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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Newsmaker: Srinivas Murali MD

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

By Carl Prine


Srinivas Murali MD

Residence: Fox Chapel

Family: Wife, Dr. Marie Baldisseri; son Vijay, 21; daughters Sara, 18, and Rani, 15

Occupation: Medical director of Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital; professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine

Education: Bachelor's of science and medical degrees from India's University of Madras, where he played tennis and cricket

Background: Dr. Murali, who arrived in the United States in 1980 for residency at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital, continued his fellowship in cardiology there before joining the heart transplantation program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1985. He became director of Allegheny General Hospital's cardiovascular care in 2006.

Noteworthy: Dr. Murali is leading a clinical trial of the newest generation of mechanical left-ventricular assist systems for the heart. The DuraHeart technology is designed to aid patients in advanced stages of congestive heart failure until a heart becomes available.

Quote: "This is an investigative device. We are confident that it appears to be durable and effective, and can be used until a heart becomes available. Nearly 6 million Americans suffer from congestive heart failure. It becomes progressively worse over time."


To read more, visit the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review web site.

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