Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Vincent Scavo, MD, FACS
Born in River Forest, Illinois, Vincent A. Scavo, MD, is the medical director of Lutheran Health Physicians and the president-elect of the Lutheran Hospital medical staff. Dr. Scavo, who arrived in Fort Wayne in 2002, specializes in minimally invasive off-pump coronary artery bypass, esophageal and thoracic noncardiac surgeries, and complex cardiac valve reconstruction.
Dr. Scavo graduated from Purdue University in 1990, where he played varsity football and received Phi Beta Kappa honors. He earned a medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine in Chicago in 1994 and was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In 2002, he completed general and cardiothoracic surgery residencies at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, and he received several awards, including Surgical Resident of the Year, the dean's Surgical Socrates Award for Surgical Teaching Excellence and Surgical Chief Resident of the Year. He also received the Carl H. McCaskey Subspecialty Surgery Research Award.
Dr. Scavo, who serves on the Lutheran Hospital cardiovascular/cardiology committee, the critical care committee, practice managers' committee, physicians' leadership group, medical executive committee and the long-range planning committee, is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Indiana State Medical Association, the Fort Wayne Medical Society and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.