Dr. John Bartkovich joined Peninsula Surgical Group in 1979 when Drs. Bloxom, Reeves, and Insley invited him to join their practice. Dr. Bartkovich, an Eagle Scout, received his Bachelor’s degree at Fairfield University in Connecticut and his M.D. degree at the University of Connecticut in 1972. Dr. Bartkovich had the honor of receiving the first M.D. degree bestowed by the University of Connecticut from their new medical school.
Following completion of his training at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Bartkovich
attended Syracuse University Upstate Medical Center for five years of surgical
Following completion of his residency training, Major Bartkovich was staff surgeon
at the United States Air Force Regional
Hospital at Shaw Air Force Base and served as Emergency Room Director as well as
Assistant Chief of the Division of Surgery. Upon completion of his tour of duty with
the United States Air Force, for which he received the Air Force Commendation Medal,
Dr. Bartkovich moved to Salisbury.
Since coming to Salisbury in 1979, Dr. Bartkovich has received and maintained privileges in general and vascular surgery at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bartkovich is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat and State Representative for the Southern Medical Society and is also certified by and a member of the division of ringside physicians of the Maryland State Athletic Commission.