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photo Huai Y. Cheng, MD, MPH, MS

Geriatrics

Email: chenghy@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-2507

Contact
Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Suite 500, Kaufmann Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-864-2507
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: chenghy@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Beth Delk
Address: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Suite 500, Kaufmann Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: eat8@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-864-2507
Fax: 412-692-2370
Education and Training
Education
MD, Xuzhou Medical college, 1982
MPH, Saint Louis University, 2003
Research Interest
I had training in basic, clinical, and epidemiological research. I am now interested in conducting medical education research in geriatrics curriculum development and evaluation, and systematic review. I am also interested in decision making and EBM in value- and preference-based prescribing and de-prescribing when treating elderly patients multiple co-existing conditions and complex needs. In addition, I am interested in conducting research in innovative geriatric practice models.
Clinical Interest
I was trained in internal medicine, geriatrics, cardiology and palliative medicine. I am interested in treating elder patients with multiple co-existing conditions and complex needs. The treatment goal in my practice is to maximize elderly patients’ quality of life through the integrated, evidence-based, and personalized geriatric care of treating diseases, improving and maintaining function, and relieving symptoms for older frail individuals with multiple co-existing conditions (comorbidity) and complex needs. I am also interested in developing innovative geriatric care models to ensure and enhance high quality of care for this vulnerable and growing population.
Educational Interest
I strongly believe bedside teaching and competency-based geriatrics education. I am interested in applying competency-based geriatrics to develop and evaluate geriatrics curricula for internal medicine residents and medical students. Particularly, I have taught value- and preference-based prescribing and de-prescribing, decision making and EBM in geriatrics for years. In addition, I am interested in teaching critically appraisal of clinical research.
Notable Achievements
Robley Dunglison Teaching Award, 2014
Young Investigator Award: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) & Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Annual Assembly, 2012