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Medical Frontiers Podcast

Medical Frontiers Podcast

Medical Frontiers is an information 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.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Abdominal Transplantation 04/08/2019

Recent Broadcasts

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Dr. Joseph Aracri, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Sanjay Mitra, neonatologist, Allegheny Health Network


Dr. Daniel Shade, pulmonologist and medical director of AHN Sleep Medicine
Dr. Brittany Weber, otorhinolaryngologist (ENT), Allegheny Health Network


Dr. Aileen Oandasan, child and adolescent psychiatrist, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Tony Mannarino, psychologist; Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Allegheny General Hospital


Dr. Jordan Knight, perinatologist, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Marta Kolthoff, perinatologist, Allegheny Health Network


Andrea Synowiec, D.O., neurologist, Allegheny Health Network


Matthew Lander, MD, Cardiologist, Allegheny Health Network


Dr. Anita Radhakrishnan, cardiologist, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Valentyna Ivanova, cardiologist, Allegheny Health Network


Claire Zangerle, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, Chief Nurse Executive, Allegheny Health Network,


Dr. Bradley Palmer, orthopaedic surgeon, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Steve Regal, orthopaedic surgeon, Allegheny Health Network


Dr. Elias Hilal, Otolaryngologist, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Interval, Otolaryngologist, Allegheny Health Network


Mitchell West, DO, Director, AHN Addiction Medicine
Deb McDonald, MSN, RN, Director, AHN women’s health programs
Stuart Fisk, CRNP, Director of AHN’s Center for Inclusion Health


Rebecca Weinberg, PsyD, Psychologist, Allegheny Health Network
Sarah Homitsky, MD, Psychiatrist, Allegheny Health Network


Sharon Cabonor RD, LDN, Manager of Clinical Nutrition at West Penn Hospital
Lois Klinar, Manager of Food & Nutrition Services at Allegheny General Hospital


Dr. George Eid, surgeon, director of the AHN Comprehensive Hernia Center and Bariatric & Metabolic Institute
Dr. Kang, plastic surgeon, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Nelson, general surgeon, Allegheny Health Network


Dr. David Parda, chair of the AHN Cancer Institute
Dr. John Lister, chief, Division of Hematology and Cellular Therapy, AHN Cancer Institute


Dr. Erin Lavelle, OB/GYN, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Fortunato, colon and rectal surgeon, Allegheny Health Network


Dr. Patricia Bononi, medical director of the AHN Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Health
Ellen Kraemer, director of the AHN Diabetes Service Line


Dr. Blair Jobe, surgeon and director of Esophageal and Lung Institute, Allegheny Health Network
Leah Nestlerode,  Speech Language Pathologist, Allegheny Health Network
Ann DeWitt, Registered Dietician, Allegheny Health Network


Dr. Anil Singh, pulmonologist, director of the Breathing Disorders Center; program director of the AHN Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship
Dr. Cheema, pulmonologist, Allegheny Health Network


Dr. Ray Benza, Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Pulmonary Hypertension for the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiovascular Institute at AGH
Dr. Manreet Kanwar, Medical Director of the Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Program at AGH