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Dr. Kian Kooros

Occupation: Cardiologist at UPMC Passavant since 1970

Age: 67

Residence: Marshall Township

Family: Wife, Wilma; sons Bryan, 34, and Darius, 35

Background: Dr. Kooros was instrumental in bringing cardiac catheterization services to UPMC Passavant in 1991. He helped position the hospital to have one of the first community hospital-based open heart programs.

Noteworthy: Dr. Kooros was recognized by colleagues Sept. 9 as a pioneer in furthering the cardiac program at UPMC Passavant.

Quote: “This was really a dream for me to bring cardiac catheterization to UPMC Passavant and it took the subsequent 21 years for my dream to come to fruition. Ultimately, my intention is to make this place a center of excellence in cardiology where we perform virtually everything that is done.”

— By Andrew Conte

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