Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

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photo Leslie P. Scheunemann, MD, MPH

Clinical Instructor in Medicine


Phone: 412-692-2210

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2210
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Stacie Truszkowski
Phone: 412-624-7225
Fax: 412-624-1670
Education and Training
BA, Chemistry, North Carolina State Universtiy, 2001
BS, Applied Mathematics, Physics, North Carolina State University, 2001
MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2005
MPH, Health Care and Prevention Concentration, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 2001
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina, 2008
Fellow, Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina, 2011
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Research Interest
Dr. Scheunemann’s research focuses on developing interventions to improve how clinicians and families communicate about critically ill patients’ values and preferences during decision-making about life support. Her initial contribution was to demonstrate problems with how they communicate about patients’ values and preferences; she is currently developing research tools to assess the effectiveness of potential interventions.
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Selected Publications:
Scheunemann, LP, Cunningham, TV, Arnold, RM, Buddadhumaruk, P, White, DB. How clinicians discuss critically ill patients' preferences and values with surrogates: an empirical analysis. Crit Care Med. 2015; Apr;43(4): 757-64.
Carson SS, Vu M, Danis M, Camhi SL, Scheunemann LP, Cox CE, Hanson LC, Nelson JE. Development and validation of a printed information brochure for families of chronically critically ill patients. Critical Care Medicine. 2012; 40(1): 73-8.
Scheunemann LP, White DB. The Ethics and Reality of Rationing in Medicine. Chest. 2011; 140(6): 1625-32.
Evans TW, Nava S, Vazquez Mata G, Guidet B, Estenssoro E, Fowler R, Scheunemann LP, White DB, Mantho. Critical Care Rationing: International Perspectives. Chest. 2011; 140(6): 1618-24.
Scheunemann LP, McDevitt MC, Carson SS, Hanson LC. Systematic Review: Controlled Trials of Interventions to Improve Communication in Intensive Care. Chest. 2011; 139(3): 543-54.
Hanson LC, Scheunemann LP, Zimmerman S, Rokoske FS, Schenck AP. The PEACE Project Review of Clinical Instruments for Hospice and Palliative Care. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010; 13(10): 1253-60.
Scheunemann LP, Ataga KI. Delayed Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction in Sickle Cell Disease. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 2010; 339(3): 266-9.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Communicating With Surrogate Decision Makers About Incapacitated ICU Patients' Values
Role: Post Doctoral Scholar
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: F32 AG047806
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016