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New heart surgeon arrives at MWH

Dr. Richard Gitter

Dr. Richard Gitter began work today as the new cardiovascular surgeon at Mary Washington Hospital.

Gitter arrived in Fredericksburg from Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. He joins Dr. Pyongsoo Yoon, medical director of Mary Washington’s heart surgery program. Yoon has resigned and will depart March 1 to take a job in Memphis.

Gitter attended high school in New Orleans and got his undergraduate degree from Tulane University. He earned his medical degree from Tulane, graduating in 1992. He completed a five-year general surgery residency at Baylor University in Dallas, and a two-year cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

(Hope to have more details soon.)