Charleston, SC (October 31, 2018) -- Board-certified cardiac and thoracic surgeon Karen A. Gersch, MD has joined James Benner, MD at Cardiovascular and Thoracic Associates and the medical staff of Trident Health. Among her specialties Dr. Gersch performs minimally invasive robotic-assisted cardiac and thoracic surgery, which include bypass surgery, valve surgery, lung surgery and tumor removal from the chest. She also performs traditional open heart, lung and chest surgeries.
Dr. Gersch earned her medical degree at East Carolina University School of Medicine where she trained with pioneer heart surgeon Randolph Chitwood, MD. She completed both her internship and residency at Creighton University Medical Center.
Dr. Gersch completed an additional residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She earned a fellowship at East Carolina Cardiovascular Institute – East Carolina University.
About Trident Health
For more than 40 years staff and physicians at Trident Health have provided acute healthcare services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Services are provided through its two hospitals, Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center; two freestanding emergency departments, Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe Emergency; and two urgent care centers, CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek and CareNow Urgent Care North Charleston. Both hospitals have received top ranking as Joint Commission Top Hospitals for Quality Performance and are Joint Commission Certified for Advanced Heart Failure and Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. Trident Health is one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s largest employers with more than 2,500 employees and has a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians. In 2017 it provided $47.6 million in uncompensated care and paid $35.5 million in local, state and federal taxes. To learn more about how Trident Health is growing to meet the needs of our growing region and how to join our team go to www.tridenthealthsystem.com.