Martin J. O’Riordan, MD

Martin O'RiordanMercy Cardiology at Springfield/Mercy Cardiology at Darby

Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia

Years in Practice: 24 years

Why did you choose your specialty?

It blends problem-solving with long-term relationships with patients.

What is your favorite part of being a healthcare provider?

The relationship with patients.

What is your least favorite part of being a healthcare provider?


What is the most important piece of advice you can give your patients?

Work as a teammate with your doctor to help yourself.

If you can tell your current or future patients one thing about you, your practice, or your field, what would it be?

We provide high quality, compassionate care.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?

Supreme humility.

If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be?

Harry S. Truman

How do you like to unwind after a long day?

Exercise, sports, social interaction, reading, documentaries.

What was the last movie you saw in the theater?

Darkest Hour

What was the last book you read (for pleasure)?

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke

Best concert ever?

U2 (Bruce Springsteen walked onto the stage and played at the end).

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

I would travel back to the moon landing in 1969 to watch the first step.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?

A fishing pole; a large, fully-fueled yacht; and suntan lotion.

Okay, lightning round:

Salty or Sweet?
Superman or Batman?
Spicy or Mild?
Indoors or Outdoors?
Cats or Dogs?
City, Country or Woods?

For more information:

View Dr. O’Riordan’s physician profile on our website or call Mercy Cardiology at 484.479.2600 or 610.586.4100 to make an appointment today.