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Format: 04/24/2014
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dr. George A. Liebler / Warm-hearted, prolific cardiothoracic surgeon

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

By Michael A. Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For three decades at Allegheny General Hospital, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. George A. Liebler healed patients with a winning medical trifecta of a whip-smart mind, skilled hands and a heartfelt bedside manner.

"He just had fantastic hands and a tremendous knowledge of medicine," said his identical twin brother, Dr. Frederick B. Liebler, of Highland Beach, Fla., who likewise is a cardiothoracic surgeon.

"Not too many people have it all but he had it all -- the skills, intelligence and personality to make someone feel better."

Dr. George Liebler, who was forced to quit practicing in 2001 due to cancer and emphysema, died of complications due to his illnesses Thursday at his Mt. Lebanon home. He was 72.

Dr. George J. McGovern Jr., chairman of AGH's Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, said Dr. Liebler was a prolific cardiothoracic surgeon with expertise in bypass surgery and lung cancer surgery.

 

To read the rest of the story, please visit this link to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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