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Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System
CLINICAL

Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Michael P. Mangione, MD

Chief Anesthesiologist

The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System offers care to U.S. Veterans throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The VA Anesthesiology division consists of seven full time faculty, three part-time faculty, and 15 CRNAs. The division is rapidly growing — in FY10, off-site activity (primarily in the GI lab) doubled to over 600 cases in the past year. Three hundred and seventy nine cases were performed in the EP lab-  a 7% increase over the prior year, and Chronic Pain Service new outpatient consults grew 5%. VA clinical service consisted of 5,229 OR cases in FY10, including 43 liver transplants, and 36 kidney transplants. The number of invasive interventions has also increased significantly, with a total of 190 procedures being performed under fluoroscopy.