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Newsmaker: Dr. Jon F. Watchko

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Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

Noteworthy: Watchko was recognized in October as the 2011 Medical Honoree by the March of Dimes at the organization's Signature Chefs Auction of Pittsburgh in appreciation of research and clinical work during the past 25 years to enhance the care of newborns.

Age: 57

Residence: Franklin Park

Family: Wife, Susan; daughter, Sara

Occupation: Watchko is a member of the UPMC Newborn Medicine Program at Children's Hospital and Magee-Womens Hospital. He is a professor of pediatrics and of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a senior scientist at the Magee-Womens Research Institute.

Education: Watchko received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. He completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Quote: "It is special to be recognized by the March of Dimes, a vitally important organization with whom I share a keen interest in neonatal research and in enhancing the care and outcomes of sick newborns."




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