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LMC Welcomes Dr. Steven Marra to Cardiovascular Surgery Team
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | February 01, 2013
West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Steven W. Marra, MD, FACS, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Marra has joined Jeffrey A. Travis, MD, at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.
Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery provides cardiac surgical consultations, follow-up care and vascular labs as well as offers a variety of cardiovascular services, including aortic and mitral valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and treatment of ascending, thoracic and abdominal aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, lung masses and carotid artery disease.
Dr. Marra is the latest addition to the hospital’s comprehensive cardiovascular care team.
“I like Lexington Medical Center’s commitment to patient care and excellence. They do an outstanding job taking care of the cardiac needs of the community. I look forward to adding support for the excellent program that has been established here,” said Dr. Marra.
Dr. Marra graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He then completed his General Surgery internship and residency at MetroHealth Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also served as chief resident. He followed this training with a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, also serving as chief resident there.
For the past five years, Dr. Marra has been the medical director of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the only operating cardiothoracic surgeon at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. During his tenure, he pioneered the development of the hospital’s program, emphasizing clinical excellence, quality measures and organization education.
With expertise in all aspects of open heart surgery, including valve repair and replacement, CABG, modified Maze procedure and transmyocardial laser revascularization, Dr. Marra also has extensive experience with minimally invasive videoscopic thoracic surgery. He’s performed more than 500 cardiac procedures and 400 thoracic cases since 2008. Prior to his work at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Dr. Marra was an associate professor of Surgery for 10 years at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ and its interim chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery for one year.
Dr. Marra’s office is located inside Lexington Medical Park 1 at 2728 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 101, in West Columbia. (803) 936-7095. For more information, visit www.lexingtoncardiovascular.com
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,200 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas, two occupational health centers and more than 40 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won "Best Hospital" by readers of The State for ten years in a row, "Best Hospital" by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious "Summit Award" from Press Ganey.