Pediatric Surgeon Joins Sacred Heart Medical Group

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September 05, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           
September 5, 2017                                                                                                        
Contact: Mike Burke
Pediatric Surgeon Joins Sacred Heart Medical Group
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Pediatric surgeon Dr. Jonathan Papic has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional physician network. Dr. Papic will perform surgeries at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. He joins the office of pediatric surgeons Dr. Bryan Weidner and Dr. Don Nakayama. His office is located in the DePaul building at Sacred Heart Hospital, 5147 N. Ninth Ave, Suite 318, in Pensacola. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 850-416-7119.

Dr. Papic graduated with his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Minnesota. He completed residency training in general surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Dr. Papic did a research fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana, and he received fellowship training in pediatric surgery at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

Dr. Papic has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. He has presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics annual conference and at the American Pediatric Surgical Association meeting. His research interests include pediatric ovarian tumors, pectus excavatum and surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Papic provides surgical care for newborns, children and adolescents. Pediatric surgeons at The Children’s Hospital treat a wide range of conditions including congenital birth defects, hernias, head and neck masses, digestive issues, genitourinary issues, thoracic conditions, tumors and cancer.
As Northwest Florida’s only children’s hospital, The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart offers an entire surgical team especially trained to care for children, including pediatric radiologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric respiratory therapists, pediatric dietary services, pediatric social services and pediatric physical, speech and occupational therapists. The Children’s Hospital also offers a medical staff of more than 120 physicians across 28 pediatric specialties.
Sacred Heart Medical Group offers the largest network of primary care and specialty physicians in Northwest Florida, with more than 80 locations and 300 providers from 25 specialties along the Gulf Coast from Gulf Shores, Ala., to Apalachicola, Fla.  The Medical Group is supported by the hospitals and resources of Sacred Heart Health System.  To find a physician and request an appointment, call 850-416-4650 or visit   
About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, and Providence based in Mobile, Alabama, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit
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