Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

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

Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370

BA, Cornell University, 1984
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1988
MPH Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1993

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

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Interaction of patients' health beliefs and appropriate medication
Medication in older adults
Functional decline and mortality in the elderly
Dementia Care
Telehealth and Dementia
Cognitive Decline and Driving

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.

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