Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

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photo Reed Van Deusen, MD, MS

Medical Director, Standardized Patient Program

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

General Internal Medicine-Pediatrics


Phone: 412-692-4888

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Suite 933W
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4888
Fax: 412-692-4499
Education and Training
BS, Saint Vincent College, 1998
MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2002
MS, Medical Education, University or Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2008
Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2006
General Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Clinician Educator Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
Clinical Interest
Dr. Van Deusen's clinical interests are in general internal medicine-pediatrics, with a focus in the field of pediatric-to-adult transitions. He is passionate about being a primary care physician with a clinical niche in caring for adults with pediatric-onset conditions. Pediatricians from across the region refer their special-needs patients to him as they become too old to be cared for in a pediatric setting. Dr. Van Deusen takes great joy in caring for these patients who often struggle to find adult providers comfortable enough to care for them.
Educational Interest
Dr. Van Deusen is passionate about teaching and, in particular, he finds great joy in teaching doctor-patient communication skills to learners. He serves as the Course Director for Medical Interviewing, which is a course taken by the first-year medical students in which they hone their interpersonal communication skills.

From 2009 to 2016, Dr. Van Deusen served as the Associate Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program. In that role, he was responsible for the outpatient curriculum for the residents.

In February of 2016, Dr. Van Deusen became the Medical Director of the Standardized Patient Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In this role, he oversees the aspects of the curricula that use standardized patients for teaching and/or testing clinical skills.
Selected Publications:
John Ragsdale, Reed Van Deusen, Doris Rubio, Carla Spagnoletti. Teaching Healthcare Providers to Interpret Facial Expressions. Academic Medicine. 2016.
Ragsdale J, Van Deusen R, Rubio D, Spagnoletti C. Recognizing Patient Emotion: Teaching Healthcare Providers to Interpret Facial Expressions. Academic Medicine. 2016.
Mieczkowski AE, Lebduska E, Van Deusen R, Gonzaga AM. Drowning in Debt: Creating Swimming Lessons for Internal Medicine Residents. Academic Internal Medicine Insight. 2015; 13: 16-17.
Mieczkowski AE, Rubio D, Van Deusen R. Perceptions of Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residents about Autonomy during Residency. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2014; 6: 330-334.
Notable Achievements
William I. Cohen Award for Outstanding Clinical Skills Instruction of Medical Students, 2014
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Excellence in Education Award Small Group Facilitator, 2013
Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching, 2004