Baptist Health Cardiology Center-Fort Smith Adds Interventional Cardiologist, Nurse Practitioner

FORT SMITH, Ark.Baptist Health Cardiology Center-Fort Smith is expanding its ability to serve River Valley patients by adding another interventional cardiologist and a nurse practitioner.

Ashley Mohadjer, DO, earned her medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, and went on to complete her fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she served as the Chief Fellow. She then completed her fellowship in interventional cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Mohadjer is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

“I am passionate about cardiac disease and seek to provide a well-rounded, whole person approach to patient care,” Dr. Mohadjer said. “Channeling my excitement for teaching and education, I want to teach my patients so that they may understand their disease process in their own terms, as well as any treatments that may be recommended.”

In her free time, Dr. Mohadjer  enjoys staying active by traveling, swimming, hiking and cooking. Dr. Mohadjer spent nearly 10 years as a professional ballet dancer and still enjoys taking dance classes or attending performances.

Cristy Lelievre, DNP, is a familiar face at Baptist Health who will now provide follow-up care and testing such as echocardiograms and stress tests in the clinic. Lelievre has spent the last eight years working as a registered nurse in the cardiology department and recently earned a doctorate of nursing from Creighton University. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2016.

“Because heart disease is a prevalent issue in this area, I want to help raise awareness in our community to help people recognize and modify their risks for cardiovascular events,” Lelievre said.

Lelievre, whose youngest of two children was diagnosed with Down syndrome, is an active advocate and member of groups that promote inclusion such as the Down Syndrome Association of Arkansas and Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas.

Both Dr. Mohadjer and Lelievre will work alongside Nasser Adjei, MD; Robert Parris, MD; Rudhir Tandon, MD; Elizabeth Clark, APRN; Chasidy McAllister, APRN; and Brittney Sivils, APRN.

Baptist Health Cardiology Center-Fort Smith is located at 1500 Dodson Ave., Ste. 60. For more information visit or call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.


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