About Dr. Walter McGregor,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Walter McGregor and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1994. To date, I have performed approximately 3,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 1,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that as the Director of Allegheny Health Network's Cardiac Surgery Division, I developed a multidisciplinary mitral disease program offering unique treatments to patients that incorporate robotic and catheter-based technologies for enhanced recovery and improved outcomes.
I am known as a clinical leader in this field and I am designated as a "Mitral Reference Center Surgeon" by the American Heart Association.
I serve as a key investigator on several clinical trials assessing novel percutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve treatments.
3 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. McGregor was GREAT!"
-- James Verner , Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 06/28/2022
"In Spring 2019, I was an active, middle-aged commercial airline pilot. At a routine physical, I was diagnosed with a severely leaking mitral valve. Suddenly, my heart health was in dire straits. Moreover, I fully realized my 31-year flying career was in serious jeopardy!
I was referred to Dr. Walter McGregor III. Naturally, my wife and I peppered him with many questions at our consultation. We knew within minutes he was the surgeon to fix my broken heart. I showed up for surgery several weeks later on a Thursday morning and returned home Sunday afternoon.
After an uneventful recovery, I was fully re-certified to return to flying. I can not thank Dr. McGregor and his wonderful staff enough for their commitment to getting me back on track. For anyone finding themselves facing heart surgery, I highly recommend this incredibly professional and compassionate surgeon."
-- Michael Sexton, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/29/2019
-- Howard Charlson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/14/2010
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Robotic mitral valve repair
- Complex mitral surgery
- Standard and investigational catheter-based mitral interventions
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Novel and less invasive approaches to treating valvular heart disease
- Innovations in resident education
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Walter McGregor, heart surgeon, graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1994.
After medical school, Dr. McGregor completed his residency with Allegheny General Hospital in 2003.
Dr. McGregor is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Throughout his career, Dr. McGregor has received many awards and accreditations including the following:
* 2021 Reference surgeon for Mitral Valve Repair Center of Excellence
* Thoracic Surgery Directors Association Member
* International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Member
* Society of Thoracic Surgeons member
* American College of Surgeons Fellow
* Member of Mensa International
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The office of Dr. McGregor is located at 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: July 5, 2022