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Department of Medicine

   Division of Geriatric Medicine

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photo Michelle I. Rossi, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Associate Director of Clinical Care Activities, Geriatric Research

Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) VA Pgh Healthcare System

Director, Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) Clinic at the

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Email: Rossimi@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Contact
Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: Rossimi@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Linda Eazor
Address: 3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500
Kaufmann Medical Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: lre9@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-802-8615
Fax: 412-692-2370
Education and Training
Education
BA, Cornell University, 1984
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1988
MPH Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
Training
Internal Medicine Internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1989
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1991
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1993
Research Interest
Dr. Rossi's research currently focuses on appropriate medication use in older veterans. Other interests include development and evaluation of new models of care in older adults, dementia care, telehealth and dementia, and cognitive decline and driving safety. Her teaching activities include a variety of clinical, didactic, and mentoring interactions with medical students, residents and fellows, as well as teaching non-physician clinician trainees (nurse practitioner, physician assistant, psychology, pharmacy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, speech therapy, audiology) in geriatric medicine topics. Dr. Rossi is the current Associate Director for Clinical Care with the GRECC of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She is the Director of the Geriatric Evaluation and Management(GEM) Clinic at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. This interdisciplinary outpatient consultative clinic provides frail older veterans with needed comprehensive geriatric assessment. She also directs the VA Dementia Clinic and the VA TeleDementia Clinic which provide care to Veterans with dementia and support to their families over the course of their illness. In addition, Dr. Rossi is medical director of the VA Geriatric Driving Safety Clinic, which uses an interdisciplinary team to assess driving safety in Veterans with cognitive decline.
Publications
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Selected Publications:
Faterni, G., Fang, M. A>, Breuer, P., Cherniak, P. E., Gentili, 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 (9): 1709-19.
Weiner, D. K., Fang, M., Gentili, A., Kochersberger, G., Marcum, Z. A., Rossi, M. I., Semla, T. P., Shega, J. Deconstructing chronic low back pain in the older adult-Step by step evidence and expert-based recommendations for evaluation and treatment: part I: Hip osteoarthritis. Pain Medicine. 2015; 16 (5): 886-97.
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.
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 (7): 1282-9.
Bhattacharya, S. B., Rossi, M., Mentz, J. Optimizing strategies to improve interprofessional practice for veterans, part 1. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 2014; 7: 179-88.
Hung, W. W., Rossi, M., Thielke, S., Caprio, T., Barczi, S., Kramer, B. J., Kochersberger, G., Boockvar, K. S., Brody, A., Howe, J. L. A multisite geriatric education program for rural providers in the Veteran Health Care System (GRECC-Connect). Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. 2014; 35 (1): 23-40.
Hula, W. D., Doyle, P. J., Rossi, M. I. New approaches to understanding and treating aphasia. Federal Practitioner. 2009; 26 (6): 35-8.
Hanlon, J. T., Wang, X., Good, C. B., Rossi, M. I., Stone, R. A., Semla, T. P., Cunningham, F. E., Handler, S. M. Racial differences in medication use among older, long-stay Veterans Affairs nursing home care unit patients. The Consultant Pharmacist. 2009; 24 (6): 439-46.
Hanlon, J., Aspinall, S., Semla, T., Weisbord, S., Fried, L., Good, C., Fine, M., Stone, R., Pugh, M., Rossi, M., Handler, S. Consensus guidelines for oral dosing of primarily renally cleared medications in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2009; 57 (2): 335-40.
Rossi, M. I., Young, A., Maher, R., Rodriguez, K.L., Appelt, C.J., Perera, S., Hajjar, E., Hanlon, J.T. Polypharmacy and health beliefs in older outpatients. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. 2007; 5: 317-23.
Notable Achievements
Bronze Excellence in Government Award Federal Executive Board (FEB) Team Award for Teledementia Clinic, 2014