Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - Esteemed Surgeons Kenneth Herskowitz, M.D. and Frank P. Catinella, M.D. Join Broward Health Physician Group

Kenneth Herskowitz, M.D. and Frank P. Catinella, M.D. have joined The Heart Center of Excellence and the Broward Health Physician Group.  Both physicians will continue their present roles at The Heart Center of Excellence where Dr. Herskowitz is the Medical Director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and Dr. Catinella serves as the Director of the Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Herskowitz  and Dr. Catinella are both highly esteemed and recognized physicians who are joining a roster of fellow prominent cardiologists practicing at The Heart Center of Excellence at Broward General Medical Center.

Dr. Kenneth Herskowitz has been practicing as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon for 16 years and has served as Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services and Thoracic Surgery at Broward General Medical Center’s Heart Center of Excellence since 2007.  He graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University and received his medical degree in 1986 from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.   His internship and residency in General Surgery was also at Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Herskowitz completed his training as Chief Resident of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Miami.  Prior to joining the Broward Health in 2007, Dr. Herskowitz was in private practice with the Heart Lung Surgical Institute of South Florida, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Frank Catinella has been a practicing cardiovascular/thoracic surgeon for more than two decades, and has had staff privileges at Broward General Medical Center since 2002.  He graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and received his medical doctorate degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York, NY.   Following graduation, Dr. Catinella served his internship in Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York.  His residency in General Surgery and Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research was at New York University Medical Center and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn New York.  He also completed residency in Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery and Fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian, St Luke Medical Center in Chicago.  Prior to joining Broward Health, Dr. Catinella was with the Heart Lung Surgical Institute of South Florida, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale.

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Kenneth Herskowitz, M.D.  

Frank P. Catinella, M.D.