Dr. McElveen joins Southeastern Health

Staff report

October 12, 2013

LUMBERTON — Dr. Russell L. McElveen, a cardiovascular surgeon, has joined the medical staff of Southeastern Health. He will perform cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery at Southeastern Heart Center on the campus of Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton and offer cardiothoracic and vascular surgery consultation and follow-up care at Duke Cardiovascular Surgery of Lumberton.

McElveen earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Clemson University in 1999 and a medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa., in 2006. He completed a residency in general surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore in 2001 and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, Miss., in July. He received additional training in vascular and endovascular surgery from the Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix.

His areas of special interest include cardiac surgery, benign esophageal surgery, thoracic oncology-lung and esophageal disease, dialysis access for end-stage renal disease and peripheral and endovascular surgery.

“I look forward to joining Dr. Terry Lowry and the Southeastern Heart Center team in providing exceptional cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgical services for this community,“ McElveen said.

A native of Florence, S.C., he plans to move to Lumberton with his wife, Dr. Desma McElveen, and children Russell and Rylee.

To schedule an appointment with McElveen at Duke Cardiovascular Surgery of Lumberton, which is located at 2936 N. Elm St., Suite 102/103 in the Southeastern Health Mall on the campus of Biggs Park Mall, call 910-671-6619.