Antonio Sortino, MD
Dr. Sortino is a native of Palermo, Italy, where he graduated medical school at the University of Palermo, Cum Laude, before completing a Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Sortino comes to Conemaugh Health System after a long and successful career in the Pittsburgh area including a thirteen year tenure at Washington Hospital where he was instrumental in starting the heart program and served as Chief, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. Board certified in Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Sortino brings to Conemaugh Memorial a new procedure called the MAZE procedure,a surgery performed to treat atrial fibrillation. During this surgery, small incisions are made on the left and right atrium of the heart to form scar tissue which disrupts the path of abnormal electrical impulses.
Savas Mavridis, MD, FACS
Dr. Mavridis graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his surgical residency at Memorial Medical Center and continued his education as a Cardiothoracic Surgery resident at the University of Alabama. He returned to the area in 2003. He is actively involved in training resident doctors at Memorial and currently serves as an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the Temple University School of Medicine Department of Surgery. Dr. Mavridis is a published researcher who has presented at national and international surgical conferences. He is board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.
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