Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

   Division of Geriatric Medicine

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photo Fred H. Rubin, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chairman, Dept. of Medicine at UPMC Shadyside


Phone: 412-623-2700

Office: 5200 Centre Ave
Suite 405
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-623-2700
Fax: 412-623-1235
Education and Training
AB, Harvard College, 1971
M.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1975
Intern in Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital McGill University Montreal, 1975
Junior Assistant Resident in Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, 1976
Senior Assistant Resident in Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, 1977
Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1978
Clinical Interest
A Professor of Medicine, Dr Rubin’s research has focused on evaluating the adaptability and sustainability of Dr Sharon Inouye’s Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP). He has shown that it is as effective at preventing delirium at UPMC Shadyside, a large community-based hospital, as it was in the academic setting in which it was first developed and tested (Rubin FH et al. J Amer Geriatr Soc, 2011). By demonstrating both its efficacy and cost-savings, he has also convinced hospital management to incorporate the program into its annual budget.
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Selected Publications:
Simek J., Rubin F.H., Lieberman I. Synthesis of DNA after Partial Hepatectomy without changes in the Lipid and Glycogen content of the liver. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 1968; 30: 571-75.
Zielstorff R.D., Jette A.M., Gillick M., Rubin F.H., Barnett G.O. Functional Assessment in an Automated Medical Record System for Coordination of Long Term Care. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 1986; 1: 43-57.
Rubin F.H. Future Need for Geriatricians. Pennsylvania Medicine. 1988; 91: 34-36.
Rubin F.H., Black J.S. Geriatric Education as a Joint Venture between Two Hospitals. Geriatric Services: Winning Strategies. 1990; 114-120.
Espy S.N., Rubin F.H. Hospitals Plan for the Aging of America. Health Care Strategic Management. 1990; 8: 13-15.
Rubin F.H., Black J.S. Health care and consumer control: Pittsburgh’s Town Meeting for Seniors. Gerontologist. 1992; 32: 853-55.
Rubin F.H., Reinhart V. An Automated Database of Community Services for Seniors. Legacies and Lifestyles for Mature Adults: A Brighter Future Through Science and Technology. 1992; 33-42.
Notable Achievements
“Top Doctors in America,” Castle Connolly’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians, 2015
“Best Doctors in America,” Best Doctors, Inc., 2015
President, Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society, Western Division, 2010-16