Doctor joins St. Joe’s Cardiovascular Institute

Cardiothoracic surgeon Anton L. Cherney recently joined St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute.

Cherney is an expert in minimally invasive procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His interests include surgery for coronary heart disease, heart valve and aortic surgery, vascular surgery and surgery for lung cancer.

Prior to joining St. Joseph’s Health, Cherney was a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon for Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas located in Rogers, Arkansas. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, and completed his residency in general surgery through Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Cherney completed post-graduate fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and advanced cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, also in Boston.

“Dr. Cherney brings a wealth of experience in cardiothoracic surgery,” said St. Joseph’s Chief Medical Officer Joe Spinale. “His background and interest in the advancement of the field through use of cutting-edge surgical procedures is an excellent fit for St. Joseph’s Cardiovascular Institute.”

Cherney is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is licensed to practice medicine in New York, Arkansas and Massachusetts. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute is nationally recognized for its multi-specialty teams providing the widest and most-advanced range of diagnostic and treatment options in Central New York.

Photo: Cherney