About Us

Wishwa N. Kapoor, MD, MPH

Distinguished Service Professor and Falk Professor of Medicine
Professor of Health Policy and Management and Clinical and Translational Science
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Director, Institute for Clinical Research Education
Director, Center for Research on Health Care
Co-Director, RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute
Co-Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Mission Statement

Our missions are to maintain excellence in patient care, to provide innovations in the education and training of future physicians and clinical scientists, and to advance health care and population health through research and discovery.

About the Division

  • The largest of the 10 divisions within the Department of Medicine
  • Comprises 6 sites for clinical and teaching activities
  • Has a large inpatient service that includes full-time hospitalist and consult services
  • 8 physicians named Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2014 "Best Doctors"
  • Nearly 150 total faculty members
  • 13 fellows
  • 18 faculty are members of the Academy of Master Educators
  • Home to the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE), which supports clinical and translational science training for the Schools of the Health Sciences
  • More than 150 students enrolled in ICRE degree and training programs in 2014
  • Nearly 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals during the past year
  • 13 physicians received national recognition from the NCQA in diabetes management
  • Recertified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) at level 3 recognition
  • $16 million dollar research funding for FY14


Division Leadership

Wishwa N. Kapoor, MD Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Center for Research on Health Care
Director, Institute for Clinical Research Education
Melissa McNeil, MD Associate Division Chief, General Internal Medicine
Director, Section of Women's Health
Robert Arnold, MD Director, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
Franziska Jovin, MD Director, Section of Hospital Medicine
Shanta Zimmer, MD Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training
Kevin Kraemer, MD Director, GIM Fellowship
Gary Fischer, MD Medical Director, GIM Practice–Oakland, Vice Chair, Quality
Alda Maria Gonzaga, MD Director, Med-Peds Residency Training
Thomas Painter, MD Director, Medical Student Clerkships
Thuy Bui, MD Medical Director, Health Care to the Underserved Population
Michael Fine, MD Director, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Doris Rubio, PhD Director, CRHC Data Center; Co-Director, ICRE
Joanne M. Riley, RN, MPM Senior Division Administrator
Deborah Simak, RN, Mned Director, Quality Improvement
Lynn Rago Administrator, CRHC
Patrick Reitz Administrator, ICRE


The Department of General Internal Medicine publishes a quarterly newsletter that reflects the accomplishments of the division and its centers, institutes, and sections. All issues of the newsletter are archived.

Location and Directions

The Division of General Internal Medicine is located in UPMC Montefiore Hospital (MUH) in the Oakland section of the city of Pittsburgh. See the map of the Oakland area.

The clinical and administrative offices are located on the 9th floor of MUH. From the main entrance of the hospital on the 7th floor, take the elevators in front of the MUH Gift Shop to the 9th floor. When exiting the elevators, turn right toward 9 South. The Division of General Internal Medicine offices are located on 9 West.

Contact Information

Division of General Internal Medicine Administrative Offices
UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Suite 933W
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4821

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