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photo J. Alex Viehman, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-647-7228

Office: Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-7228
Fax: 412-647-7951
Administrative Assistant:
Mary Ann Brown
Address: Falk Medical Bldg
3601 Fifth Ave., Suite 3A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-6273
Fax: 412-648-6399
Education and Training
BA, Political Science, Amherst College, 2004
MD, Temple University School of Medicine, 2009
Resident, Dept. of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, 2012
Chief Resident, Dept. of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, 2013
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
Research Interest
Dr. Viehman focuses his clinical research in several areas, including drug resistance, antibiotic stewardship, and quality improvement. Currently, he is working on projects evaluating patient risk factors for drug-resistant pathogens, including vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and adjunctive therapy for patients with C. difficile infection. ln addition, he is evaluating barriers to vaccination against Streptococcus pneumoniae in patients who meet appropriate indications.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Viehman has clinical interests in bacterial infections, including endovascular infections, musculoskeletal infections, and urinary tract infections. In addition to inpatient clinical services and office consultation, he is active member of the UPMC Antibiotic Management Program. In both of these areas of clinical work, he remains committed to the work of decreased unnecessary antimicrobial agents.
Educational Interest
Dr. Viehman works with medical students, residents and fellows on clinical service and also gives didactic lectures and facilitates small groups of learners. His focus includes antimicrobial agents and spectra, microbiological interpretation and clinical examination. In addition, he integrates relevant evidence-based medicine topics into his teaching.
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Selected Publications:
Viehman JA, Oleksiuk LM, Sheridan KR, et al. Adverse Events Lead to Drug Discontinuation More Commonly among Patients Who Receive Nafcillin than among Those Who Receive Oxacillin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016; 60(5): 3090-5.
Viehman JA, Nguyen MH, Doi Y. Treatment options for carbapenem-resistant and extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections. Drugs. 2014; 74(12): 1315-33.
Notable Achievements
Selected for Trainee Travel Award to IDWEEK 2015 San Diego, California, 2015
Selected to present Department of Medicine Grand Round University of Pittsburgh, 2015