The TRACIR Project: TRAuma Care In a Rucksack

Dr. Ron Poropatich and team are developing a fully autonomous medical backpack to assist soldiers who treat trauma victims in the field.

Department of Medicine 18th Annual Research Day

Save the dates! DOM Research Day will be held on April 27-28, 2020.

Dr. Alison Morris named Chief of the Division of PACCM

Alison Morris, MD, MS, has been appointed chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine (PACCM) beginning July 1, 2019. She is currently the vice chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine.

Pitt Receives $5.8 Million for Opioid Research in Appalachia

Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, will establish the Appalachian Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN) to conduct opioid-related research in the region over the next five years.

Dr. Samir Saba Named Chief of Cardiology

Samir Saba, MD, has been appointed co-director of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and chief, Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Specializing in cardiac electrophysiology, Saba’s work focuses on cardiac resynchronization, the development and use of implantable cardiac devices and the treatment of cardiac rhythm abnormalities.


The University  if 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.


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