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FACULTY AND STAFF CHANGES


Welcome New Faculty


Maggie Benson, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Benson received her BS from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 and her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Benson completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012, and she was chief medical resident until 2013. Dr. Benson spent the last year doing a Women’s Health Fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Medical Center.


Sue-Jean Chang, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Chang received her BS from the University of California and her MD from Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California in 2006 and worked for AppleCare Medical Group Hospitalist from 2006 through 2012. Dr. Chang then worked was as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.


Yingdi Chen, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine. Dr. Chen received a BA from Columbia University and an MD from New York University School of Medicine. She was an internal medicine resident at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ from June 2012 to June 2015.


Elliot S. Jerud, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Jerud earned a BS from Brown University and an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2007. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania before becoming a hospitalist/ acting instructor at Harborview Medical Center Seattle from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Jerud took a position as a hospitalist at Swedish Medical Center Seattle in 2012 before coming to the University of Pittsburgh.


Da P. Jin, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine. Dr. Jin received a BS from Stanford University and an MD from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jin recently completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh where he in the clinical-scientist track.


Amar Kohli, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Kohli received his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He has spent the last two years completing a general internal medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.


Ryan Campbell-Massa, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine. Dr. Campbell-Massa holds a BA from the University of Rochester and an MD from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. Dr. Campbell-Massa recently completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh.


Alexandra Mieczkowski, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Mieczkowski received both a BA and BS from Pennsylvania State University in 2005 and her MD from Vanderbilt University in 2009. She completed a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 and has spent the last two years working toward her MS in medical education as a general internal medicine fellow in the medicine-pediatrics program.


Muhammad Munir, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine. Dr. Munir received a Fellow of Science, Pre-Medical from Islamabad College for Boys and an MBBS from Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan. Dr. Munir completed medicine externships at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Munir recently completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh.


Tanya Nikiforova, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine. Dr. Nikiforova received her BA from Swarthmore College before attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where she received her MD. She recently completed her internal medicine residency at the University Of Pittsburgh.


Brent W. Thiel, MD, joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine. Dr. Thiel earned a BS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MD from the University Of Texas School Of Medicine at San Antonio. Dr. Thiel recently completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh.


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Welcome New Chief Residents


Our new chief residents in internal medicine for 2015–2016 are Camille Webb, MD; Eliana Bonificiano, MD; Tim Anderson, MD; and Andrea Carter, MD. The Medicine-Pediatrics chief resident this year is Justin Yu MD. We wish them all a great year.


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Welcome New Staff


Lindsay Bell, BA, started as an ICRE Program Coordinator in July 2015. Lindsay will support trainees and faculty leaders in several programs, including the Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP), Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED), and Clinical Scientist Track / International Scholars Track (CST / IST) for Residents. Lindsay recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English literature; she previously worked in the Office of the Provost.


Margaret Chen, MS, was hired as a statistician in the Section on Biomarkers and Prediction Modeling.


Yan Huang, MAS, graduated from Penn State University with a master’s degree in applied statistics. She worked for six years for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and five years for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a statistician and senior data analyst before joining the CRHC Data Center. She brings a wealth of expertise and experience in statistics to the team.


Kwonho Jeong, MS, joined the CRHC Data Center. He has extensive experience as a statistician, working with investigators across the schools of the health sciences on their research in his similar role at the Epidemiology Data Center of the Graduate School of Public Health for more than years. Kwonho completed a master’s degree in biostatistics in Summer 2015. He moved to Pittsburgh from South Korea and is now a big fan of “Cutch” and “Big Ben.”


Scott Rothenberger, PhD, joined the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC) Data Center in June 2015 as a Senior Research Specialist / Staff Biostatistician. Scott earned his PhD in statistics from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was employed as a graduate student researcher and teaching fellow while pursuing his doctorate. He also holds a double undergraduate major in honors physics and history and philosophy of science from Pitt.


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Fond Farewell


Helen Dorra, MD
Monika Holbein, MD
Allison Jordan, MD
Sonia Malhotra, MD
Lauren Talotta


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