Dr. Frank P Catinella MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Frank Catinella is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Oakland Park, Florida. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Broward Health Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. Dr. Catinella accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 11 doctors at Broward Health Medical Center and one of 8 at Holy Cross Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Rush University Medical Center
Residency, Thoracic Surgery, 1985 - 1988

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1978 - 1979

New York University School of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1979 - 1980

New York University School of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1982 - 1983

Maimonides Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1983 - 1985

New York University School of Medicine
Class of 1978

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

NY State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Early use of eptifibatide prior to coronary artery bypass graft surgery in a patient with unstable angina.
Ghahramani, A. R., Catinella, F. P.

Blood potassium cardioplegia administration. Comparison of myocardial protection offered by three techniques.
Catinella, F. P., Cunningham, J. N., Srungaram, R. K., Nathan, I. M., Knopp, E. A., Paone, G., Baumann, F. G., Adams, P. X., Spencer, F. C.

Blood potassium cardioplegia preserves ATP and ventricular function for three hours of aortic crossclamping.
Catinella, F. P., Cunningham, J. N., Paone, G., Knopp, E. A., Nathan, I. M., Spencer, F. C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida BlueSelect
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group HMO/Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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