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Morristown Memorial Cardiac Surgeon Becomes Medical Contributor for ABC News

MORRISTOWN, NJ APRIL 2011 – Chris Magovern, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon at Morristown Memorial Hospital’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, has been named “Medical Contributor” for ABC News. Magovern has appeared on air and on the Internet discussing medical topics that range from the safety of airport screening and presidential medical care to Bill Clinton’s angioplasty and Barbara Walter’s valve surgery.

Since last year, Magovern has taped more than 20 segments for ABC. The interviews have appeared on Good Morning America Health, a cable show which airs nationally on ABC’s 24-hour news channel, and ABC News Now, which is available locally on Verizon Fios. These segments have been taped in ABC’s Times Square studio in New York City, and from the cardiac operating rooms at Morristown Memorial. Links to most recent segments are available at

“Contributing to ABC’s medical news team gives me the opportunity to help viewers receive the most accurate medical information in a way that’s easy to understand,” Magovern said. “I have found that my busy clinical practice and numerous contacts in the medical community enable me to comfortably comment on a wide range of medical topics.”

Magovern has been practicing at Morristown Memorial since 1998. His surgical group’s practice has the highest cardiac surgery volume in New Jersey, and performs more heart surgery than any group in New York City. Magovern performs all aspects of adult cardiothoracic surgery, including minimally invasive robotic cardiac surgery.

To watch a sample of Dr. Magovern’s segments, click below:
Dr. Magovern answers questions from viewers about heart health
Inside the operating room
Presidential medical care

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  • Atlantic Health System
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  • Morristown, NJ 07960
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