Newsmaker: Dr. Ronald V. Pellegrini
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.
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
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pittsburgh woman’s death at Drexel probed as possible meningitis
- Job cuts at AGH part of ‘strategic’ process
- Newsmaker: Dr. Kyle Soltys
- Redistricting spurs faceoff for Democratic state Reps. Molchany, Readshaw
- Assessment appeals draw Mt. Lebanon residents’ ire
- Fox Chapel Area superintendent seeks rapport with students
- Donor name to be stripped from Penn Hills library
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to hold annual public meeting March 26
- Parking tickets in Downtown Pittsburgh spark outrage
- Ex-Sandusky lawyer investigated in divorce case
- Allegheny County Democrats endorse several incumbents in primary