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Edward LaPorta, M.D., Named President of the Delaware County Memorial Hospital Medical Staff

Edward LaPorta, M.D.

In Brief

  • Edward W. LaPorta, M.D., who is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, was recently elected president of the Medical Staff of Delaware County Memorial Hospital, effective July 1, 2010.
  • LaPorta is succeeding David S. McCloskey, M.D., F.A.C.S., whose term ended in June 2010.
  • LaPorta has practiced as a cardiologist at DCMH for over 20 years, and is currently part of the Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia practice, located in Drexel Hill. 

Edward W. LaPorta, M.D., chief of the Section of Cardiology at DCMH, was recently elected president of the Medical Staff of Delaware County Memorial Hospital, effective July 1, 2010.

LaPorta succeeds David S. McCloskey, M.D., F.A.C.S., whose term ended in June 2010. “Dr. McCloskey led the medical staff through some difficult times over the past two years, and I am honored to be following in the footsteps of such a strong and effective leader,” LaPorta says.

LaPorta, who is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, received his medical degree from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. He fulfilled his residency training at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in Bronx, New York. He completed fellowship training in cardiology at the University Hospital of SUNY at Stony Brook, where he also completed fellowship training in interventional cardiology.

“Dr. LaPorta is a dedicated cardiologist who is skilled in all aspects of his work,” says William McCune, president of Delaware County Memorial Hospital. “The medical staff has come to respect him as an individual and as a leader, and his patients have great faith and trust in him. I look forward to working with him to enhance the services that we provide to our patients here at DCMH.”

LaPorta has practiced as a cardiologist at DCMH for over 20 years, and is currently part of the Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia practice, located in Drexel Hill. He serves on a variety of hospital and system committees, including the Critical Care and Emergency Services Committees at DCMH. He is a member of the Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Medical Association. 

With several goals on his immediate agenda, LaPorta is eager to begin his tenure. “I would like to further our involvement in the community so that we can demonstrate our hard-working medical and nursing staff, our joint replacement and stroke programs that are certified by The Joint Commission, and our award-winning sepsis program,” he says. “I would also like to increase our primary care base and expand our intensivist program within the hospital.” 

“Dr. LaPorta has proven to be a dedicated leader in his previous position as vice president of the medical staff and as chief of the Section of Cardiology at DCMH,” says Joan K. Richards, chief executive officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System. “I am confident that he will accomplish the many goals that he has set in his tenure as President of the Medical Staff.”

LaPorta resides in Broomall with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, golfing, skiing and reading.

Thomas Matulewski, M.D., medical director of the Center for Breast Health at DCMH, will serve as vice president of the medical staff. John F. Reilly Jr., D.O., chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, will continue to serve as secretary, and Thomas A. DiLiberto, D.O., chairman of the Department of Radiology, will continue to serve as treasurer.

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