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West Penn Allegheny names Fredric Price, MD, Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

PITTSBURGH (April 26, 2012)  – Fredric Price, MD, a leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, has been named Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery for West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS).
 
Dr. Price performed the first abdominal hysterectomy in western Pennsylvania using the daVinci surgical robot, and has gone on to perform hundreds more using this innovative technique, more than any other local gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist. West Penn Allegheny Health System affords women the complete spectrum of minimally invasive options for gynecologic surgery and currently offers robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci system at three of its five hospitals, including Allegheny General, West Penn and Forbes.
 
In addition to running a successful practice based at West Penn Hospital, Dr. Price is heavily involved in volunteer efforts both locally and overseas. In March 2011, the Allegheny County Medical Society awarded Dr. Price the Pride in Pittsburgh award in recognition of his compassionate and attentive care for patients, and volunteer medical work in Guyana, Haiti and Honduras. He is also a volunteer at Pittsburgh-based Global Links.
 
Also in 2011, Dr. Price received the Golden Apple award from Health Volunteers Overseas, honoring excellence in medical teaching in Honduras.
 
“Dr. Price has been a pioneer in the use of robotic and other minimally invasive surgical techniques in the Pittsburgh area,” said Allan Klapper, MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, West Penn Allegheny Health System. “Under his leadership we expect continued growth of our minimally invasive surgery program, making it possible for more of our patients to quickly return to their daily activities after undergoing surgery.” 
 
A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Price received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital, where he was elected chief resident and chosen for a prestigious Felix Rutledge Fellowship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He also completed a training fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Yale University School of Medicine. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology and hospice and palliative medicine.
 
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