotaru is a clinical assistant professor at Michigan State University. He is actively involved in teaching and training the medical students, residents and cardiology fellows. Dr. Kotaru’s main interests include management of hypertension, coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease. He is trained in performing percutaneous coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. His special interest involves performing cardiac catheterization via radial arterial approach (wrist).

He is board certified in American board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Comprehensive Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He is fluent in English, Telugu, Hindi and Russian.

Paul Goldshlack, D.O.
Dr. Paul Goldshlack is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internship at Zeiger Osteopathic Hospital in Detroit and internal medicine residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center Northern Division in Philadelphia and studied interventional cardiology at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI. He was an assistant professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine for four years. Since then he has been an associate professor for the department. He has been in private practice in the Greater Lansing area for more than 30 years. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.

Dr. Goldshlack merged his practice with Capital Cardiology in April 2015 and continues to provide general cardiac care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. He provides cardiology services at the Sparrow Clinton Hospital in St. Johns on Fridays.