About Me

Ross F. DiMarco, 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 1980 where he currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. DiMarco is currently the Medical Director of West Penn Hospital’s Cardiac Surgery Program where he provides leading-edge surgical treatments for patients with cardiac and vascular disease.

Dr. DiMarco is a member of Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He has authored multiple articles published in many medical journals and textbooks. In addition, he has presented at numerous cardiovascular conferences throughout the region. He has received multiple awards for teaching and leadership at local institutions.

Dr. DiMarco has patient office hours at The Mellon Pavilion at West Penn Hospital, where he is a member of the medical staff. He is also on staff at St. Clair Hospital.

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
  • Removal of carotid plaques for stroke prevention
Education & Training
Education
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College)
    MD
    1973
  • St. Vincent College
    BA
    1969
Training
  • Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
    University of Michigan Hospital
    1978 - 1980
  • General Surgery Residency
    UPMC Mercy (formerly Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh)
    1974 - 1978
  • Surgery Internship
    UPMC Mercy (formerly Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh)
    1973 - 1974
Certifications
Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery
    1981
  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
    1981
Affiliations
Associations
  • Fellow
    American College of Surgeons
  • Member
    Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member
    The John Alexander Society
  • Member
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
  • Verne Shaver Award
    Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
    1997
  • Physician Recognition Award
    American Heart Association, Fayette County Chapter
    2001
  • Distinguished Physician Award
    Italian Heritage Society of America
    1991
  • Charles E. Copeland Award/Science of Surgery
    Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
    2013
  • Caduceus Leadership Award
    Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
    1993
Accepted Insurances
Three Rivers Cardiac Institute
Publications
Publications