Department of Medicine
Faculty Profiles by Division

Department of Medicine

Faculty Profiles

Department Chair

Mark W. Geraci, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Critical Care Medicine, Career Development, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension

Email: mgeraci@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-3713

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Rime Abbas, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: abbasrt@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2210

Rima Abdel-Massih, MD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Infections in solid organ transplant recipients and telemedicine

Email: abdelmassihr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Kaleab Z. Abebe, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Clinical Trials, Data Coordination, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Underrepresented Minority Faculty Development

Email: kza3@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-246-6931

Fnu Abhishek, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: abhishekf@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-232-5918

Steven R. Abo, MD

Gastroenterology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: General Gastroenterology

Email: abo@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-641-2135

Blaise William Abramovitz, DO

Renal-Electrolyte

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hypertension, Medical Education, & Glomerulonephritis

Email: abramovitzbw2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-578-9265

Ruben Abunto, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: abuntor@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-232-5918

Antonio Achkar, MD

Rheumatology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Treatment of rheumatic diseases

Email: achkaraa@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-682-2434

Gur Adhar, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiac Electrophysiology/Arrythmia

Email: adhargc@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-325-3090

Rohit Aggarwal, MD, MS

Rheumatology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies (Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Inclusion Body Myositis) and Autoimmune Interstitial Lung Disease

Email: aggarwalr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-8734

Syeda Behjat Ahmad, MD

Renal-Electrolyte

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Glomerular Disease, Clinical trials, teaching

Email: sba27@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-753-9271

Saleem Ahmed, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Bloodless Medicine

Email: ahmesx@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-367-8202

Muaz Aijazi, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: aijazimm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7706

Aryan Narayan Aiyer, MD

Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Atherosclerosis; Hypertension

Email: aiyeran@upmc.edu

Fadeke Akanbi, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hospital Medicine

Email: akanbif@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Imad Al Ghouleh, PhD

Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: NAPDH oxidase-ROS signaling pathway

Email: ima6@pitt.edu

Mohammad Al-bataineh, DVM, MS, PhD

Renal-Electrolyte

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Acute kidney injury; ischemia; metabolic stress; Muc1; ß-catenin; AMPK

Email: mma57@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-2619

Kathryn M Albers, PhD

Gastroenterology

Adjunct Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sensory neuron development, function of transcription factor Sox11

Email: kaa2@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9669

Jonathan K. Alder, PhD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Telomeres, Telomerase, Lung Disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Email: jalder@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-7441

Tasha L Alston, PhD, MSW

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: African American fathers' involvement in education, fatherhood, academic achievement, equity in education, school, family & community partnerships, strengthening families, & DEI.

Email: TLA42@pitt.edu

Andrew D Althouse, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Randomized Clinical Trials, Bayesian Statistical Analysis, Adaptive Clinical Trials

Email: ada62@pitt.edu

Lakya Amaranatha, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: lakya.amaranatha@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-3332

Pooja Amarapurkar, MD

Renal-Electrolyte

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: amarapur@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-6821

Eric J. Anish, MD

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Academic General Interal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Email: anishea@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-2458

Martina Anto-Ocrah, PhD, MPH, MTASCP

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Reproductive Epidemiology, Social Media & Digital Health, Global Health

Email: maa509@pitt.edu

Cristian Apetrei, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Diversity and pathogenesis of SIVs in natural and non-natural nonhuman primate hosts

Email: apetreic@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-5256

Gerard Apodaca, PhD

Renal-Electrolyte

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: cell biology, uroepithelium, rho family GTPases, exocytosis, endocytosis, kidney epithelium

Email: gla6@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8893

Leonard J Appleman, MD,PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Genitourinary Malignancies, Experimental Therapeutics

Email: applemanlj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7764

Ricardo Arbulu, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship. Quality improvement.

