Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic Surgeons, Inc. Join Mercy Health

(CINCINNATI; January 22, 2015) - Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the cardiovascular, thoracic, vascular and endovascular surgeons of Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic Surgeons, Inc. (CVTS) are now part of Mercy Health.

CVTS is among the largest and most comprehensive cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery practices in Greater Cincinnati. The expertise of CVTS’ award-winning team of surgical specialists draws patients widely from the region and each board certified surgeon has won recognition as a “Best Doctor,” with Cincinnati Magazine featuring all CVTS surgeons on its 2015 Top Doctors list.

Ten CVTS surgical specialists have joined Mercy Health Physicians.

Forming Mercy Health - Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons are Donald C. Buckley, MD, William H. Cook, MD, Manisha A. Patel, MD, Zulfikar A. Sharif, MD and S. Russell Vester, MD.

Forming Mercy Health - Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons are Alan J. Annenberg, MD, Todd M. Bayer, MD, Richard B. Fries, MD, Charles L. Mesh, MD and Gregory C. Zenni, MD.

Vascular and endovascular surgeons Alan J. Annenberg, MD, Charles L. Mesh, MD and Gregory C. Zenni, MD also lead VeinSolutions™, a premier cosmetic and therapeutic vein care center that has served Cincinnati residents since 1998.

The surgeons already have long-standing relationships with Mercy Health – Anderson, Fairfield and West Hospitals and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and will continue to do so. They will also retain their current clinical office location in the Rookwood area at 4030 Smith Road, Suite 300, ZIP 45209 and offices at the following locations:

2960 Mack Road
Suite 205
Fairfield, Ohio 45014

7370 Turfway Road
Suite 290
Florence, Kentucky 41042

3301 Mercy Health Blvd.
Suite 285
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

The phone number to reach CVTS is 513-421-3494. To reach VeinSolutions™, call 513-984-0330.

“It’s a pleasure to announce that CVTS’ talented and highly skilled surgical team is now part of Mercy Health Physicians. Mercy Health - Cincinnati is committed to providing Cincinnati’s top cardiac, vascular and thoracic programs and we’ve invested in growing our team of dedicated specialty physicians to help Cincinnati be well,” said Joni McElroy, Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Health Physicians.

“Mercy Health and CVTS will build upon our long and productive history of working together to address the region’s cardiovascular and thoracic surgery needs,” said Dr. Zulfikar Sharif, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon.

“Mercy Health and CVTS share a similar mission of delivering the highest quality patient care and together, we will use our strengths to continue providing superior vascular care to our community locally and across the Mercy Health system,” said Dr. Gregory C. Zenni, FACS, Vascular and Endovascular surgeon.