GENERAL SURGERY WITH AN AN EMPHASIS ON MAKING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH OUR PRACTICE A POSITIVE ONE.
Dr. Tiru and Dr. Shih are both independent physicians, not part of a large Health System. That means personal attention with the same availability of state of the art technology.
While the practice is independent, the physicians have surgical operating privileges at York Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Apple Hill Surgical Center and OSS Ambulatory Surgical Center.
The physicians in the office take time to listen to you and you are treated as an individual. When you call the office, we recognize that you may be in pain or are worried. We handle phone calls in a personalized manner to meet the individual patient’s needs. You will be seen by one of the physicians between 24 to 48 hours. In the case of an emergency situation, one of the physicians is on call to see you in an emergency room location.
DR. VASUDEVAN TIRUCHELVAM M.D., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Vasudevan Tiruchelvam, Dr. Tiru for short, is Board Certified in both the United States and England. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American College of Surgeons. In 2016, The American College of Surgeons recognized Dr. Tiru for 25 years of being a Fellow. He was recognized at the annual meeting in Washington DC. Additionally, this year Dr. Tiru was the recipient of the 2016 Penn State College of Medicine Affiliate Site Teacher of the Year Award. Each year the clerkship directors identify one affiliate site faculty member from each of the core clinical clerkships to receive this award in recognition of excellence and commitment to the education of the medical students.
Dr. Tiru is also the President of the York County Medical Foundation, Inc. This is a non-profit organization that serves as the charitable arm of the York County Medical Society. Dr. Tiru has served as the president since 2001. Dr. Tiru was born and raised in Sri Lanka. Upon graduating from Medical School in Sri Lanka he went to England for his surgical residency. Dr. Tiru and his family immigrated to the United States and he completed a second surgical residency at York Hospital from 1983-1987. He has been a general surgeon in the area since 1987. Dr. Tiru feels it is a special privilege to have received the opportunities given to him in life and is blessed to be able to give back to those in need. He leads his life and the Foundation based on “for those to whom much is given, much is required”.
DR. DIANE SHIH-DELLA PENNA M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Shih-Della Penna, Dr. Shih for short, is board certified in general surgery. She completed Medical School at The University of Maryland and her Surgical Residency at York Hospital in 2011. Dr. Shih completed a year of a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Heart and Lung Transplantation at Loyola University Medical Center from 2011-2012. Dr. Shih joined Dr. Tiru in his general surgery practice in July of 2013. This year Dr. Shih was recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society 2016 Physicians 40 under 40. The recipients were chosen for their outstanding contribution to the practice of medicine and delivery of patient care despite being early in their medial careers. Dr. Shih is also a board member of the York County Medical Society.
Although Dr. Shih has experience working with all patients, she has an understanding of the particular needs of women in their healthcare. Dr. Shih has a special interest in working with the surgical residents in the York Hospital Residency Program.