Email: arbuluguerrard@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-232-7539

Robert M. Arnold, MD

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Doctor-Patient Communication, Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

Email: rabob@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-4810

Sarah Arnold, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: arnoldsa2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7706

George Aromatorio, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Interventional Cardiology

Email: aromatoriogj@upmc.edu

Phone: 724-698-1830

Gavin E. Arteel, PhD, FAASLD

Gastroenterology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Chronic fatty liver diseases (alcoholic and nonalcoholic)

Email: gearteel@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-4187

Dana Ascherman, MD

Rheumatology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Systemic autoimmune disease, ILD, Autoimmunity, Applied and Innate Immunity, Biomarker discovery

Email: DASCHER@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8734

Shauna M. Assadzandi, MD

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cognitive Evaluation, Frailty, Post-Acute and Long Term Care

Email: assadzandism@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Charles W. Atwood Jr., MD, FCCP, FAASM

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Fellowship

Email: atwoodcw@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-2461

Antonie J. Auguste, MD, MPH

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Infection Prevention and Control, Hospital Epidemiology, General Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Telemedicine

Email: augusteaj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Dreema Zafar Awan, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiology

Email: awandz@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Khaled Bachour, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Echocardiography, Preventive Cardiology, General Cardiology

Email: bachourk@upmc.edu

Rachel Bachrach, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Unhealthy Alcohol Use, Implementation Science, Evidence-Based Substance Use Care, Veteran Health

Email: rachel.bachrach2@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-2674

Hassan Badrane, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Investigating opportunistic infections caused by Candida species of yeasts

Email: hab42@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-8438

Du-San Baek, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antibody-based immunotherapeutic development for infectious diseases and cancers

Email: dub5@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-4232

William G. Bain, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: bainwg@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2211

Eric P Balaban, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email:

Phone: 412-864-7706

Archana Bandi, MD

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Telehealth, General Endocrinology

Email: archana.bandi@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-6146

Amar D. Bansal, MD FASN

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: chronic kidney disease, renal supportive care, onconephrology, glomerulonephritis

Email: bansalad@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-2571

Riyue Bao, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Computational Oncology, Cancer Immunotherapy, High-dimensional data integration, Machine Learning, Human Microbiome.

Email: baor@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-0021

James J. Baran, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: baranjj2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-373-8040

Ian J. Barbash, MD, MS

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Critical Care; Health Policy; Healthcare Quality

Email: barbashij@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2211

J. Ryan Bariola, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Endemic Fungal Infections

Email: bariolajr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Arthur M. Barrie III, MD, PhD

Gastroenterology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Email: amb145@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-641-2164

William Barrington, MD

Cardiology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiac arrhythmias, ablation of arrhythmias,syncope, resident and fellow education

Email: barringtonww@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-6272

Monica L Baskin, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Professor of Medicine

Email: baskinml@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3421

Catherine Baty, DVM, PhD

Renal-Electrolyte

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: lymphatic endothelial cell biology, cardiomyopathy, live cell imaging (microscopy)

Email: cjb16@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9411

Robert A Baumgartner, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: baumgartnerra@upmc.edu

Jason R. Becker, MD

Cardiology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Molecular processes central to inherited and acquired cardiomyopathies

Email: beckerj@pitt.edu

Ricardo N. Bedoya, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Patient Safety, Quality Improvement

Email: bedoyarn@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD

Gastroenterology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Fatty Liver Disease; Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Email: jab31@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-4526

Juliane I. Beier, PhD

Gastroenterology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Toxicant-associated liver disease

Email: jibeier@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-4186

Kambez Benam, DPhil

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Organs-on-Chips, 3D-Bioprinting, Bioartificial Living Human Lung Systems, Preclinical Pathophysiological Modeling, Host-Pathogen/Environment Interactions, Therapeutic Discovery and Development

Email: benamk@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-4766

Monica Benavides, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: benavidesmm@upmc.edu

Filitsa Bender, MD, FACP

Renal-Electrolyte

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Chronic Kidney Disease: management and outcomes, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis

Email: fhb5@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-4899

Kathryn Berlacher, MD, MS, FACC

Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Medical education, women's cardiology, general cardiology

Email: berlacherk@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-3429

Jennifer I Berliner, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: berlinerji@upmc.edu

Karl Bezak, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Palliative Care

Email: bezakkb@upmc.edu

Mamta Bhatnagar, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Palliative Care, Symptom Management, Quality Improvement

Email: bhatnagarm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4834

Pooja Bhatt, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: mahadeshwarps@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Aditya Bhonsale, MBBS, MD, MHS

Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: bhonsalea@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-3419

Lori Marie Bigi, MD MS

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Patient Management of Illness, Prevention through Healthy Lifestyles

Email: bigilm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

David G. Binion, MD

Gastroenterology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Big Data and IBD: Defining Clinical Challenges and Developing Data Driven Solutions

