Our Professional Staff
BRENT T. MCLAURIN, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. McLaurin is a native of Sumter, SC. He obtained both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He continued his training in Houston, Texas at Baylor College of Medicine where he also served as faculty working with Drs Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley. He was awarded the position of Chief Medical Resident during that time. He finished his training at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1998, and stayed on to serve as faculty the following year.
He began his private practice career in Greenville in 1999. He moved to Anderson in 2001 to join a large cardiology practice. After several years practicing as a partner, in 2006 he decided to branch out on his own to better serve the Anderson community. Since that time he has been able to develop an internationally acclaimed research program in partnership with AnMed Health where he serves as Medical Director of the Research Department. His work has been published in many major medical journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of American College of Cardiology, Journal of American Medical Association, European Journal of Heart Failure, and Circulation.
Dr. McLaurin specializes in invasive and interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and peripheral/carotid interventions. He is Level II trained in CT Angiography. He is board certified in Interventional Cardiology.
CARL T. LOMBOY, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dr Lomboy is a "transplanted yankee" originally from Allentown, PA. After leaving high school early as an Early Admissions Student, he earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. A die hard Cavalier, he remained at the University of Virginia earning his Doctor of Medicine degree. His postgraduate year was spent at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center in Farmington, CT and his residency was completed at the Lehigh Valley Affiliated Hospitals in Allentown, PA. Dr. Lomboy's cardiology training was at The Medical College of Pennsylvania/Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA where he was honored to serve as its Chief Cardiology Fellow during his interventional year in 1993.
He has spent the last 17 years in private practice as a partner with Hickory Cardiology Associates in Hickory, NC During his time there, he helped grow the group from three partners and one office serving two hospitals to twelve partners with five offices serving five hospitals. Dr. Lomboy joined Anderson Heart in July of 2010.
Dr. Lomboy is board-certified in Interventional Cardiology. He specializes in invasive and interventional cardiology, diagnostic echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and peripheral interventions.
Dr. Louis F. Knoepp, MD, FACS, RPVI
Dr. Knoepp was born in New Orleans and moved to Spartanburg at a young age. After high school he joined the Army and served three years active duty and three years in the reserves. He served in an airborne unit where he attained the rank of Sergeant. After service he graduated from The University of SC with a BS in biology and later graduated from medical school in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina.
He finished his General Surgery Internship, Residency, and Chief Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He completed a research fellowship in vascular surgery at The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He did his clinical vascular surgery fellowship at Atlanta Medical Center. He has actively participated in both basic science research and clinical research in Vascular Surgery. He has multiple presentations and publications in peer reviewed medical/surgical journals.
Dr. Knoepp started private practice in General Surgery in Anderson in the year 2000 with the Surgical Clinic of Anderson. He brought the field of vascular surgery to Anderson and began practicing vascular surgery solely in 2010 when he joined Anmed. Dr. Knoepp joined Anderson Heart, PC in June of 2017. He is board certified in General and Vascular Surgery, and is registered in vascular ultrasound interpretation. He is a member of several prestigious Associations for Vascular Surgery. His professional interests include Endovascular and open treatment of peripheral artery disease and Aneurysmal diseases of the Aorta, treatment of Carotid disease, varicose veins and venous disease, and dialysis access.
Dr. Jennifer M. Thomas, MD, FACS, RPVI
Dr. Thomas is a native to this area. She grew up in Toccoa, GA, then went to Emory University in Atlanta where she received her BS in Biology with Highest Honors, as well as her medical degree. She then moved to Dallas, TX where she completed a general surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern program, the largest such training program in the country.
At that point, she decided to focus on vascular surgery, and finished her training in the vascular fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. This is where she met and married her husband Brad, an attorney.
Dr. Thomas stayed in Charlotte to begin her career at Presbyterian Hospital in 2009. She relocated to Anderson in 2011 to be closer to family and joined Anmed. She joined Anderson Heart, PC in June of 2017. Dr. Thomas specializes in carotid surgery/stenting, aortic aneurysm repair, lower extremity stenting/bypass surgery, and treatment of varicose veins. She is board certified in both general and vascular surgery, and is registered in vascular ultrasound interpretation. She is a member of multiple local and national vascular surgery societies.
CORRINNA O'BANNON, MSN, ACNP
Corrinna is originally from Donalds, South Carolina. She began her nursing career after receiving her Associate Degree in Nursing from Greenville Technical College in 1990. After several years as an ICU nurse she continued her education graduating from Clemson University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Continuing her nursing career in ICU she also served for 10 years as a Navy nurse in the U.S. Naval Reserves. She obtained her Masters Degree in Nursing 2005 from the University of South Carolina. Corrinna joined Anderson Heart in December of 2007.
Jenny Leonard MSN, AGPCNP-BC
Jenny is originally from Greenville, South Carolina. She fell in love with nursing while working as a nurses' aide as she completed her first Bachelor's degree in 2004 at Winthrop University, studying biology. From there, she continued on to the Medical University of South Carolina and received a second Bachelor's degree in 2006, this time in nursing. After working several years as a nurse in the Intensive Care setting and traveling the country, she moved back to South Carolina. She obtained her Master's Degree in Nursing from Clemson University in 2013 and joined Anderson Heart in 2014 as a board certified adult and geriatric primary care nurse practitioner.
Elizabeth Peters, MSN, AGACNP-BC
Beth is originally from Texas, where she earned a bachelors degree in Biology from Texas Lutheran University. Following graduation, she worked in an academic research and later commercial lab setting. Although stimulating, the laboratory environment lacked the fulfillment of patient interaction she had experienced as a hospital volunteer. She chose to return to school and obtained her bachelors in nursing from UNC Chapel Hill in 2004. Following graduation, she worked at UNC hospitals Heart Center for several years before relocating to Greenville, SC. She joined the CVICU team at GHS in 2009 where she worked in the intensive care setting for several years before returning to school to become a nurse practitioner. She obtained her masters in nursing from Georgetown University in 2016 and is a board certified adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. She joined Anderson Heart in January 2018.