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Newsmaker: Dr. Ronald V. Pellegrini

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Newsmaker Ronald V. Pellegrini, 76, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Forbes Regional Hospital, named winner of the 2012 Peter J. Safar Pulse of Pittsburgh Award.

By The Tribune-Review

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Dr. Ronald V. Pellegrini

Noteworthy: The local division of the American Heart Association named Pellegrini the recipient of the 2013 Peter J. Safar Pulse of Pittsburgh Award. It recognizes a person's leadership in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Safar is considered the father of modern CPR.

Age: 76

Residence: McCandless

Family: Wife, Donna Lucas Pellegrini, and four children: Lisa, 48, Daniel, 47, Francesca, 17, and Luke, 15

Occupation: Cardiothoracic surgeon at the West Penn Allegheny Health System Cardiovascular Institute at Forbes Regional Hospital

Background: Formerly chief of surgery at the cardiovascular surgery division of Mercy Hospital; was clinical assistant professor of surgery and director of adult cardiac surgery for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Education: Bachelor's degree from Washington & Jefferson College in 1959; medical degree from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia in 1963

Quote: “When you look at the other people who have received this award, and to think that you could be in the same category, it's presumptuous on my part. It's humbling. These people have made fantastic contributions to mankind.”

— Bill Vidonic

 

 
 


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