Thoracic Surgeon Lynne Skaryak, MD, Joins Medical Staff at SoutheastHEALTH

August 07, 2020
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SoutheastHEALTH has announced the appointment of Lynne Skaryak, MD, to the Medical Staff at Southeast Hospital. She is affiliated with SoutheastHEALTH Heart, Lung & Vascular Services.

Dr. Skaryak joins Cardiothoracic Surgeons Paul Robison, MD, MMM, CPE, FACS, FACC, FACCP, and George Berberian, MD, FACS, in the practice of Thoracic Surgery. She comes to Southeast with exceptional training and more than 20 years of experience.

Dr. Skaryak received her MD degree from Duke University, Durham, NC. She completed her training as Chief Resident and Cardiothoracic Resident at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to joining the Heart, Lung and Vascular team at Southeast, Dr. Skaryak served as Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery, at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore. She joins Southeast from Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, VA.

Dr. Robison stated, “We are thrilled to have such a talented surgeon as Dr. Skaryak join our team. With her leadership, we can offer the latest techniques in Lung and Thoracic Oncology Surgery.

SoutheastHEALTH Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Matt Janzow, MD, added, “Dr. Skaryak’s specialization in Thoracic Oncology will be of great benefit to patients in our region. They will be assured of receiving the most advanced treatment utilizing the most current technologies right here, close to home, without having the worry of traveling to a distant medical center.”

Clinical and operative challenges led Dr. Skaryak to choose Cardiothoracic Surgery, subspecializing in General Thoracic Surgery. “Continuity of care over the years allows me to establish a long-term bonding with my patients,” she says. “Thoracic surgery encompasses disease processes that are benign. It also encompasses disease processes that are malignant, which requires both acute and surveillance care. The field is constantly changing and keeps me on my game so that I can provide the best care available.”

The most rewarding aspect of her profession, Dr. Skaryak adds, “is the relationships I build with the medical team and, above all, my patients. I love learning about my patients’ lives, hobbies, and families, and having the privilege of earning their trust and allowing me to be their doctor.”

She is pleased to join “a well-established and talented group that allows for seamless care for patients with a surgical team approach.” Dr. Skaryak also sees a “great opportunity to start up a regional Thoracic Oncology program that will offer new and established surgical options with a multi-disciplinary approach, providing up-to-date care that will benefit all patients in our region.”