Gaurav Arora, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Electrophysiology, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Ambulatory Care, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Dr. Arora received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed a med-peds residency and a pediatric cardiology fellowship. He currently serves as the associate director of electrophysiology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Alison Culyba, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Public Health and Clinical and Translation Science

Dr. Culyba received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and her MPH from Harvard University in 2006. She completed med-peds residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. She completed adolescent medicine fellowship at the Children’s HosDr WPennsylvania in 2016. She joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 as an adolescent medicine physician and youth violence prevention researcher. Dr.Culyba received a NIH/NICHD career development award. Her research examines the role of social networks and environmental contexts in protecting youth from violence and translates findings into community-based interventions. Culyba’s current work models social networks to study associations between adolescent-adult connections and multiple forms of violence victimization and perpetration in a diverse, community-based sample of Pittsburgh youth. Through an implementation science framework, she seeks to translate these findings into a community- based violence prevention intervention that leverages connections and safeguards youth. Culyba also investigates novel methods to study how physical and social environments shape violence risk. As Director of the Empowering Teens to Thrive hospital-based violence intervention program for assault- injured youth at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Culyba provides medical follow-up and linkage to support services to promote recovery following violent injury.

Esa Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science
Director UPMC Tobacco Treatment Service
Director, Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) Program

Dr. Davis received her MD from the New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She received her MPH (epidemiology) from Johns Hopkins Boomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Davis completed a Family Medicine Residency at Overlook Hospital in New Jersey, a Research Fellowship at the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins, and a General Internal Medicine and National Research Service Award Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Davis is an NIH-funded clinical researcher with a patient-oriented research program focused on obesity-related maternal and child health outcomes and in comparative effectiveness research in obesity and tobacco. Much of her work has focused on understanding the development of obesity in women. She has contributed to the field specifically by investigating the perinatal, cultural, and behavioral factors associated with the racial and socioeconomic disparities in obesity among women that have persisted for decades. She published a novel conceptual framework that has been highly cited to help guide the testing of hypotheses associated weight change during pregnancy and the long-term development of obesity and related disparities.

Dr. Davis has contributed new analytic methods in investigating pregnancy-factors associated with the development of maternal obesity and related outcomes. She is currently the principal investigator of a NIH-funded randomized controlled trial titled, “Comparison of Two Screening Strategies for Gestational Diabetes, GDM2 Study,” which aims to examine differences in perinatal outcomes of women randomized to two screening/diagnostic strategies for gestational diabetes. She has also conducted studies that investigate the association between obesity and cardiac recovery and remodeling in women with postpartum cardiomyopathy. Dr. Davis also investigates the reduction reducing risk factors such as hypertension, obesity, smoking and patient attitudes associated with cardiovascular disease. She is currently a co-investigator on three NIH/FDA-funded randomized control trials that are studying effective strategies for treating hospitalized smokers and evaluating new nicotine standards for cigarettes. Dr. Davis was recently named a member of the US Preventive Sciences Taskforce.

Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine 

Dr. Kristen Ann Ehrenberger received her MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at UPMC and is now an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Ehrenberger sees adults with complex care needs through the Progressive Evaluation and Referral Center (PERC), for which she was named Medical Director in 2020. She sits on the taskforce for transition from pediatric to adult care. Having earned a PhD in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Ehrenberger researches and writes about medicine and public health in modern Europe and North America, with interests in the body, nutrition, and disability. She has leadership positions with the C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society, #TeachingRounds, H-Nutrition, and the Body Studies Network of the German Studies Association.

Anna-Binney McCague, MD

Medical Director, Combined Med-Peds Continuity Clinic
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Anna-Binney McCague, MD is a board-certified pediatrician and internist and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her Residency at MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics. She completed a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in applied epidemiology and Public Health, called the Epidemic Intelligence Service. She spent her time at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and investigated workplace respiratory illnesses. Since that time, she has worked in a community Family Medicine residency program as core faculty in charge of pediatrics, research/scholarly activity, and several other initiatives. Her academic interests are in public/community health, scholarly activity, health disparities, diversity and inclusion, medical education, and mentoring students and residents.  Her clinical interests include pediatric and adult obesity, and breastfeeding promotion.

Andy McCormick, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, UPMC Vascular Anomaly Center
Director, Healthy Transitions Program

Dr. McCormick earned his MD at the University of Pittsburgh. He trained in the UPMC Med-Peds Residency Program and joined the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh after completing his training. His clinical interest include care for children and adults with Vascular Anomalies and serves as the Medical Director of the Vascular Anomaly Center of UPMC. He also works in the Down Syndrome Center of Western PA and directs the Healthy Transitions Program for the Center. He is also an active member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is Course Director for the Pediatric Advance Physical Exam Course and the Clinical Experiences course.

