CardioVascular Solutions Providers
Dr. Gino J. Sedillo, M.D.
It seems Dr. Gino Sedillo has been on the move his whole life. Literally, as a youngster and, as an adult, professionally.
“I had an interesting childhood, much in part due to my father,Arthur’s, profession,” said Dr. Sedillo, who was born in Albuquerque, N.M. A former Golden Gloves boxing champion and U.S. marine, Dr. Sedillo said his dad began his law enforcement career as a state patrolman and eventually became the first Hispanic agent in the Drug Enforcement Administration. “As such he was transferred to cover all of Central and South America. We relocated every two or three years on average, because of security issues and in an attempt to respond to the rapidly expanding illegal drug trade,” he said.
Dr. Anthony T. Pizzo, M.D.
Tony knew he wanted to be a doctor since the age of five. His desire to become a doctor was likely sparked by the fact that his younger brother was often sick. On many occasions Tony had to accompany his mother and brother to the pediatrician. Also, in later years, his grandmother, who lived with his family, suffered from a thoracic aortic aneurysm. After many doctors visits and hospitalizations, she eventually succumbed to this condition.
Tony’s father, Tony Sr., was a hard-working man who owned his own printing firm. His mother, Jeanne, began her career as a teacher, and through hard work, eventually received her doctorate in education and served on the New York City School Board as Director of Funded Projects. Her efforts in pursuing her doctorate spanned many years. She received her doctoral degree just six months prior to Tony graduating from medical school.
Jessica Levanti, PA-C
Jessica Levanti was born and raised in Sarasota and attended Riverview High School where she was first introduced to the Physician Assistant profession through an internship program there. Although assigned to work with an orthopedic surgeon, she was instead enamored with the position of Physician Assistant. To achieve her dream, she attended the University of Georgia and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion, which gave her a foundation in preventative medicine and patient education. Next, she added a master’s degree in Medical Science through The University of South Florida College of Medicine prior to her Physician Assistant training.
The University of Florida’s PA program is the most competitive and prestigious PA school in the state, and Jessica was accepted into the program in 2016. She graduated in 2018 with Honors and completed specific rotations in Cardiology with USF Health and Cardiothoracic Surgery at UF Health Jacksonville.
Christine Lalime, PA-C
Christine Lalime is a Florida native born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. In 2011 she relocated to Gainesville to continue her education at the University of Florida where she earned both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Physician Assistant Studies and Biology, respectively. During PA school, Christine went on a week-long mission trip which provided medical care to the underserved population of the Yucatan Peninsula. She also was the first recipient of the Jodi Jones Knauf Scholarship, which supports medical and physician assistant students at the UF College of Medicine. During her clinical year, Christine completed Cardiology specific rotations at UF Health in Jacksonville.
Prior to PA school, Christine worked as a medical assistant at an interventional Cardiology office in Gainesville, and was also the lead clinical coordinator in the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) clinic. She is board certified by the NCCPA and is affiliated with AAPA and FAPA.