Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine Newsletter

  • GIM News
  • Donna L. Bishop, Editor
  • Next issue:
    December 2016
  • Submission deadline:
    November 18th, 2016
  • E-mail: Donna Bishop

Department of Medicine Vice Chair for Education

Melissa McNeil MD, MPH, was selected to serve as the Department of Medicine Vice Chair for Education. Dr. McNeil is a Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, and Clinical and Translational Science. She currently serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Chief of the Section of Women’s Health within the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Medical Director of Women’s Health at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She is an inaugural member of the Academy of Master Educators at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and she currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Academy’s Mentoring and Faculty Development Task Force.

Dr. McNeil’s special interest as an educator has been in the development of training programs designed to cultivate leaders in women’s health education and research. She directs the Women’s Health Track of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the VA-sponsored Women’s Health Fellowship. Dr. McNeil also serves as the Program Director for the NIH-sponsored Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health grant, which is an institutional career development award for faculty members interested in developing research careers in women’s health. She has been a member of both the SGIM Task Force on Women’s Health Issues and the VA Women’s Health Strategic Working Group, as well as an influential authority in national policy initiatives related to the training and implementation of women’s health programs. 

Dr. McNeil has been recognized for her achievements in women’s health and education. In addition to the awards mentioned above, she has received the SGIM Distinguished Professor of Women’s Health Award, the Donald S. Fraley Award for Student Mentoring, and the Schuit Award for Master Educator. She has also received multiple awards from the medical students for teaching excellence, as well as the intern and resident Best Teacher Awards.