January 21, 2015

St. Vincent Medical Group adds 12 new physicians

St. Vincent Medical Group, which is a multi-specialty physician group affiliated with St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, added 12 new physicians to its ranks in the past year that support key service line growth in the areas of primary care, spine and orthopedics, and behavioral health.

Joining the Spine and Orthopedic Institute are James Anderson, M.D., neurosurgery; Bernard Stulberg, M.D., orthopedic surgery; and Robert McLain, M.D., orthopedic spine surgery. Dr. Anderson joins St. Vincent Charity from MetroHealth and Drs. Stulberg and McLain from the Cleveland Clinic. George Friedhoff, D.O., joins the institute from a fellowship in sports medicine completed at Ohio Health.

New primary care physicians added to the group are: Ama Paintsil, M.D., internal medicine; and Gary Stabler, M.D., family medicine. Other additions include: Amit Mohan, M.D., psychiatry; Meenu Gaba, M.D., nephrology; Howard Tucker, M.D., neurology; Michael Koch, M.D., cardiology; Robert Steele, M.D., cardiology; Augusto Torres, M.D. and Vijaykumar Vaidya, M.D., general surgery.

“As a physician-led hospital, St. Vincent Charity values the contributions of our physicians to the care of our patients,” said David F. Perse, M.D., president and CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and of the St. Vincent Medical Group. “We are pleased to find like-minded physicians who choose to work in an employed model that gives them the flexibility to meet patient needs while also growing their practices.”

St. Vincent Charity also accepts independent physicians to its medical staff. Surgeons both employed and independent have the opportunity to perform surgery at the main campus downtown, as well as at its new outpatient surgery center on Rockside Road in Independence.

St. Vincent Medical Group (SVMG) is a multi-specialty physician group affiliated with St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in downtown Cleveland with offices in Beachwood, Euclid, Independence, Mentor, Ohio City, Rocky River, Solon and Westlake. Its team of physicians provides a wide range of primary care and specialty care medical services, including: cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, geriatric medicine, internal medicine, neurosurgery, oncology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry/toot and ankle surgery, and psychiatry.

Crain's Cleveland Business ran an article about the physician additions, which can be seen here. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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