Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

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photo Shikha Gupta, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

UPMC McKeesport ICU Director


Phone: 412-864-3199

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Judy Nauman
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
MD, Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India, 2007
Intern, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 2009
Resident, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 2011
Fellow, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2013
Fellow, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2014
Research Interest
Dr. Gupta's research interests include prevalence of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease in patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with scleroderma, association of PFT variables and pulmonary hypertension in patients with COPD, identify predictors for out-of-proportion pulmonary hypertension in COPD, and relationship between pulmonary hypertension and coronary artery disease.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Gupta maintains a pulmonary and critical care practice, based at the UPMC Presbyterian, East and Mckeesport. Her clinic at the Comprehensive Lung Center focuses on general pulmonary medicine. She is ABIM board certified in pulmonary, critical care, and internal medicine. She also serves as Critical Care Medical Director at UPMC Mckeesport. She has started number of quality initiative projects including sedation vacation and spontaneous breathing trials, and multidisciplinary rounds and ICU rounding checklist in Mckeesport ICU.
Educational Interest
Dr. Gupta is actively involved in teaching of residents. She designed MICU education website for internal medicine residents. She also established airway management course for residents at Mckeesport. She has also mentored number of residents on research and case reports at Mckeesport, leading to publications and presentations at leading national conferences.
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Selected Publications:
Gupta, S, Ionescu, RC, Lahm, T, Sigua, NL. A young man with fever, pleuritic chest pain, and a lung mass. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014; Oct;11(8): 1316-8.
Gupta, S, Smith, P, Twigg, Iii H, Hage, CA. Bronchoalveolar lavage cellular patterns in monoclonal antibody-induced lung disease. Respiration. 2014; 88(3): 185-9.
Gupta, S, Van Nostrand, K, Rissing, S, Carlos, WG, Noor, A. “Hole-hearted” hemoptysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; Oct 1;188(7): 872.
Gupta, S, Chandra, D, Sciurba, F. Minimal or maximal clinically important difference: using death to define MCID. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; June;187(12): 1391-2.
Khemasuwan, D, Chae, YK, Gupta, S, Carpio, A, Yun, JH, Neagu, S, Lucca, AB, Valsecchi, ME, Mora, JI. Dose-related effect of statins in venous thrombosis risk reduction. Amer J Med. 2011; Sep;124(9): 852-9.
Notable Achievements
UPMC Mckeesport Above and beyond, 2015