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photo Shuja Hassan, MD


Medical Director, UPMC Canterbury Place


Phone: 412-623-2700

Office: 5200 Centre Ave
Suite 405
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-623-2700
Fax: 412-623-1235
Administrative Assistant:
Lanee Williams
Address: 3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500
Kaufmann Medical Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370
Education and Training
•M.B.B.S., King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, 1987
•Medical Extern, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 1990
•PGY1 Medical Internship, SUNY, Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hosp, 1991
•Medical Residency, New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center, 1993
•Geriatric Fellowship, UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999
Clinical Interest
Dr. Hassan has 25 years of experience in clinical geriatrics, providing inpatient, primary care and consultative services in the outpatient setting. Dr. Hassan is the Medical Director of Canterbury Place, a UPMC long term care facility. He is a course director for Pittsburgh`s largest annual medical conference, The Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine, and is the geriatrician for the Hospital Elder Life Program, a delirium prevention program at UPMC Shadyside.
Educational Interest
Dr. Hassan precepts residents and medical students in his outpatient geriatric medicine practice, focusing on syndromes that are common in the elderly including Dementia, Depression and Falls. He teaches medical students in their 1st and 2nd years proper physical examination. Additionally, he has won the William M. Cooper Teaching Excellence award voted by residents in Internal Medicine.
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Selected Publications:
Rubin, F. H., Williams, J. T., Lescisin, D. A., Mook, W. J., Hassan, S., Inouye, S. K. Replicating the hospital elder life program in a community hospital and demonstrating effectiveness using quality improvement methodology. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006; 54(6): 969-74.
Rubin, F. H., Neal, K., Fenlon, K., Hassan, S., Inouye, S. K. Sustainability and scalability of the hospital elder life program at a community hospital. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2011; 59(2): 359-65.