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Joseph F. Pietrolungo, DO, FSVMB, FACC
(330) 376-7000

Summa Physicians Inc. - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Adult Transthoracic Plus Stress Echocardiography

Gender:

Male

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CLINICAL & ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

Northeastern Ohio Cardiovascular Specialists
(NEOCS) Summa Physicians Inc. 1994-2015
Consultant Cardiologist,
Co Chairman North Eastern Ohio Cardiovascular Specialists (NEOCS)  Summa Physician, Inc.
Head, Section of Peripheral Vascular Medicine and Intervention

SUMMA HEALTH SYSTEM AKRON CITY HOSPITAL
Leadership Roles
Executive Member Summa Cardiovascular Institute Advisory Board
Clinical Quality and Peer Review Committee
Chair, Information Technology Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Initiative Implementation Team
Chair and Medical Advisor, Cardiovascular Imaging and
Information System (CVIIS)
Medical Director, Peripheral Endovascular Lab
Cardiovascular Fellowship Core Teaching faculty
Clinical Quality and Peer Review Committee Member
Noninvasive Cardiology Continuous Quality Improvement Committee Vascular Analysis Committee
Heart Valve Team Participant
Value Added Committee

ROBINSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Leadership Roles 1994-2001

Vice President Medical Staff 
Secretary Medical Staff
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Peer Review Committee
Ethics Committee Board
IRB Member

NEOMED Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine
Rootstown, Ohio
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member of teaching staff

OHIO AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY
Board of Trustee Member 2007-2011
Ohio ACC Liaison to OSMA 2010-2012
Co Chairman Ohio ACC annual scientific session 2012

RESEARCH STUDIES

EUCLID Trial (The Examining Use of Ticagrelor in PAD) On site Principal Investigator (ongoing)
CORAL Trial  (Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions) On site Principal Investigator  (completed)
ASPIRE-II Trial (Evaluation of the Safety and Effectiveness of Renal Artery Stenting After Unsuccessful Balloon Angioplasty) on site Principal Investigator (completed)
Clinical Investigator Association
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

MEDICAL EDUCATION

University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
1982-1986
Des Moines, Iowa
Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)

GRADUATE

Rutgers University
1980-1982
Camden, New Jersey
M.S. In Zoology, Specialty in Cell Biology

UNDERGRADUATE

Rutgers University
1975-1980
Camden, New Jersey
B.A. In Biology

FELLOWSHIPS

Peripheral Endovascular Medicine
1993-1994
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

Intraoperative Echo Mini Fellowship
6-1 to 8-15-94
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

FELLOWSHIPS

Cardiovascular
1990-1993
Clinical and Invasive, Cardiology
Department of Cardiology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Medical Center of Delaware
1988-1990
Newark, Delaware

RESIDENCY

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
1987-1988
Cleveland, Ohio

INTERNSHIP OSTEOPATHIC

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
1986-1987
Kennedy Memorial Hospitals
Stratford, New Jersey

BOARD  CERTIFICATION & RECERTIFICATION

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
2013, 2003 1993
-Cardiovascular Diseases

American Board of Echocardiography
2011
-Comprehensive Echocardiography

American Board of Vascular Medicine
2004
-Endovascular Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
2010 2000 1990
-Internal Medicine

Diplomat, National Board of Osteopathic
1987
Medical Examiners

FELLOW STATUS

Fellow American Association of Cardiologists (FACC)
Fellow, Society of Vascular Medicine (FSVM)
2011

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American College of Cardiology Society of Vascular Medicine 
American Society of Echocardiography
Ohio ACC, Summit County Medical Society
AHA Cardiovascular Radiology Council member

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Endovascular Medicine
Bio

Joseph Pietrolungo, D.O. relocated from the east coast to Cleveland in the 1980s to complete his internal medicine residency. After a brief two-year hiatus, he returned to Northeast Ohio to complete two fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic. He practices invasive (noninterventional) and noninvasive cardiology and endovascular medicine and serves on and chairs many committees for Summa Physicians Inc. - Cardiology/NEOCS and Summa Health System. Dr. Pietrolungo is married with five children and is an accomplished musician with a working band. He also is working to become a private pilot.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Summa Cardiovascular Fellowship 2015
Teacher of the Year
American Heart Association Honored Physician 2015
American Heart Association Akron Heart 2014
Walk Team Captain 
Elite Patient Service Award 2011
(Summa Akron City Hospital)
Outstanding Specialty Physician of the Year 2009
(Summa Western Reserve Hospital)
Whos’ Who in Cardiology 2011
Outstanding Young Men of America 1987
Violet Sutula Medical Scholarship 1982
for Academic Excellence
Graduate School Scholarship to Rutgers University
(Teaching Assistantship) 1980
Johnson and Johnson Award for Academic Excellence 1980
Who’s Who Among High School Students 1975

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Aviation:  Instrument Rated Pilot and Co Owner of a Beech Bonanza N35
Professional Musician (Drums in Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band JERSEY www.jerseytribute.com
Physical Fitness: Weight Training, Cycling, Cross County Skiing

Links to publications and research articles that this doctor has written and contributed to:

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