George J Magovern Jr., MD
George J. Magovern, Jr., MD, is Chair of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiovascular Institute, System Chairman of the AHN Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine. He is an Associate Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Magovern graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1978 and secured a much sought after internship in surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Recognizing the need to train thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons in minimally invasive techniques and catheter based endovascular procedures, Dr. Magovern worked with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Thoracic Surgery Residency Review Committee (RRC), and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) in developing a new residency paradigm integrating surgical training in vascular and cardiothoracic surgery.
In 2012, Dr. Magovern was appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS). Additionally, he serves as a certifying examiner for the ABTS, served as Chair of the ABTS Finance Committee, and is a member of the ABTS Cardiac Consultant Subcommittee. Dr. Magovern is a reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery journals.
Recent recognition and/or awards received by Dr. Magovern include: “Best/Top Doctor” by Pittsburgh Magazine (2002-2019), the American Heart Association Peter A. Safer Pulse of Pittsburgh Award (2015), the Pittsburgh Business Times “Lifetime Achievement Award” (2017) and the Allegheny County Medical Society “Ralph C. Wilde Leadership Award” (2018).
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