Renal-Electrolyte faculty Cary Boyd-Shiwarski, MD, PhD, and Arohan Subramanya, MD, uncover how cells manage volume

Their recent study in the journal Cell shows how WNK kinases activate the “switch” that returns cell volume to equilibrium through a process called phase separation.

A new study by Martina Anto-Ocrah, PhD, confirms that pandemic-related stress led to mentrual changes

The study in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows a link between women who reported high COVID-19 stress and changes in menstrual cycle length, period duration, and menstrual flow.

Aging Institute faculty uncover how cells repair damaged lysosomes in a process dubbed the PITT Pathway

In the Nature publication, Toren Finkel, MD, PhD, and Jay Tan, PhD, identify a series of steps that believed to be a universal mechanism for lysosomal repair with implications for normal aging and age-related diseases

Department of Medicine
Research Day 2023

SAVE THE DATE! The 21st Annual Department of Medicine Research Day will be held on April 24-25, 2023 at the Pitt University Club.


The University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine is a formidable leader in cutting-edge research. Our basic scientists, clinical researchers, and clinicians work daily to make research discoveries that will positively impact the world’s healthcare.

Education and Training

Faculty and staff are actively engaged in training the next generation of physicians and scientists at all stages of medical education.


Providing state-of-the-art health care that is compassionate, comprehensive, and easily accessible to patients.