Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

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photo Jared Chiarchiaro, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-648-7784

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW 628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-7784
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Shannon McKenzie
Phone: 412-692-2211
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BA, University of North Texas, 2005
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2009
MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
Internship and Residency, Duke University Hospital, 2012
Fellowship, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2015
Research Interest
Dr. Chiarchiaro's current research efforts are mainly around medical education and curriculum development. For example, he has developed a new, active teaching format for the pulmonary and critical care fellows' core curriculum and is evaluating the implementation and efficacy of this curriculum.

He is also heavily involved in clinical research through his pulmonary clinic at the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease. For example, he is a co-investigator in several clinical trials evaluating novel therapeutics for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He is currently working to create and analyze the largest known case-series of hard metal pneumoconiosis.

He has a special interest in clinical trials. In addition to his role in the Simmons Center clinical trials noted above, he is also co-investigator for the PETAL network's ROSE trial evaluating early neuromuscular blockade for acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Dr. Chiarchiaro stays active in several quality improvement initiatives in the hospital. For example, he helped create and evaluate the protocol for prone positioning in the Medical Intensive Care Unit.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Chiarchiaro's clinical interests lie in the care of critically ill patients and their families, as well as patients with interstitial lung disease. In his care of critically ill patients, he attends regularly in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Presbyterian Hospital. He also attends on the pulmonary inpatient medical ward, the pulmonary consult service, and in Select Specialty Hospital- where he is the director of quality.

Dr. Chiarchiaro has a pulmonary clinic in the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease. He collaborates closely with other pulmonologists, rheumatologists, radiologists, and pathologists to take a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this complex set of diseases.
Educational Interest
Dr. Chiarchiaro's educational interests lie in helping medical students, residents, fellows and faculty develop and practice essential high stakes communication skills. For example, he helps facilitate several simulation-based curricula designed to help learners develop communication skills around medical interviewing for medical students, breaking bad news and managing interpersonal conflict for residents and fellows, and helping faculty learn how to teach these critical skills. In addition to these structured classes, Dr. Chiarchiaro spearheads initiatives in the Medical Intensive Care Unit around communication including improvement of bedside rounding and delivery of feedback to learners in ways that focus on adult learning principles.

Dr. Chiarchiaro teaches extensively for the medical school. In addition to the communication courses above, he is the co-director for the second year medical students' Pulmonary Pathophysiology course. He facilitates the medical students' physical exam class. He is a mentor for medical students performing clinical research and a facilitator for medical students' Investigation and Discovery class where they develop and refine a proposal for a scholarly project.

Finally, Dr. Chiarchiaro is involved in teaching critical care ultrasound and procedural skills to medical students, residents, and fellows. He helped to develop and implement a new ultrasound curriculum for pulmonary and critical care fellows. He teaches pulmonary ultrasound and provides supervised scanning sessions for fourth year medical students. He is also involved in teaching residents and fellows in procedures such as central lines, endotracheal intubation, difficult airway management, bronchoscopy, and chest tube placement.
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Selected Publications:
Chiarchiaro J, White DB, Ernecoff NC, Buddadhumaruk P, Schuster RA, Arnold RM. Conflict Management Strategies in the ICU Differ Between Palliative Care Specialists and Intensivists. Critical Care Medicine. 2016; 44(5): 934-42.
Chiarchiaro J, Schuster RA, Ernecoff NE, Barnato AE, Arnold RM, White DB. Developing a simulation to study conflict in intensive care units. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2015; 12: 526-532.
Chiarchiaro J, Buddadhumaruk P, Arnold RM, White DB. Quality of communication in the ICU and surrogate's understanding of prognosis. Critical Care Medicine. 2015; 43: 542-548.
Chiarchiaro J, Arnold RM, White DB. Reengineering advance care planning to create scalable, patient- and family-centered interventions. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2015; 313: 1103-1104.
Chiarchiaro J, Ernecoff NC, Buddadhumaruk P, Rak KJ, Arnold RA, White DB. Key stakeholders' perspectives on a Web-based advance care planning tool for advanced lung disease. Journal of Critical Care. 2015; 30(6): 1418.e7-1418.e12.
Chiarchiaro J, Buddadhumaruk P, Arnold RM, White DB. Prior Advance Care Planning Is Associated with Less Decisional Conflict among Surrogates for Critically Ill Patients. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2015; 12(10): 1528-33.
Chiarchiaro J, Olsen MK, Steinhauser KE, Tulsky JA. Admission to the intensive care unit and well-being in patients with advanced chronic illness. American Journal of Critical Care. 2013; 22: 223-231.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Chiarchiaro
Role: Scholar
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: KL2 TR000146
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Notable Achievements
Retirement Research Foundation Scholar for the 2015 RRF Scholars Program in Behavioral Intervention Research; Johns Hopkins University, 2015
Robert M. Rogers Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement; PACCM, 2015
American Thoracic Society Abstract Scholarship, 2015
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 12th Annual Research Day Award for best poster, 2014
American Thoracic Society Abstract Scholarship, 2014