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Jeremy R. McGarvey, MD

Jeremy R. McGarvey, MD Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. McGarvey is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2016
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2017

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Procedures
  • Asbestosis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Diaphragm Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Lung (Chest) Biopsy
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Lung Tumors
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Needle Procedure
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Shield Medicare
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Medicare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Significa Benefit Services (fka EHP)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship: Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Surgeons, Membership, National International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, International Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. McGarvey is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Nikou A, Dorsey SM, McGarvey JR, Gorman JH, Burdick JA, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Wenk JF: Effects of using the unloaded configuration in predicting the in vivo diastolic properties of the heart Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering 19 (16): 1714-1720,2016.

Wang H, Zhang X, Dorsey SM, McGarvey JR, Campbell KS, Burdick JA, Gorman JH, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Wenk JF: Computational investigation of transmural differences in left ventricular contractility Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 138 (11): 2016.

Schoonbeek RC, Takebayashi S, Aoki C, Shimaoka T, Harris MA, Fu GL, Kim TS, Dori Y, McGarvey J, Litt H, Bouma W, Zsido G, Glatz AC, Rome JJ, Gorman RC, Gorman JH, Gillespie MJ: Implantation of the Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve improves right ventricular size and function in an ovine model of postoperative chronic pulmonary insufficiency Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions 9 (10): 2016.

Contijoch FJ, Witschey WRT, McGarvey J, Lee ME, Gorman J, Gorman RC, Pilla JJ: Slice-by-slice pressure-volume loop analysis demonstrates native differences in regional cardiac contractility and response to inotropic agents Annals of Thoracic Surgery 102 (3): 796-802,2016.

Sultan I, McGarvey J, Vallabhajosyula P, Desai ND, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY: Routine use of hemiarch during acute type A aortic dissection repair Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery 5 (3): 245-247,2016.

Nikou A, Dorsey SM, McGarvey JR, Gorman JH, Burdick JA, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Wenk JF: Computational modeling of healthy myocardium in diastole Annals of Biomedical Engineering 44 (4): 980-992,2016.

McGarvey JR: Hemostasis and coagulation The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic & Clinical Science Study Guide, 4th Edition : 10-22,2016.

Dorsey SM, McGarvey JR, Wang H, Nikou A, Arama L, Koomalsingh KJ, Kondo N, Gorman JH, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Wenk JF, Burdick JA: MRI evaluation of injectable hyaluronic acid-based hydrogel therapy to limit ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction Biomaterials 69 : 65-75,2015.

McGarvey JR, Mojsejenko D, Dorsey SM, Nikou A, Burdick JA, Gorman JH, Jackson BM, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Wenk JF: Temporal changes in infarct material properties: An in vivo assessment using magnetic resonance imaging and finite element simulations Annals of Thoracic Surgery 100 (2): 582-589,2015.

Witschey WRT, Zhang D, Contijoch F, McGarvey JR, Lee M, Takebayashi S, Aoki C, Han Y, Han J, Barker AJ, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Gorman JH: The influence of mitral annuloplasty on left ventricular flow dynamics Annals of Thoracic Surgery 100 (1): 114-121,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
540 North Duke St, Suite 110

Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 544-4995
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)