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photo Peter D. Bulova, MD

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Director, International Scholars Program

Director, Outpatient Procedure Clinic

Coordinator, Internal Medicine Medical Student Interest Group

Co-Director, Magee Center for Women with Disabilities

Director, University of Pittsburgh Adult Down Syndrome Center


Phone: 412-692-4888

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Suite 933W
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4888
Education and Training
BA, Brown University, 1992
MD, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
Chief Residency, University of Pittsburgh, 1999
Faculty Scholar in the Care of Older Adults, 2004
Research Interest
Dr. Bulova's research interests include Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, improving the quality of life for adults with special needs, and improving the quality of outpatient medical education.
Clinical Interest
Quality and Innovations in Primary Care
Clinical Procedures
Caring for Adults with Disabilities
Caring for Adults with Down Syndrome
Educational Interest
Residency Training - focus on International Scholars
Academy of Master Educators - Teaching to teach committee
- focus on teaching residents and fellows
Improving Patient Experiences
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Selected Publications:
Handen, B, Cohen, A, Channamalappa, U, Bulova, P, Cannon, S, Cohen, W, Mathis, C, Price, J, Klunk, W. Imaging brain amyloid in non-demented young adults with Down syndrome using PiB-PET. Alzheimer’s & Dementia. 2012; 8: 496-501.
Jensen, K, Bulova, P. Managing the care of adults with down's syndrome. British Medical Journal. 2014.
Lao, Betthauser, Hillmer, Price, Klunk, Mihaila, Higgins, Bulova, Hartley, Hardison, Tumuluru, Murali, Mathis, Cohen, Barnhart, Devenny, Mailick, Johnson, Handen, Christian. The effects of normal aging on amyloid-ß deposition in nondemented adults with Down syndrome as imaged by carbon 11-labeled Pittsburgh compound B. Alzheimers Demen. 2015; S1552-5260.
Bulova, P. A day in a Transition Practice. SGIM Forum. 2013; 36 (3): 4,9,14.
Corey, S, Bulova, P, Charles S. Is Proxy Consent for an Invasive Procedure on a Patient with Intellectual Disabilities Ethically Sufficient?. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Alzheimer's Biomarker Consortium - Down Syndrome (ABC-DS)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Grant Number: U19 AG068054
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2025
Title: Role of midlife cardiovascular disease on Alzheimers Pathology and cerebrovascular reactivity in the young-old
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG052446
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Title: Neurodegeneration in Aging Down Syndrome (NiAD): A Longitudinal Study of Cognition and Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG051406
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Notable Achievements
Outstanding Teaching Attending Award from the Department of Medicine Residents, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine., 2007
Outstanding Teaching Attending Award from the Department of Medicine Interns, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2006
Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement in Educating Future Physicians, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2011
Member: Society of General Internal Medicine., 2006
Member: Academy of Master Educators, 2009
National Committee for Quality Assurance Recognition for delivery of quality diabetes care, 2011
Ad hoc reviewer, The New England Journal of Medicine, 2015
NIH National Down Syndrome Registry Data Access Review Committee, 2015
Ad hoc reviewer, Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2012
Founding member, Executive Council for the U.S. Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, 2011