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Walter McGregor, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, West Penn Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Director, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery. Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program. Allegheny General Hospital

Overview of Dr. McGregor

Dr. Walter McGregor is a thoracic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital. He received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and has been in practice 23 years. He specializes in adult cardiac surgery and is experienced in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery, aortic surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and cardiac transplant surgery. His practice focuses on mitral valve treatment.

Education & Training

  • Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium (AGH)
    Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium (AGH)Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2000 - 2003
  • Western Reserve Health Education/NEOMED
    Western Reserve Health Education/NEOMEDResidency, Surgery, 1994 - 2000
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
    Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityClass of 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2003 - 2016
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1997 - 2024
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Enterprise EHR, Allscripts, 2012-2013
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Left Atrial Appendage Myxofibrosarcoma: A Rare Masquerader of Myxoma and Thrombus—“All That Glitters Is Not Gold”  
    Walter E Mcgregor, George Gabriel, Bang Tang, Robert W Biederman, Echocardiography

Press Mentions

  • Allegheny General Hospital Receives Recognition as a Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center from the American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation
    Allegheny General Hospital Receives Recognition as a Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center from the American Heart Association and the Mitral FoundationSeptember 29th, 2021

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Cofinity PPO
    First Choice
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Health Net Oregon PPO
    HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
    Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    ODS Network
    Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
    Providence Health System Personal Option
    Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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