Published on August 18, 2015

Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Welcome Cardiac Specialists

Cardiac surgeon and electrophysiologist bolster Heart and Vascular program

DARBY (August 18, 2015): With a focus on improving the cardiovascular health of the community and enhancing its heart and vascular program, Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia have recently welcomed two highly experienced cardiac specialists.

Robert WengerRobert Wenger, MD, has been appointed Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Marino Leonardi, MD, FACC has joined the medical staff.

Dr. Wenger is a member of the Penn Heart and Vascular network and will perform cardiac surgery at Mercy Fitzgerald. Dr. Wenger is board certified and fellowship trained in the most advanced heart surgery techniques, including bypass, valve surgery and aortic aneurysm repair.

Marino LeonardiDr. Leonardi comes to Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia from Mercy Cardiology at Mercy Suburban Hospital, bringing extensive experience in the management of heart rhythm disorders. He will perform diagnostic and therapeutic electrophysiology procedures, as well as device implantations, in the electrophysiology lab at Mercy Fitzgerald.

“The skills and experience of these cardiac experts complement our hospitals’ comprehensive heart and vascular services. Our focus is on treating patients and saving lives of those affected by heart disease. Drs. Leonardi and Wenger will help us successfully continue that effort,” Executive Director Susan Cusack said.

Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia both offer an array of heart and vascular services, including diagnostics, emergency care, medical and interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery in affiliation with the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Network, certified cardiac rehabilitation, and an active community outreach program. Both have been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures namely in the areas of heart attack and heart failure, as well as a recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines achievement award for heart failure.