About Me

G. Frederick Woelfel, Jr, MD is certified as a Cardiovascular Surgeon by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has practiced Cardiovascular Surgery at Three Rivers Cardiac Institute since 1986. He is currently the Director of Cardiac Surgery at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh which has been honored by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care for its best practices and standards of care. He provides expert surgical care for patients with heart disease and structural heart defects performing open heart surgery, including coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and valvular surgery.

Dr Woelfel is a member of the medical staffs at St. Clair Hospital and West Penn Hospital. He has patient office hours at St. Clair Hospital professional building.

Hospitals
Hospital Affiliations
  • St. Clair Hospital
Skills
Specialities
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Clinical Focuses
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) with or without the use of heart/lung machine
  • Mitral Valve repair and replacement
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Replacement of enlarged aorta - thoracic aneurysms
  • Surgical techniques to treat atrial fibrillation when other open heart procedures are being performed
Education & Training
Education
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    MD
    1978
  • Duke University
    BS
    1974
Training
  • Surgery Fellowship
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    1984 - 1986
  • Surgery Fellowship
    University of Illinois Medical School
    1983 - 1984
  • Chief Resident in General Surgery
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    1979 - 1983
  • Surgery Internship
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    1978 - 1979
Certifications
Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery
    1987
Affiliations
Associations
  • Member
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellow
    American College of Surgeons
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Magna Cum Laude
    Duke University
Accepted Insurances
Three Rivers Cardiac Institute
Publications