September 16, 2021
Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy, announced today that Vascular Surgeon Owano Pennycooke, MD, has joined its Center for Wound Healing. As part of the Center’s surgical team, Dr. Pennycooke will treat non-healing and complex wound issues.
He also is highly experienced in conducting surgeries for aortic aneurysm and carotid artery disease, dialysis access management, and surgery to repair limb wounds, among other vascular and venous conditions.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Pennycooke to Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy,” said William DiStanislao, interim president, chief hospital executive, Raritan Bay Medical Center. “He is an experienced and highly skilled surgeon who spent his entire educational development and medical training in New Jersey. He is known for his expertise in vascular surgery, limb salvage, and for his compassion as a physician. We are fortunate that he has joined our state-of-the-art Wound Healing Center, to work side-by-side with other physicians who also have advanced training in wound management and with nurses skilled in wound care.”
Dr. Pennycooke graduated from Rutgers University and UMDNJ Medical School and completed residency and fellowship training in vascular surgery after participating in a research project on the effects of nicotine on vascular smooth muscles. He established one of the first ambulatory vascular centers in central New Jersey to be accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. Since 2015, Dr. Pennycooke has served as the chief medical officer at Associates in Vascular Care. During this time, he curated a dedicated and compassionate team of skilled medical professionals, focused on treating all patients with chronic vascular disease.
“I am very excited about joining the Wound Healing Center at Raritan Bay Medical Center,” said Dr. Pennycooke. “In my surgical career I have always applied foundational principles of strong communication and coordination, customizing care from a needs-based approach. I also lead the mobilization of vascular services for patients, their families, caretakers and health care providers, and I will continue to do this in my new role.”