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September 5, 2014

Interventional Cardiologist Joins ThedaCare

ThedaCare welcomes Cherian Varghese, MD, an interventional cardiologist with Appleton Cardiology, who will practice at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.

Cherian Varghese, MD, to Practice in Appleton, Neenah

ThedaCare welcomes Cherian Varghese, MD, an interventional cardiologist with Appleton Cardiology, who will practice at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.

Dr. Varghese earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a general cardiology fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and an interventional cardiology fellowship program at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center. Dr. Varghese performs coronary and peripheral interventions as well as a variety of other catheter-based procedures. He belongs to the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

In his time outside of work, Dr. Varghese enjoys food, travel and photography. He is fluent in Malayalam and Hindi.

Appleton Medical Center (AMC) is a 160-bed acute care hospital that opened in 1958. In addition to general medical and surgical care, services include the Appleton Heart Institute, which was the first and most advanced cardiac care program to be established north of Madison and Milwaukee more than 30 years ago. Other specialized services include a fully staffed emergency department, birthing services, the Groth Surgery Center, and the Martha Siekeman Cancer Center and ThedaCare Cancer Care, which includes radiation oncology, CyberKnife®, TomoTherapy™ and stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Appleton Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the national Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Theda Clark Medical Center is a 166-bed acute care hospital founded in 1909. In addition to general medical and surgical care, specialized services include a birth center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, including a regional neonatal intensive care unit serving eight counties, and the Aylward Outpatient Surgery Center. Theda Clark is the region’s only American College of Surgeons Verified Level II Trauma Center, which includes ThedaStar Air Medical Helicopter. Theda Clark Medical Center also offers comprehensive neuroscience care and the Theda Clark Stroke Center was the first stroke center in Northeast Wisconsin to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The hospital also has the area’s most advanced inpatient rehabilitation facility. The Bariatric Program at Theda Clark, along with Midwest Bariatric Solutions and its surgeons, have jointly received two Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designations by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Since 2004, Theda Clark has been honored nationally by the U.S. Health and Human Services department for achieving one of the highest organ donation rates in the country. The Theda Clark ThedaCare Surgery Center operates in Oshkosh.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of seven hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, ThedaCare Medical Center-New London, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. In addition, Community Health Network (CHN) (which includes Berlin Memorial Hospital) and Wild Rose Memorial Hospital are integrating into ThedaCare. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is one of the largest employers in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees, with the CHN and Wild Rose employees joining ThedaCare in January 2015. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.