Navigation Links
AHN Establishes Endowed Professorship to Honor Legacy of Longtime AGH Cardiologist Yvonne B. Maher

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is establishing an endowed professorship to honor the groundbreaking medical career of one of Allegheny General Hospital’s (AGH) first female cardiologists, a physician equally known for the level of care and compassion she showed for her patients throughout a 25-year career in medicine. Officials from AHN’s Cardiovascular Institute will announce the Yvonne B. Maher Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention on Wednesday, February 13 at the first annual Yvonne B. Maher Memorial Lecture on Heart Disease in Women.

The noon presentation at AGH’s Magovern Auditorium will feature noted outcome research scientist Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, from Weill Cornell Medicine and the Dalio Institute for Cardiovascular Imaging at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She will discuss pathophysiology, gender differences, and management options for women at risk for cardiovascular disease – the number one cause death in America, killing more women every year than all forms of cancer combined.

“From being the first woman to graduate from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s of science degree in biology to being one of the first female interventional cardiologists at AGH, Yvonne left an indelible mark everywhere she went,” said Srinivas Murali, MD, Co-Chairman, AHN Cardiovascular Institute and Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at AHN. “We were fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside her, and we know her patients were grateful to have been cared for by her. The establishment of this professorship in Yvonne’s name is a fitting way to permanently honor her legacy and impact at AGH.”

Indu Poornima, MD, a cardiologist and director of AHN’s Women’s Heart Center, was a colleague of Dr. Maher’s for several years.

“Yvonne entered the world of medicine at a time when it was rare to find female cardiologists,” Dr. Poornima noted. “But because of the outstanding care provided by physicians like Yvonne, what had once been an all-male profession is now nearly one-third female. We are proud to follow in her footsteps and continue her mission of being fully devoted to providing the best possible care for each and every patient.”

After completing medical school and her internal medicine training at Georgetown, Dr. Maher moved to Pittsburgh in 1979 with her husband, Thomas D. Maher, Jr., who came to AGH to train in cardiothoracic surgery and later served on the staff at AGH. Yvonne Maher practiced internal medicine before completing AGH’s cardiology training program from 1986-89, when she moved into interventional cardiology. She spent the next quarter-century treating patients at AGH and St. Francis Medical Center. She retired from clinical practice in 2014 and passed away two years later.

“To have this honor for Yvonne means so much to our family – and, hopefully, to her patients, too,” said Thomas Maher, who raised five children with his wife, including three who are pursuing careers in medicine. “Caring is the word that really comes to mind about Yvonne. She was a great study of the human condition, and she really understood human nature and what her patients needed, and she cared for them in all senses of the word – for the whole patient.”

In establishing the professorship, AHN aims to continue to work toward transforming care delivery in western Pennsylvania and minimizing the significant burden of cardiovascular disease while honoring the work and impact of Dr. Maher.

“Endowed professorships empower AHN to attract and retain leading physicians and support their work as clinicians, teachers, and researchers in perpetuity,” said Allie Quick, Chief Philanthropy Officer, AHN. “It is an honor to recognize Dr. Maher’s enduring legacy with this named professorship in the Cardiovascular Institute at Allegheny Health Network. We are grateful to the many donors who have made possible this tribute to such a remarkable woman.”

About the Allegheny Health Network
Allegheny Health Network (, a Highmark Health company, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the greater Western Pennsylvania region. The Network is composed of eight hospitals, including Allegheny General Hospital, its flagship academic medical center in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, Canonsburg Hospital in Canonsburg, Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills, Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh and Westfield Memorial Hospital in Westfield, NY. The Network provides patients with access to a complete spectrum of advanced medical services, including nationally recognized programs for primary and emergency care, cardiovascular disease, cancer care, orthopedic surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, women’s health, diabetes and more. It also is home to a comprehensive research institute; Health + Wellness Pavilions; an employed physician organization, home and community based health services and a group purchasing organization. The Network employs approximately 20,000 people, has more than 2,800 physicians on its medical staff and serves as a clinical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2019 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Strategic Radiology Establishes Connecticut Presence with Naugatuck Valley Radiological Associates, PC
2. PhRMA Board of Directors Establishes New Membership Criteria
3. Breakthrough Regenerative Therapeutics Company Establishes Scientific Advisory Board
4. Concord Medical Establishes Healthcare Fund with Zhongrong International Trust Co., Ltd.
5. TherigySTM Establishes Market Leadership as the #1 Therapy Management Software for Specialty Pharmacies
6. SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Medicare Administrative Contractor National Government Services, Inc. Establishes Positive Coverage for MIS SI Joint Fusion Effective April 1st, 2016
7. ImpediMed Establishes Medical Advisory Board for Chronic Heart Failure
8. SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS Administrators, LLC Establishes Positive Coverage for MIS SI Joint Fusion Effective February 1st, 2016
9. ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Establishes Agreement with The Canadian Brain Tumour Consortium for ICT-107 Phase 3 Registrational Trial in Glioblastoma
10. New Data Establishes Image Guided Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer as an Alternative to Surgery by Reducing Recovery Times and Lower Side Effects
11. InCarda Therapeutics Establishes Subsidiary Business in Australia
Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... August 13, 2019 , ... ... and age together through the power of play, is proud to announce its ... 2019 Caregiver Friendly® Awards. Today’s Caregiver, the first national magazine for all family ...
(Date:8/12/2019)... ... August 12, 2019 , ... Dr. Kenrick ... chief authority in the field of cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Spence ... Dr. Spence for his knowledge and expertise in treating keloid scars . ...
(Date:8/12/2019)... ... ... Innovators and startup companies with devices designed to improve neonatal or NICU care now ... “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition funded by the National Capital ... in Boston, Mass. in conjunction with the 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:8/12/2019)... ... August 12, 2019 , ... Israeli ... finding significant therapeutic benefits in the use of floristry as treatment for fibromyalgia. ... included a total of 61 female fibromyalgia patients participating in a 12-week floral ...
(Date:8/9/2019)... ... August 09, 2019 , ... ... of its global expansion into Europe’s third largest pharmaceutical market with the recent ... Clinical’s entrance into Italy now completes the organization’s thorough coverage of Western Europe. ...
(Date:8/9/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... August 09, 2019 , ... ... Centers Lebanon, its second opioid treatment program (OTP) in Ohio. MedMark Lebanon will ... opioid addiction. The clinic, located at 1521 Walmart Drive, is now accepting patients. ...
(Date:8/9/2019)... ... 08, 2019 , ... Guruji Mahendra Trivedi is an innovative ... practical and spiritual levels. , Founder of the Trivedi Effect®, Guruji Mahendra ... their understanding, as well as, to illuminate the path of awareness and higher ...
(Date:8/8/2019)... ... August 08, 2019 , ... Makers ... Customer Sales and Service World Awards® for its dedication to customers satisfaction and ... from a broad spectrum of industry voices, encompasses the world’s best in Sales ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):