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photo Michael Donahoe, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Executive Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-383-2049

Office: 1218 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-2049
Administrative Assistant:
Scarlett Minnie
Phone: 412-383-2049
Education and Training
BS, Grove City College, 1979
MD, Hahnemann University, 1983
Fellowship - Pulmonary, Critical Care, UPMC, 1989
Residency - Internal Medicine, UPMC, 1986
Clinical Interest
Dr. Donahoe has a broad range of clinical research interests in the critically ill patient population including the management of chronically critically ill patients, ARDS, and hospital quality improvement. He has additional clinical research interest in clinical trial design and implementation.
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Selected Publications:
Choi, J, Donahoe, MP, Hoffman, LA. Psychological and Physical Health in Family Caregivers of Intensive Care Unit Survivors: Current Knowledge and Future Research Strategies. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2016; Apr;46(2): 159-67.
Choi, J, Tate, JA, Rogers, MA, Donahoe, MP, Hoffman, LA. Depressive symptoms and anxiety in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors after ICU discharge. Heart Lung. 2016; Mar-Apr;45(2): 140-6.
Choi, J, Tate, JA, Hoffman, LA, Schulz, R, Ren, D, Donahoe, MP, Given, BA, Sherwood, PR. Fatigue in family caregivers of adult intensive care unit survivors. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014; Sep;48(3): 353-63.
Choi, J, Hoffman, LA, Schulz, R, Tate, JA, Donahoe, MP, Ren, D, Given, BA, Sherwood, PR. Self-reported physical symptoms in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors: pilot exploration over four months post-ICU discharge. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014; Feb;47(2): 257-70.
Corcoran, TE, Venkataramanan, R, Hoffman, RM, George, MP, Petrov, A, Richards, T, Zhang, S,, Choi, J, Gao, YY, Oakum, CD, Cook, RO, Donahoe, M. Systemic delivery of atropine sulfate by the MicroDose Dry-Powder Inhaler. JAerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv. 2013; Feb; 261: 46-55.
Kahloon, RA, Xue, J, Bhargava, A, Csizmadia, E, Otterbein, L, Kass, DJ, Bon, J, Soejima, M, Levesque, MD, Lindell, KO, Gibson, KF, Kaminski, N, Banga, G, Oddis, CV, Pilewski, JM, Sciurba, FC, Donahoe, M, Zhang, Y, Duncan, SR. Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with antibodies to heat shock protein 70 have poor prognoses. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 187 (7): 768-75.
Choi, J, Hoffman, LA, Schulz, R, Ren, D, Donahoe, MP, Given, B, Sherwood, PR. Health risk behaviors in family caregivers during patients’ stay in intensive care units: a pilot analysis. Am J Crit Care. 2013; 22(1): 41-5.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Data Management Support for Research Projects
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Bayer Corporation
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2018
Title: Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Athersys, Inc.
Grant Number: R42 AA024003
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2018
Notable Achievements
The Donald S. Fraley Award for Academic Faculty, 2003
The ACES – UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, 2004
Faculty Teaching Award – Medical Residents, 1996 and 2005
American Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician Award, 2006
The ACES – UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, 2004 and 2010
“Top Doctors”, Pittsburgh magazine, 2011-present
Best Doctors in America 2003-2012, 2003-2012
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012-present
Faculty Teaching Award - McKeesport IM Training Program, 2010 and 2014
Outstanding Subspecialty Teaching Attending, 2015