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photo Maria Petroulakis, MD, FACP

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-4882

Office: UPMC Montefiore
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Administrative Assistant:
Crystal Knorr Lisowski
Address: 200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Administrative Assistant:
Anna Meurer
Address: 200 Lothrop Street, MUH G100
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: 412-692-4882
Education and Training
MD, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (DUTH), 1999
Animal Science, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (GR), 1997
Internal Medicine Residency, Cooper University Medical Center/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/UMDNJ/Rowan University (Camden, NJ), 1999
Research Interest
-Quality improvement research
-Structure of hospital medicine departments
-Telemedicine and role in current practice
Clinical Interest
Dr. Petroulakis has been a hospitalist, practicing since 2010 in different parts of the country. Prior to that she was in private traditional internal medicine practice with inpatient outpatient and teaching responsibilities, since 1999. She has travelled in multiple countries as a volunteer in Africa and Europe. She loves caring for very complex medical patients in the hospital setting and she has the motto to care for patients with "light touch." She has joined UPMC in 2017 and since has been a very busy hospitalist with teaching responsibilities. She was also involved with the restructure of the department.

Dr. Petroulakis is board certified in Internal Medicine with focused practice in Hospital Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Educational Interest
-Patient satisfaction and quality care, evidence based medicine that treats the individual. Every patient is unique and no one-size-fits-all applies in medicine.
-Training of APPs and residents along with medical students.
-Burnout in providers and ways to avoid it.
-Recruitment of physicians with the goal of work satisfaction and high retention rate as well as building a strong hospitalist program.
Notable Achievements
Fellowship, American College of Physicians, 2010
ACP/PA chapter organizing committee for annual meeting, 2018
Member of Hospital Medicine Society, 2017
Recruitment committee for UPMC hospitalist positions, 2018
Capstone Review Board of the Certificate in Physician Leadership for hospitalist, 2018