St. V's presentation highlights Affordable Care Act

St. Vincent’s Medical Center will sponsor a Listen and Learn presentation on “How the Affordable Care Act Will Affect Patients.” Dr. Stuart Marcus, president of the medical center will lead the talk on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m. The free lecture, sponsored by St. Vincent’s Club 50/Boomers, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in the Hawley Conference Center.  Light refreshments will be available.

Marcus will discuss the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “ObamaCare,” which was passed into law on March 23, 2010. Marcus recognizes that the rapid pace of change in healthcare is unrelenting and the complexities are confusing to all.  In his lecture, he will clarify misconceptions that exist regarding this act.

He will explain the intention of the act, which is to make healthcare more efficient, effective and accessible for all.

Registration is required and attendance is limited. For more information or to register for this lecture,  call 1-877-255-SVHS (7847) or visit

About Dr. Marcus

As president, Marcus is responsible for implementing the strategic direction for St. Vincent’s Medical Center.  He also serves as chief academic officer and professor of surgery for the Frank H. Netter, MD, School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He was instrumental in establishing St. Vincent’s as the principal clinical partner for the medical school.

A specialist in gastrointestinal cancer surgery, Marcus has been at St. Vincent’s since 2006 and led the development of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care at St. Vincent’s, which opened in 2010 and brings together all the components of cancer care under one roof.

A  diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, Marcus is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society. He holds a bachelor’s from Rutgers University and in 1987 earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine.

He completed his internship and surgical residency at NYU School of Medicine. He also completed a three-year surgical oncology research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.