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photo Aimee Pickering, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing


Phone: 412-692-4888

Phone: 412-692-4888
Education and Training
BS, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2017
MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education, 2022
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2020
General Internal Medicine Clinician-Researcher Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2022
Research Interest
Dr. Pickering is a clinician-investigator whose research focuses on characterizing and reducing low-value care and subsequent care cascades and deprescribing low-value medications in older adults. She is particularly interested in applying implementation science principles to develop strategies to support deprescribing and in the de-implementation of other low-value practices.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Pickering is a board-certified general internist who sees adult patients at UPMC General Internal Medicine, Oakland and on the Inpatient Internal Medicine Service at UPMC Montefiore Hospital. She enjoys caring for adults with a wide variety of medical problems in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Educational Interest
Dr. Pickering is actively involved in medical student and resident education. She instructs both residents and medical students as an attending on the inpatient internal medicine service at UPMC Montefiore Hospital. She also acts as a preceptor for a several medical student programs/courses, including the Longitudinal Alliance Program.
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Selected Publications:
Pickering, A. N., Hamm, M. E., Dawdani, A., Hanlon, J. T., Thorpe, C. T., Gellad, W. F., Radomski, T. R. Older Patient and Caregiver Perspectives on Medication Value and Deprescribing: A Qualitative Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2020; 68(4): 746-753.
Walter, E. L., Dawdani, A., Hamm, M. E., Pickering, A. N., Hanlon, J. T., Thorpe, C. T., Roberts, M. S., Fine, M. J., Gellad, W. F., Radomski, T. R. Prescriber Perspectives on Low-Value Prescribing: A Qualitative Study. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2021; 69(6): 1500-1507.
Pickering, A. N., Walter, E. L., Dawdani, A., Decker, A., Hamm, M. E., Gellad, W. F., Radomski, T. R. Primary Care Physicians’ Approaches to Low-Value Medication Use in Older Adults: A Qualitative Study. BMC Geriatrics. 2022; 22(1): 152.
Pickering, A. N., Zhao, X., Sileanu, F. E., Lovelace, E. Z., Rose, L., Schwartz, A. L., Oakes, A. H., Hale, J. A., Schleiden, L. J., Gellad, W. F., Fine, M. J., Thorpe, C. T., Radomski, T. R. Prevalence and Cost of Care Cascades Following Low-Value Preoperative Electrocardiogram and Chest Radiograph Within the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med. 2022; Epub Ahead of Print.
Notable Achievements
Young Scholars in General Internal Medicine Scholarship, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2019
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2016