Contact: Daniel Murphy
Release: October 2009
Moon Township, PA, (October 29, 2009) –
Philip C. Ovadia, M.D., F.A.C.S., a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with Heritage Valley Tri-State Medical Group – Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. His practice encompasses all aspects of cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery, with interests in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFIB) and minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures. He has practiced at Heritage Valley since 2006.
The letters “FACS” after a surgeon's name indicates that he or she is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Fellows of the College are board-certified surgeons whose education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have been reviewed and evaluated by their peers prior to admittance and have been found to be consistent with the high standards of the American College of Surgeons. Not all surgeons are accepted into Fellowship in the College.
Dr. Ovadia obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA after completing his undergraduate degree at the Pennsylvania State University. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Tufts University Medical School – New England Medical Center. In addition, he is also board certified in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery.
About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System provides comprehensive healthcare for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with more than 400 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley; in physician offices; and community satellite facilities. Additional information about Heritage Valley Health System is available online at www.heritagevalley.org.