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George J. Magovern, Sr., MD

On Monday, November 4, 2013, one of Pittsburgh’s foremost and nationally known heart surgeons died at the age of 89. A pioneering physician who is widely recognized as one of the country’s foremost cardiovascular surgeons, Dr. Magovern joined the medical staff of Allegheny General Hospital in 1959. He served as Chair of the Department of Surgery from 1970 to 1994. During his distinguished career at Allegheny, he established the hospital’s legacy, which continues today, as a leading center for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.