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September 2007

Gary C. Marrone, M.D., directs heart surgery program at Sharon Regional

            The Heart Institute at Sharon Regional recently welcomed Gary C. Marrone, M.D., board certified in cardiothoracic surgery and critical care surgery, as its Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Cardiovascular Unit. Dr. Marrone is a member of Cardiothoracic Surgical Specialists, which includes cardiothoracic surgeon Ashraf Osman, M.D., who has been with Sharon Regional since August 2006. Both surgeons reside full-time in Hermitage.

            Dr. Marrone comes to Sharon Regional with more than 16 years experience as a cardiovascular surgeon. He completed his cardiac surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, one of the premier heart surgery programs in the world. Along with recent surgical responsibilities, Dr. Marrone directed or chaired numerous cardiothoracic, surgical critical care, thoracic, and cardiovascular units at Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital, both in Pittsburgh.

            “I left Allegheny General and came to Sharon Regional to focus more on heart surgery and critical care surgery at the community level,” says Dr. Marrone. “I simply wasn’t interested in more of the university level research and transplant procedures at major hospitals. I look forward to being able to use my experience and being part of a team to take The Heart Institute to the next level by doing more by-pass, off-pump, valve, and arrhythmia procedures here at Sharon Regional. We aim to continue the great tradition of Sharon Regional and maintain high quality standards.”

                 Surgical and interventional outcomes in The Heart Institute reflect quality standards above and beyond the national standards established by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American College of Cardiology.

                  Dr. Marrone also completed a general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. He was a cardiovascular fellow at Baylor Medical School, Houston, and a research fellow in general surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Marrone has published extensively on topics within his specialty in numerous professional publications.

                    “My family and I are very comfortable here in the Shenango Valley,” adds Dr. Marrone, who recently moved from Cranberry Township, north of Pittsburgh. “My wife is a western Pennsylvania native and our daughter will be starting 4th grade in the Hermitage School District.”

Cardiothoracic Surgical Specialists
740 E. State St., Sharon….724-983-7200

Specialize in coronary artery bypass, valve repair/replacement, lung and chest surgery, and other advanced heart and lung surgery.

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