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Meet the Team

Our cardiologists are supported by a pair of exceptional nurse practitioners who are devoted to your care. They give individual attention to each of our patients and will help guide you through your office visits. Meet the team who is dedicated to your health. For an appointment, call Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants at (440) 285-2300 or you can request one online.

Caryn Candela, ACNS-BC, CNS

Caryn Candela, ACNS-BC, CNP

Caryn Guerini Candela is a board-certified adult clinical nurse specialist (ACNS-BC). She earned her associate of science in nursing from Kent State, Ashtabula in 1986 and her bachelor of science in nursing from Kent State University in 1989. Caryn then received her master of science in nursing in 2001 from Youngstown State University. 

Caryn has been with Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants since the beginning in 2004. She has an extensive background in cardiology, including several years in the surgical intensive care unit aiding the recovery and management of open heart patients. 

In addition, Caryn has over 20 years' experience in the emergency department providing care to patients having cardiac arrest, heart failure, arrhythmias, and heart attacks. She currently manages patients in the hospital and in outpatient settings, including cardiac rehab.

Caryn is a member of the Preventative Cardiology Nurses Association and Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.

An Ashtabula native, Caryn still resides here with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys physical fitness, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Sharon Stockwell, CRNP

Sharon Stockwell, CRNP

Sharon Stockwell is certified as an adult nurse practitioner (CRNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing in 1992 and her master of science in nursing in 1996, both from Case Western Reserve University. 

Sharon started working with Dr. Krishnan at University Hospitals in 1999 and has been with Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants since 2009. Prior to working with Dr. Krishnan, she worked for many years in nephrology in both inpatient and outpatient settings and as a clinical research coordinator. Her nursing experience includes disease management of patients with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, arrhythmias, lipid abnormality, and valvular heart disease.

Sharon is an Ashtabula native. She has Standardbred race horses that race at Northfield Park and Buffalo Raceway. She also enjoys running, biking, and kayaking.

Clinical Team

  • Cardiac Sonographers

    Cardiac Sonographers - Melanie and Edie

    Edie and Melanie

  • Medical Assistants

    Medical Assistants - Kristen, Amanda and Aimee

    Kristen, Amanda and Aimee

  • Vascular Sonographers

    Vascular Sonographers - Joie and Kim

    Joie and Kim