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photo Andrea Carter, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-4888

Office: 200 Lothrop St
UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4888
Education and Training
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering, 2008
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2012
MS, Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education, 2018
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2015
Chief Medical Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2016
Academic Clinician Educator Scholars Fellowship in General Internal Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 2018
Research Interest
Dr. Carter has a variety of scholarly interests. She has published and presented nationally on many medical education topics including teaching for retention and assessment and feedback for learners. She has also developed, evaluated, and published several curricula to teach trainees how to care for patients with substance use disorders. She has written book chapters and presented nationally on women's health clinical topics including chronic pain, contraception, and menopause.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Carter practices both inpatient and outpatient general internal medicine. She cares for patients admitted to the general internal medicine teaching services at UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore. She has a primary care practice within UPMC General Internal Medicine Oakland (GIMO) at UPMC Montefiore. She completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship training in women's health tracks, and she has a particular interest in treating women's issues. She also has an interest in opioid use disorder and cares for patients at the UPMC Internal Medicine Recovery Engagement Program (IM-REP) at UPMC Mercy.
Educational Interest
Dr. Carter is a clinician-educator and is actively involved in teaching at all levels including students, residents, fellows, and faculty. She teaches medical students in a variety of pre-clinical courses as well as in the Adult Inpatient and Outpatient Medicine Clerkships. She teaches residents in both clinical and non-clinical settings, and is the Associate Program Director for Evaluation and Competency for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She teaches a mini-course for clinician-educator faculty and fellows through Institute for Clinical Research Education titled "Teaching for Retention".
Selected Publications:
Carter AE, Borrero S, Wessel C, Bean-Mayberry B, Washington D, Corbelli J. Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities Among Women in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System: A Systematic Review. Women's Health Issues. 2016; 26(4): 401-9.
Carter AE, Spagnoletti CL, Rothenberger SD, McNeil M. Educating Faculty and Resident Physicians on Safe Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain: Impact of a Brief Curriculum on Knowledge, Confidence, and Attitudes. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2018; 33:2 (Supp 1): S173.
Carter AE, Anderson TS, Rodriguez KL, Hruska KL, Zimmer SM, Spagnoletti CL, Morris A, Kapoor WN, Fine MJ. A Program to Support Scholarship During Internal Medicine Residency Training: Impact on Academic Productivity and Resident Experiences. Teaching and Learning in Mededicine. 2019; 31(5): 552-565.
Kennedy AJ, McNeil M, Hamm M, Cameron FA, Carter AE. Internal Medicine Resident Perceptions of Patients with Substance Use Disorder After Attending a Mutual Support Group Meeting. Journal General Internal Medicine. 2019; 35(3): 918-921.
Nikiforova T, Carter AE, Chang JS, DeFranco DB, Veldkamp PJ, Levine AS. Impact of a required, longitudinal scholarly project in medical school: a content analysis of medical students’ reflections. Medical Science Educator. 2021; 31(4): 1385-1392.
Fujita AW, LaRosa A, Carter AE. A Brief Educational Intervention for Internal Medicine Residents: Treating Withdrawal and Pain in Inpatients with Opioid Use Disorder. MedEdPORTAL. 2021; 17: 11123.
Kennedy AJ, Lombardi K, Fruehstorfer G, McNeil M, Hamm M, Carter AE. Words Medicine Residents Use to Describe Substance Use Disorders After Attending a Mutual Support Group Meeting. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2021; 36(12): 3913-3914.
Nikiforova T, Carter AE, Yecies E, Spagnoletti CL. Best Practices for Survey Use in Medical Education: How to Design, Refine, and Administer High-Quality Surveys. Southern Medical Journal. 2021; 114(9): 567-571.