Gary H. Dworkin, MD was born in Cleveland Ohio and is a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University in 1979 in the combined 4 year B.A./M.S. Honors Program. He was awarded a medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio with Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 1983. His internship, general surgery residency, as well as his thoracic and cardiovascular surgery fellowship, were all earned at the Medical College of Virginia. Upon leaving Virginia, Dr. Dworkin became a Clinical Associate in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio. In 1992, Dr. Dworkin joined Cardiac Surgical Associates in the Tampa Bay area. In the subsequent 18 years, Cardiac Surgical Associates became one of the largest private practice cardiovascular and thoracic surgical groups in the United States.
Dr. Dworkin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is also a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Past-President of the Florida Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, and current President of the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association. In addition Dr. Dworkin is a member of the American College of Phelobology and is Board Certified as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). He has practiced cardiovascular and thoracic surgery for over 18 years, but today, Dr. Dworkin dedicates his medical career to the treatment of venous disease.
Over the years, Dr. Dworkin has observed, taught, and performed cardiovascular surgery in Europe, Canada, China, and Latin America. He has led five large medical missions to the Dominican Republic, providing sophisticated cardiovascular surgical care to the disadvantaged. In addition, Dr. Dworkin, along with physician partners in South America, founded a global medical insurance company. Dr. Dworkin speaks Spanish, as do many of his employees. Dr. Dworkin has two sons, Alex and Jack. The three of them enjoy fishing, scuba diving, running, foreign travel and speaking Spanish.
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