Meet the Team

Our cardiologists specialize in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and offer a complete line of cardiology services, including consultative and disease management, lifestyle and risk modification education. They also offer a full spectrum of non-invasive diagnostic testing, pacemaker implantation, cardiac catheterizations and cardiac stenting.

Christian Hospital’s outstanding team of cardiothoracic surgeons is world renown and have several years of specialized training are experience in performing the most complex surgical procedures. In addition to practicing exclusively at Christian Hospital, our heart surgeons are professors of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, ranked one of the best nationally. Our team offers academic excellence in a community hospital setting.

  • Joseph C Eckert, DO

    Medical degree from Nanjing Medical University in the People’s Republic of China. Master’s of science in clinical immunology from Shanghai Medical University in the People’s Republic of China PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center Residency in internal medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Fellowship in hematology/oncology at Indiana University Medical Center Board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, oncology
  • Gena L Napier, MD

    Medical degree from Nanjing Medical University in the People’s Republic of China. Master’s of science in clinical immunology from Shanghai Medical University in the People’s Republic of China PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center Residency in internal medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Fellowship in hematology/oncology at Indiana University Medical Center Board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, oncology
  • Christopher B Espana, MD

    Medical degree from Nanjing Medical University in the People’s Republic of China. Master’s of science in clinical immunology from Shanghai Medical University in the People’s Republic of China PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center Residency in internal medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Fellowship in hematology/oncology at Indiana University Medical Center Board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, oncology
  • Doris J Tribune-Brown, DO

    Medical degree from Nanjing Medical University in the People’s Republic of China. Master’s of science in clinical immunology from Shanghai Medical University in the People’s Republic of China PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center Residency in internal medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Fellowship in hematology/oncology at Indiana University Medical Center Board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, oncology