Expanding Access to Thoracic Surgical Care at Nazareth Hospital
Northeast Philadelphia (May 21, 2019): Cardiothoracic surgeon Haji M. Shariff, MD, FACCP, has joined Nazareth Hospital and the Nazareth Hospital Medical Staff enabling greater access to high-quality lung surgical services for local communities.
Dr. Shariff brings a wealth of experience to the lung and cancer programs at Nazareth Hospital. He has long been a member of the Medical Staff at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia hospitals. Dr. Shariff received his medical degree at Osmania Medical College in India and completed two residencies: one in thoracic surgery at St. Elisabeth Health Center Youngstown in Ohio, and the other in pediatric cardiac surgery at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and is board certified in general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery.
Dr. Shariff will continue to perform thoracic surgeries at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia hospitals. He will now also see patients in the Nazareth office on Tuesdays. Contact information for both offices includes:
at Nazareth Hospital
2701 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Mercy Cardiothoracic Surgical at
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center
1503 Lansdowne Avenue, Suite 3003
Darby, PA 19023
For more information about surgical services at Nazareth Hospital, please visit www.mercyhealth.org.
About Nazareth Hospital
Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Nazareth Hospital has provided healthcare to the Northeast Philadelphia community since 1940. The hospital has 205 acute and 28 skilled care beds, and provides a full array of healthcare services, including emergency services, surgery, vascular services and wound care, cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services, and cancer care. Nazareth is a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center, has earned national accreditation for hip and knee replacement, heart failure care and PCI, and is a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip and Knee Replacement. Nazareth Hospital is a member of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a member of Trinity Health.
About Mercy Health System
A diverse, integrated system providing comprehensive healthcare services, Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a member of Trinity Health, comprises three acute care hospitals, a home healthcare organization, several wellness centers, physician practices, and a federal PACE program, and is co-owner of the managed care plan, Gateway Health Plan. With 250 primary care and specialty physicians, Mercy Health System is a teaching community health system affiliated with Drexel University School of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). As a mission-driven regional health ministry, we will become the recognized leader in improving the health of our communities and each person we serve. We will be known as the most trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Mercy Health System, visit www.mercyhealth.org.