Southcoast Health adds cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Nicola Francalancia to bolster Cardiovascular Services program

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Southcoast Health announced today that Nicola Francalancia, MD, cardiac surgeon, has joined Southcoast Physicians Group as a member of the Cardiovascular Services program.

Prior to joining Southcoast Health, Dr. Francalancia was a member of Chicago-based Cardiac Surgery Associates and the Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill. He also concurrently served as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Loyola University.

Dr. Francalancia holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and obtained his M.D. from the The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed residency in General Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before completing a Thoracic Surgery fellowship at Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He also completed a research fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and a clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Francalancia is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

He is an active researcher and his work has been published over two dozen times, along with a number of abstracts and presentations.

Dr. Francalancia will see patients at 300 Hanover Street in Fall River, and perform surgeries at Charlton Memorial Hospital. To make an appointment, call 508-973-7774.