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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Thursday, March 22, 2012
 

West Penn Allegheny Health System said Wednesday it recruited two top cancer surgeons from rival UPMC.

Dr. Blair Jobe, a general surgeon and esophageal disease specialist, will chair West Penn Hospital's Department of Surgery. He will also be director of West Penn Allegheny's new Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease.

Jobe, who is an expert in the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat esophageal cancer and gastric disorders, will start working for West Penn Allegheny July 1.

Dr. Howard Edington, who has held several leadership roles at UPMC-affiliated hospitals, will chair the system's Department of Surgery and Director of the West Penn Allegheny Cutaneous Oncology Center. Edington, who specializes in wound healing and the surgical treatment of skin and breast cancer, takes over the positions in August.

West Penn Allegheny leaders said the hirings reflect their intent to strengthen the region's second largest hospital network. In November, officials announced a merger agreement with health insurer Highmark Inc. that is awaiting regulatory approvals.

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