Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Section of Hospital Medicine

Franziska Jovin, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Hospital Medicine
Medical Director of Clinical Inpatient Services

The goals of the Section are to provide excellent inpatient care and to serve as educators for medical students, residents, and fellows.

The section is comprised of 40 American Board of Internal Medicine-certified internists. In addition to providing outstanding evidence based medical care, our physicians are involved in patient safety, quality improvement and collaborative research activities. Division hospitalists are active in a number of committees throughout UPMC including the Ethics Committee, Medical Records Committee, Diabetes Management Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Patient Safety Collaborative, and Risk Management Committee.

Hospitalist physicians coordinate both routine and highly specialized care and are committed to excellent communication with patients and their referring physicians. Division hospitalist physicians provide care at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, and UPMC Shadyside.