Email: biniond@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-4194

Lori Birder, PhD

Renal-Electrolyte

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Urinary Bladder, Sensory Neurons, Urothelium, Vanilloid Receptor 1 (VR1), Mechanosensitivity, Nitric Oxide

Email: lbirder@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-7368

Julius Birnbaum, MD

Rheumatology

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: birnbaumj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-586-3550

Mehret Birru Talabi, MD, PhD

Rheumatology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: rheumatology, reproductive health, women's health

Email: birrums@upmc.edu

Partha S Biswas, BVSc, MVSc, PhD

Rheumatology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Systemic lupus erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Immunity, Autoimmunity, Inflammation, Cytokine, Interleukin -17, Chronic kidney diseases

Email: psb13@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-8708

Tatiana Bogdanovich, MD, PhD, MSc

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Clostridium difficile infection and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Email: bogdanovicht@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Corry Bondi, PhD

Renal-Electrolyte

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: cdb88@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-0423

Eliana Bonifacino, MD MS

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Medical Education, Clinical Reasoning Education

Email: bonifacinoe@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Franklin A. Bontempo, MD

Hematology/Oncology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Coagulation, Thrombosis, Bleeding Disorders, Lupus Anticoagulants, Coagulation in Liver Transplantation

Email: fbontempo@itxm.org

Phone: 412-586-9875

Sonya Borrero, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Reproductive Health Equity, Contraception, Pregnancy Decision Making, Marginalized Populations, Women's Health

Email: borrerosp@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4841

Stephen Bowser, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Cardiac Catheterization

Email: bowsersa@upmc.edu

Phone: 724-258-3966

Cary Boyd-Shiwarski, MD, PhD

Renal-Electrolyte

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hypertension and Electrolyte Disorders

Email: boydcr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-3118

Jennifer Brackney, DO

Rheumatology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Pseudogout

Email: jennifer.brackney@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-6146

Randall E. Brand, MD

Gastroenterology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hereditary Pancreatic and GI Cancers; Pancreatic cystic neoplasms,, Early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Email: brandre@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3105

Rhonda Metter Brand, PhD

Gastroenterology

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Musocal research in dermatology and gastroenterology.

Email: rmb91@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-3399

Leah Brandt, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV-1 Latency and Persistence

Email: ldb43@pitt.edu

Molly Brennan, DO

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Resident education

Email: brennanme2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Susan Brode, MD

Cardiology

Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiac Electrophysiology

Email: brodese@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-4690

Robert C. Brooks, MD, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Medical Education

Email: robert.brooks@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-3194

Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Clinical Trials, Breast Molecular Biology, Metastatic Disease

Email: brufskyam@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-641-4530

Jodie Bryk, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Enhanced Care Program

Email: brykja@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-925-5875

Tomasz Brzoska, MPharm, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: brzoskat@pitt.edu

Ronald J Buckanovich, MD, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Professor of Medicine

Email: buckanovichrj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-641-4721

Marta Bueno, PhD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: aging, pulmonary fibrosis, mitochondrial dysfunction

Email: mbueno@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-0524

Sam A Buffer Jr, MD

Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Clinical and Noninvasive Cardiology

Email: buffersa@upmc.com

Phone: 412-367-8202

Thuy D. Bui, MD

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Care for Underserved Populations

Email: buit@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Hailey W. Bulls, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: CancerPain, Neuropathy, Pain Psychology, Behavioral Medicine

Email: hailey.bulls@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2666

Peter D. Bulova, MD

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Medical Education, International Scholars, Disabilities

Email: bulovapd@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Gregory M. Bump, MD

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Email: bumpgm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Raquel A. Buranosky, MD, MPH

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Medical Education, Women's Health, Underserved Care

Email: buranoskyr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Sarah Welsh Burgdorf, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: burgdorfsw@upmc.edu

Melissa A Burgess, MD

Hematology/Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sarcoma; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Clinical Trials, Quality Improvement

Email: burgessma@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7764

Timothy F. Burns, MD, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Lung Cancer, Targeted Therapy, Therapeutic Resistance, KRAS and EGFR mutant NSCLC, MET altered NSCLC, EMT

Email: burnstf@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7770

Karin E. Byers, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Surgical infections, particularly neurosurgical infections and orthopedic infections

Email: byerke@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Sharon L. Camhi, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Acute lung injury, palliative care, sleep medicine

Email: camhisl@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-3199

Diana Cantellops, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: CHF, CAD, Valvular Disease, Hypertension

