Laurich Leads Change In Siouxland

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Exciting changes are in progress at the MercyOne Siouxland Heart and Vascular Center in Sioux City. The new name and addition of the word 'vascular' indicates the launch of our integrated, comprehensive service line. It is meant to signify the interconnection of all services within vascular, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery programs. Led by a group of highly talented physician leaders, MercyOne Siouxland is now able to deliver a level of service that is unprecedented in our area.

With the addition of the vascular surgeon Chad Laurich MD, to Midlands Clinic in July of 2018, we have already started our resurgence. Dr. Laurich excels in both the OR and cath lab where he utilizes endovascular techniques to bring minimally invasive solutions to complex vascular problems. Dr. Laurich has become a leader at MercyOne and will be one of the leaders in developing programs around our new Hybrid OR.

We pleased to announce Stilianos Efstratiadis, MD as the Medical Director of Cardiology. Dr. Efstratiadis is an interventional cardiologist with an incredible track record and energy that he will bring to our program. Having done over 10,000 procedures throughout his career, he will cover hospital rounds, outpatient clinics in Sioux City, and our surrounding communities and be a leader in the cath lab. Dr. Efstratiadis is committed to providing an unprecedented level of service for our community.

MercyOne Siouxland also added Salman Mehboob MD, interventional cardiologist, as the interim Medical Director of Cardiology and consultant. Dr. Mehboob, has had a tremendous impact and is rebuilding our clinical committees and outreach programs, while reengineering clinic throughput and operations. Dr. Mehboob is trained in Transcatheter Valve (TAVR) procedures and will be helping to launch this program utilizing our new Hybrid OR.

Giovanni Ciuffo MD is the new Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the MercyOne Siouxland Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Ciuffo is an incredibly talented surgeon who trained in Italy and has practiced in New York and Ohio. Dr. Ciuffo is also trained in TAVR procedures and will be another leader in the TAVR program development. Complimenting Dr. Ciuffo, will be James Spann, MD, CardioThoracic surgeon who will complete our surgical program. Dr. Spann also does vascular surgery and will be a great leader in these areas.

In support of these programs, Amy Lynde NP will join the cardiology program. Amy previously worked as a cardiac ICU nurse prior to working as an NP in an outpatient clinic in Fort Collins, CO.

We are also excited to welcome Theresa Conlon NP back to the cardiac surgery program. Theresa has been with MercyOne for over 15 years and was most recently serving as an NP in the interventional radiology program.

Source: MercyOne