Renowned heart doctor talks about cardiac intervention surgery

The College of Health Sciences and the Department of Physical Therapy at Misericordia University recently presented Alfred Stanley Casale, M.D., associate chief medical officer for Geisinger Health System, co-director of the Geisinger Heart Institute, and chair of cardiothoracic surgery, for a guest lecture on cardiac intervention surgery in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.

Misericordia University graduates more students from the health and medical science programs than any other college or university in northeastern Pennsylvania. MU features bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in medical imaging, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, pre-medicine, sonography, and speech-language pathology,
Dr. Casale joined Geisinger in 2001 as the director of cardiothoracic surgery at the Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He graduated from Johns Hopkins with a Bachelor of Arts in human biology and then earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
His seminal work in establishing Geisinger’s ProvenCare program as a model of value generating redesign of complex acute surgical care using comparative effectiveness principles has been widely acclaimed. Dr. Casale has been listed in America’s Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report, Who’s Who in American, and The Best Doctors.
For more information about the health and medical science academic programs available at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 degree programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2014 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.
The College of Health Sciences and the Department of Physical Therapy at Misericordia University presented a special lecture by Alfred Stanley Casale, M.D., of Geisinger Health System. After the presentation, several students and faculty, first row from left, Leah Kaiser, Dallas, Pa.; Lauren Paulshock, Freeland, Pa.; Kara Munley, Kingston, Pa.; Caitlin Day, Oak Hill, Va., and Laurie Brogan, assistant professor of physical therapy at Misericordia University; second row, Don Squire, East Northport, N.Y.; Timothy Bullis, Dushore, Pa.; Dr. Alfred Casale, M.D., and Tyler Hess, McClure, Pa., posed for a picture with Dr. Casale.