Cardiac surgery group added to Mohawk Valley Health System Medical Group

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UTICA — Mohawk Valley Health System Medical Group has added a Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Group.

The group’s medical staff are all practicing at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) and can be reached at the MVHS Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Group in the Marian Medical Professional Building, 2211 Genesee St., Utica at 801-8567.

Laszlo Fuzesi, MD, a specialist in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Group and has admitting privileges at SEMC. Named chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, he specializes in operations on the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs in the chest.

Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Fuzesi most recently served as the chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He was also surgical director of the Cardiac Transplant Program and an attending surgeon at Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Fuzesi earned his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in New York, New York. He completed a general surgery internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a cardiac transplantation research fellowship at Columbia University, both in New York, New York. He is board certified in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery.

Anne Cahill, MD, a specialist in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, has joined the MVHS Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Group and has admitting privileges at SEMC. Dr. Cahill specializes in operations on the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs in the chest and women’s cardiac health.

Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Cahill served as a cardiac and thoracic surgeon at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York. She has also served as associate professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, as a cardiothoracic surgeon at Pocono Health System in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, and as medical director of both the Women’s Heart Center and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, California.

Dr. Cahill earned her medical degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed her residency in general surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, where she was chief resident. Dr. Cahill also completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery and transplant surgery at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She is board certified in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Cahill is practicing at SEMC and will begin accepting new patients on Monday, September 14. She can be reached at the MVHS Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Group in the Marian Medical Professional Building, 2211 Genesee Street, Utica at 315-801-8567.

Frederic Joyce, MD, a specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery, has joined the MVHS Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Group. He has been a member of the medical staff at SEMC and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) with admitting privileges since 1998. He has been a cardiothoracic surgeon with the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute since it began in 1997 and served as its surgery co-director from 2010 to 2011. He specializes in aortic and mitral valve surgery, hybrid coronary revascularization and intra-operative echocardiography.

Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Joyce practiced with the Mohawk Valley Surgery Group in Utica, New York. He has served as assistant professor of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark and as associate professor of Surgery at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York.

Dr. Joyce received his medical degree from Aarhus University Medical School in Aarhus, Denmark. He completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Rigshopitalet-Copenhagen University Hospital in Copenhagen and cardiothoracic surgery and echocardiography fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He is board certified in Thoracic Surgery, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and is a registered physician in Vascular Interpretation.

Katrina Abdalla, PA, has joined the staff at the MVHS Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Group.

Prior to joining MVHS, Abdalla worked in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology as a medical assistant in Gaffney, South Carolina. Abdalla earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry and Pre-Med Studies from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, and her Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

Abdalla is certified as a physician assistant and in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Infection Control. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New York State Society for Physician Assistants.

Lindsey Byrnes, PA, has joined the staff at the MVHS Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Group. Prior to joining MVHS, Byrnes worked at the Mohawk Valley Surgery Group.

Byrnes earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

Byrnes is certified as a physician assistant and in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New York State Society for Physician Assistants.

Connor Gill, PA, has joined the staff at the MVHS Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Group.

Prior to joining MVHS, Gill worked at the Cardiovascular Group of Syracuse in Liverpool, New York and at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Emergency Department in North Syracuse, New York. Gill earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

Gill is certified as a physician assistant and in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New York State Society for Physician Assistants.

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