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Meet the Team at the Mercy Health System Cardiac Valve Center

Our specialists will give you the expert collaboration you expect and your patients the excellent care they deserve. Learn more about them here:

Richard Hunn, MD

Dr. Richard HunnRichard H. Hunn, MD is the medical director of the Mercy Health System Valve Center. Dr. Hunn is a fellowship-trained cardiologist who has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. He is experienced in caring for patients with heart disease and has a special interest in the treatment and prevention of valve disease.

Dr. Hunn also serves as director of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s echocardiography laboratory. In addition, he is actively involved in medical teaching, having been appointed as a clinical assistant professor at both Drexel University College of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hunn is board-certified in cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and completed his medical residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Hunn says:

“At the Mercy Valve Center, we take pride in dealing with the whole patient.We value the heart team approach, and we work in tandem with our cardiothoracic surgical team on behalf of our patients.  We review all potential therapeutic options and offer a diagnostic treatment strategy to  our patients, their families, and our referral partners. We pride ourselves on being able to work closely with our patients through the entire process, including accurate  diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Through our collaboration with Penn Cardiac Care, we can direct appropriate patients in a timely fashion for percutaneous valve interventions, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

The Mercy Valve Center embodies all the virtues in medicine which motivated me to become a cardiologist many years ago: Being able to offer life changing and life-saving care, but never losing sight of the goal of finding the best treatment for each individual patient.”

Thierry Momplaisir, MD

Dr. MomplaisirThierry Momplaisir, MD, is an interventional cardiologist who completed a fellowship in cardiology at Stony Brook University Hospital and an additional fellowship in interventional cardiology at UCLA Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Momplaisir board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology and is a leader in community-based approaches to heart health.

Deon Vigilance, MD

Dr. VigilanceDeon Vigilance, MD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon who completed a fellowship in thoracic surgery from University of Maryland Medical Center. He is board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery.

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