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, FSAHM

Division Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics, Public Health and Clinical and Translational Science
Edmund R. McCluskey Chair in Pediatric Medical Education
Co-Lead, The Pittsburgh Study
Co-Director, Community PARTners (Community Engagement) Core, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Miller earned her MD and PhD (anthropology) from the Harvard Medical School. Trained in internal medicine, pediatrics and medical anthropology, she has over 20 years of practice and community-partnered research experience in addressing interpersonal violence prevention among adolescents and young adults in clinical and community settings. With diverse funding from National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Justice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Women’s Health, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Programs, she has developed and tested clinical and community-based interventions in collaboration with youth, patients, health care providers, victim service advocates, public health administrators, educators, and school administrators. She has conducted several large-scale, community-partnered research studies including a randomized controlled trial of an athletic coach-delivered gender-based violence prevention program across 41 middle schools, a youth violence prevention intervention titled Manhood 2.0 across 21 neighborhoods with concentrated disadvantage in Pittsburgh, and a sexual violence intervention with 28 college campus health centers that is the foundation for this proposal. Her team is currently fielding two cluster-randomized trials, one testing trauma-focused support groups in middle schools and the other evaluating a racial and gender justice-focused youth violence prevention program in community settings. Her research has resulted in over 280 peer-reviewed articles as well as numerous book chapters, commentaries, and clinical guidelines. She has participated in numerous legislative hearings related to protecting adolescent confidentiality, adolescent reproductive health, and adolescent relationship abuse and intimate partner violence prevention. Her work on reproductive coercion and birth control sabotage has resulted in changes in national clinical practice guidelines. She conducts research in partnership with community health clinics testing brief clinical interventions to address partner violence and reproductive coercion in community health care and school health settings. She is involved in developing and testing primary violence prevention programs, including one titled “Coaching Boys into Men” which involves training coaches to talk to their male athletes about stopping violence against women.

Keven Robinson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Associate Program Director for Scholarly Activities, Pulmonary Fellowship

Dr. Robinson completed her Med-Peds Residency at UPMC in 2008 and her combined adult and pediatric pulmonology fellowship at UPMC and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2014. Dr. Robinson cares for patients with CF and rounds on the lung transplant service. She is funded to conduct research in the immunology of acute respiratory infections. Her research interests include examining influenza and bacterial super-infection.

Tony Tarchichi, MD

Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Tarchichi attended Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where he also completed a combined Medicine-Pediatrics residency. He was chief resident in the Med-Peds program during his 4th year and was the Pediatric Chief Resident the following year. He created and hosts the PHM from Pittsburgh podcast which started in October 2016 and covers relevant educational topics in PHM. Dr. Tarchichi helped start and is the director of the PHM Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. His research interests include how newer media, such as podcasts, affect learning patterns of physicians. He will continue to work to develop innovative and convenient ways for hospitalists to pursue continuing medical education and professional development opportunities.

Reed Van Deusen, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Human-Based Simulation Education
Advisory Dean

Dr. Van Deusen received his MD from the University of Cincinnati. In 2006, he completed his med-peds residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was the winner of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2008, he completed a med-peds fellowship at UPMC. This fellowship was through the Clinician Educator Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh, where he received an MS in medical education. Dr. Van Deusen is primarily interested in doctor-patient communication and resident ambulatory education. Dr. Van Deusen was inducted into the Academy of Master Educators in 2015. Dr. Van Deusen served as the associate program director between 2009-2016. He continues to serve as a clinical preceptor at the Med-Peds Continuity Clinic and coordinates the transitional care curriculum for the program. Dr. Van Deusen joined the Office of Medical Education in 2016 as the Medical Director of the Standardized Patient Program. Prior to accepting this position, he was involved in education at the medical school in multiple venues. His greatest educational passion is teaching doctor-patient communication skills. He became the Assistant Dean for Human-Based Simulation Education in 2019.

Gena Walker, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of Hospital Medicine for the Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Inpatient Medicine Value and Quality

Dr. Walker earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from West Virginia University and is a graduate of the class of 2004 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medicine – Pediatrics program. Since graduating, she has worked as a hospitalist in both academic and private practice models. In March 2018, Dr. Walker returned to UPMC as the director of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. Her areas of interest include process improvement, patient safety and patient experience.

Anna White, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Staff, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Dr. White earned her MD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she completed a Med-Peds residency at UPMC. She has appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Children’s Community Care Practice. Dr. White is passionate about medical student teaching and serving underserved patients through Operation Safety Net (a street medicine program) and Jeremiah’s Place (Pittsburgh’s first crisis nursery). She serves as one of our attendings on the Shadyside inpatient medical wards and is one of the physicians in our Adult Down Syndrome Center.

Deanna Wilson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Wilson is a grade of Yale University Medical School and of the Johns Hopkins University med-peds residency program. Shen went on to serve as a fellow in the Johns Hopkins University Leadership Education in Adolescent Health training program and a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a dedicated public health advocate in the community setting. She took a year during medical school to design and implement a community-feeding program for mothers and infants in rural Honduras. During her fellowship, she designed the Hospital-based Overdose Prevention and Education (HOPE) Initiative to address the epidemic of overdose deaths in Baltimore. She has also served as community educator and clinical advisor for the Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition, and provided clinical direction and leadership for the Behavioral Health Leadership Institute. Dr. Wilson has received a KL2 Clinical and Translational Science Scholars Award. She sees patients in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Division of Adolescent Medicine.

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