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Newsmaker: Dr. Edward M. Stafford

| Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 11:56 p.m.
Dr. Edward Stafford has started a term as president of the Washington County Medical Society. Slug:ptr-pnews-020713. Newsmaker Feb. 7, 2013

Newsworthy: Stafford recently began a term as president of the Washington County Medical Society

Occupation: Otolaryngologist at Washington Ear, Nose and Throat in Washington

Community: Mt. Lebanon

Age: 37

Family: Single

Education: Graduate of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed a residency in otolaryngology — head and neck surgery in 2007 at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. He also completed a fellowship in advanced head and neck surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Background: Stafford serves as a volunteer physician with Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh and is chairman of the surgical division at the Washington Hospital. He is author of several peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on the topic of head and neck cancer.

Quote: “Prescription drug abuse of narcotics is a huge problem in this region. There's no resource for us to determine whether a patient is getting prescriptions from another doctor. It will be a real priority for us to push for the creation of a controlled-substance database.”

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