Cardiothoracic surgeon Antonio Laudito, M.D. has joined the cardiac care
program at St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County (SJH-HC). Dr. Laudito earned
his medical degree from the University of Turin Medical School in Turin,
Italy, and comes to SJH-HC from Hilton Head Hospital in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Dr. Laudito completed medical residencies in cardiac surgery (University
of Turin Medical School), general surgery (Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York
City, NY) and cardiothoracic surgery (University of Miami-Jackson Memorial
Hospital). In addition to his residency accomplishments, Dr. Laudito also
completed a pediatric cardiac surgery fellowship at the University of
California San Francisco. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery
and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Laudito said he understands the deep connection between a patient’s
mental and spiritual health with their physical health. His approach to
care considers the mind, body and spirit.
“I love accessing people’s hearts through their minds,”
he said. “It starts with establishing clear communication and being
sincere and authentic. I feel as though I have been given a unique privilege
to care for people.”
Dr. Laudito’s experience in the full spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery
strengthens a cardiac care program that can treat most patients locally
instead of having to refer them outside of the area for care. The interdisciplinary
cardiac care team at SJH-HC has specialists in cardiovascular disease,
nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology. The addition of Dr.
Laudito rounds out an already robust program, one that is unique for a
community the size of Humboldt County.
“Dr. Laudito brings remarkable expertise and extensive experience
to our talented team of cardiac care providers,” said Roberta Luskin-Hawk,
M.D., chief executive SJH-HC. “His advanced capabilities in coronary
artery bypass, valve replacement and valve reconstructive surgery provides
will help us meet the cardiac care needs in our community.” Dr.
Laudito joins cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, Dr. Carl Adams and
Dr. Bruce Toporoff.