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UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, UPMC Magee-Womens Heart Program Welcome Agnes Koczo, MD

December 20, 2022

Agnes Koczo, MD, has joined the UPMC Magee-Womens Heart Program, part of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, as a full-time faculty member. She earned her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at UPMC. She was selected as chief resident as well as chief fellow during her training. She is also currently a postdoctoral research scholar on an awarded T32 research grant through the department of cardiology and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the mentorship of Dennis McNamara, MD, MS, and Janet Catov, PhD, MS.

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Koczo’s practice includes all aspects of cardiovascular medicine. She has a particular focus on cardiovascular disease which exclusively or disproportionately impacts women, including peripartum cardiomyopathy, postpartum preeclampsia, and spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). She is also part of the multidisciplinary team for high-risk cardiac pregnancy care at UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Koczo has given invited presentations at both nationally and internationally recognized conferences, including the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, and the International Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy. She has had several manuscripts and editorials accepted, including to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Patient and Physician Advocacy              

Dr. Koczo previously served on the writing committee for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology fellow in training section, focused on topics impacting women trainees in cardiology. She is also the founder of Pregnancy Complications Support Network at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine, aimed at creating a community for physicians who have experienced hardships from infertility to pregnancy complications and postpartum depression. She is also a member of the Physician For Physicians support network.

She is the site principal investigator for the international SCAD registry, which is a multisite registry aimed at advancing diagnosis and management of SCAD. Her community-based aspirations within the registry include creation of patient and partner-centered advocacy support groups.

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