Philip C. Ovadia, MD, Joins BayCare Medical Group

November 02, 2017

Board Certified in General and Thoracic Surgery

CLEARWATER, Fla., (November 2, 2017) – Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Philip C. Ovadia, MD, has joined BayCare Medical Group. He is a member of the medical staff at both Morton Plant Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital.

Board certified in general and thoracic surgery, Dr. Ovadia is accepting new patients at the new Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery office at St. Anthony’s Hospital, 1201 5th Ave. N, Suite 402, St. Petersburg, and the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Office at Morton Plant Hospital, 455 Pinellas St., Suite 320, Clearwater. 

Dr. Ovadia earned his undergraduate degree in science from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He continued his medical education by completing a general surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in New Brunswick and a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Ovadia has practiced outside of Pittsburgh for more than 10 years. He has held many leadership positions, including Chief of Surgery. His clinical interests include surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, multi-arterial coronary artery bypass and minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures.

Dr. Ovadia has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in publications such as The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the American Journal of Medical Quality. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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For an appointment, call (727) 446-2273. 

About BayCare Medical Group
BayCare Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group in the greater Tampa Bay area, with more than 500 providers and 45 specialties.   In 2014, HealthPoint Medical Group, Morton Plant Mease Primary Care and Specialists, St. Anthony’s Primary Care and Specialists and Suncoast Medical Clinic formed to become BayCare Medical Group.  In 2016, Winter Haven Hospital’s Family Health Centers and employed physician specialists, as well as Bartow Regional Medical Center’s employed physicians joined BayCare Medical Group. For more information, visit  

About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at