Department of Medicine
Faculty Profiles by Division

Division of Geriatric Medicine

Faculty Profiles

Division Chief

Neil Resnick, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Incontinence and osteoporosis in older adults

Email: amm649@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2361

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Namita S. Ahuja-Yende, MD

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Clinical service at Canterbury nursing home.

Email: Ahujan2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-2700

Huai Y. Cheng, MD, MPH, MS

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Improve elders' quality of life, develop geriatrics curricula

Email: chenghy@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-2507

Becky Clarkson, PhD

Geriatrics

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Understanding the brain-bladder connection and developing treatments for urgency incontinence

Email: bdc29@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-1270

Ishani De, MD

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Long-term outcomes of acute illness in frail older adults, dementia care , Hospital Elder Life Program

Email: dei@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2377

Daniel E. Forman, MD

Geriatrics

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Optimizing physical function in older cardiovascular patients, including clinical and translational initiatives

Email: formand@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Susan L. Greenspan, MD

Geriatrics

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Osteoporosis, Falls, and Fractures

Email: greenspn@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2477

Aditi U. Gurkar, PhD

Geriatrics

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Understanding the biology of aging and age-related diseases

Email: agurkar1@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-7494

Steven M. Handler, MD, PhD, CMD

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Medication and patient safety for older adults in a variety of settings

Email: handler@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-864-1878

Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS

Geriatrics

Emeritus Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Relationship between medication use and geriatric syndromes

Email: jth14@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-864-2507

Shuja Hassan, MD

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Geriatrician for the HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program) at Shadyside

Email: hassans@msx.upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-2700

Mary Kotlarczyk, PhD

Geriatrics

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sarcopenia and Osteoporosis

Email: mpk38@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2481

Lena K. Makaroun, MD, MS

Geriatrics

Assistant Professor

Academic Interest: Social influences on aging health, elder abuse, health services research

Email: lkm35@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-360-2253

Elizabeth Metrovich, DO

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Osteoporosis and other bone health related issues

Email: metroviche@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Cara M Mitchell, DO

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Consultative geriatrics, evaluation of cognitive impairment, and optimization of quality of life among older adults

Email: mitchellcm2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

David A. Nace, MD, MPH

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Influenza Prevention & Management, and Infectious Diseases in Older Adults

Email: naceda@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Neelesh K. Nadkarni, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Preclinical Alzheimer's disease, and the influence of Alzheimer's disease pathology and cerebral small-vessel disease on the interactions cognitive and motor functions in older adults.

Email: nadkarnink@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2383

John Naumovski, MD

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Infectious disease management in long term care

Email: naumovskij@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-2700

Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH

Geriatrics

Professor of Medicine, Secondary Appointment

Email: anewman@pitt.edu

Elizabeth A. O'Keefe, MD

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Functional bowel disease in the elderly

Email: okeefeea@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-2700

David Albert Pasquale, DO

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Geriatric primary care and consultative services at Benedum Geriatric Center

Email: pasqualeda@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2368

Subashan Perera, PhD

Geriatrics

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Aging, clinical trials, time series analysis, item response theory and classification and regression trees

Email: ksp9@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2365

Beth Porter, MD, CMD, MPH

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Ten years experience in primary and preventive health care

Email: porteres@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Jennifer A. Pruskowski, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP

Geriatrics

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: jpruskow@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Sangeeta Rana, MD, MPH

Geriatrics

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Ambulatory and Long term care

Email: ranasa@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4200

Neil Resnick, MD

Geriatrics

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Incontinence and osteoporosis in older adults

Email: amm649@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2361

Eric G. Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Alzheimer's Disease in older adults

Email: rodriguezeg@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Michelle I. Rossi, MD, MPH

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Evaluation of new models of care in older adults

Email: Rossimi@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Fred H. Rubin, MD

Geriatrics

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sustainability of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

Email: rubinfh@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-2700

Karen Glasser Scandrett, MD, MPH

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Directs the Geriatric Consultative Service and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Email: kes153@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Leslie P. Scheunemann, MD, MPH

Geriatrics

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: lps10@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2362

Stacey J. Sukoff Rizzo, PhD

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Behavioral Pharmacology and Drug Discovery for Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging- related Disorders

Email: rizzos@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-3719

Stasa D. Tadic, MD, MS

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Consultative services at UPMC Mercy

Email: std45@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Adele L. Towers, MD MPH FACP

Geriatrics

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Management of mood and cognitive disorders

Email: towersal@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Shachi Tyagi, MD, MS

Geriatrics

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Geriatric nocturia and insomnia, their treatment, and their impact

Email: tyagis@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-2084

Adrian Visoiu, MD

Geriatrics

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Delirium, dementia, care of the frail elderly, and osteoporosis

Email: visoiu@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Keisha Ward, MD

Geriatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Health Disparities In Dementia

Email: wardk3@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Debra K. Weiner, MD

Geriatrics

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Innovative treatment and management of chronic pain

Email: dweiner@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360