Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2011

Submission deadline:
November 4, 2011

E-mail: bishopdl@upmc.edu

Welcome to Full-Time MD Faculty

Dean Frate, MD, was recruited as a clinician-educator and assistant professor of medicine for the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics. He will assume the role of director of palliative care at UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Frate received a BS in chemistry from the University of Akron in 1993 and an MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2004. He completed his residency at Summa Health System Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio, in 2007 and also completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine there in 2009. He has served as the associate medical director of Hospice of Summa since 2006, as assistant site director for medical student education at Summa Health System since 2006, as a faculty physician at Summa Physicians, Inc., since 2007, and as an assistant professor of internal medicine at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy since 2008.

Anuradha Munshi, MD, MS, was recruited as a clinician-educator and assistant professor of medicine to work at our Shadyside site. Dr. Munshi received a BS in biology from the University of Akron in 1999 and received an MD from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in 2006. She completed a fellowship in general internal medicine and women's health at UPMC in 2011 and also received an MS in medical education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. She will be joining us in September 2011.

Erica Stovsky, MD, was recruited as a clinician-educator and assistant professor of medicine and will be working in the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics. Dr. Stovsky received a BS in integrated life sciences from Kent State University in 2003, received an MD from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy in 2007, completed her residency in internal medicine at Summa Health System in Akron in 2010, and completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Summa Health System in 2011.

Fadeke Akanbi, MD, was recruited as a nocturnist for the Section of Hospital Medicine and as a clinical instructor of medicine. Dr. Akanbi served in this same position from 2006 to 2009. She received a BS in pharmacy from Oregon State University at Corvallis in 1989 and received an MD from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2002. She completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UPMC in 2006 and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Cincinnati in 2011.

Laura Ferreira Provenzano, MD, was recruited as a nocturnist for the Section of Hospital Medicine and as a clinical instructor of medicine. Dr. Ferreira Provenzano earned her MD from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina in 2003 and completed her internal medicine residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston in 2009. She completed a fellowship in nephrology at UPMC and also completed the Research Education in Advancing Investigative Careers for Housestaff and Fellows (REACH) Program at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.

Faris Khan, MD, was recruited as a nocturnist for the Section of Hospital Medicine and as a clinical instructor of medicine. Dr. Khan studied at the Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, where he received his MBBS in 2004 and trained in the medical and surgical wards in 20052006. After undertaking additional training at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, he came to UPMC, where he completed his residency in internal medicine in 2011. He is currently working toward an MS in clinical research.

Jennifer Lyden, MD, was recruited as a clinical instructor of medicine. Dr. Lyden received a BA in sociology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2002 and then worked for 2 years at Children's Hospital in Boston. She received an MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her residency at UPMC in the Global Health Track in 2011.

Bayo Olaoye, MD, was recruited as a hospitalist for the Section of Hospital Medicine and as a clinical instructor of medicine. Dr. Olaoye received an MBChB from Obafemi Awolowa University in Nigeria in 1998, served as a resident at the Irish Surgical Residency Program of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland from 2003 to 2005, was an education fellow in the Department of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2008, and was a resident in internal medicine at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2011.

Anil Purohit, MD, was recruited as a nocturnist for the Section of Hospital Medicine and as a clinical instructor of medicine. Dr. Purohit earned a BS in biology from the University of South Carolina Honors College in 2002 and received an MD from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007. He completed his residency in internal medicine in the Global Health Track at UPMC in 2011.

Julie Skapik, MD, MPH, was recruited as a clinical instructor of medicine. Dr. Skapik received a BA in biology and psychology from the New College of Florida in Sarasota in 2001, earned her MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2007, and received her MD from the John Hopkins School of Medicine in 2008. She completed her residency at UPMC in 2011.

Janelle Williams, MD, was recruited as a hospitalist for the Section of Hospital Medicine and as a clinical instructor of medicine. Dr. Williams received a BS in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2001. After receiving an MD from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2005, she completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics there in 2009. Since that time, she served as an internal medicine hospitalist and inpatient specialist in Rockville, Maryland.

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