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photo Eliana Bonifacino, MD

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-4888

Office: 3459 Fifth Ave
9 South
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4888
Education and Training
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fellow in General Internal Medicine, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Intern & Resident in Internal Medicine, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Educational Interest
Dr. Bonifacino’s prior research experience includes a examining the relationship between breastfeeding and risk of maternal hypertension through a systematic review, and developing a new format for the ambulatory pre-clinic conference that focuses on examining guidelines through the lens of high value care.
Selected Publications:
Allende, ML., Bektas, M., Lee, BG., Bonifacino, E., Kang, J., Tuymetova, G., Chen, W., Saba, JD., Proia, RL. Sphingosine-I-phosphate lyase deficiency produces a pro-inflammatory response while impairing neutrophil trafficking. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2011; 286 (9): 7348-7358.
Allende, ML., Tuymetova, G., Lee, BG., Bonifacino, E., Wu, YP., Proia, RL. S1P1 receptor directs the release of immature B cells from bone marrow into blood. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 2010; 207 (5): 1113-1124.
Notable Achievements
Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013