At the confluence of the Ohio River into the Allegheney and Monongahela sits the city of Pittsburgh. It has gone by alternate monikers such as he “Steel City” and the “City of Bridges”.

Pittsburgh's sports teams – the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins – have brought the city a great deal of pride, combining for 18 championships while sharing the same colors (black and gold).

It is also a city known for its plethora of major medical discoveries. At the University of Pittsburgh, Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine that came into use in 1955. That was followed by other major developments such as transplants and the advent of modern CPR.

Stephen Z. Frabitore, MD, said UPMC has a storied history across the nation. Dr. Frabitore is the Co-Director of Innovation Education at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also is in the UPMC Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.


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