Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

   Division of Infectious Diseases

Education and Training


Training Sites

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is the leading health care system in western Pennsylvania, and is the clinical hub of one of the nation's most renowned academic medical programs. Together with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC hospitals train more than 1,300 residents and fellows each year in 82 specialty areas. For more general information about UPMC, click on UPMC Fast Facts.

UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore Hospitals

  • Two major hospitals located next to each other in a complex connected by an indoor pedestrian bridge
  • Together have 625 medical/surgical and 150 intensive care unit (ICU) beds
  • Have more than 32,000 inpatient admissions annually
  • Are home to the world-renowned Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
  • Are designated a Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center

Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS)
  • Has 108 medical/surgical beds
  • Is only a 5- to 10-minute walk from UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore
  • Is a large referral center for VA facilities throughout the region
  • Offers downloadable videos of Medical Grand Rounds each week from UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore

UPMC Shadyside Hospital

  • Has 485 medical/surgical beds
  • Is just a 10-minute drive from UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore
  • located near the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the
    Hillman Cancer Center, which feature nationally recognized, cutting-edge
    cancer treatment and research

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • Is recognized as a National Center of Excellence in Women's     Health
  • Houses faculty who specialize in gender-specific care and  are affiliated with UPMC's divisions of cardiology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, and oncology
  • Is involved in more than 8,000 births per year, accounting for     45% of the births in Allegheny County
  • Is a regional referral center for high-risk maternal care
  • Is the largest neonatal ICU in Pennsylvania, treating more than 1,000 seriously or critically ill newborns annually

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Has more than 400,000 visits to its hospital and neighborhood locations each year
  • Was rated the ninth best pediatric hospital in the country by Child Magazine in 2005
  • Was ranked seventh in funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2005