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John H. Wertheimer, 61, Prominent Cardiologist

January 23, 2013 By:
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Dr. John H. Wertheimer

Dr. John H. Wertheimer, 61, of Rydal, Pa., a cardiolo­gist with the Pennsylvania Heart and Vascular Group, P.C., in Meadowbrook for the past 12 years, died Dec. 12.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned his medical degree, he was affiliated with a number of local hospitals, including Holy Redeemer and the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

He also taught at Abington Memorial Hospital, and was co-director of its Congestive Heart Failure Program, additionally serving as director of cardiology education/Drexel University Medical Residency at Abington.

He was director of cardiac clinical services at the Albert Einstein Heart Institute and served on dozens of committees at the Einstein Medical Center, with which he also was affiliated.

His awards and honors were many, including the American College of Physicians Community-Based Teaching Preceptorship Award.

Wertheimer was a fellow of numerous professional societies, including the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the American College of Physicians, as well as the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association.

A reviewer for such eminent journals as the Annals of Internal Medicine, he was a prominent writer; his published medical pieces and lectures numbered beyond 100.

Wertheimer is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Morgen, and daughters Julie and Samantha Wertheimer.

Contributions in his memory can be made to the Pegasus Riding Academy, Inc. (

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