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New mask policy at AHN facilities

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Surgical ear loop masks, at a minimum, must be worn within all AHN facilities.  Cloth face masks are no longer permitted, as they do not provide the best level of protection against Coronavirus.

Our Leadership

Blair A. Jobe, MD
Director, Esophageal Institute
Kirsten Newhams, MD, MPH
Associate Director, MIS (Foregut) Fellowship
Shahin Ayazi, MD
Director, Clinical Research
Ali Zaidi, MD
Director, Esophageal Institute Research
Meredith Schwarz, MSN, RN
Manager, Clinical Research

Allegheny Health Network Multidisciplinary Medical Team:

General Surgery

Radiation Oncology

Steven Anolik, MD
Athanasios Colonias, MD
Patrizia Guerrieri, MD
Alexander Kirichenko, MD
David Parda, MD


Brittany Weber, MD

Voice and Speech Pathology

Leah Nestlerode, MA CCC-SLP


Rachel McGurk, RD, CSG, LDN
Ann DeWitt, RD, LDN,