Nche Zama, MD, PhD, to Lead Cardiothoracic
and Vascular Surgery Program at Aria Health

Harvard and Cleveland Clinic-trained cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon

will join Aria’s staff in August 2012.

Nche Zama, MD, PhD, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon and former Medical Director of the ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA, and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, will lead the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery program at Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County, beginning August 2012.

“We’re excited that Dr. Zama will soon bring his extensive clinical experience and proven leadership skills to our leading-edge Heart Center,” said Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aria Health.  “His track record for clinical outcome success and growth will complement the full suite of cardiac services offered within our cardiovascular program.”

Dr. Zama trained in cardiothoracic surgery and in pediatric cardiac surgery at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.  He completed specialized training in cardiac valve and complex cardiac surgery at the University of Paris, Broussais Hospital under the tutelage of world renowned surgeon, Dr. Alain Carpentier.  Dr. Zama also trained at the Cleveland Clinic, where was served as Chief Resident and was awarded the George and Grace Crile Traveling Fellowship Award for Exceptional Clinical Skills and Performance.

Dr. Zama earned his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati.  He holds a PhD in Chemistry and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Harvard University.  He has a strong track record for superior clinical outcomes in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, and was recently named by Consumer Reports among the Top 27 Heart Surgeons in America.  Besides his regular medical practice, Dr. Zama has a passion for Medical Humanitarianism and has conducted missions in Asia, Africa, and South America.

About Aria Health
Aria Health is the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County.  With three leading-edge community hospitals and a strong network of outpatient centers and primary care physicians, Aria upholds a longstanding tradition of bringing advanced medicine and personal care to the many communities it serves.


For more information call 1-877-808-ARIA (2742) or visit ARIAHEALTH.org.