Heart and Vascular Service Line Medical Director Named


Munson Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, and President of Ambulatory Services and Business Development Ellen Smith today announced the appointment of Dino Recchia, M.D., FACC, as Heart and Vascular Service Line Medical Director for the health system.

“Dr. Recchia will serve as a senior physician leader and member of the Munson Healthcare leadership team to provide insight and direction as we continue to integrate and enhance our Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery service lines,” Dr. Nefcy said.

Dr. Recchia has served as chair of Munson Medical Center’s Cardiology Department for nearly 20 years. During that time, Dr. Nefcy said he led the development of cardiology and cardiovascular services, supporting the recruitment of outstanding providers, expanding outreach, and championing the work to enhance technology so that northern Michigan communities have access to the finest cardiac care.

“Dr. Recchia brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this newly created role, which will be crucial in achieving our mission of delivering quality, cost effective care with excellent outcomes, and a superior patient experience,” Smith said.

Dr. Recchia is a graduate of the University of Michigan medical school and completed his residency in internal medicine and cardiology at Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He is board certified in both cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. He also holds special certification in advanced echocardiography. 

Dr. Recchia’s vision led to the creation of a dedicated program for patients with advanced forms of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. He also played an integral role on the team that coordinated the construction of the seven-story dedicated Webber Heart Center. 

“Munson Healthcare has a longstanding reputation for delivering outstanding care in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery,” Dr. Recchia said. “The challenge of taking the already excellent care of the cardiovascular patient to the next level is very appealing to me and I am excited for the opportunity to serve in this new role.”

Dr. Recchia will continue his full-time practice along with his new responsibilities as service line medical director. He begins his new duties on March 13.