Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently appointed Aqeel A. Sandhu, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director of cardiothoracic surgery.
Dr. Sandhu is a Harvard-trained Cardiothoracic Surgeon whose post doctoral training included the honor of serving Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. After serving at the Royal Brompton Hospital, the leading Cardiovascular surgical program in Europe, he joined the department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Sandhu is board certified in both surgery and thoracic surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Ahmed Sabe, M.D., medical director of the Mercy Heart Center, believes Dr. Sandhu’s capabilities will further enhance the hospital’s highly accredited program. He said, "I am pleased to have a local surgeon of such unparalleled experience directing cardiothoracic surgery at Mercy. His skill as a physician and a surgeon will help save lives, as well as open up new treatment options for our patients."
Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see www.cantonmercy.com .