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Robert K. Wenger, MD

Robert K. Wenger, MD Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Wenger is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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About Dr. Robert K. Wenger

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2016

Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Blood Conservation Techniques
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Lung Disease
  • Off-Pump Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Total Arterial Revascularization

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency: Emory University Hospital

Memberships

American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National Chester County Medical Society, Local Heritage Committee for Archives for Women in Medicine Drexel University School of Medicine , Local International Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery, International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wenger is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Wenger RK, Mortensen JD.: The intravascular oxygenator Ivox: Augmentation of blood-gas transfer. In Mora CT, ed.: Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Principles and Techniques of Extracorporeal Circulation.New York: Springer-Verlag. : 450-458,1995.

Mansour KA, Wenger RK.: T-tube management of late esophageal perforations. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics 175 (6): 571-572,1992.

Ratcliffe MB, Bavaria JE, Wenger RK, Bogen DK, Edmunds LH Jr.: Left ventricular mechanics of ejecting, postischemic hearts during left ventricular circulatory assistance. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 101 (2): 245-255,1991.

Wenger RK, Lukasiewicz H, Mikuta BS, Niewiarowski S, Edmunds LH Jr.: Loss of platelet fibrinogen receptors during clinical cardiopulmonary bypass. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 97 (2): 235-239,1989.

Wenger RK, Bavaria JE, Ratcliffe MB, Bogen D, Edmunds LH Jr.: Flow dynamics of peripheral venous catheters during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with a centrifugal pump. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 96 (3): 478-484,1988.

Bavaria JE, Ratcliffe MB, Gupta KB, Wenger RK, Bogen DK, Edmunds LH Jr.: Changes in left ventricular systolic wall stress during biventricular circulatory assistance. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 45 (5): 526-532,1988.

Gluszko P, Rucinski B, Musial J, Wenger RK, Schmaier AH, Colman RW, Edmunds LH Jr, Niewiarowski S.: Fibrinogen receptors in platelet adhesion to surfaces of extracorporeal circuit. American Journal of Physiology 252 (3 (Pt2)): H615-621,1987.

Wachtfogel YT, Kucich U, Greenplate J, Gluszko P, Abrams W, Weinbaum G, Wenger RK, Rucinski B, Niewiarowski S, Edmunds LH Jr.: Human neutrophil degranulation during extracorporeal circulation. Blood 69 (1): 324-330,1987.

Wenger RK, Gluszko P, Schmaier A, Rucinski B, Greenplate J, Stewart G, Niewiarowski S, Edmunds LH Jr.: Platelet adherence to synthetic surfaces. Surgical Forum XXXVII : 1986.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chester County Hospital
701 East Marshall Street, 2nd Floor

West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-738-2690
Fax: 610-738-2696
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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