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photo Anna K Donovan, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Program Director of Inpatient Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program

Director, Internal Ambulatory Rotation


Phone: 412-692-4888

Office: 200 Lothrop Street
Montefiore Hospital 933W
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4888
Fax: 412-692-4499
Administrative Assistant:
Julie Mastro
Education and Training
BA, Grinnell College, 2001
MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2008
MS, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011
Chief Medical Resident, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2012
Women's Health/Medical Education Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 2014
Research Interest
Dr. Donovan has extensive experience presenting her work and teaching both locally and nationally. Dr. Donovan maintains an interest in medical education research with current projects in curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation focused on inpatient care. She recently designed and evaluated a new curriculum teaching interns how to teach, which she has integrated into a longitudinal residents-as-teachers curriculum for Internal Medicine residents. Additionally, she is currently involved in medical education research projects related to teaching high value care and separate projects focused on improving inpatient care through educational interventions.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Donovan enjoys seeing a diverse group of primary care patients at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, with a special interest in Women’s Health issues. She also works as a teaching hospitalist on the inpatient service at UPMC Presbyterian. She supervises residents in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Educational Interest
As the Associate Program Director for Inpatient Medicine for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Dr. Donovan manages the educational component of the inpatient rotations with a focus on general medicine wards. Additionally, Dr. Donovan enjoys teaching in various medical school courses in the pre-clinical and clinical years. She enjoys the time that she spends mentoring medical students, internal medicine residents, and general internal medicine fellows.
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Selected Publications:
Fan J, Donovan AK, Ledee DR, Zelenka PS, Fariss RN, Chepelinsky AB. GammaE-crystallin recruitment to the plasma membrane by specific interaction between lens MIP/aquaporin-0 and gammaE-crystallin. Investigations in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. 2004; 45: 863-871.
Pekarek E, Jacobson K, Donovan A. High levels of genetic variation exist in Aspergillus niger populations infecting Welwitschia mirabilis hook. Journal of Heredity. 2006; 97: 270-278.
Donovan AK, Smith KJ, Ragni MV. Anticoagulation Duration in Heterozygous Factor V Leiden: A Decision Analysis. Thrombosis Research. 2013; 132: 724-728.
Donovan AK, Suffoletto JL. The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome [computer-based instruction]. Annals Virtual Patients. Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians. Published Online. 2014.
Benson MK, Lebduska ER, Mieczkowski AE, Donovan AK, Buranosky RA. Giving the Understudy the Spotlight: Promoting Resident Autonomy on the Wards. Academic Internal Medicine Insight. 2015; 13: 8-10.
Donovan AK, Wood GJ, Rubio DM, Day HD, Spagnoletti CL. Faculty Communication Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills Around Chronic Non-Malignant Pain Improve with Online Training. Pain Medicine. 2016.
Donovan AK, Linz DR, Rubio DM, McNeil MA, Spagnoletti CL. Teaching to Teach: An Effective and Feasible Teaching Curriculum for Internal Medicine Interns. Southern Medical Journal. 2018; 111(12): 733-38.
Cooper CM, Donovan AK, Sharpe BA, Slawski B, Burger A. Update In Hospital Medicine: Practical Lessons from Current Literature. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2019; 14: E1-E5.
Nikiforova T, Benson MK, Hamm ME, Donovan AK. What they Heard: A Qualitative Report of Residents' Impressions of a High Value Care Curriculum. SGIM Forum. 2019; 42(1): 4-5,16.
Notable Achievements
Inductee, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, 2007
Recipient, Best Senior Resident Presentation Award, UPMC Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania., 2011
Recipient, Exemplary Clinical Workshop Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2013
Recipient, Best Oral Abstract Award, UPMC Annual Graduate Medical Education Leadership Conference, 2014
Recipient, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education Innovation in Medical Education Award, 2014
Co-recipient, Best Oral Abstract Award, UPMC Annual Graduate Medical Education Leadership Conference, 2015
Co-recipient, Mack Lipkin Senior Award for Best Fellow Oral Abstract, Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, 2015
Co-recipient, Best Resident Poster Award, UPMC Department of Medicine Research Day, 2015
Recipient, Clinical Educator of the Year Award for the Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2016
Fellowship, American College of Physicians, 2017