Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Internal Medicine Residency Program 

Department of Medicine: Overview

The Department of Medicine is the largest of 26 departments in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Department is world-renowned for both excellence and innovation in medical education and clinical service. It is part of a vibrant and financially solid health care system that is rapidly expanding to meet the needs of patients in western Pennsylvania and multiple surrounding states.

The Department has 10 divisions, each with its own clinical and research entities. The divisions and examples of these entities are listed below.


  • Fellowship Training
  • Advanced Cardiac Imaging Program
  • Advanced Heart Failure Center
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Program
  • Cardiovascular Genetics Center
  • General, Preventive, and Rehabilitative Cardiology Service
  • Interventional Cardiology/Cardiac Catheterization Program
  • LHAS Women's Heart Center

Endocrinology and Metabolism

  • Fellowship Training
  • Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • General Clinical Research Center
  • Obesity/Nutrition Research Center
  • Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center
  • Pancreas Transplant Program

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

  • Fellowship Training
  • Center for Hemochromatosis and Iron Overload Disorders
  • Center for Intestinal Health and Nutrition Support
  • Center for Liver Diseases
  • Center for Women's Digestive Health
  • Digestive Disorders Center
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention and Treatment Center
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
  • Intestinal Transplant Program
  • Liver Transplant Program
  • Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center
  • Pancreas and Biliary Center

General Internal Medicine

  • Education and Fellowship Training Programs
  • Institute for Clinical Research Education
  • Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations
  • Section of Health Care Disparities and International Health
  • Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
  • Section of Women's Health

Geriatric Medicine

  • Fellowship Training
  • Benedum Geriatric Center
  • Institute on Aging
  • Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC)
  • Senior Care Institute


  • Fellowship Training
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Program
  • Brain Cancer Program
  • Breast Cancer Program
  • Colon and Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
  • Gynecologic Cancer Program
  • Head and Neck Cancer Program
  • Institute for Transfusion Medicine
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Program
  • Lung and Esophageal Cancer Program
  • Melanoma Program
  • Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program

Infectious Diseases

  • Fellowship Training
  • Antibiotic Management Unit
  • Antimicrobial Resistance Unit
  • Center for Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
  • Epidemiology Unit
  • Geriatric Infectious Diseases Unit
  • HIV-AIDS Unit
  • Infection Control Unit
  • Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Diseases Unit
  • Special Pathogens Unit
  • Surgical Infectious Diseases Unit
  • Viral Diseases Unit

Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

  • Fellowship Training
  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Program
  • Asthma, Allergy, and Inflammation Program
  • Diagnostic Pulmonary Medicine Program
  • Emphysema and COPD Center
  • Lung Transplantation and Advanced Lung Disease Program
  • Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease
  • UPMC Sleep Medicine Center

Renal-Electrolyte Division

Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology