CaroMont Health welcomes Alec Akbarov, MD, PhD, FACS to its medical staff
and to the community as its Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Director of Thoracic
Surgery for CaroMont Heart.
“I’m very excited about joining CaroMont Heart and Dr. Greelish
as a partner”, said Dr Akbarov. I’m highly impressed by the
high standards, quality of care and commitment from the CaroMont Team.
They have shown exceptional standard in their cardiac and oncological
Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involving surgical treatment
for diseases affecting organs in the chest. This generally concerns treatment
of conditions affecting the heart and lungs. Dr. Akbarov will assist patients
who are diagnosed with a number of conditions, including heart disease
and lung cancer.
Highly proficient in General Thoracic and Thoracic Oncological Surgery,
his professional expertise also includes Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic
Surgery (VATS), a minimally invasive (through small incisions) procedure
performed with the assistance of a small camera. Dr. Akbarov’s extensive
knowledge and skill is a huge asset to the existing group of world-class
surgeons who comprise the nationally recognized cardiac/thoracic program
at CaroMont Health.
“Dr. Akbarov brings a strong track record of leadership qualities
and outstanding patient outcomes,” said Daniel Tuffy, Vice President
of Operations for CaroMont Health. “He will help us deliver the
highest quality care for our patients.”
Dr Akbarov is a fellowship-trained Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He received
his medical training from the Academy of Medical Science in Moscow, Russia.
While in Moscow, he completed his PhD at the Institute of Clinical Oncology
of Russian Federation. Dr. Akbarov fulfilled his residency in surgery
at St. Agnes HealthCare in Baltimore, MD. He completed his cardiothoracic
training at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr.
Akbarov is certified by the American Board of Surgery, as well as, the
American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
About CaroMont Health –
CaroMont Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides inpatient
and outpatient medical services within five counties and two states. CaroMont
Health employs nearly 3,900 healthcare professionals with a medical staff
membership of 455. CaroMont Health is comprised of five entities: CaroMont
Regional Medical Center, CaroMont Medical Group, Gaston Hospice, Courtland
Terrace and CaroMont Specialty Surgery.
CaroMont Health has been recognized for its quality and overall performance
by the following experts:
- Truven Health Analytics, 100 Top Hospitals for four years
- HealthGrades, Clinical Excellence Distinction for four years in a row –
2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
- Leapfrog Group, “Grade A” for Patient Safety for two years
in a row – 2012 and 2013
CaroMont Health is located at 2525 Court Drive in Gastonia, N.C., and can
be reached at 704.834.2000. Additional information is available at