Email: cantellopsd@upmc.edu

Phone: 724-981-6810

Marcelo D. Carattino, PhD

Renal-Electrolyte

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Structure and function of ion channels, Acid-sensing ion channels, Epithelial sodium channel, Tight junctions, Epithelial transport, Physiology of the Urinary bladder

Email: mdc4@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9075

Andrea Carter, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Women's Heath, Medical Education

Email: carterae@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Carolyn M. Casey, DO

Rheumatology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: General rheumatology and medical education

Email: caseycm2@upmc.edu

William J. Ceyrolles, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: ceyrolleswj@upmc.edu

Priyanka V Chablani, MD, MS

Hematology/Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: chablanipv2@upmc.edu

Geetha Chalasani, MD

Renal-Electrolyte

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Memory T cells in organ transplantation, B cell – T cell interactions in memory generation, Innate immune activation in organ transplantation, Pathogenesis of chronic rejection

Email: gec12@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-5924

Colby Chamberlain, DO

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: chamberlaincl2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7706

Stephen Y. Chan, MD, PhD, FAHA

Cardiology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Pulmonary hypertension, molecular cardiology, precision medicine

Email: chansy@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-6030

Divay Chandra, MD, MSc

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: COPD, lung volume reduction

Email: chandrad@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-624-7441

(Joyce) Chung-Chou H. Chang, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Survival and Longitudinal Data Analyis, Causal Effect Modeling, Designs of Clinical Trials, Risk Prediction, Machine Learning

Email: changj@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-4868

Judy C. Chang, MD, MPH

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor

Email: jchang@mail.magee.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Yvonne Chao, MD, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: chaoyl@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7703

Beibei Bill Chen, PhD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Acute Lung Injury, Protein Ubiquitination, E3 ligase, Small Molecule Drug Discovery

Email: chenb@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-624-2664

Kong Chen, PhD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Th17 cells, mucosal vaccines, cystic fibrosis, lung transplant

Email: kong.chen2@chp.edu

Phone: 412-692-2118

Xucai Chen, PhD

Cardiology

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Ultrasound microbubble assisted molecular imaging; drug and gene delivery

Email: chenxx2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-9512

Zhangguo Chen, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: B cell biology and B cell lymphomagenesis

Email: chenz12@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-4674

Andy Yi-Ming Cheng, MD

General Internal Medicine

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hospital Medicine, Readmission Reduction, Post-Discharge Follow-Up Programs

Email: chengay2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Huai Y. Cheng, MD, MPH, MS

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Improve elders' quality of life, develop geriatrics curricula

Email: chenghy@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-2507

Shaoji Cheng, MD

Infectious Diseases

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: The molecular pathogenesis of Candida infection

Email: chengs@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9928

Jennifer S Chennat, MD

Gastroenterology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Therapeutic Endoscopy

Email: chennatjs@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-578-9424

Aravind Cherukuri, MBBS, PhD, MRCP

Renal-Electrolyte

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cytokine expressing B cells, TCMR, DSA, Biomarkers, Post-transplant proteinuria

Email: cherukuria@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-525-0671

Julie Wilson Childers, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Palliative Care, Motivational Interviewing, Teaching Communication, Substance Use Disorders

Email: childersjw2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4834

Shalini Chiravuri, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: chiravuris@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Yu-Chiao Chiu, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Bioinformatics, Machine learning, Cancer genomics, Pharmacogenomics

Email: YUC250@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-5023

Kapil Brijmohan Chopra, MD

Gastroenterology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Liver Transplantation; Acute and Chronic Liver Diseases

Email: choprak@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-232-8888

Madhu Choudhary, MD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV and viral hepatitis therapeutic Clinical trials

Email: mac529@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-1675

Simon Chough, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology

Email: choush@upmc.edu

Phone: 724-258-3966

Cornelius (Neil) J. Clancy, MD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Mechanisms of antifungal drug resistance and susceptibility in Candida species, and correlations with therapeutic efficacy

Email: clancyn@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-0996

Alexandra Clark, MD

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: General Endocrinology, Diabetes, Transgender Care, Male Hypogonadism

Email: Alexandra.Clark4@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-1428

Melissa P. Clark, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Asthma, Allergies

Email: clarkmp@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-3199

Becky Clarkson, PhD

Geriatrics

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Understanding the brain-bladder connection and developing treatments for urgency incontinence

