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photo Jared Chiarchiaro, MD, MS

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Fellowship Director for Clinical Education, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Phone: 412-648-3098

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW 628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-3098
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Brittany Manning
Phone: 412-648-3098
Fax: 412-383-7113
Education and Training
BA, University of North Texas, 2005
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2009
MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
Internship and Residency, Duke University Hospital, 2012
Fellowship, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2015
Research Interest
Dr. Chiarchiaro's main research efforts are in medical education. His focus is on projects developing and evaluating novel curricula, promoting communication and the delivery of meaningful feedback. He has research experience and several publications in the field of communication and decision making for seriously ill patients and their families. He also has research effort in interstitial lung disease as a co-investigator in several clinical trials and has authored publications on treatments for sarcoidosis and on a cohort of hard metal pneumoconiosis.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Chiarchiaro's clinical interests lie in the care of critically ill patients and their families, as well as patients with interstitial lung disease. In his care of critically ill patients, he attends regularly in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Presbyterian Hospital. He also attends on the pulmonary inpatient medical ward, the pulmonary consult service, and in Select Specialty Hospital- where he is the director of quality.

Dr. Chiarchiaro has a pulmonary clinic in the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease. He collaborates closely with other pulmonologists, rheumatologists, radiologists, and pathologists to take a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this complex set of diseases.
Educational Interest
Dr. Chiarchiaro's main educational focus is in helping medical students, residents, fellows and faculty develop and practice essential, high stakes communication skills. For example, he helps facilitate several simulation-based curricula on a local and national level designed to help learners develop communication skills. These range from teaching medical interviewing for medical students, breaking bad news and managing interpersonal conflict for residents and fellows, and helping faculty learn how to teach these critical skills. In addition to these structured classes, Dr. Chiarchiaro spearheads initiatives in the Division around communication including improvement of bedside rounding and meaningful delivery of feedback.

Dr. Chiarchiaro teaches extensively for the medical school. He is the co-director for the second year medical students' Pulmonary Pathophysiology course and the director for the second year organ system block. Additionally, he teaches courses in medical interviewing and physical exam. He serves as a mentor for medical students performing research in medical education. He is particularly interested in developing and evaluating novel curricula for the medical school’s pre-clinical years.

Finally, Dr. Chiarchiaro is involved in teaching pulmonary and critical care medicine to the fellows in-training. He is the Associate Director for the pulmonary and critical care fellowship program. Similar to above, his main educational focus at the fellow level is in developing communication skills, providing meaningful feedback, and developing novel curricula based on adult learning principles.
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Selected Publications:
Chiarchiaro J, White DB, Ernecoff NC, Buddadhumaruk P, Schuster RA, Arnold RM. Conflict Management Strategies in the ICU Differ Between Palliative Care Specialists and Intensivists. Critical Care Medicine. 2016; 44(5): 934-42.
Chiarchiaro J, Schuster RA, Ernecoff NE, Barnato AE, Arnold RM, White DB. Developing a simulation to study conflict in intensive care units. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2015; 12: 526-532.
Chiarchiaro J, Buddadhumaruk P, Arnold RM, White DB. Quality of communication in the ICU and surrogate's understanding of prognosis. Critical Care Medicine. 2015; 43: 542-548.
Chiarchiaro J, Arnold RM, White DB. Reengineering advance care planning to create scalable, patient- and family-centered interventions. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2015; 313: 1103-1104.
Chiarchiaro J, Ernecoff NC, Buddadhumaruk P, Rak KJ, Arnold RA, White DB. Key stakeholders' perspectives on a Web-based advance care planning tool for advanced lung disease. Journal of Critical Care. 2015; 30(6): 1418.e7-1418.e12.
Chiarchiaro J, Buddadhumaruk P, Arnold RM, White DB. Prior Advance Care Planning Is Associated with Less Decisional Conflict among Surrogates for Critically Ill Patients. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2015; 12(10): 1528-33.
Chiarchiaro J, Olsen MK, Steinhauser KE, Tulsky JA. Admission to the intensive care unit and well-being in patients with advanced chronic illness. American Journal of Critical Care. 2013; 22: 223-231.
Notable Achievements
Retirement Research Foundation Scholar for the 2015 RRF Scholars Program in Behavioral Intervention Research; Johns Hopkins University, 2015
Robert M. Rogers Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement; PACCM, 2015
American Thoracic Society Abstract Scholarship, 2015
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 12th Annual Research Day Award for best poster, 2014
American Thoracic Society Abstract Scholarship, 2014