Jack Messina, MD
Dr. Jack Messina is dual Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware in Newark and earned his Doctor of Medicine at Albany Medical College in New York City. He completed a Medical Internship at University Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and a Medical Residency at Boston City Hospital. Dr. Messina subsequently finished a General Surgery Residency at City of Memphis Hospital and Memphis Veterans Administration Hospital (University of Tennessee); a Cardiovascular Fellowship at Methodist Hospital (Baylor College of Medicine) in Houston, Texas under Dr. E. Stanley Crawford; and a Thoracic Surgery Residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University) in New York City. He was a faculty member of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he was Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery and was an instructor in peripheral vascular disorders. He was in private practice in NYC at St.Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital for 8 years specializing in cardiac, thoracic and peripheral vascular surgery.
Dr. Messina served his country in the U.S. Army as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam and with the U.S. Army Medical Corps at Fort Carson in Colorado. He has volunteered his medical services to the homeless and underserved, earning a Certificate of Recognition from the Florida Medical Association. He has been in private practice since 1982.
Dr. Messina has authored, lectured, and researched in numerous areas in his field. His clinical interests include minimally invasive valve repair and replacement, complex aortic valve disorders, minimally invasive coronary artery surgery, arrhythmia surgery including surgery for atrial fibrillation, endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracic aneurysms, and peripheral vascular surgery including carotid endarterectomy. He is a member of the American Heart Association, American Medical Association, Harwell Wilson Surgical Association, Michael E. Debakey International Cardiovascular Society, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Batista Surgical Society. He also holds membership in the Florida Thoracic Society, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.