Email: bdc29@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-1270

Rene Claxton, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Communication Teaching, Palliative Care, Graduate Medical Education

Email: claxtonrn@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4834

Deborah Jane Co, MD

Rheumatology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatoid Arthritis and osteoporosis and gout

Email: codj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-784-1466

Andreea Coca, MD, MPH

Rheumatology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases, systemic lupus, erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, uveitis and inflammatory eye disease

Email: cocaa2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-586-3550

Ronald Codario, MD

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Transgender/Gender Diverse Care, Diabetes

Email: ronald.codario@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-1441

Lan G Coffman, MD, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Ovarian cancer biology, Tumor microenvironment,Mesenchymal stem cells, Mechanisms of metastasis

Email: coffmanl@mail.magee.edu

Phone: 412-641-2016

Jeffrey S. Cohen, MD FACC

Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

Email: cohenjc@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-781-4860

Brenna Conroy, DO

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: conroyb2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-232-5918

Jennifer A. Corbelli, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Graduate Medical Education, Women's Health, Hospital Medicine, Systematic Review

Email: corbellija@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Timothy E. Corcoran, PhD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: aerosol drug delivery

Email: corcorante@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-624-8918

Julia Kang Cornett, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: cornettjk@upmc.edu

Paola Corti, PhD

Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: cardiovascular regeneration, globins, embryonic development

Email: pac47@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-0463

Chelcie L. Costabile, DO

Cardiology

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiovascular disease

Email: costabilecl@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-380-5030

Peter J Counihan, MD

Cardiology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiovascular hemodynamics; valvular heart disease

Email: counihanpj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-6296

Malamo E Countouris, MD

Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: countourisme@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-641-8870

Matthew Culyba, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antimicrobial Resistance, Bacterial Evolution

Email: culybamj2@upmc.edu

Michael J. Curren Jr., MD MS

Cardiology

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Clinical informatics, Clinical Cardiology

Email: currenmj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-781-4860

Joshua C Cyktor, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: the interface of intracellular pathogens, like HIV-1 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Email: jcc114@pitt.edu

Jessica E. Cyr, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Academic Hospitalist at VA Pittsburgh

Email: jessica.cyr@va.gov

Phone: 412-822-2222

Chelsea Dahl, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: dahlcf@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Allie Dakroub, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor

Email: dakroubah@upmc.edu

Marianela Dalghi, ,

Renal-Electrolyte

Post Doctoral Associate

Email: mgd29@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-1618

Rohit Das, MD

Gastroenterology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Therapeutic Endoscopy

Email: dasr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3105

Sudipta Das, PhD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Immunology, host pathogen interaction, lung injury

Email: sud29@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2210

Diwakar Davar, MD

Hematology/Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: cancer immunology and immunotherapy; checkpoint inhibition; biomarker development; melanoma

Email: davard@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-4724

Brian M. Davis, PhD

Gastroenterology

Adjunct Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Neurogenic inflammation and role of peripheral nervous system in pancreatic disease

Email: bmd1@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9745

Esa Matius Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Obesity-Related Maternal and Child Health Outcomes, Tobacco Treatment in Hospitalized Smokers

Email: davisem@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4862

Lydia S. Davis, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiac imaging; women's health; cardiovascular disease

Email: davislj2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-367-6484

Ishani De, MD

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Long-term outcomes of acute illness in frail older adults, dementia care , Hospital Elder Life Program

Email: dei@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2377

Laura M. De Castro, MD

Hematology/Oncology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sickle Cell Disease

Email: decastrolm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7026

Joy de Luna, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Lung Transplantation

Email: delunaj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-684-3199

Allison S DeKosky, MD

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hospital Medicine

Email: dekoskyas@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Cathal Delaney, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: cathal.delaney2@chp.edu

Kathryn Demanelis, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: demanelisk@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3731

Kimberley DeMerle, MD, MSc

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: demerlekm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2210

David Demoise, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Clinician Educator

Email: demoisedc@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-2458

Robert Moreau Denshaw, MD

Renal-Electrolyte

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Management of chronic kidney disease

Email: denshawr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-802-3043

Frederick DeRubertis, MD

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Email: frederick.derubertis@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-6146

Ranil DeSilva, MD

Renal-Electrolyte

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Chronic kidney disease, Quality improvement, Outcomes associated with hemodialysis vascular access

