Southeastern Cardiology


Southeastern Cardiology was founded in 2005 by Shane B. Darrah M.D. with the vision of creating a medical practice that treats every patient with dignity and first-rate care. The nurses and office staff at Southeastern Cardiology are highly-trained and exceptionally friendly. We understand that for many, visiting a doctor can be a stressful experience. Our comfortable surroundings and compassionate medical professionals will ease your fears.

Shane B. Darrah, MD, F.A.C.C. , SCAI
Interventional/Invasive Cardiologist

Dr. Darrah attended the Medical College of Georgia and graduated in 1997. He subsequently completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University. In 2000 he began his fellowship in general cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Darrah was Chief Fellow during his third year of fellowship in 2003. He remained at UNC for his Interventional Fellowship and completed this in 2004 and moved to Columbus to begin private practice. He founded Southeastern Cardiology in 2005.

Dr. Darrah is married to Deanna and has two children Brooks and Isabelle. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and reading.

Jed Vickers, PA-C

Jed graduated from Georgia Southern in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduating, he attended Medical College of Georgia's PA program and graduated with honors in 2005. He began his professional career at Southeastern Cardiology later that year.
He is married and has two children.

Sheri Lopez, MD, F.A.C.C.

Dr. Lopez attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and graduated in 1999. She then completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. She was in the Navy until 2006 when she left to do her Cardiology Fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Lopez completed this in
2009 and has been in private practice in Fort Worth, TX since then.

She is married to Jesus and has two boys, Max and Benjamin. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, and traveling.

Dr. Hunter Clay Champion, MD, PhD, FAHA

Dr. Champion was born in Opelika, Alabama and raised in Thomasville, GA.  He received his B.S. in Biological Science from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and his MD/PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  After his medical school training, Dr. Champion joined the Osler Housestaff Service of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he completed his internship and residency.  He subsequently completed his training in Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at Johns Hopkins where he stayed on as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.  He Directed the Bernard Laboratory for the Study of Cardiovascular Disease from 2005-2009.  In July of 2009, Dr. Champion joined the faculty of the Divisions of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine and the Cardiovascular Institute at The University of Pittsburgh as an Associate Professor of Medicine where he directed Translational Research for the University of Pittsburgh Vascular Medicine Institute and the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center.  In addition, he directed the Clinical and Translational Vascular Unit of the University of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Champion is married to Lark and has three children (Hunter Clay, Callaway, and Spencer).  When not in clinic or the hospital setting, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and golf

Front Office Staff:
Stacy Williams, Front Office Manager
Nadila Quinones, Medical Records
Amanda Bonniot, Scheduling

Clinical Directory:
Jessica Thornton, RT (R), Director of Informatics
Kelly Langley, Testing Manager
Brenda Davis, LPN

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