Tankut Onal, MD
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Dr. Onal is one of two of the area’s first Pediatric Cardiologists arriving in Naples in July of 2011. He served as assistant professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine for four years. He started a cardiac telemedicine program as well as an outreach program in pediatric cardiology and established clinics in four different underserved areas. Dr. Onal trained cardiology personnel in pediatric cardiac imaging and ECGs to be able to better serve the populations in these areas.
He completed his fellowship at the University of Florida. He specializes in non-invasive pediatric cardiology imaging and special interests include pulmonary hypertension and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Onal completed his residency at Louisiana State University in 2003 and was honored to serve as Chief Resident in 2004.
He is a fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of The American Academy of Cardiology and is board certified in Pediatrics. He is currently on staff with Kidz Medical Services and is looking forward to providing pediatric cardiology services to this area. He and his wife are delighted to return to Florida.
Levi Novero, MD
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Dr. Novero completed a Doctorate of Medicine from Fatima College of Medicine in his home country in Manila, Philippines. Afterwards he worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in Bethesda, Maryland doing research in pulmonary hypertension. He completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey where he received teaching and clinical honors. He then worked as a hospitalist in internal medicine at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine before moving down to Miami for fellowship. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine where he specialized in the care of children with heart conditions as well as adults with congenital heart disease and fetal cardiology.
He joined Kidz Medical Services and has been serving Naples as one of two of the area’s first Pediatrics Cardiologists in July of 2011. He is currently board certified in Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Internal Medicine. His special interests include cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmia, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), adults with congenital heart disease and fetal echocardiography.
He currently lives in Naples with his wife who is a local family physician, and they have three children.