Section of Benign Hematology

Meet Our Team

Enrico Novelli, MD, MS

Section Chief,
Benign Hematology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Sickle Cell Program
PI, Vascular Medicine Institute

Email: novellie@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-624-2591
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: E1240 Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Bio: Dept of Med | VMI | UPMC

Laura De Castro, MD, MHSc

Clinical Director,
Benign Hematology

Professor of Medicine

Email: decastrolm@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-623-7026
Pager: 263-8996
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: Suite 503 Medical Arts Building, 3708 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Bio: Dept of Med | UPMC

Benign Hematology Faculty

Franklin Bontempo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Hemostasis & Thrombosis Clinic
Associate Director, HCWP

Email: fbontempo@itxm.org
Phone: 412-209-7320
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: HCWP,
3636 Blvd of the Allies
Bio: Dept of Med | UPMC

Joseph Kiss, MD

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Apheresis and Blood Services, Vitalant

Email: jkiss@itxm.org
Phone: 412-209-7326
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: Vitalant,
3636 Blvd of the Allies
Bio: Dept of Med | UPMC

Nicoletta Machin, DO

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: machinnc2@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-209-7280
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: HCWP,
3636 Blvd of the Allies
Bio: UPMC

Margaret Ragni, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine and of Clinical & Translational Science
Director, Hemophilia Center of Western PA (HCWP)

Email: ragni@dom.pitt.edu
Phone: 412-209-7288
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: HCWP,
3636 Blvd of the Allies
Bio: Dept of Med | UPMC

Robert Redner, MD

Professor of Medicine

Email: redner@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-623-3257
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: Rm 572, 5th Fl, HCC,
5150 Centre Avenue
Bio: Dept of Med | UPMC

Craig Seaman, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Secondary Appointment
Associate Director, HCWP

Email: seamanc@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-209-7288
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: HCWP,
3636 Blvd of the Allies
Bio: Dept of Med | UPMC

Roy Smith, MD

Professor of Medicine

Email: smithre@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-648-6581
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: Suite 503 Medical Arts Building, 3708 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Bio: Dept of Med | UPMC

Donald Woytowitz, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: woytowitzdv@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-648-6664
Pager: 412-623-8935
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: Suite 503, Medical Arts Building, 3708 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Bio: Dept of Med | UPMC

Julia Xu, MD, MScGH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: jzx3@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-1074
Fax: 412-647-3659
Office: BST W1061, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Bio: Dept of Med | VMI | UPMC

Advanced Practice Providers

Natasha Wright, DNP, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

UPMC Benign Hematology/
Adult Sickle Cell Program

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue
6th Floor, Suite 6A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
T 412-864-2666
F 412-864-2663

Daisy Muga, PA-C

UPMC Benign Hematology/
Adult Sickle Cell Program

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue
6th Floor, Suite 6A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
T 412-864-2666
F 412-864-2663

Christopher Quammen, PA-C

UPMC Benign Hematology/
Adult Sickle Cell Program

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue
6th Floor, Suite 6A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
T 412-864-2666
F 412-864-2663

Collaborative Nurses

Christine Deramo, RN, MSN Ed

Collaborative Practice Nurse for Dr. Roy Smith

Center for Benign Hematology

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412)-864-2497

Clarissa Dengler

Nurse Coordinator

Falk Clinic 3B
3708 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Phone : 412-586-9875
Fax: 412-864- 2663

Abigail (Abby) Flynn-Weber, RN

Nurse Coordinator

Falk Benign Hematology
Phone : 412-864-2989
Email: flynnwebera@upmc.edu

Infusion Room Nurses

Scott Byerly

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue, 6A, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-2663
Fax: 412-864-2965

Lorraine Burkhart

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue, 6A, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-2663
Fax: 412-864-2965

Medical Assistants

Veronica Colsher

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412)-864-2497

Phlebotomist

John Brown

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue, 3B, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-2497
Fax: 412-864-2663

Administrators

Rina Guerrieri, MEd

Administration

3708 Fifth Avenue, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3882
Fax: 412-647-3659

Linda Mazefsky, BSBA

Administrative Assistant
Academic Office

Medical Arts Building
3708 Fifth Avenue, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-6466
Fax: 412-647-3659

Sandi Miller

Senior Administrative Assistant
Benign Hematology Department

Falk Building
3601 Fifth Ave, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-2035
Fax: 412-864-2663

dallabas@upmc.edu

Christine Ream

Administrative Supervisor

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue, 6A, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-2965
Fax: 412-864-2955

Maria Spanos

Director of Operations Falk Surgery & Specialty Center and Benign Hematology

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue, 6A, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-2956
Fax: 412-864-2663

Research Faculty

Tomasz Brzóska, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

brzoskat@pitt.edu

Rimi Hazra, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

rih17@pitt.edu

Solomon Ofori-Acquah, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

sfo2@pitt.edu

Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

tip9@pitt.edu

Yvette Yien, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

yieny@pitt.edu

ARCH Team

Andrea Ball

Erica Benson

John Brown

Leticia Candra

Charles Jonassaint

Jude Jonassaint

Manzoor Mohideen

Emily Nardo

Locations

Biomedical Science Tower (BST)
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hemophilia Center of Western PA
3636 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Medical Arts Building
3708 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Vitalant
3636 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

 

Contact Us

Division of Hematology/Oncology
Administrative/Academic Offices

UPMC Cancer Pavilion
5150 Centre Avenue, 5th floor
Pittsburgh, PA  15232
412-648-6575 | Email Us

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Outpatient Services
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-692-4724