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A team of medical and radiation oncologists, hematologists and surgeons provide treatments for cancers that include brain, breast, colon and rectal, head and neck, lung and thoracic, liver, ovarian, cervical and uterine, pancreatic, and prostrate and urologic, plus hematological malignancies and disorders. Programs and services include cellular transplantation, clinical cancer genetics, medial oncology, neuro-oncology, palliative care and radiation oncology.

WPAHS is also home to one of Pennsylvania’s largest bone marrow and cell transplant programs.

Our doctors have earned worldwide recognition in the medical and surgical care of cardiac, thoracic and vascular disease. Specialties include valve disease, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, advanced heart surgery, vascular disease, heart and lung transplantation, lung and esophagus surgery, coronary artery disease, and preventative cardiology with lifestyle management and education. Allegheny General Hospital is nationally ranked as a leader in cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

WPAHS conducts ongoing research in the development and application of new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that will improve our patients’ cardiac health.

Each year, thousands of procedures are performed by neurosurgeons who rank among the world’s best for spinal cord, spinal disc, tumor extraction, neurovascular and cranial nerve surgeries. They provide pioneering treatments for conditions that include trigeminal neuralgia, brain tumors, skull-base tumors, lumbar conditions and Parkinson’s disease. WPAHS neuroscience researchers are at
work on landmark molecular, cellular and DNA studies that, combined with MRI, identify the chemical makeup of brain tumors. They also implant deep brain stimulation devices to improve treatment of epileptic seizures, tremors and movement disorders and have devised new therapies to combat tissue damage from lack of arterial blood inflow to the brain.

WPAHS established the region’s first dedicated Stroke Unit and is home to the area’s largest
epilepsy program.

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation
WPAHS is a national leader in treatments for trauma, the spine, feet and ankles, and the upper extremities. Our surgeons access the latest treatment modalities and research protocols to maximize our patients’ potential for full mobility. Our programs include advanced diagnostic services, repair and rehabilitation through follow-up, and the development of new devices and procedures that advance the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Allegheny General Hospital is nationally ranked in orthopaedics by U.S. News & World Report.

WPAHS provides orthopaedic and sports medicine services to the Pittsburgh Pirates and many area
school districts.

WPAHS Employees:
All WPAHS: 11,423
Full Time: 9,075
Part Time: 2,348

Medical Staff:
Number of Physicians: 1,664
Residents & Fellows: 457
Physician Organization with over 230 primary
and specialty care practice sites throughout Western Pennsylvania

Patient Volume FY2011:
Admissions: 61,094
Outpatient Visits: 836,474
Emergency Room Visits: 171,497

Financial FY2010:
Operating Revenues: $1.6 billion
Charity Care: $4.8 million
Total Uncompensated Care: $63.6 million

Research & Service Grant Awards FY2011:
Number of Active & Pending Clinical Trials: 331
Number of Research Patient Visits: 2,274
Grants & Contracts Total Project Funding (excluding Clinical Trials): $21.3 million

The System will host the first undergraduate medical school class of the Temple University School of Medicine at WPAHS in 2013.

Over 3,000 trained nurses provide expert care
to clinical specialties and programs including trauma, cardiovascular, transplant, Level III neonatal intensive care, high-risk obstetrics, burn unit, hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, bariatric care, neurosurgery, stroke, psychiatric, orthopaedics, general surgery and medical units.

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital became the first hospital in Western Pennsylvania to achieve Magnet RecognitionTM status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Nursing Schools:
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, West Penn Hospital Campus.
Number of students: 85
Citizens School of Nursing, Allegheny Valley Hospital. Number of students: 159

At Allegheny General Hospital:
The Allegheny-Singer Research Institute sponsors collaborative, interdisciplinary programs to understand, treat and prevent human diseases.

The National Surgical Breast and Bowel Project, supported by the National Cancer Institute, coordinates medical professionals in the study and treatment of breast and bowel cancers.

The Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute Center for Research and Innovation is developing a new generation of treatments for cardiovascular disease.

The Allegheny Center for Neurology Research is developing cures for neurological diseases.

At The Western Pennsylvania Hospital:
The Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute gives leukemia and lymphoma patients access to groundbreaking, lifesaving research.

The West Penn Burn Unit’s pioneering research ensures that patients get the very best and latest therapies.


Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Allegheny Valley Hospital
1301 Carlisle St.
Natrona Heights, PA 15065

Canonsburg General
100 Medical Blvd.
Canonsburg, PA 15317

The Western
Pennsylvania Hospital
4800 Friendship Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Forbes Regional Hospital
2570 Haymaker Rd.
Monroeville, PA 15146


  • Allergy/immunology
  • Anesthesiology/pain     medicine
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Critical care medicine
  • Dental medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency medicine    Endocrinology/diabetes
  • Family medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine
  • Lupus
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosciences
  • Nutrition and integrated holistic medicine
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopaedic and rehabilitation
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pathology and laboratory medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic and reconstructive             surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Primary care medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep disorders
  • Surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Trauma
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology