Arthur T. Martella, MD, has recently joined Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center as chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery. His special interests include the use of robotics in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.
Dr. Martella, a clinical assistant professor at The University of Pennsylvania, comes to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center from Phoenixville Hospital, where he was an attending cardiothoracic surgeon. During that time, he was also an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at Brandywine, Pottstown and Mercy Fitzgerald hospitals. Prior to that, Dr. Martella was an attending cardiothoracic surgeon and Director of Thoracic Oncology at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He also served as Medical Director for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Paoli Hospital.
Board-certified in surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Martella completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Rochester. He performed a surgical residency and internship at Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and his bachelor?s degree from Columbia University.
Dr. Martella is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of multiple medical societies, including the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He serves as a member of Johnson & Johnson's Professional Education Advisory Board.
Dr. Arthur Martella, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, and Lourdes general surgeon, Dr. Roy Sandau, were featured in the Burlington County Times article, "Da Vinci gives surgeons extra 'arms'," addressing the many benefits of using the advanced, minimally invasive da Vinci? robotic surgical system. Last month, Dr. Martella performed the first mitral valve surgery using the da Vinci robot in southern New Jersey, positioning Our Lady of Lourdes as the most comprehensive da Vinci cardiac and thoracic program in the state. Dr. Sandau performed the first single-incision laparoscopic colectomy using the robot in southern New Jersey.