Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

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Welcome to the Division of General Internal Medicine

The Division of General Internal Medicine is the largest of 10 divisions within the Department of Medicine, and it is the most diverse in terms of activities related to patient care, teaching, research, and administration. The Division contributes greatly to the School of Medicine's mission to provide high-quality education, patient care, and research by providing exemplary clinical and educational activities and a variety of research programs.

The Division's clinical activities include comprehensive primary care, a hospitalist program, and a consultant service. Division faculty members are extensively involved in continuous quality improvement efforts, and they provide up-to-date, evidence-based care for diverse patient populations. The Division has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) since 2009 as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

The Division is at the forefront of education and training activities at all levels?medical and graduate students, fellows, residents, faculty, and physicians. Division faculty members hold major administrative roles, teach and direct courses, and precept and mentor students. The Division offers one of the best internal medicine residency programs in the country with various tracks including geriatrics, global health, women’s health, and clinical science. The Division’s fellowship program is also nationally recognized and offers fellowships for clinician-educator, clinician-researcher, and palliative care. The program includes pathways for women’s health, medicine-pediatrics, and hospital medicine.

Research is a major part of the Division’s activities and is carried out in collaboration with RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI) through the Institute of Clinical Research (ICRE); the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC); the Center for Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP); the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing (CP3); the Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI); the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health; the Section of Decision Sciences; and the Section of Biomarkers and Prediction Modeling. These institutes, centers, and sections provide a mechanism for interdisciplinary collaboration and research with faculty throughout the University. Our researchers focus on studies such as health care quality and effectiveness, women’s health, prevention, health care disparities, mental health services, cost-effectiveness, and substance abuse.


Shea Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Shea Medical Center (General Internal Medicine Shadyside, University of Pittsburgh Physicians) of Pittsburgh, PA has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

Click here to read the NCQA press release.

UPMC Named One of America's Best Hospitals in US News & World Report

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has once again received national recognition as one of "America's Best Hospitals," by U.S. News & World Report’s annual guide. In addition, UPMC is nationally ranked in 15 of the 16 medical specialties surveyed.

State of the Division Address

For Dr. Wishwa Kapoor's 2014 State of the Division Address, click here.

Division Fellows and Faculty Awards

The Division of General Internal Medicine is pleased to announce awards for clinician educators and fellows to support their projects. Download the instructions for more detail. Please direct any questions and applications to

ICRE Report 2011-2012 is now online

We are very excited to share with you the 2011-2012 Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) Report. We continue to strive for excellence in our education and training programs.