July 2019 – June 2020
First Year Fellows
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Jason Green, DO
Dr. Jason Green graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Microbiology in 2008. He continued his education at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2015. Throughout his training, Jason has been an active volunteer and educator and has sought out research opportunities at all levels. While serving as Chief Resident at SUNY Downstate, he has been an active member in the Core Curriculum committee, Ultrasound and Simulation Training committee, and Wellness committee. In his spare time, he enjoys road biking, hiking, golfing and learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Bowa Lee, MD
Dr. Bowa Lee obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Duke University in 2009. She obtained her M.D. from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2016 and moved to Indiana University for her Internal Medicine residency. Throughout her educational career she has developed an interest in basic and translational science while balancing the rigors of medical school and clinical development in residency. Dr. Lee is fluent in English, French, and Korean, and in her spare time, she enjoys exploring new ingredients at local farmer’s markets and cooking recipes inspired from food blogs and cookbooks.
Rachel Powell, MD
Dr. Rachel Powell obtained her B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in 2011. She obtained her M.D. from Emory University School of Medicine in 2015 and completed residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Powell has received the Kenneth Stark Research Award and graduated magna cum laude. She has spent the last year working as Attending hospitalist on general medicine and bone marrow transplant services at the University of Michigan to broaden her clinical experience while she continues to pursue scholarly activity focused on improving outcomes in critical illness syndromes including pulmonary embolism and sepsis. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, jigsaw puzzles, and playing the piano.
Perry Tiberio, MD, PhD
Dr. Perry Tiberio received his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. He obtained his M.D. & Ph.D. at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2014 studying innovative vaccination methods to prevent the spread of HIV. Dr. Tiberio completed his residency at Yale in the HIV primary care track where he continued to work to contain the spread of the disease and was awarded the Ralph I. Horwitz Research in Residency Award. Since completing residency training, Perry has been working as an Attending Physician and Clinical Instructor at Columbia University caring for underserved patients in New York City and developing an interest in the consequences of drug addiction in vulnerable populations. In his spare time, he enjoys racing the Tough Mudder, graphic novels, acting, and his dog.
Georgios Triantafyllou, MD
Dr. Georgios Triantafyllou obtained his M.D. from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School graduating summa cum laude in 2012. Following medical school, Dr. Triantafyllou spent a year working as a Military Doctor in the Greek Army prior to moving to the US. Subsequently, he spent a year at Harvard Medical School studying the physiology of myokines and adipokines before relocating to Pittsburgh for his Internal Medicine residency. While at UPMC, Georgios successfully completed the “Research Education in Advancing Investigative Careers for Housestaff and Fellows Program (REACH)” and has engaged in cutting edge basic science research studying mechanisms of vascular remodeling in pulmonary hypertension. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, traveling in foreign countries, and studying history (ancient and modern).
Richard Zou, MD
Dr. Richard Zou obtained his combined B.S. in Molecular Biology and M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 and 2016, respectively, as part of the guaranteed admission program (GAP). During his time in medical school, he served as Class President and was elected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He continued his training at UPMC, where he designed a novel chest x-ray curriculum for Internal Medicine housestaff, completed a medical education certificate and published an original research manuscript examining palliative care referral patterns in patients with IPF. Dr. Zou received the AOA Resident Award and the ACP Resident Professionalism Award. In his spare time, he enjoys soccer, grilling and hiking with his significant other, an incoming Gastroenterology fellow, and their Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Matthew Gorgone, DO
Dr. Matthew Gorgone obtained his B.S in 2010 at Rochester Institute of Technology studying to be a Physician Assistant. He continued his education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and obtained his D.O. in 2014. He was Chief Resident at the University of Rochester and went on to complete an emergency medicine ultrasound fellowship while working as the university’s first procedural hospitalist. During this year, he served as the medical director of the bedside procedure team which he founded during his residency training, training both hospitalists and advance practice providers to ensure its sustainability. Dr. Gorgone received the Murphy Faculty Award, ACP Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarship, and Physician Assistant Mentor of the year. Dr. Gorgone has matched for the Innovative Medical Educator Track. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, running, and poker.
Innovative Medical Educator Track
Gavin Harris, MD
Dr. Gavin Harris obtained his B.A in Military History/Music from Columbia University in 2008. He obtained his M.D. from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 2013, completed residency, and served as Chief Resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Harris came to the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 to pilot the first Infectious Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Track in the Division. He is also trained in classical and jazz music on the trumpet, piano, and percussion. He enjoys surfing, swimming, hunting, and traveling.
Infectious Disease and Critical Care Track
Second Year Fellows
Third Year Fellows
Recent Graduates: June 2019
Joseph Bednash, MD – Ohio University Clinical Instructor
Daniel Dunlap, MD – Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Camiolo, MD, PhD – University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Scholar
Jennifer Newitt, MD – University of Pittsburgh Sleep Fellowship
Erin Nuzzo, MD – Clinical Instructor, UPMC Shadyside
Craig Riley, MD – Clinical Instructor, UPMC Presbyterian
Eleanor Valenzi, MD – University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Scholar
Graduates: June 2018
William Bain, MD– University of Pittsburgh Post Doctoral Scholar
Andrea Levine, MD- University of Pittsburgh Post Doctoral Scholar
Eric Nolley, MD- University of Pittsburgh Post Doctoral Scholar
Michael Emmet O’Brien, MB, PhD- University of Pittsburgh Faculty
Stephen Strock, MD- Private Practice, Asheville Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates and Mission Hospital
Spencer Winters, MD- Assistant Professor, Bronson Methodist Health System/Western Michigan University School of Medicine
Daniel Zank, MD, MS- Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, Shadyside