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photo Kathleen R Sheridan, DO

Infectious Diseases

Director, Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Program


Phone: 412-383-1675

Office: Falk Medical Bldg.
3601 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-383-1675
Fax: 412-647-7951
Administrative Assistant:
Patricia Paulson
Address: Keystone Bldg.
3520 Fifth Ave., 5th Fl
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-383-1675
Fax: 412-383-2900
Education and Training
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
Doctor of Osteopathy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie PA, 2005
Categorical Medicine Resident, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
Infectious Disease Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2010
Research Interest
Dr. Sheridan's research focuses on the delivery of quality care to patients discharged from the hospital on IV antibiotics through the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) program to prevent hospital readmissions and antibiotic¬associated adverse events.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Sheridan spends time rounding on the inpatient general ID services as well as the surgical ID service. She sees outpatients in the general ID clinic, OPAT clinic, and the HIV clinic. She is the Medical Director for the OPAT clinic. In addition, she sees patients at remote UPMC facilities via telemedicine. Her main area of interest is in the transition of care from the inpatient to outpatient management via the OPAT Program and preventing hospital readmissions and adverse events in these patients.
Educational Interest
Dr. Sheridan precepts medical students, residents, and fellows in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She also lectures at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the "Introduction to Being a Physician" course where she discusses qualities and characteristics to make one a good Physician while caring for the HIV patient. She precepts several small group discussions during the "Medical Micro" and "Physical Exam" courses.