WHEELING Hospital has strengthened its commitment to women's health with the addition of breast surgeon Dr. Rosemarie Hardin.
Hardin is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in cardiothoracic surgery. She recently completed her breast surgical oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Hardin joins a veteran team of board-certified surgeons specializing in breast care led by Dr. David Ghaphery, the hospital's chief of surgery and director of its Comprehensive Breast Care Center.
"Wheeling Hospital is recognized as the region's leader in breast care from diagnosis to treatment -- as well as the educational programs and healthy lifestyle consultation services for our patients. Dr. Hardin's skill and knowledge enhances these services, and she is an ideal addition to our breast care team," said Dr. Angelo Georges, Wheeling Hospital chief medical officer.
Hardin graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in biomedical education from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, Manhattan, NY, and earned her medical degree from the SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY, where she was ranked third in her graduating class.
The clinical training Hardin received includes: fellowship in advanced cardiac surgery and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC); and residencies in general surgery and a fellowship in surgical research at SUNY Health Science Center;
Hardin has received numerous academic recognitions, including UPMC's Academic Achievement Award in 2010.
Her published research includes the topics of septic shock antagonism, intra-abdominal sepsis and analysis of the clinical utility of optical tomography as modality for the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Hardin is located in Wheeling Hospital's Tower 5 and can be contacted by calling 304-243-8555.