Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Elizabeth A. O'Keefe, MD


Associate Professor


Associate Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship program

Chair of Education Committee

Office: 5200 Centre Ave
Suite 405
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-623-2700
Fax: 412-623-1235

BA Honors, Medical Sciences, Cambridge University, UK, 1974
BM BCh, Oxford University, UK, 1977

Residency in Internal Medicine, United Kingdom, 1979
Fellowship in Advanced General Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1990

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Ethics and decision-making with regard to PEG placement in the elderly
Quality of life assessment
Geriatric education

Dr. O'Keefe is an Associate Professor and Clinician-Educator who came to Pittsburgh via Mayo Clinic, Virginia Commonwealth University. She studied at Cambridge and Oxford Universities before completing her medical residency in London. She has gained experience in many fields of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics from the years she spent practicing in the United Kingdom and South Africa. While at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. O'Keefe received a grant from the Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Award Fund to investigate "Decision-making with regard to PEG placement in elderly persons with dementia." She has several publications relating to functional bowel disease in the elderly and has served as a reviewer for Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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