Cape Cod Hospital names new chief of cardiac surgery

Dr. Paul Pirundini has performed more than 1,500 procedures during his tenure at the hospital

Cape Cod Healthcare has announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Pirundini as Cape Cod Hospital's Chief of Cardiac Surgery Services.  Dr. Pirundini has served as the Acting Chief since August according to a release from the hospital.

The Hyannis hospital's cardiac surgery program is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Pirundini will work closely with Dr. John G. Byrne, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women's.

According to the release, Cape Cod Hospital was one of only three community hospitals licensed by the commonwealth to perform open heart surgery in 2002. That year, Brigham and Women's and Cape Cod Hospital began a partnership and the first procedure was performed in Hyannis. Since that time, more than 2,000 open heart surgeries have been performed at Cape Cod Hospital.

Dr. Pirundini has performed more than 1,500 cardiac surgical cases during his nine years with Cape Cod Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Dr. Pirundini completed a cardiac surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women's and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

"Our cardiac surgery partnership with Brigham and Women's Hospital has been successful from the start, and I am confident that under Dr. Pirundini's leadership the cardiac surgery team will continue the program's strong record of quality outcomes and performances," said Cape Cod Healthcare President and CEO Michael Lauf. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on