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Lynn McGrath, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Browns Mills, NJ, Capital Health Regional Medical Center


Thoracic Surgery Browns Mills, NJ

Aortic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Chair, Dept. of Surgery Vice President, Medical Affairs

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  • Lynn B. McGrath, MD, is Vice President of Medical Affairs for DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center, as well as Chairman of DEBORAH's Department of Surgery. Appointed Attending Surgeon at DEBORAH in 1985, Dr. McGrath was named Department Chair in 1989.He has performed approximately 9,700 open-heart surgeries throughout his DEBORAH career. Dr. McGrath has introduced various minimally invasive techniques for heart surgery and vein harvesting at DEBORAH, including minimally invasive heart surgery. He also has extensive experience in teaching and has conducted significant research in his specialty areas, having made more than 150 presentations nationally and internationally, and authoring over 100 scientific papers and chapters for medical textbooks.
    A graduate of Memorial University Medical School, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, Dr. McGrath received post-graduate training in surgery at McGill University, Montreal.He continued his surgical studies in Boston at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School.Appointed Arthur Tracy Cabot Fellow in Surgery and Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Dr. McGrath was named Chief Surgical Resident and Assistant to the Surgeon-in-Chief in 1981....
    Dr. McGrath pursued his training in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he completed a subspecialty in pediatric cardiac surgery in 1984.He was also an Instructor in Surgery and Chief Resident in Cardiovascular Surgery and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Alabama.

Education & Training

  • University of Alabama Medical Center
    University of Alabama Medical CenterFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1981 - 1984
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's HospitalResidency, Surgery, 1976 - 1981
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland FOM
    Memorial University of Newfoundland FOMClass of 1974
  • Memorial University
    Memorial UniversityB.S., 1972
  • Memorial University
    Memorial UniversityB.S., 1972

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 1985 - 2025
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1986 - 2021
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctor Award, Congenital Cardiac Surgery SJ Magazine, 2009
  • Top Doctor Award - Adult and Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Surgery, Heart and Valve Surgery Philadelphia Magazine, 2009
  • Top Doctor Award SJ Magazine, 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters

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  • Surgical Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
    McGrath L, 2007 EMTI III Conference, Galloway, NJ, 10/27/2007
  • Initial Experience Using a Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device (TandemHeart) at a Cardiac Specialty Hospital. (Poster)
    Gasperetti CM, McGrath LB, Luckenbach J, Ilkowski D, Anolik G, Anderson W, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Orlando, FL, 5/28/2007
  • Initial Experience Using a Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device (TandemHeart) at a Cardiac Specialty Hospital.
    C. Gasperetti, L. McGrath, J. Luckenbach, D. Ilkowski, G. Anolik, W. Anderson, Catherization & Cardiovascular Interventions, 5/1/2007
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  • Methods of Diagnosis for Congenital Heart Disease. (Invited Lecture) 
    Vilnius, Lithuania - 9/25/1992
  • Hospital Death on a Cardiac Surgical Service. One Surgeon's Experience at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center (Invited Presentation) 
    Vilnius, Lithuania - 9/25/1992
  • Procedures and Protocols for the Establishment of a Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Center in the Soviet Union. (Invited Lecture) 
    Gander, Newfoundland - 9/29/1991
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  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery: Approaching the Mitral Valve Through the Right Chest 
    Fernandez J, Boris W, Chen C, Brdlik OB, Laub GW, McGrath LB, Pennsylvania Association of Troracic Surgery Website

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