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West Penn Allegheny Health System Welcomes New Leader in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Friday, August 5th, 2011

PITTSBURGH - West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) today announced the appointment of Allan Klapper, MD, as System Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Klapper comes to WPAHS from New York Downtown Hospital, where he has served as Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2006.

Dr. Klapper is a recognized leader in the field of urogynecology, female urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis, minimally invasive gynecological surgery and pelvic support disorders. At New York Downtown Hospital, he also served as director of urogynecology, director of the hospital’s center for female incontinence and pelvic health, and director of the departmental residency program.

At WPAHS, Dr. Klapper will chart a course for vigorous growth and development in all divisions of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, while further developing integrated residency and fellowship programs. In addition, Dr. Klapper will oversee all clinical activities, research, community outreach as well as quality and safety initiatives for the department.

Dr. Klapper received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his residency at New York University Medical Center.

Prior to joining New York Downtown Hospital, Dr. Klapper was Director of Gynecology, Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, and Director of the Center for Female Continence and Pelvic Health at Beth Israel Medical Center.

His research and publications focus on finding the most effective ways to help women deal with sensitive and often debilitating problems such as interstitial cystitis, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, fibroids and pelvic organ prolapse.


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