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photo Casey N. McQuade, MD, MSEd

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-4882

Office: UPMC Montefiore, G100
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Education and Training
BS Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), 2012
MD, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), 2016
MS Ed., University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education, 2023
Internal Medicine Residency, UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA), 2019
Chief Medical Resident, UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA), 2020
Research Interest
Dr. McQuade's primary research interest focuses on the improvement of clinical reasoning education at the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels. More specifically, Dr. McQuade is most interested in how problem representation skills develop in trainees and how trainees develop expertise over time. Secondarily, Dr. McQuade is also interested in the use of social media for asynchronous medical education.

Recent Grants:

Gordon and Betty More Foundation. 2021. Project: What makes a good summary statement? A mixed-methods approach for exploring differences in summary statement synthesis between experts and novices. Investigators: McQuade CN, Simonson M, Lister J, Olson A, Zwaan L, Rothenberger S, Bonifacino E.
Clinical Interest
Dr. McQuade practices hospital medicine on both direct-care and teaching services at UPMC. He has particular interest in treating patients with cardiovascular diseases, particularly acute decompensated heart failure, who are admitted to the hospital. The use of point of care ultrasound to help aid diagnostic decisions and to guide procedures is also of interest to Dr. McQuade.
Educational Interest
Dr. McQuade educates both residents and medical students while attending on inpatient services at UPMC. He has a particular interest in teaching clinical reasoning to students and trainees. Dr. McQuade runs the Internal Medicine Residency’s monthly Clinical Reasoning Conference series, which presents an unknown clinical vignette to an experienced clinicians with a focus on reasoning concepts. He also runs the residency’s popular Certificate Program in Clinical Reasoning, which provides advanced training in clinical reasoning to interested residents.
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Selected Publications:
McQuade, C.N., Mizus, M., Wald, J.W., Goldberg, L., Jessup, M, Umscheid, C.A. Brain-type natriuretic peptide and amino-terminal pro–brain-type natriuretic peptide discharge thresholds for acute decompensated heart failure: a systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2017; 166(3): 180-190.
McQuade, C.N. The Stroke Pager. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2018; 10(4): 467-468.
Pham, R., McQuade, C. N., Sommerfeld, A., Blakowski, S., Hickey, G. W. Palliative care consultation affects how and where heart failure patients die. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2020; 38(7): 807-811.
Galbiati, F., Carter, A., McQuade, C. N. Unpacking the cognitive baggage: an exercise in clinical reasoning. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2022; 37(13): 3482-3486.
McQuade, C. N., Wojcik, R., Fleshier, M., Smith, B., Bonifacino, E. Pitt Puzzles: A clinical reasoning tool by busy residents for busy residents. SGIM Forum. 2022; 45(12): 1-14.
Notable Achievements
UPSOM Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award, 2023
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence, 2021
UPMC Internal Medicine Residency Outstanding Teaching Attending Award, 2021
UPMC GME Leadership Conference Frank J Croboth Award, 2019