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Newsmaker: Donald Wilfong

Dr. Donald Wilfong, of Fox Chapel, is vice chair of medicine at West Penn Hospital and an expert in diabetes. He was named father of the year by the American Diabetes Association in Pittsburgh. He is featured in a newsmaker for July 7, 2013.
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Notable: Wilfong, vice chairman of the department of medicine at West Penn Hospital, was named father of the year by the American Diabetes Association's Pittsburgh branch. The award recognizes both his success as a father and his professional accomplishments. Wilfong has lectured on diabetic education for more than 25 years and is known for his expertise in the pharmacological effects of diabetic medications.

Age: 59.

Residence: Fox Chapel.

Family: Wife, Donna Wilfong; sons, Josh, a physician, Jordan, a licensed social worker and Jake, a junior at Duquesne University.

Education: Bachelor's of science in biochemistry from University of Pittsburgh; medical degree from Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia.

Hobbies: Attending major league games with friends and his three sons.

Quote: “It is an honor to get an award from an organization I admire and respect. Diabetes has become an epidemic in this country. The most important thing we do is raising our children, so it's nice to be honored as a father.”

 

 
 


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