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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Heather M. Currier, MD, FACCP

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Heather M. Currier, MD, FACCP, to the hospital’s network of care at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery. The physician practice provides cardiovascular surgery with the latest medical technology and state-of-the-art treatments.

Dr. Heather Currier

An honors graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, Dr. Currier graduated with her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, earning outstanding performance distinction in surgery. She went on to complete a general surgery residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Currier retired as a colonel from the United States Army after more than 24 years of active duty. At retirement, she was serving as the chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at both Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Charlie Norwood Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Currier is a recipient of the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for her combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Her other positions and awards include Deputy Commander of Surgical Services, Chief of Surgery, the Army Commendation Medal and the National Defense Service Ribbon. In addition to these accomplishments, in 2014, the American Board of Cardiology awarded her with its Award of Honor and recognized her as a board consultant for cardiac surgery.

Prior to joining the Lexington Medical Center Network of Care, Dr. Currier was a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon at Augusta University Medical Center, University Hospital and Georgia Children’s Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, and provided locums coverage at Piedmont Athens Regional in Athens, Georgia. She also serves as an advanced trauma life support instructor.

Dr. Currier proudly joins Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery to provide cardiovascular surgical consultations, follow-up care and vascular labs, as well as a variety of cardiovascular and thoracic services, including aortic/mitral valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, and procedures for ascending and thoracic aneurysms, pulmonary diseases, esophageal tumors, lung masses and carotid arteries.

For more information, visit LexingtonCardiovascular.com.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Andrew W. Piasecki, MD, to Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

Lexington Medical Center proudly welcomes Andrew W. Piasecki, MD, to its network of care at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. The practice provides a variety of orthopaedic services, including arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle; total shoulder, elbow, hip and knee replacement; partial knee replacement; and ACL reconstruction.

Dr. Piasecki graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He earned his medical degree from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Texas Tech University/William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Board certified in orthopaedic surgery with sub-specialty certification in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Piasecki served as an orthopaedic surgeon with the U.S. Army Medical Corps at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson in Columbia, and deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom as deputy commander of Clinical Services for Detachment . For his dedicated service, Dr. Piasecki was promoted to deputy commander of Clinical Services for Detachment, A-249th General Hospital. He received the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star Medal for this service.

Dr. Piasecki most recently served on the board of directors for the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association and is a past president of the organization. He was chief of the Department of Surgery at Kershaw Health in Camden, South Carolina, and the managing partner of Camden Bone and Joint in Camden.

Dr. Piasecki is accepting new patients.

Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
Lexington Medical Park 2
146 East Hospital Drive, Suite 350
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936-7966
SEOrthopaedic.com

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Johnathan A. Engh, MD, FAANS, to Lexington Brain and Spine Institute

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Johnathan A. Engh, MD, FAANS, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Engh is practicing at Lexington Brain and Spine Institute. He’s an experienced neurosurgeon with specific proficiency in the treatment of tumors of the brain and spine.

Dr. Johnathan Engh

A cum laude graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Engh earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He then completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his residency, Dr. Engh completed intra-residency fellowships in minimally invasive neurosurgery and neurosurgical oncology.

After graduation, Dr. Engh accepted a faculty position in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant professor. He eventually became a tenured associate professor of neurological surgery and radiation oncology, director of the Adult Neurosurgical Oncology program, and director of the NeuroendoportSM Surgery program at UPMC.

Dr. Engh’s expertise extends to many dedicated oncological procedures, including awake craniotomy, minimally invasive port surgery for brain tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery and spinal tumor removal. He also has a special expertise in the treatment of gliomas, metastases, colloid cysts and intraventricular tumors.

Dr. Engh has been a leader in the development of minimally invasive techniques and tools for brain tumor resection. He has published numerous clinical and research articles on brain tumors and general neurosurgery. He has also served as the principal or co-investigator in more than 60 clinical trials and participated in numerous process improvement committees and publication review boards, in addition to his clinical practice.

Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Engh is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Society of Neuro-Oncology. He joins the board-certified physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at Lexington Brain and Spine Institute to provide comprehensive care in the treatment of disorders affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nerves, including surgery for degenerative conditions, trauma and cancer.