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Robert K. Wenger, M.D.
Cardiovascular Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Brandywine Hospital
201 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Administrative Assistant: David Burket
Administrative Telephone: 610-383-8434
Administrative Fax: 610-466-4275

Clinical Office:
Brandywine Hospital
201 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Administrative Telephone: 610-383-8434
Administrative Fax: 610-466-4275

Robert_Wenger@CHS.net

 

Robert K. Wenger, MD, joins the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health System as Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Brandywine Hospital.

Dr. Wenger received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a cardiothoracic research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed a residency in surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, serving as chief surgical resident his final year, and a residency in thoracic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Wenger joins Brandywine Hospital, an affiliate of Penn Cardiac Care, after serving as an attending surgeon at several Palm Beach hospitals and medical centers. He was also Director of the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at JFK Medical Center.

As Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Brandywine Hospital, Dr. Wenger's clinical focus will be on treating patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. His vast clinical experience includes coronary artery bypass surgery with total arterial revascularization, off-pump bypass surgery, minimally invasive surgery, valve replacement and repair, and blood conservation techniques. Dr. Wenger has extensive surgical experience treating octogenarians and other high risk populations.

He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Wenger has been published in a variety of clinical articles and has conducted several clinical trials in cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery.

 
Faculty Appointments
2008 - present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
1993 - 1997 Attending Surgeon, Morristown Memorial Hospital
Morristown, New Jersey
 
1997 - 1998 Attending Surgeon, Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1999 - 2007 Attending Surgeon, Bethesda Memorial Hospital
Boynton Beach, Florida
 
1998 - 2007 Attending Surgeon, Delray Medical Center
Delray Beach, Florida
 
1998 - 2002 Attending Surgeon
Wellington Regional Medical Center
Wellington, Florida
 
2000 - 2007 Attending Surgeon, JFK Medical Center
Atlantis, Florida
 
2003 - 2007 Director, Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, Florida
 
2007 Attending Surgeon, Palms West Hospital
Loxahatchee, Florida
 
2008 - present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Director of Cardiac Surgery, Brandywine Hospital
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Active Staff, Phoenixville Hospital
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
 
Other Appointments
1993 - 1997 Member, Mid-Atlantic Surgical Associates
Morristown, New Jersey
 
1998 - 2002 Member, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Palm Beach
Palm Beach, Florida
 
2002 - 2007 Solo Private Medical Practice
 
Education/Training
1975 - 1979 B.A. University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1979 - 1983 M.D. Medical College of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1983 - 1985 Resident in Surgery, Medical College of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
198 - 1987 Postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Harrison Department of Surgical Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1987 - 1989 Resident in Surgery, Medical College of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1989 - 1990 Chief Resident in Surgery
Medical College of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1990 - 1993 Resident in Thoracic Surgery
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
  • American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Wachtfogel YT, Kucich U, Greenplate J, Gluszko P, Abrams W, Weinbaum G, Wenger RK, Rucinski B, Niewiarowski S, Edmunds LH Jr. Human neutrophil degranulation during extracorporeal circulation. Blood 69(1):324-330, Jan. 1987.
  2. Gluszko P, Rucinski B, Musial J, Wenger RK, Schmaier AH, Colman RW, Edmunds LH Jr, Niewiarowski S. Fibrinogen receptors in platelet adhesion to surfaces of extracorporeal circuit. American Journal of Physiology 252(3 Pt 2):H615-621, Mar. 1987.
  3. Bavaria JE, Ratcliffe MB, Gupta KB, Wenger RK, Bogen DK, Edmunds LH Jr. Changes in left ventricular systolic wall stress during biventricular circulatory assistance. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 45(5):526-532, May 1988.
  4. Wenger RK, Bavaria JE, Ratcliffe MB, Bogen D, Edmunds LH Jr. Flow dynamics of peripheral venous catheters during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with a centrifugal pump. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 96(3):478-484, Sept. 1988.
  5. Wenger RK, Lukasiewicz H, Mikuta BS, Niewiarowski S, Edmunds LH Jr. Loss of platelet fibrinogen receptors during clinical cardiopulmonary bypass. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 97(2):235-239, Feb. 1989.
  6. Ratcliffe MB, Bavaria JE, Wenger RK, Bogen DK, Edmunds LH Jr. Left ventricular mechanics of ejecting, postischemic hearts during left ventricular circulatory assistance. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 101(2):245-255, Feb. 1991.
  7. Mansour KA, Wenger RK. T-tube management of late esophageal perforations. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics 175(6):571-572, Dec. 1992.
Research Publications, Non-Peer Reviewed
  1. Wenger RK, Gluszko P, Schmaier A, Rucinski B, Greenplate J, Stewart G, Niewiarowski S, Edmunds LH Jr. Platelet adherence to synthetic surfaces. Surgical Forum XXXVII, Oct. 1986.
Editorials, Chapters, Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Wenger RK, Mortensen JD. The intravascular oxygenator Ivox: Augmentation of blood-gas transfer. In Mora CT, ed.: Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Principles and Techniques of Extracorporeal Circulation. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1995, pp. 450-458.

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