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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: 04/17/2014
Format: 04/17/2014


Medical Frontiers Radio

Medical Frontiers Radio


Medical Frontiers is an informational program sponsored and produced by the Allegheny Health Network. The information featured on Medical Frontiers is intended solely to further the public’s general knowledge of current developments in the field of medicine and should not be relied upon as offering advice, diagnoses or opinions about any individual medical issue or treatment. Nothing should replace the relationship that you maintain with your personal physician.

Medical Frontiers airs Monday evenings from 7 to 8 pm on Pittsburgh’s CBS radio affiliate, KDKA-AM 1020. Hosted by retired Allegheny General Hospital orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Gerald Pifer, the show is a live production that features guests from across the spectrum of Allegheny Health Network’s physician organization and allows listeners to call in with questions relative to the topic of the hour.

Recent Broadcasts

April 7, 2014:  Cardiovascular (Robotic Valve) Surgery and Interventional Cardiology


Walter McGregor, MD - thoracic and cardiac surgeon, Director, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Allegheny Health Network

David Lasorda, DO - interventional cardiologist, Director, Division of Interventional Cardiology, Allegheny Health Network

March 31, 2014:  Gastroenterology and Psychiatry – The Gut/Brain Connection


Alicia Kaplan, MD - psychiatrist, Allegheny Health Network

Paul Lebovitz, MD - gastroenterologist, Allegheny Health Network

March 24, 2014:  Neurosurgery - Concussions


Jack Wilberger, MD - neurosurgeon, Allegheny Health Network

Kevin Kelly, MD, PhD - neurologist, Allegheny Health Network

March 17, 2014:  Esophageal Disease – New Treatments


Toshitaka Hoppo, MD - thoracic surgeon, Allegheny Health Network

Mathew Van Deusen, MD - thoracic surgeon, Allegheny Health Network

March 10, 2014:  Diabetes Prevention and Treatment


Jennifer Holst, MD - endocrinologist, Allegheny Health Network

March 3, 2014:  Colonoscopy and Colorectal Cancer


Sherif Rizk, MD - Director, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Allegheny Health Network

James McCormick, DO - colorectal surgeon, Allegheny Health Network

February 24, 2014:  Heart Disease - Advanced Diagnostics


Robert Biederman, MD - cardiologist, Director, AGH Cardiovascular MRI Center

February 17, 2014:  Bariatric Surgery


Tunc Aksehirli, MD - bariatric surgeon, Jefferson Hospital

Michael Felix, MD - bariatric surgeon, Jefferson Hospital

Geoffrey Wilcox, MD - bariatric surgeon, Jefferson Hospital

February 10, 2014:  Obstetrics


Allan Klapper, MD - Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Allegheny Health Network

David Logan, MD - obstetrician/gynecologist, Director of Obstetrics Program, Jefferson Hospital

February 3, 2014:  Peripheral Vascular Disease


Gus Eles, MD – interventional cardiologist, Allegheny Health Network

David Lasorda, DO – Director, Interventional Cardiology, Allegheny General Hospital

January 27, 2014:  Orthopaedic Surgery – Knee/Hip Reconstruction


Nicholas Sotereanos, MD – Director, Division of Joint Reconstruction, Allegheny General Hospital

January 20, 2014:  Cardiovascular Disease


Chong Park, MD – cardiothoracic surgeon, Medical Director, Jefferson Hospital Heart Institute

James Shanahan, MD – cardiologist, Jefferson Hospital

January 13, 2014:  Liver Disease/Transplantation


Michael Babich, MD – hepatologist, Allegheny General Hospital

Jose Oliva, MD – hepatologist, Medical Director, Liver Transplantation Program, Allegheny General Hospital

Kusum Tom, MD – liver transplant surgeon, Allegheny General Hospital

January 6, 2014:  General Medicine – Primary Care/Family Medicine


Christine Herb, MD – Family Medicine, Allegheny Health Network

Marc Itskowitz, MD – Primary Care Medicine, Allegheny Health Network

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