Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Hilary Aurora Tindle, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office: 230 McKee Place
Center for Research on Health Care, Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-4843
Fax: 412-246-4838
E-mail: tindleha@upmc.edu

Education
BA in Biology, University of Chicago, 1992
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1996
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 2004

Training
Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals, 1999
Fellowship in General Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2005
Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2005

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Mind-body medicine
Smoking cessation
Cardiovascular disease
 

Profile
Dr. Tindle joined the University of Pittsburgh as a K12 scholar. Her research program focuses on the application of mind-body therapies for tobacco dependence, particularly among adult smokers with coronary heart disease (CHD). Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, is associated with significant morbidity, and is a major cause of CHD. Despite standard therapy for tobacco dependence, the process of quitting smoking can produce mood, sleep, and cognitive disturbances, resulting in profound distress that hinders cessation attempts and hastens relapse. Smoking cessation therapies are needed to effectively address this gap in treatment, especially in vulnerable populations, such as patients with CHD, in whom increased stress may pose serious health consequences.

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