Surely one of our region’s most colorful anomalies is the phenomenon of a celebrity coroner. Where else but in Pittsburgh would proximity to corpses carry such cachet? Of course, these corpses are media sensations, and the high-​profile pathologist who enjoys their reflected glory is rather sensational himself.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A Question of Murder
Amadeo Marcos was the first surgeon to take a piece of liver from a healthy living donor and successfully transplant it into an unrelated critically ill patient. In the nine years since, he’s done more of these complex surgeries than anyone. Topping his vitae is his current position, chief of the transplant division…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading UPMC exports its brand and services across continents
When the state Department of Welfare announced last year that it would close Mayview State Hospital by Dec. 31, 2008, officials explained what would happen to the remaining 200 patients and said the closure would allow patients to receive community-​based care.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading As new forms of treatment have made it obsolete, massive Mayview prepares to close
The year is 1958. Northwestern University nominates one of its bright young physicians, Thomas E. Starzl, for a prestigious Markle Scholarship. He is told to come up with a big idea to propose during his interviews with the selection committee.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Dr. Thomas Starzl’s life work continues to push the boundaries of organ transplantation
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