McLaren announces new Cardiothoracic surgeon

— McLaren Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Joseph M. Arcidi, Jr., M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon, has joined the medical staff and assumed the position of Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at McLaren Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Arcidi, who is board certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery, brings a wealth of experience in both academic and private practice settings. His clinical interests include mitral valve repair, surgical correction of atrial fibrillation, operations for ischemic cardiomyopathy, aortic reconstruction, and minimally invasive and robotic cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Arcidi earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1982 and completed a surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed both Research and Clinical Fellowships at Emory University and also holds additional Fellowships in Thoracic Transplantation and Valvular Surgery. He was an associate staff member at the Cleveland Clinic in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and recently completed a Fellowship in Robotic Cardiac Surgery at East Carolina University, the leading robotic cardiac center in the United States.

Dr. Arcidi has published extensively, and, while at East Carolina University, he was a reviewer for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Journal of Heart Valve Disease, and the Journal of Cardiac Surgery.

Early in his career, Dr. Arcidi trained with several of the pioneers of mitral valve surgery, and his continued expertise in this arena will expand the spectrum of McLaren’s cardiovascular surgical program.

Dr. Arcidi holds memberships in numerous surgical societies, including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.

“I was particularly attracted to McLaren because of its tradition of excellence and the opportunity to help guide the direction of the cardiac surgical program,” Dr. Arcidi said. “I also value the opportunity to add to the comprehensive level of services by providing enhanced valvular surgical experiences for the mid-Michigan population.”

Dr. Arcidi welcomes referrals for new patients as well as providing second opinions. He can be reached at 810-342-2590. His practice location is: McLaren Regional Medical Center, 401 S. Ballenger Hwy., 3-North, Flint, MI 48532. — G.G.

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