Dr. Ashwani Sastry Joins Central Carolina Hospital

June 7, 2017

Central Carolina Hospital announced that Ashwani “Ash” Sastry, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering cardiology services to patients throughout Sanford. Dr. Sastry brings prestigious clinical experience to Central Carolina Hospital and is the first cardiologist to join Central Carolina Cardiology, a Duke LifePoint Practice opening May 8th, 2017.

“Dr. Sastry has years of experience in treating a range of complex heart conditions, including all aspects of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine.  He is an excellent addition to our hospital team,” said John Maxwell, CEO of Central Carolina Hospital.  “Heart disease is an increasing concern in our area, and Dr. Sastry’s expertise will be important as Central Carolina Hospital strives to meet our region’s evolving healthcare needs and make our community healthier.”

Dr. Sastry joins Central Carolina Hospital from Duke University Medical Center.  Previously, he worked at Bassett Medical Center, where he was the Attending Physician in Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine. Before Bassett, he was the Attending Physician and Co-Founder of Cardiovascular Solutions of Mississippi.  He was also the Instructor in Clinical Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Sastry a graduate of the California Institute of Technology and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Sastry completed his Internship and Residency at Cornell University Medical Center, his Cardiology Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, and his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. He specializes in interventional cardiology, arterial disease, and venous disease. 

Dr. Sastry has full clinical privileges at Central Carolina Hospital and Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Sastry will begin seeing patients at his new office Central Carolina Cardiology on May 8th.  For a referral or to schedule an appointment, please call 855-291-2273.


Central Carolina Hospital, a DukeLifepoint Hospital, is a 137-bed acute care hospital that serves the health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities.  With over 120 physicians, the hospital offers a wide range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, emergency medical services, gastroenterology, pediatrics, hospitalist services, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, hematology, urology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine, and wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Hospital services include emergency room, physical and occupational therapy, ophthalmology, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, dialysis, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Central Carolina Hospital was reaccredited by the Joint Commission for a 3-year period in May 2015.

Committed to making communities healthier, the hospital has earned numerous disease-specific quality designations:

American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achieve­ment Award for Heart Failure, January 2017

American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achieve­ment Award for Stroke, January 2017

American College of Radiology Gold Seal Accredited for Mammography June 2016

Healogics Center of Distinction for Wound Care, February 2017

Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Certification, January 2017

Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care, January 2016

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A”, April 2017