Vineland, NJ, Plastic Surgeon Meets Pope Francis at Vatican City
Dr. Sean Bidic, who established American Surgical Arts in Vineland, made the trip to deliver a donation from the Mariano Foundation.
Vineland, New Jersey — Dr. Sean Bidic, a leading plastic surgeon in South Jersey, delivered a donation to the poor during a trip to Vatican City, where he met with Pope Francis. The pope honored Dr. Bidic's request and blessed the surgeon and his hands for the operations he performs.
"Meeting with the Pope accompanied by my mother on her 70th birthday is truly one of the most memorable experiences of my life," Dr. Bidic says. "It was humbling, and I feel so fortunate to have had that opportunity."
Dr. Bidic founded American Surgical Arts, a plastic surgery practice in Vineland, New Jersey, and is deeply involved in his community.
Dr. Bidic made the 2015 Vatican visit to make the contribution on behalf of the Mariano Foundation, a charitable group in which he's involved. This foundation is dedicated to serving the needs of underprivileged communities around the globe.
"The Bidic family has long been involved in numerous charities throughout the South Jersey region, and I feel fortunate to be able to give back to our community," says Dr. Bidic.
The board‐certified plastic surgeon has also traveled to developing areas of Belize in Central America on surgical missions. He treats patients with disfiguring burns, congenital differences, and traumatized limbs‐such as mutilated hands and arms.
Other charities supported by Dr. Bidic include:
- Susan G. Komen® Foundation
- Le Hoang Foundation, providing surgery and dental care to children in Vietnam
- American Cancer Society
- Inspira Health Network Foundation (formerly South Jersey Healthcare Foundation)
- Maryville Rehabilitation Center
"Our goal at American Surgical Arts is to provide compassionate and personalized care to each of our patients," Dr. Bidic says. "That same dedication extends to our support of charities both regional and international that perform such important work."
Dr. Sean Bidic (www.americansurgicalarts.com) is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Vineland, New Jersey, serving patients from Southern New Jersey, the Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, and beyond. At his private practice, he performs a range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. He graduated with undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania before getting his medical degree at Columbia University. He then completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also is one of few surgeons in the U.S. to have a Master of Fine Arts degree, which he received from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Bidic lectures and publishes regularly on plastic and hand surgery and is an active member of renowned medical groups.