Park Surgical Associates Join Good Samaritan Medical Center and Steward Health Care System
Good Samaritan Medical Center, a part of the Steward Health Care System (Steward) is pleased to announce that Park Surgical Associates, Inc., a prominent group of five surgeons in Brockton, will become a member of Steward Medical Group effective August 1, 2014.
“Good Samaritan Medical Center has a long and robust history with Park Surgical Associates, starting with their founding partners, Dr. Edward Gray and Dr. John Crowe, each of whom held leadership positions with our organization. Dr. Gray was the first Chief of Surgery at Cardinal Cushing Hospital and Dr. Crowe chaired our surgical department, as well,” stated John A. Jurczyk, FACHE, President of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “The legacy and standard set by both is the same standard Good Samaritan strives for daily. This is a natural move to align surgical talent with the needs of our community.”
Park Surgical Associates, Inc. was founded in 1965 as a general surgery practice and, for nearly 50 years, has been leveraging the skills of highly trained physicians to treat patients with a wide variety of surgical problems, including gallbladder disease, hernias, appendicitis, breast health issues, colon disease, aneurysms, carotid artery disease, skin lumps and lesions, and varicose veins. Each of the surgeons is skilled in using the most technologically advanced and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Since its inception, Park Surgical Associates has been on the Good Samaritan Medical Staff and became part of the Steward Health Care Network, a group of affiliated physicians. By joining Steward Medical Group, the employed physician group at Steward, Park Surgical Associates will now be more closely tied to Good Samaritan. Located at One Pearl Street in Brockton, the five surgeons of Park Surgical Associates, Inc. will stay in their current location
Dr. Christopher Corey, Chief of Vascular Surgery at Good Samaritan and a surgeon with Park Surgical since 1982 echoed Mr. Jurczyk’s sentiment. “It has always been an honor to be a part of two great medical families, and now our commitment to our patients as members of Steward Medical Group is taking us another step forward,” said Corey. “We have always valued Good Samaritan as a resource for our patients and we are pleased to further strengthen our relationship for the benefit of our patients.”
The practice will physically move to a state of the art, multi specialty surgical suite being developed at One Pearl Street later this year. The new space will allow for the growth of the existing surgical capabilities which already includes thoracic, vascular and expertise in robotically-assisted surgery.
The following surgeons will be joining Steward Medical Group:
Christopher J. Corey, MD, FACS
Dr. Corey attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and trained at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, MA. He also pursued a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital. He is board-certified in general surgery and vascular surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is Chief of Vascular Surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He currently acts as Director of the Wound Care Center in Stoughton, MA, and of the vascular laboratory at Good Samaritan Medical Center. He has been with Park Surgical since 1982.
Richard L. Paulson, MD, FACS
Dr. Paulson attended Albany Medical School in New York and trained at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, MA. He pursued a fellowship in trauma surgery and critical care medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital. He is board-certified in general surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He presently serves as Chief of Surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, MA. He is a clinical instructor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and adjunct clinical instructor of surgery at Boston University. He also precepts physician assistant students in surgery. Every year since 2006 he has participated in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has been with Park Surgical since 1987.
Richard L. Grotz, MD, FACS
Dr. Grotz attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and trained at Hartford Hospital. He also pursued a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is board-certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center. He has been with Park Surgical Associates since 1993.
Peter Augustinos, MD
Dr. Augustinos received a master of science degree in molecular biology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and also attended medical school there. He trained at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, MA, and then pursued a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He has been with Park Surgical Associates since 2004.
O. Yusef Kudsi, MD, MBA, FACS
Dr. Kudsi, who specializes in robotic minimally invasive surgical procedures, attended the University of Aleppo in Syria and was an exchange student at Harvard Medical School during his last year there. He also holds a master's of business administration from the Lebow College of Business at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and also received a diploma in laparoscopic surgery from Strasbourg University, in Strasbourg, France, where he was a visiting Fellow. Dr. Kudsi completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He also completed a fellowship from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in tissue engineering and surgical research. He completed his residency in general surgery at Lankenau Medical Center, an affiliate of Jefferson Medical College, in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Kudsi joined Park Surgical in 2012. Dr. Kudsi is board-certified in general surgery and associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is assistant clinical professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and a faculty member of the prestigious international Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.