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photo Sharon L. Camhi, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, Medical ICU at Pittsburgh VA


Phone: 412-864-3199

Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Judy Nauman
Address: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BS, Cornell University, 1984
MD, New York University School of Medicine, 1988
Intern, Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1989
Resident, Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1991
Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1996
Research Interest
Dr. Camhi is involved in divisional research at the VAPHS. She is the Site PI on a VA Cooperative Studies Program trial investigating the use of steroids in veterans with severe pneumonia is a co-investigator on several other studies within the Pulmonary Division at the VAPHS. On a regional level, Dr. Camhi is leading the initiative to bring Telemedicine Pulmonary services to remote VA facilities lacking Pulmonary physicians. Nationally, she is involved in a project to enhance Palliative Care in critical care units in Veterans Hospitals across the country.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Camhi’s clinical interests include the care of patients with acute lung injury, the care of chronically critically ill patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation, and palliative care and end of life decision-making. She is director of the resident training program in the ICU at the VAPHS and is leading the initiative to improve resident communication with families of critically ill patients. Dr. Camhi is board certified in Sleep Medicine and is active in the Sleep Medicine Program at the VAPHS.
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Selected Publications:
Carson, SS, Maihan, V, Danis, M, Camhi, SL, Scheunemann, LP, Cox, CE, Hanson, LC, Nelson, JE. Development and validation of a printed information brochure for families of chronically critically ill patients. Critical Care Medicine. 2012; 40: 73-78.
Camhi, SL, Mercado, AF, Morrison, RS, Du, Q, Platt, DM, August, GI, Nelson, JE. Deciding in the dark: advance directives and continuation of treatment in chronic critical illness. Critical Care Medicine. 2009; 37: 919-925.
Notable Achievements
VAPHS Chief of Staff Clinical Excellence Award, 2014