12/08/2011

WVU Healthcare welcomes new heart surgeon

Dr. Anthony Holden joins WVU Heart Institute

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Heart surgeon Anthony Holden, M.D., has joined the WVU Heart Institute. He specializes in cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve surgery, surgery for atrial fibrillation and mitral valve repair surgery.

“I’m excited to be a part of the WVU Heart Institute,” Dr. Holden said. “The people of West Virginia are fortunate to have a unique, multidisciplinary group of physicians at WVU, including cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Together, we individualize each patient’s care with a collaborative, team approach.”

Holden earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed specialty training in general surgery at the University of Arizona Health Science Center and in thoracic surgery at University Hospital SUNY, Syracuse, NY. Holden is board certified in general and thoracic surgery.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Holden to our team,” Robert Beto, M.D., director of the WVU Heart Institute, said. “Dr. Holden’s surgical expertise and experience with excellent surgical outcomes will aid us in our commitment to providing the highest quality care to our patients.”

The medical team at the WVU Heart Institute provides comprehensive heart care, including intervention, management and rehabilitation for cardiac patients. WVU heart and thoracic surgeons continually make advances in treating patients with cardiothoracic diseases, performing hundreds of open-heart and thoracic surgeries each year. The team specializes in complex cardiac surgery cases, including all aspects of cardiac valve surgery and surgery for heart arrhythmia.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuhealthcare.com
sw: 11-17-11

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