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photo Brandon J. Smith, MD, PharmD

Infectious Diseases

Email: smithbj5@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-0703

Contact
Office: 3601 Fifth Avenue 7th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-864-0703
Fax:
E-mail: smithbj5@upmc.edu
Education and Training
Education
PharmD, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012
MD, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2016
Training
Internal Medicine Residency, UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2019
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021
Research Interest
B-lactam therapeutic drug monitoring
Cefepime/Meropenem neurotoxicity
Multidrug resistant gram negative pathogens
B-lactam allergies
Clinical Interest
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Implementation of B-lactam TDM into daily clinical practice
Antibiotic allergies
Educational Interest
Promoting the transition from pharmacy school to medical school and mentoring those who have chosen or are considering this path.
Providing ID education to students/residents NOT pursuing a career in ID in a context that will be especially helpful for their chosen specialty
Working with students/residents/fellows and other healthcare providers at all levels of training to enhance their understanding of infectious diseaes
Notable Achievements
Antimicrobial Stewardship Track Certification, UPMC, 2021
Chief Infectious Diseases Fellow, 2020-2021
Internal Medicine Board Certification, 2019
Resident Achievement Award, UPMC Mercy, 2019
Resident Research Award, UPMC Mercy, 2018
Making A Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD ID) Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification, 2018
IDWeek Trainee Award, 2019, 2020, 2021