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“When I first started seeing patients in Southern Maryland, they kept saying they had to go ‘up the road’ and it took me a month or two to figure out they meant they had to go to D.C.,” said vascular surgeon Arthur Flatau, MD, who moved to St. Mary’s County in 2014 after having practiced in Pennsylvania and Florida.

“I think people are starting to realize they don’t have to go to D.C. We are doing procedures in St. Mary’s we haven’t done in the past,” Dr. Flatau said. “The hospital has seen many advancements that help us perform more complex procedures here,” said John Harvey, MD, who has been performing surgery at the hospital for 11 years.

Dr. Flatau and Dr. Harvey coordinate patient care through the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, a large network of more than 140 cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons, who provide the full continuum of care for patients throughout the MedStar system. The MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute offers patients access to some of the nation’s most experienced specialists and the services of the 10 MedStar hospitals in Greater Washington and Central Maryland.

“It is a joint effort,” said Dr. Harvey. “We can easily make calls and have patients seen by doctors at other hospitals if needed.” 

“Our group works seamlessly together to deliver care,” said Dr. Flatau. “If patients from St. Mary’s are operated on at other hospitals, their surgeon can call and ask me if I will follow up with them. I always say, ‘Absolutely,’ because it’s easier for the patient and we are trying to provide as much care here locally as possible.”

Arthur Flatau

Arthur Flatau, MD
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
General and Vascular Surgery
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship/Residency: University of South Florida
Fellowship Program: University of South Florida
Specialty Physicians at St. Mary’s
25500 Point Lookout Road
Outpatient Pavilion, Suite 250, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (240) 434-4072, Fax: (240) 434-7651

John Harvey

John Harvey, MD
MedStar Shah Medical Group
General and Vascular Surgery
Medical School: University of Edinburgh
Residency Program: Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship Program: Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
Philip J. Bean Medical Center
24035 Three Notch Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636
Phone: (301) 373-7720, Fax: (301) 373-6700



Visit MedStarStMarys.Org/Vascular to learn more about vascular surgery at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

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