Dr. Hugh M Van Gelder MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Hugh Van Gelder is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Saint Petersburg, Florida. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bayfront Medical Center and Edward White Hospital. He received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Van Gelder accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 9 doctors at Bayfront Medical Center and one of 4 at Edward White Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery, Adult General Thoracic

Education & Medical Training

Emory University
Residency, General Surgery, 1985 - 1990

University of Florida
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1990 - 1992

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

NJ State Medical License
Active through 2015

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

NY State Medical License
Active through 2016

Publications & Presentations

A novel way an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator prevents death: protection from a gunshot.
Sheppard, R.C., Levine, J.C., Rovin, J., van Gelder, H.M.

The modern approach to patent ductus arteriosus treatment: complementary roles of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and interventional cardiology coil occlusion.
Jacobs, J.P., Giroud, J.M., Quintessenza, J.A., Morell, V.O., Botero, L.M., van Gelder, H.M., Badhwar, V., Burke, R.P.

Identifying Blalock-Taussig shunts using a Silastic band.
van Gelder, H. M., Knauf, D. G., O'Brien, D. J., Alexander, J. A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • 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 Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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