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photo Pooja Bhatt, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-4882

Office: UPMC Montefiore, Suite G100
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Education and Training
BS Biology, St. Bonaventure University (St. Bonaventure, NY), 2012
MD, The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), 2017
Internal Medicine Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (New York, NY), 2020
Research Interest
Recent Presentations:

Sweet Syndrome: Not Your Standard Cellulitis. Annual Conference of the Society of Hospital Medicine, April 2020 (San Diego, CA). Authors: P Mahadeshwar, C Park, N Viera Feliciano, U Kim, S Alsalem, G Desman, G Han, M Harrington

Prevalence of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in Adults and Children with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, November 2016 (Washington, D.C.). Authors: P Mahadeshwar, T Kapoor, K Quinnies, N Tatonetti, J Hui-Yuen, S Nguyen, J Bathon, K Neville, J Miceli, S Tanner, A Askanase

Herpetic Viruses in Lupus. Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, November 2016 (Washington, D.C.). Authors: T Kapoor, P Mahadeshwar, J Li, S Nguyen, J Bathon, B Bhandari, A Askanase

Anterior Segment Enhanced-Depth Imaging Optical Coherence Tomography for Imaging the Lamina Cribrosa Ex Vivo. Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May 2014 (Orlando, FL). Authors: SC ParK, T Milman, P Mahadeshwar, JL Chien, JM Liebmann, R Ritch
Clinical Interest
Dr. Mahadeshwar is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and staff hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine. She received her medical degree from The George Washington University and completed her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She is particularly interested in initiatives around operations improvement and healthcare provider wellness. During her residency, she served as co-chair of the Medicine House Staff Committee, working to identify and resolve barriers to productivity and workflow. Dr. Mahadeshwar also has research experience in lupus and ocular imaging, having pioneered a novel methodology and device for studying the lamina cribrosa. She joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2020 and has both clinical and teaching responsibilities.
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Selected Publications:
Kapoor, TM, Mahadeshwar, P, Hui-Yuen, J, Quinnies, K, Tatonetti, N, Gartshteyn, Y, Guo, C, Geraldino-Pardilla, L, Askanase, AD. Prevalence of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in adults and children with systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus Science and Medicine. 2020; 7(1): e000388.
Kapoor, TM, Mahadeshwar, P, Nguyen, S, Li, J, Kapoor, S, Bathon, J, Giles, J, Askanase, A. Low prevalence of Pneumocystis pneumonia in hospitalized patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: review of a clinical data warehouse. Lupus. 2017; 26(14): 1473-1482.
Chien, JL, Ghassibi, MP, Mahadeshwar, P, Li, P, Liebmann, JM, Ritch, R, Milman, T, Park, SC. A Novel Method for Assessing Lamina Cribrosa Structure Ex Vivo Using Anterior Segment Enhanced Depth Imaging Optical Coherence Tomography. Journal of Glaucoma. 2017; 26(7): 626-632.
Notable Achievements
Medical Student Preceptorship Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation, 2016