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HVCH adds new vascular surgeon

HVCH adds new vascular surgeon

Hocking Valley Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Shankar M. Sundaram, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.P. as new vascular surgeon.

Dr. Sundaram has been an active surgeon since 2003, receiving his B.A. in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He then completed his Doctorate of Medicine at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

He conducted his postgraduate education and training at Nassau County Medical Center; Fairview Hospital – Cleveland Clinic Health Care System; Medical College of Georgia; Johns Hopkins Medical Center; Vascular and Transplant Specialists – Sentara Health Care System, and Saint Louis University.

Dr. Sundaram is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Surgery/Vascular Surgery, American College of Surgeons and College of Chest Physicians. Additionally, he is a member of many professional societies including American College of Surgeons (FACS), Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), College of Chest Physicians (FCC), Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS), Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society (PVSS), Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSAS), Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS).

He has received several awards including Dean’s list at Washington University, Who’s Who Among College Students, Resident Most Improving His Class at Fairview Hospital and America’s Top Surgeons, Consumer’s Research Council of America in CT and Vascular Surgery.

“We are excited to offer this new service to the community and to welcome such an experienced surgeon”, said Stacey Gabriel, HVCH CEO.

He will be serving the needs of Hocking County through the Outpatient Surgery Department at HVCH, providing wound care for lower extremities, debridement, wound vac application and general wound care. Additionally, he will provide basic surgical procedures and debridement, limb salvage, and engage in basic vascular assessments and testing as needed.

“For those patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes this is a great addition to our community,” Gabriel said. “Patients with diabetes know that it can slow down circulation and cause issues with wounds of the lower extremities. Having a surgeon present within our community working to save the limbs of patients is a significant asset.”

Dr. Sundaram will begin his practice at HVCH on June 10. To schedule an appointment, patients should call 740-380-8129.