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Joseph T. Costic

Joseph T. Costic, DO

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • DO - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY (1986)
  • BS - Microbiology, University of Notre Dame (1982)

Awards & Honors

  • The Spirit of St. Francis Award – Outstanding Physician (2008)
  • The Spirit of St. Francis Award (2000)
  • Who's Who in Medicine (1998)
  • Who's Who in the East (1994)
  • Certificate of Meritorious Service in Recognition of Professional Services Rendered Under Extraordinary Circumstances to the Deborah Hospital Foundation's Children of the World Program and its Lithuania Medical/Surgical Initiative (September 1992)
  • Resident of the Year - Michigan Health Center (1991)
  • Resident of the Year - Michigan Health Center (1989)
  • Resident of the Year - Michigan Health Center (1988)
  • Intern of the Year - Michigan Health Center (1987)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations


  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2001 – Present)
  • Mercer County Medical Society (1999 – 2001)
  • The Burlington County Society of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons (1999 – Present)
  • American Medical Association (1994 – Present)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (1991 – 2000)
  • American Academy of Osteopathy (1989 – 1992)
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (1988 – Present)
  • American Osteopathic Association (1982 – Present)

Professional Affiliations

  • University Medical Center at Princeton Professional Staff (2006 – Present)
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Hamilton Professional Staff (1999 – Present)
  • St. Francis Medical Center Professional Staff (1998 – Present)
  • Deborah Heart & Lung Center Professional Staff (1994 – 1997)
  • Michigan Health Center Professional Staff (1986 – 1991)

Dr. Joseph Costic has been an American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (FACOS) Fellow since September 2000.

Affiliated Hospital: The Heart Hospital at St. Francis Medical Center


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ (1991 - 1994)


  • General Surgery, Michigan Health Center, Detroit, MI (1987 - 1991)


  • Michigan Health Center, Detroit, MI (1986 - 1987)

Dr. Costic is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He received a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching from the fourth year medical students in 2013.

In the Media


Selected Publications

Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Lymphoma of the Lung Presenting with an IgM Monoclonal Gammopathy
S.M. Schulze, L.G. Fares, J.T. Costic, R.L. Moser and J. Steeger
Surgical Rounds (October 2006)

Coronary artery bypass via resternotomy after pectus excavatum repair
P.S. Mohan, R.D. Stark, J.T. Costic, F.I. Seinfeld and G.W. Laub
Am Surg., 71(7):581-4 (July 2005)

A Rare Case of Classic Biphasic Pulmonary Blastoma
S.M. Schulze, S. Sbayi, J.T. Costic and R. Moser
The American Surgeon, Volume 71, 1078-1081 (October 2005)

Case Report – Thorascopic Resection of Unusual Symptomatic Pericardial Cysts
J. Song, J.T. Costic, F. Seinfeld and G.W. Laub
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, Volume 12, Number 2 (April 2002)

Thymic Carcinoma and Myasthenia Gravis
J. Song, J.T. Costic, F. Seinfeld, R. Moser and G.W. Laub
Surgical Rounds, (February 2002)

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Practice Office

Hahnemann University Hospital
230 North Broad Street
744 North Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.7802
Fax: 215.762.1858