Your Care Team
Who We Are
Dr. Payal Kohli, MD, FACC
Founder & Medical Director
Dr. Payal Kohli is a noninvasive cardiologist, preventive Cardiologist and founding partner of Cherry Creek Heart in Denver, Colorado. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine and a well-respected clinical educator. Dr. Kohli earned her undergraduate degree from MIT with a perfect GPA and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude. She completed her Internal Medicine training at Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital and her Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship from University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
Emily Kaufman, MSN, FNP-BC
Emily Kaufman is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience working in Cardiology. Originally from Boston, she received her Masters of Science in Nursing at Simmons College. She has worked at various academic institutions, including Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, where she specialized in congestive heart failure and adult and pediatric congenital heart disease. Emily believes in a strong patient centered approach and takes time to get to know her patients in order to treat everyone with the best care possible. She is active in promoting preventative health care strategies to improve patient well-being and works carefully to enhance the lives of individuals living with Cardiovascular disease.
Aryanna Ryan is a student pursuing medical school who has a passion for helping people of any background with the latest innovations in medicine. She enjoys the field of Cardiology because of the importance it has with the other systems in the body. Aryanna has achieved her Bachelor's in Neuroscience degree with Summa Cum Laude distinction from the University of Colorado Boulder and her Professional Science Master's in Biomedical Sciences degree from the University of Denver. She has an extensive background in research, having worked and published papers in research labs that studied oncology, neurology, psychology, and development. In Aryanna's spare time, she volunteers at a non-profit clinic in Aurora that helps those without health insurance.
Kevin Lee Manzanas
Assistant Office Manager
Kevin Lee Manzanas has a strong background in technology and customer service and supervises all operations and logistics at Cherry Creek Heart. He is polite, friendly and always ready and willing to take on a challenge.