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Kirk A McMurtry MD

Kirk A McMurtry MD

Specializing in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Member, St. Joseph Medical Group

Dr. Kirk McMurtry is the Chief of the Cardiothoracic Surgery program, expanding the clinical capabilities of St. Joseph's heart and lung surgery programs while continuing the focus on quality outcomes.

Dr. McMurtry's comprehensive skill set of surgical capabilities includes procedures for coronary revascularization, aortic and mitral valve replacements and repairs and tricuspid valve repairs. He has the experience and expertise to perform high risk revascularizations and complex operations such as multiple valve repair in combination with revascularization.

His major area of expertise is performing minimally invasive mitral valve and aortic valve repairs and replacements, open aortic surgery and endovascular thoracic aortic procedures.

In addition, Dr. McMurtry also performs the full spectrum of open and minimally invasive thoracic surgery including lobectomy and VATS (video assisted thoracic surgery).

Dr. McMurtry joined St. Joseph from the Liberty Heart Institute, where he had been Chief of Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery for Liberty Health in Jersey City, NJ. He is a graduate of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed his general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He returned to Mt. Sinai where he completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) and the American Medical Association. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgery and is board certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery.

Penn State Health St. Joseph Cardiothoracic
2494 Bernville Road, Suite 207
Reading, PA 19603


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