Wright Memorial Hospital welcomes Bob Gaekwad, M.D., to the medical team

July 18, 2017

Wright Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome general surgeon, Bob Gaekwad, M.D., to the medical team. Dr. Gaekwad will be joining Andrew Johnson, M.D., in providing general surgery services to the region. He will begin treating patients at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton towards the end of July. Dr. Gaekwad will also be joining Dr. Johnson in providing surgical care at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe and Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield.

Prior to joining Wright Memorial, Dr. Gaekwad earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Gaekwad most recently practiced at Samaritan Albany Surgical Associates in Albany, OR, where he has been since 2006.  He is a member of the American Board of Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

"I’m excited to get started with Saint Luke’s and Wright Memorial Hospital,” Dr. Gaekwad said. “In my limited exposure to Wright Memorial and Saint Luke’s, I can tell this is a special place. I’m ready to partner with Dr. Johnson in providing high quality general surgery to the region.”

“Dr. Gaekwad has a vast amount of experience and expertise,” Gary Jordan, Wright Memorial Hospital CEO, said. “He and Dr. Johnson will make a great team and we’re excited about being able to serve more patients here locally and in the surrounding region.”

Dr. Gaekwad has two sons who both currently attend Oregon State University. He enjoys golfing, cooking, reading, and traveling.

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