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Tower Health Announces Rohinton Morris, MD, as New Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

by Reading Hospital - Tower Health

Feb 01, 2024

Tower Health is pleased to announce that Rohinton Morris, M.D. FACS, a nationally respected cardiac surgeon, will become the system’s Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery this spring.

Currently, Dr. Morris serves as Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, at Jefferson Health, where he is also Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line and Medical Director at the Jefferson School of Perfusion and Extra-Corporeal Technology. Dr. Morris is a member of the Department of Surgery’s Executive Committee and a Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine. He will begin with Tower Health on April 15, 2024.

“I am excited to join Tower Health, and I’m looking forward to leading the outstanding Cardiothoracic Surgery team,” Dr. Morris shared. “Together, through our knowledge and expertise, we will continue to provide high-quality care to patients and their families, and we will work to enhance the program across the system.”

An award-winning physician, Dr. Morris has often been selected as one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctors and listed as one of the “Top Surgeons in America” by Castle-Connolly. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), a Board Member of the Delaware Valley STS, and a past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery. He is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Philadelphia Academy of Surgeons, and the Philadelphia Medical Society. As Director of Cardiac Transplantation at Hahnemann University and the University of Pennsylvania, he previously served as Vice President of the Medical Advisory Board for Gift of Life, a program that Tower Health also supports.

Dr. Morris earned a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College and a medical degree from Hahnemann University. He is currently a Master’s of Public Health (M.P.H.) candidate at George Washington University. A longtime lecturer and professor, his work has been published in more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.

“We are fortunate to have recruited Dr. Morris to Tower Health,” said Bernie Boulanger, MD, Executive Vice President, CEO Provider Enterprise. “He brings a wealth of experience and strong leadership to our health system, which will be a great benefit to the patients we serve. I know that Dr. Morris looks forward to collaborating with our outstanding Cardiovascular Service Line leadership and staff.”

Tower Health is a regional integrated healthcare system that offers compassionate, high-quality, leading-edge healthcare and wellness services to communities in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. With approximately 11,500 employees, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, in partnership with Drexel University. Tower Health is strongly committed to academic medicine and training, including multiple residency and fellowship programs, the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health, and the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading. The system also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; home healthcare provided by Tower Health at Home; TowerDirect ambulance and emergency response; Tower Health Medical Group; Tower Health Providers, our clinically integrated network; and Tower Health Urgent Care facilities across our service area. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.

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