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Tony G. Farah

Highmark Health
United States of America


 Dr. Tony G. Farah, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, has been Chief Medical and Clinical Transformation Officer at Highmark Health since May 2017. Dr. Farah serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Allegheny Health Network, Inc. Dr. Farah serves as President of Allegheny Clinic. He is the Network’s senior most medical officer and is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of patient care quality, safety and service excellence are achieved across the system’s eight hospitals and more than 2,100 employed and affiliated physician practices. Dr. Farah serves as President of Allegheny Clinic at West Penn Allegheny Health System, Inc. He served as Chief Medical Officer at West Penn Allegheny Health System, Inc. since June 09, 2011. He served as President of WPAHS Physician Organization at West Penn Allegheny Health System, Inc. Prior roles of Dr. Farah include Chief Medical Officer of Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) from 2009 to 2011 and Medical Director of AGH’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories from 1997 to 2011. In this latter capacity, he played a prominent role in many innovations that have improved the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease – from new disease fighting medications to procedures such as balloon angioplasty and stent implantation. Dr. Farah has also demonstrated a profound commitment to expanding and improving access to advanced heart care in western Pennsylvania through both program development and oversight of cardiac catheterization laboratories at numerous community hospitals. In addition, he is instrumental in the cultivation of the next generation of cardiovascular specialists as he has mentored several hundred residents, fellows and medical students over the last two decades. Throughout his career, Dr. Farah is the principal investigator or co-investigator of well over 100 clinical trials. Dr. Farah serves as Director of West Penn Allegheny Health System, Inc. He serves as Trustee at Saint Vincent Health System, Inc. He served as a Trustee of one of his field’s most prestigious scientific organizations, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. His work has been featured in many of the industry’s premier, peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Farah has been recognized since 1998 as one of the nation’s “Best Doctors in America” in the field of cardiology by Pittsburgh Magazine. In 2014, he was named the Pittsburgh Business Time’s Healthcare Hero Award recipient in the category of healthcare executive.

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