Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Walid F Gellad, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management,School of Public Health

Adjunct Scientist, RAND Corporation

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Office: Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
University Drive (151C)
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
 
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E-mail: wfg3@pitt.edu

Education
BA in Music, Swarthmore College, 1997
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2002
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 2007

Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2005
General Medicine Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2007
Chief Medical Resident, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2008

Profile
Dr. Gellad joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. His research focuses on physician prescribing practices and on policy issues affecting access to medications for patients. He is the recipient of a VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Career Development Award to address regional variation in drug prescribing and spending among patients with diabetes in the VA system. He is currently studying the role of formulary management within the VA in affecting high-cost drug use, as well as the relationship between prescribing in the VA and Medicare/Medicaid. He is also working with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh to study the diffusion of new medications in public insurance programs. Dr. Gellad is also a nationally recognized authority on medication adherence, having authored several reviews on the barriers to medication adherence for patients.

In addition to his research, Dr. Gellad is a board-certified practicing internist. He is a former member of the FDA Advisory Committee on Nonprescription Drugs and an alternate member of the FDA Drug Safety Oversight Board. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh faculty, Dr. Gellad was an instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine and a health services research training fellowship. He received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, his medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, and a master's degree in public health from Harvard.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Title: Prevalence of Academic Medical Center Leadership on Pharmaceutical Company Boards of Directors.
Author(s): Anderson T, Dave S, Good CB, Gellad WF
Year: 2014
Journal: JAMA
Volume: 311(13)
Page(s): 1353-5
Title: Brand-Name Prescription Drug Use Among Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D Patients with Diabetes: A National Cohort Comparison
Author(s): Gellad WF, Donohue JM, Zhao X, Mor MK, Thorpe CT, Smith J, Good CB, Fine MJ, Morden NE
Year: 2013
Journal: Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume: 159(2)
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Title: Variation in Use of High-Cost Diabetes Medications in the VA Healthcare System.
Author(s): Gellad WF, Mor M, Zhao X, Donohue JM, Good CB.
Year: 2012
Journal: Archives of Internal Medicine.
Volume: 172(20)
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Title: The Financial Burden From Prescription Drugs Has Declined Recently For The Nonelderly, Although It’s Still High For Many.
Author(s): Gellad WF, Donohue JM, Zhao X, Zhang Y, Banthin JS
Year: 2012
Journal: Health Affairs
Volume: 31(2)
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Title: Sources of Regional Variation in Medicare Part D Drug Spending
Author(s): Donohue JM, Morden N, Gellad WF, Bynum J, Hanlon JT, Skinner J
Year: 2012
Journal: New England Journal of Medicine
Volume: 366(6)
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Title: A Systematic Review of Barriers to Medication Adherence in the Elderly: Looking Beyond Cost and Regimen Complexity
Author(s): Gellad WF, Grenard JL, Marcum ZA
Year: 2011
Journal: American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.
Volume: 9 (1)
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Title: A Review of Barriers to Medication Adherence: A Framework for Driving Policy Options
Author(s): Gellad WF, Grenard J, McGlynn EA.
Year: 2009
Journal: RAND Technical Report
Volume: TR-765-MVC
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