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photo Syed Arsalan Akhter Zaidi, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine


Phone: 412-232-5918

Office: UPMC Mercy, Ste. 2193
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-232-5918
Fax: 412-232-3024
Administrative Assistant:
Adam Kramer
Phone: 412-232-5918
Fax: 412-232-3024
Education and Training
FSc Pre-Med, Biology, Sir Syed Degree College (Rwp, PK), 2006
MMBS, Rawalpindi Medical College (Rawalpindi, PK), 2011
Internal Medicine Internship, Holy Family Hospital (Rawalpindi, PK), 2013
Internal Medicine Residency, BronxCare Hospital Center (NY), 2019
Research Interest
Dr. Zaidi has research and publication experience in ICU-associated pneumonia, management of inpatients with collapsed lungs, and the relationship between premorbid personality traits, perceived social support, and major depressive disorder. His current research interests include the usefulness of Sepsis Alert in EMR to detect early sepsis compared to provider-detected sepsis and the use of arterial lines to manage blood pressure in septic shock compared to regular blood pressure cuffs.

Recent Presentations:

Cerebrofacial Arteriovenous Metameric Syndrome (CVMS)--Type II, with Unusual Involvement of Temporal Lobe. ACP 2018.

Acute Cytomegalovirus Mononucleosis as a Cause of Generalized Lymphadenopathy in an Immunocompetent Young Female. ACP 2018.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Zaidi is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine and staff hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine. He attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College before completing his internal medicine internship and residency at Holy Family Hospital and BronxCare Hospital Center, respectively. He joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2019 and has clinical interests in the usefulness of blood pressure management in septic shock and EMR sepsis alerts in clinical outcomes.
Selected Publications:
Toolsie, OG, Adrish, M, Zaidi, SAA, Diaz-Fuentes, G. Comparative Outcomes of Inpatients With Lung Collapse Managed by Bronchoscopic or Conservative Means. BMJ Open Respiratory Research. 2019; 6(1): e000427.
Zaidi, SAA, Shaikh, D, Saad, M, Vittorio, TJ. Ranolazine Induced Bradycardia, Renal Failure, and Hyperkalemia: A BRASH Syndrome Variant. Case Reports in Medicine. 2019; 2019: 2740617.