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photo John Szymusiak, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Section of Hospital Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

The Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Director, Pediatric Resident Education for Quality and Safety


Phone: 412-692-4882

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, G100
200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Education and Training
BS, Psychology, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, 2007
MD, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, 2011
MS, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2015
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Resident, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011
Research Interest
Dr. Szymusiak's research interests focus on medical education, quality improvement, and improving patient safety in the hospital.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Szymusiak is a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric hospitalist, caring for hospitalized adults at UPMC Montefiore-Presbyterian-Shadyside and children at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Educational Interest
Dr. Szymusiak teaches medical students and residents in a wide variety of settings. He has a specific interest in educating residents about patient safety and quality.
Selected Publications:
Szymusiak, J., Fox, M.D., Polak, C., Jeong, K., Rubio, D., Dewar, S., Urbach, A., Gonzaga, AM. An inpatient patient safety curriculum for pediatric residents. MedEdPORTAL. 2018; 14: 10705.
Notable Achievements
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Core Faculty, 2017
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015
Member, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2011- present
Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011-2015
Internal Medicine- Pediatrics Clinical Case Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016