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photo Shauna M. Assadzandi, MD

Geriatrics

Email: assadzandism@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Contact
Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Suite 500, Kaufmann Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: assadzandism@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Lanee Williams
Address: 3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500
Kaufmann Medical Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: williamsls3@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370
Education and Training
Education
•BS, Biochemistry, Mercyhurst University, 2014
•MD, West Virginia University, 2018
Training
•Family Medicine Residency, West Virginia University Family Medicine, 2021
•Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2022
Research Interest
Dr. Assadzandi's research currently focuses on Frailty identification and treatment measures in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting. She is passionate about quality improvement in the PALTC setting and working with an interdisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Assadzandi provides clinical care for patients at Shadyside Senior Care and Asbury Senior Living, a continuing care retirement community. She also provides consultative services through telehealth performing cognitive evaluations for rural areas.
Educational Interest
Dr. Assadzandi is interested in teaching geriatric patient-centered care to learners across all disciplines. She is especially focused on education in the post-acute and long-term care setting.
Publications
Selected Publications:
Allison, R., Elavsky, M., Assadzandi, S. Frailty: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management. American Family Physicians. 2021; 103(4): 219-226.
Assadzandi, S., Crocetti, E., Pilkerton, C., Ashcraft, A., Shrader, C. COVID-19 Disease and Viral Characteristics in a Long-Term Care Facility. Marshall Journal of Medicine. 2021; 7(4).
Crocetti, E., Assadzandi, S., Pilkerton, C., Ashcraft, A., Shrader, C. Palliative Opioids May Be a Bridge to Care for Rural Long-Term Care Facility Residents with Severe COVID-19 Symptoms. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 2021.
Adelman, M., Assadzandi, S., Xiang, J. Improving Bisphosphonate use and Evaluation in a Rural Family Medicine Practice. The Senior Care Pharmacist. 2021; 36(3): 152-158.
Allison, R., Elavsky, M., Assadzandi, S. Frailty: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management. American Family Physicians. 2021; 103(4): 219-226.
Shrader, C., Assadzandi, S., Pilkerton, C., Ashcraft, A. Responding to a COVID-19 Outbreak at a Long-Term Care Facility. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2021; 40(1): 14-17.
Assadzandi, S., Elavsky, M. Bisphosphonate medication use evaluation at one family medicine clinic. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2020; S1(S273).