Email: desilvarn@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-802-3043

Dimiter Stanchev Dimitrov, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: therapeutic antibodies, viruses, cancer, aging

Email: dsd116@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-4702

Deborah DiNardo, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Teaching Clinical Reasoning, Medical Student and Resident Education, Women’s Health, Cancer Survivorship Care

Email: Deborah.dinardo@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-1709

Sean Doerfler, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: doerflerse2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Yohei Doi, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Mechanism of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria

Email: DoiY@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9445

Alan Domat, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: domata@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7706

Robyn T. Domsic, MD, MPH

Rheumatology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Systemic sclerosis or scleroderma, Diffuse scleroderma, Raynaud phenomenon, Clinical trial, Risk prediction, Risk stratification, Endothelial function, Vascular imaging

Email: rtd4@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8000

Michael Donahoe, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Hospital Quality Improvement

Email: donahoem@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-2049

Leslie Dongell, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: dongellll@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7706

Albert D. Donnenberg, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hematopietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Stem Cell Biology and Therapy, Immune Reconstitution, Cancer Cell Biology, Flow Cytometry

Email: donnenbergad@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3256

Anna K Donovan, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Resident and Medical Student Education, Residents as Teachers, UME to GME Transitions, Women in Academic Medicine

Email: donovanak2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Yan Dorneich, MD

Renal-Electrolyte

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: dorneichy@upmc.edu

Kathleen Dorritie, MD

Hematology/Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, novel therapeutics for acute myeloid leukemia

Email: dorritieka@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7764

Jan Drappatz, MD

Hematology/Oncology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Early Clinical Drug Development, Glioblastoma, CNS Lymphoma, Brain Metastases

Email: drappatzj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2600

Wei Du, MD, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hematopoiesis, Leukemia, Bone marrow transplantation, DNA damage repair, Immune responses

Email: duw@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-2211

John J Dube, PhD

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Skeletal Muscle, Lipolysis, Exercise, Bioenergetics, Liver, Adipose, Mitochondria

Email: jjd8@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-780-0156

Howard Dubner, MD

Gastroenterology

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: General Gastroenterology

Email: dubnerhm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3105

Jeffrey M Dueker, MD, MPH

Gastroenterology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: IBD, quality improvement and patient safety, healthcare utilization, and medical education

Email: duekerjm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-2183

Richard H. Duerr, MD

Gastroenterology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Inflammatory bowel disease genetics and functional genomics research; inpatient care of inflammatory bowel disease patients

Email: duerr@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9497

Eric J. Dueweke, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Developing effective evidence-based cardiac outreach care at community hospitals

Email: duewekeej@upmc.edu

Daniel G. Dunlap, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: dunlapd2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-3199

Partha Dutta, DVM, PhD

Cardiology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Inflammation and hematopoietic stem cell fate in cardiovascular disease and pulmonary hypertension

Email: duttap@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-6030

William P. Edwards Jr., MD

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Nuclear Cardiology

Email: edwardsjrwp@upmc.edu

Phone: 814-432-7327

Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, MD, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: History of Medicine, Nutrition, The Body, Health Equity, German History

Email: ehrenbergerka@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4945

Oliver Eickelberg, MD, FERS, ATSF

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Visiting Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Lung and tissue fibrosis, Lung transplantation, Extracellular matrix

Email: eickelbergo@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-624-7225

Yvonne S. Eisele, PhD

Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Amyloid diseases

Email: eiseley@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-4438

Mazen El Ali, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: elalim2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-2461

Nancy Ruth Eligator, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: General Gynecology, Caring for Women through All Stages of Life

Email: elignx@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

D. Michael Elnicki, MD

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Medical Education, Clinical Hypertension, Teaching in Ambulatory Settings

Email: elnickim@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3688

Leisha A Emens, MD, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

Professor of Medicine

Email: emensla@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3239

Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Health Services Research, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, Workforce Diversity

Email: uessien@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-0811

N. A. Mark Estes, MD, FACC, FHRS

Cardiology

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Electrocardiography, Complex Arrhythmias, Pacemakers and ICDs

Email: estesna@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-4690

Adriana Estrada-Bernal, PhD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Study of the pathogenetic process of the lung

Email: estradabernala@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-624-7225

Tulio Estrada-Quintero, MD, FACC

Cardiology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Adult General Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

Email: estrtx@upmc.edu

Phone: 724-588-9830

John Evankovich III, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Molecu