GENERAL SURGERY WITH AN AN EMPHASIS ON MAKING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH OUR PRACTICE A POSITIVE ONE.
Dr. Tiru is an independent physician, 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, Dr. Tiru has surgical operating privileges at York Hospital, Apple Hill Surgical Center and UPMC Pinnacle-Memorial.
Dr. Tiru takes 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.
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”.