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photo Sean Doerfler, 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
BA Neuroscience, Amherst College (Amherst, MA), 2011
MD, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2017
Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University Health System (Durham, NC), 2020
Research Interest
Recent Presentations:

Transoral Robotic Surgery for Management of Cervical Unknown Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Updates on Efficacy, Surgical Technique and Margin Status. Poster. AHNS 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, July 2016 (Seattle, WA). Authors: M Geltzeiler, S Doerfler, WG Albergotti, M Kubik, S Kim, R Ferris, U Duvvuri
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Selected Publications:
Parikh, KS, Doerfler, S, Shelburne, N, Kennedy, K, Whitson, J, Dahhan, T, Fortin, T, Rajagopal, S. Experience in Transitioning From Parenteral Prostacyclins to Selexipag in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. 2020; 75(4): 299-304.
Doerfler, S, Faerber, J, McKhann, GM, Elliott, JP, Winn, HR, Kumar, M, Levine, J, Le Roux, PD. The Incidence and Impact of Secondary Cerebral Insults on Outcome After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Neurosurgery. 2018; 114: e483-e494.
Kumar, MA, Levine, J, Faerber, J, Elliott, JP, Winn, HR, Doerfler, S, Le Roux, P. The Effects of Red Blood Cell Transfusion on Functional Outcome after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Neurosurgery. 2017; 108: 807-816.
Geltzeiler, M, Doerfler, S, Turner, M, Albergotti, WG, Kubik, M, Kim, S, Ferris, R, Duvvuri, U. Transoral robotic surgery for management of cervical unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma: Updates on efficacy, surgical technique and margin status. Oral Oncology. 2017; 66: 9-13.
Hardesty, DA, Doerfler, S, Sandhu, S, Whitmore, RG, Ford, P, Rushton, S, LeRoux, P. "Bloodless" Neurosurgery Among Jehovah's Witnesses: A Comparison with Matched Concurrent Controls. World Neurosurgery. 2017; 97: 132-139.
Ramchand, P, Nyirjesy, S, Frangos, S, Doerfler, S, Nawalinksi, K, et al. Thromboelastography Parameter Predicts Outcome After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: An Exploratory Analysis. World Neurosurgery. 2016; 96: 215-221.
Massaro, AM, Doerfler, S, Nawalinski, K, Michel, B, Driscoll, N, Ju, C, Patel, H, et al. Thromboelastography defines late hypercoagulability after TBI: a pilot study. Neurocritical Care. 2015; 22(1): 45-51.
Notable Achievements
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2017
Senior Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2017
Clinical Professionalism Award, Duke University Health System, 2020