Welcome Dr. Steven Marra, Heart Surgeon
Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Steven W. Marra, MD, FACS, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Marra has joined Jeffrey A. Travis, MD, at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.
Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery provides cardiac surgical consultations, follow-up care and vascular labs as well as offers a variety of cardiovascular services, including aortic and mitral valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and treatment of ascending, thoracic and abdominal aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, lung masses and carotid artery disease.
Dr. Marra is the latest addition to the hospital’s comprehensive cardiovascular care team.
“I like Lexington Medical Center’s commitment to patient care and excellence. They do an outstanding job taking care of the cardiac needs of the community. I look forward to adding support for the excellent program that has been established here,” said Dr. Marra.
Dr. Marra graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He then completed his General Surgery internship and residency at MetroHealth Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also served as chief resident. He followed this training with a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, also serving as chief resident there.
For the past five years, Dr. Marra has been the medical director of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the only operating cardiothoracic surgeon at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. During his tenure, he pioneered the development of the hospital’s program, emphasizing clinical excellence, quality measures and organization education.
With expertise in all aspects of open heart surgery, including valve repair and replacement, CABG, modified Maze procedure and transmyocardial laser revascularization, Dr. Marra also has extensive experience with minimally invasive videoscopic thoracic surgery. He’s performed more than 500 cardiac procedures and 400 thoracic cases since 2008. Prior to his work at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Dr. Marra was an associate professor of Surgery for 10 years at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ and its interim chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery for one year.