Bradenton, FL -April 7, 2010 - Blake Medical Center announced today, that it has named Dr. Alessandro Golino the 2010 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Golino has been an admired and respected member of the Blake Medical Center medical staff since 1999.
Born in Marcianise, Italy, Dr. Golino received his M.D. from the University of Naples, graduating in the top one percent of his class. He completed his European cardiothoracic residency in 1991 also with honors. As part of his formal training, Dr. Golino spent 18 months working on the surgical and transplant team at Texas Heart Institute in Houston. In 1992, in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute, he implanted the first left ventricular assist device in Europe. He then moved to the United States, in 1993, to begin his formal U.S. residency training.
Comments submitted for this award included: “Dr. Golino treats his patients like family;” “He’s very passionate about excellence and his outcomes reflect that;” “Dr. Golino has demonstrated great leadership in building a Mitral Valve Repair program at Blake and he is loved by colleagues, staff and patients alike.”
Since 2002, Dr. Golino has been practicing with partner, Dr. Richard Peterson, at Manatee Cardiac Surgery in Bradenton.
< br/>Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, acute-care, full service hospital and a leading provider of quality, affordable health care. Blake offers a wide range of health care services, from open heart surgery and oncology, to health education and support groups. Blake has been serving Manatee County residents since 1973.