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Published on November 01, 2010

Morris Appointed Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 ABINGTON, PA (November 1, 2010)Abington Memorial Hospital has named Rohinton J. Morris, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Morris will provide clinical oversight for Cardiothoracic surgery, with a special interest in valvular repair and replacement. He will join Abington effective today, November 1, 2010.

Most recently, Morris served as a member of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He was the surgical director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Programs for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, as well as site coordinator for the Thoracic Surgical Program for University of Pennsylvania Residents to Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center. Morris has also been a clinical associate professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania since 1999.

Prior to his time at the University of Pennsylvania, Morris served as surgical director of Cardiac Transplantation at Hahnemann University Hospital and is a former president of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery.

“Dr. Morris brings a wonderful array of skills to the cardiovascular team,” says John J. Kelly, M.D., chief of staff, and chief patient safety officer of Abington Memorial Hospital. “His expansive knowledge and experience makes him a true clinical leader and one of the most highly-regarded cardiothoracic surgeons in the region. We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Morris to our physician leadership team.”

After attending Juniata College for undergraduate studies, Morris earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, where he also completed his residencies in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

The author/co-author of more than 35 peer-reviewed publications, Morris serves as an editorial reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Heart/Lung Transplant. His areas of clinical and research interests include adult cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation, ventricular assist devices for cardiac failure, and cardiac valve surgery.

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