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photo Meghan Fitzpatrick, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division Chief, UPMC East Critical Care Medicine


Phone: 412-648-7784

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-7784
Fax: 412-624-8373
Administrative Assistant:
Cindy Vinkovich
Phone: 412-648-7784
Fax: 412-624-8373
Education and Training
BS - Biochemistry, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2002
MD, Temple University School of Medicine, 2006
Residency - Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2009
Fellowship - Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2014
Research Interest
Dr. Fitzpatrick’s research interests focus on the relationships between chronic HIV infection and HIV co-infections with COPD, which develops in an accelerated fashion among persons chronically infected with HIV.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Fitzpatrick’s clinical responsibilities are primarily critical care and she is interested in processes of care and quality improvement in critical illness. She rounds on the medical ICU services at UPMC East and PUH.
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Selected Publications:
Fitzpatrick, ME, Nouraie, M, Gingo, MR, Camp, D, Kessinger, CJ, Sincebaugh, JB, Clarke, A, Ries, JW, Kleerup, EC, Kingsley, L, Morris, A. Novel relationships of markers of monocyte activation and endothelial dysfunction with pulmonary dysfunction in HIV-infected persons. AIDS. 2016; Jun 1;30(9): 1327-39.
Fitzpatrick, M, Brooks, JT, Kaplan, JE. Epidemiology of HIV-Associated Lung Disease in the United States. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2016; Apr;37(2): 181-98.
Fitzpatrick, ME, Singh, V, Bertolet, M, Lucht, L, Kessinger, C, Michel, J, Logar, A, Weinman, R, McMahon, D, Norris, KA, Vallejo, AN, Morris, A. Relationships of pulmonary function, inflammation, and T-cell activation and senescence in an HIV-infected cohort. AIDS. 2014; Nov;28: 2505-2515.
Fitzpatrick, ME, Tedrow, JR, Hillenbrand, ME, Lucht, L, Richards, T, Norris, KA, Zhang, Y, Sciurba, FC, Kaminski, N, Morris, A. Pneumocystis jirovecii colonization is associated with enhanced Th1 inflammatory gene expression in lungs of humans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Microbiol Immunol. 2014; Mar;58(3): 202-11.
Fitzpatrick, ME, Gingo, MR, Kessinger, C, Lucht, L, Kleerup, E, Greenblatt, RM, Claman, D, Ponath, C, Fong, S, Huang, L, Morris, A. HIV infection is associated with diffusing capacity impairment in women. J Acquire Immune Defic Syndr. 2013; Nov; 64(3): 284-8.
Mangalmurti, NS, Xiong, Z, Hulver, M, Ranganathan, M, Liu, XH, Oriss, T, Fitzpatrick, M, Rubin, M, Triulzi, D, Choi, A, Lee, JS. Loss of red cell chemokine scavenging promotes transfusion-related lung inflammation. Blood. 2009; Jan 29;113(5): 1158-66.
Notable Achievements
Member, American Thoracic Society, 2009-Present
Member, American College of Chest Physicians, 2011 - Present