Jefferson Hospital has served Pittsburgh’s South Hills and Mon Valley communities since the 1970s. Today, Jefferson provides access to obstetrical care, cardiovascular surgery, cancer care, neurosurgery, diabetes care, orthopaedics surgery, and many other advanced specialties.
Chong Park, MD, FACS, has served as the president of Jefferson Hospital, as well as Canonsburg Hospital, since June 2020. A practicing cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Park has also served as Jefferson’s chief medical officer, and before that he held numerous hospital medical staff committee positions, including chair of the Department of Surgery and medical director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Jefferson.
Dr. Park received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Jefferson College, his graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his post-graduate residencies at Brown University (general surgery), and at Allegheny General Hospital (cardiothoracic surgery).
Dr. Park is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and International Society of Endovascular Specialists, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and a Diplomat on the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the Allegheny County Medical Association, Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery and Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Under Dr. Park’s leadership, Jefferson Hospital has achieved national acclaim for its excellent outcomes and quality initiatives, including its exceptional care for cardiovascular and thoracic patients. The Cardiac Surgical Program has achieved the highest 3-Star Ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its excellence in caring for its complex cardiac surgical patients.
Most recently, Jefferson Hospital achieved Magnet recognition status, reflecting its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient ca