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Each year, the lives of thousands of people across the country are saved because someone made the choice to become an organ donor. In April, Allegheny Health Network is honored to celebrate National Donate Life Month and pay tribute to all of those who have bestowed the precious gift of life to another through organ donation. Visit AHNdonate.org to learn more and register to be an organ donor.



Format: 04/20/2014
Format: 04/20/2014


AVH Welcomes Emergency Medicine Physicians

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Natrona Heights, Pa., - Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH) is pleased to welcome emergency medicine physicians, Rachel E. Friedman, DO; Chad Griffith, DO and Michael McDonald, DO to its medical staff.

Dr. Friedman received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She completed her emergency medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital.

Dr. Griffith received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia and his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. He performed his emergency medicine residency at Memorial Hospital in York, Pa., and worked at York Memorial Hospital after graduating before moving to Brackenridge, Pa.  He will be assuming the role of assistant medical director.

Dr. McDonald received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida where he also received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. McDonald completed his emergency medicine residency at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, WV.

Drs. Friedman, Griffith and McDonald are with Emergency Medicine Physicians, Ltd. (EMP, Ltd.)


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