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Department of Medicine

   Division of Geriatric Medicine

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photo Eric G. Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Email: rodriguezeg@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Contact
Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Kaufmann Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: rodriguezeg@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Eileen Taylor
Address: 3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500
Kaufmann Medical Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: taylore4@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-692-2385
Fax: 412-692-2370
Education and Training
Education
Internal Medicine, George Washington University, 1981
Geriatric Medicine, 1990
Training
Internal Medicine Residency, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1981
Internal Medicine Residency, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NJ, 1982
Research Interest
Dr. Rodriguez's research focuses on Alzheimer's Disease in older adults. He has served as a co-investigator on many grants and has published peer-reviewed articles and abstracts.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Rodriguez serves as a geriatrics medical consultant at the UPMC Senior Care-Benedum Geriatric Center at UPMC Montefiore Hospital. His primary expertise is in the care of patients with complex, interacting comorbidity and polypharmacy, especially those suffering from dementia.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Carley, J. A., Karp, J. F., Gentili, A., Marcum, Z. A., Reid, M. C., Rodriguez, E., Rossi, M. I., Shega, J., Thielke, S., Weiner, D. K. Deconstructing chronic low back pain in the older adult: Step by step evidence and expert-based recommendations for evaluation and treatment: Part IV: Depression. Pain Medicine. 2015; 16(11): 2098-108.
Fowler, N. R., Morrow, L. A., Tu, L-C., Landsittel, D.P., Snitz, B. E., Rodriguez, E. G., Saxton, J. A. Association between cognitive decline in older adults and use of primary care physician services. Primary Care Community Health. 2012; 3: 201-9.
Faterni, G., Fang, M. A., Breuer, P., Cherniak, P. E., Gentilli, A., Hanlon, J. T., Karp, J. F., Morone, N. E., Rodriguez, E., Rossi, M. I., Schmader, K., Weiner, D. K. Deconstructing chronic low back pain in the older adult: Step by step evidence and expert-based recommendations for evaluation and treatment: Part III: fibromyalgia syndrome. Pain Medicine. 2015; 16: 1709-19.
Lisi, A. J., Breuer, P., Gallagher, R. M., Rodriguez, E., Rossi, M. I., Schmader, K., Scholten, J. D., Weiner, D. K. Deconstructing chronic low back pain in the older adult: Step by step evidence and expert-based recommendations for evaluation and treatment: Part II: Myofascial Pain. Pain Medicine. 2015; 16: 1282-89.
Fowler, N. R., Morrow, L., Chiappetta, L., Snitz, B., Huber, K., Rodriguez, E., Saxton, J. Cognitive testing in older primary care patients: A cluster-randomized trial. Alzheimers and Dementia. 2015; 1: 349-57.
Fowler, N. R., Chen, Y-F., Thurton, C. A., Men, A., Rodriguez, E. G., Donohue, J. M. The impact of Medicare prescription drug coverage on the use of anti-dementia drugs. BioMed Central Geriatrics. 2013; 13: 37.
Morrow, L. A., Snitz, B. E., Rodriguez, E. G., Huber, K. A., Saxton, J. A. High medical comorbidity and family history of dementia is associated with lower cognitive function in older patients. Family Practice. 2009; 26: 339-43.
McMichael, K. A., Vanderbilt, J., Lavery, L., Rodriguez, E., Ganguli, M. Simple balance and mobility tests can assess falls risk when cognition is impaired. Geriatric Nursing. 2008; 29: 311-23.
Snitz, B. E., Morrow, L. A., Rodriguez, E. G., Huber, K. A., Saxton, J. A. Subjective memory complaints and concurrent memory performance in older patients of primary care providers. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2008; 14: 1-10.
Ganguli, M., Du, Y., Rodriguez, E., et al. Discrepancies in information provided to primary care providers by patient with dementia. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2006; 14: 446-55.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center-Core B
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: P50 AG05133
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center-Core B
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: P50 AG05133
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Notable Achievements
Pittsburgh Magazine "Top Doctor", 2015
Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc., 2015